"LIVE" from the Jewel- April 7, 2007

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#1
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Hello everyone ! I will be leaving today for Sunny Fort Lauderdale. On Saturday morning, I will be boarding the Jewel of the Seas for an 8 night Eastern Caribbean Cruise.

I will be posting daily "Live" reports, photos, and commentary about the beautiful Jewel of the seas, and the ports where she will go.

I am excited about this cruise, due to the itinerary, and five ports on an 8NT cruise, and especially Antigua (I have never been there)

Sat-Ft Lauderdale
Sun-At Sea
Mon-San Juan
Tues-St Maarten
Wed- St Johns, Antigua
Thur-St Thomas, USVI
Fri-At Sea
Sat-Nassau
Sun-Ft Lauderdale

I have sailed the Jewel last in March '06, for a 6NT Western. I remember the Jewel as being one of the most Beautiful ships in the fleet. I can hope for a wonderful, relaxing cruise. I think it will be a delightful 9 days.

The forecast is calling for sunny skies, and warm temps (it is 38f in Maryland this morning...brrr...)

Grab a cup of coffee, relax, and join me for blue skies, tropical breezes, and sparkling blue water, as we sail south for a slice of the Caribbean.

Thanks for tuning in. . .

Radio







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#3
North Carolina
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Oh Boy!!!! Another " Live Radio Thread"!! What a great itinerary. I have next week off but I am moving, so lots of stress here. Can't wait to check in each day and destress on my virtual cruise with Radio!

Radio......when you are in Antigua, see if you can get a general concensus from your fellow passengers of the most relaxing beach to go to.

Have a great cruise!
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Indian Rocks Beach, FL
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Take good care of the Jewel. When you get off, we are getting on for a 12 night TA. Can't wait!!!
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#5
Milwaukee, WI
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Joined Apr 2005
Originally posted by max'smom
Radio......when you are in Antigua, see if you can get a general concensus from your fellow passengers of the most relaxing beach to go to.
We were there on March 28th on the Jewel. We went to Darkwood Beach and loved it. A beautiful beach that has food, drink, chairs and cabanas available. It's not crowded like Turner's Beach is and has nicer sand, IMHO.
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#6
Central Virginia
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Joined Dec 2005
I am a newbie to the RCL boards. We are going on the 8 night in Dec.and can't wait. I look forward to checking in and reading all about the beautiful JEWEL.
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Modesto, Ca.
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We were just on the Jewel in Dec. with that same itin. It was a great time with plenty to do at each port. I'll be reading your "live" thread and re-experiencing this wonderful cruise thru your eyes.

Isn't the Jewel a "jewel" of a ship? It is really the most beautiful of all we've been on. Enjoy!!!
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#9
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Great news Radio!!! I'm looking forward to your report as always. Thank you so much for taking the time out of your vacation to keep us ccer's entertained

Linda
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OH, Goody! Goody! I love your "Live" reviews.
We loved the Jewel! I don't know when we'll be able to cruise again so it's nice to be able to cruise through your "Live" reviews.
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Thanks for the invite to cruise along with you live!
You have the best live reports, its like we're actually there with you....hope Mrs Radio doesn't mind!

Have a great cruise!!


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#12
Michigan
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DH and I will be on the Jewel, March 22, 2008, cabin 9576. It will be our first cruise. We are looking forward to it, as well as to your stories about your adventure. Have a save trip.
#13
Cape Coral, FL
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Joined Nov 2002
Thanks in advance, Radio. I look forward to reading your review. We've only been on Voyager class: Navigator, Mariner & Explorer and are considering the 8-day eastern on the Jewel next spring. I've read great things about the Radiance class, so I look forward to reading what you think about the ship as it compares to Voyager class. Have a great trip, I'll be reading!
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How exciting!
I love cruising "with" Radio.
That sounds like a great itinerary, look forward to the posts and pics!
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Quincy, MA USA
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Radio - I know it goes without saying but have a great time. I was on her in 2005, she is beautiful.

To Max's Mom ...... It's L J (Lori) I saw your post and just had to say Hi. We were on her together. I hope both you and John are doing well. I see you are moving good luck with it all.
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Radio we just got off the Jewel a week ago on the same cruise.........ship is in great shape..........great cruise...........enjoy..........
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#17
Narberth, PA
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Originally posted by English Jane
I'm looking forward to your posts very much - I'll be on her in August.
Jane
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We'll be on Jewel in August also; which cruise will you be on? (We're leaving 5 August.)
I'm looking forward to the posts also. We loved Radiance, and anticipate an even better cruise this time.
#18
West Haddon, Northamptonshire, England
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Originally posted by MacThespian
We'll be on Jewel in August also; which cruise will you be on? (We're leaving 5 August.)
I'm looking forward to the posts also. We loved Radiance, and anticipate an even better cruise this time.
Hi,
I'm getting on as you get off! I'm a teacher so I could have fitted in either of these sailings. The reason we chose the latter is that my son, Jack, will be 16 on the 16th August - the day before we sail. My son wants to take full advantage of his semi-adult status by making use of the gym and the solarium!
Jane
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#19
Narberth, PA
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Originally posted by English Jane
Hi,
I'm getting on as you get off! I'm a teacher so I could have fitted in either of these sailings. The reason we chose the latter is that my son, Jack, will be 16 on the 16th August - the day before we sail. My son wants to take full advantage of his semi-adult status by making use of the gym and the solarium!
Jane
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Maybe we can wave to each other as we pass! (g)
There are a LOT of teachers on these cruises, including my wife and several others on our cruise. (And I used to teach, if that counts; now I'm just a government drone.)
Enjoy your cruise.