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Old September 14th, 2013, 10:21 PM
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Default Carnival's former Jubilee now Chinese luxury ship

And is having legal problems...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24094408

Here's another article about the ship's new life: http://www.thelifeofluxury.com/henna...y-cruise-ship/
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Interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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I also found the information to be interesting.

Thanks for the links.
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Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks for sharing this Interesting to note that the ship has been outfitted with electric kettles in every room!!!
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DH just saw this in our local newspaper. Same information.
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The Jubilee was our very first cruise ship. In 1989 I won a radio contest with the grand prize of a 7 day Caribbean cruise for 2. We upgraded to a slightly larger ocean view cabin (I think we paid $179 extra) to accommodate our 7 year old son and took the trip of a lifetime. Even though I was seasick in bed the first 2 days(heck, I still get carsick for goodness sake), I was hooked on cruising. It was on that trip that I discovered Bonine and we have been cruising happily ever since!

We've taken cruises to celebrate anniversaries, honeymoons, birthdays and just to get away from the frozen tundra. Life is good on a cruise ship!

I wish the Henna and all who sail in her fair seas and a following wind.

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The Jubilee was our very first cruise ship. In 1989 I won a radio contest with the grand prize of a 7 day Caribbean cruise for 2. We upgraded to a slightly larger ocean view cabin (I think we paid $179 extra) to accommodate our 7 year old son and took the trip of a lifetime. Even though I was seasick in bed the first 2 days(heck, I still get carsick for goodness sake), I was hooked on cruising. It was on that trip that I discovered Bonine and we have been cruising happily ever since!

We've taken cruises to celebrate anniversaries, honeymoons, birthdays and just to get away from the frozen tundra. Life is good on a cruise ship!

I wish the Henna and all who sail in her fair seas and a following wind.

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What a great story!!

Thank you for sharing it.
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The Jubilee was our very first cruise ship. In 1989 I won a radio contest with the grand prize of a 7 day Caribbean cruise for 2. We upgraded to a slightly larger ocean view cabin (I think we paid $179 extra) to accommodate our 7 year old son and took the trip of a lifetime. Even though I was seasick in bed the first 2 days(heck, I still get carsick for goodness sake), I was hooked on cruising. It was on that trip that I discovered Bonine and we have been cruising happily ever since!

We've taken cruises to celebrate anniversaries, honeymoons, birthdays and just to get away from the frozen tundra. Life is good on a cruise ship!

I wish the Henna and all who sail in her fair seas and a following wind.

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We sailed Jubilee in Sep 1995 out of L.A. on the infamous 3-day booze cruise to Ensenada, Mexico. Definitely an "interesting" experience
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So now they are being flown home. I wonder if they will expect a refund.
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My McAfee site protection software won't let me open the "thelifeofluxury" link.
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My wife and I have been on the Jubilee for a cruise to Hawaii. It was quite a long time ago and was a very enjoyable cruise. Still have fond memories of the gentle dining room steward from Jamaica. He served us good food, especially desserts, apparently in the absence of a very visible assistant. The room stewards were kind of strange because we did not get to see them often but the room was always well taken care of. Formal nights were not really too formal but it was obvious to us that people showed great respect to one another. Talk about the magic of cruising then. Hope to see things resolved quickly. I think that even without many rooms with verandas and a walk-around lower promenade deck, the Jubilee deserves to have a new life. Have just tried to edit to paragraph the post, but failed. Reasons unknown.

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My McAfee site protection software won't let me open the "thelifeofluxury" link.
Kind of the same thing here. McAfee said "Are you sure you want to go there". When I get a warning like that I don't open it.
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Formal nights were not really too formal but it was obvious to us that people showed great respect to one another. Talk about the magic of cruising then.
I agree with you about formal nights - here's DH and me from 1989:
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http://app.getsmileapp.com/smiles/fb...ec24b0b4608df6

Not sure why the photos aren't showing up, but you can click on the link to see our "formal attire". Looking back - man, we were young then!!!

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I agree with you about formal nights - here's DH and me from 1989:
http://app.getsmileapp.com/smiles/5c...766791a7924f57


http://app.getsmileapp.com/smiles/fb...ec24b0b4608df6

Not sure why the photos aren't showing up, but you can click on the link to see our "formal attire". Looking back - man, we were young then!!!

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Those are nice pics! Looking good, Your Honor!
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LOL - thanks Copper, now it's your turn to post a pic of you & Maria on your first cruise together! I can't believe I actually had a perm . . . only time in my life I didn't have straight hair!!!

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LOL - thanks Copper, now it's your turn to post a pic of you & Maria on your first cruise together! I can't believe I actually had a perm . . . only time in my life I didn't have straight hair!!!

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I agree with you about formal nights - here's DH and me from 1989:
http://app.getsmileapp.com/smiles/5c...766791a7924f57


http://app.getsmileapp.com/smiles/fb...ec24b0b4608df6

Not sure why the photos aren't showing up, but you can click on the link to see our "formal attire". Looking back - man, we were young then!!!

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