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Blue Eyed Belfast Belle

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About Blue Eyed Belfast Belle

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    Cool Cruiser

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  • Location
    Dunmurry, Belfast, North of Ireland
  • Interests
    Travel, Music, Concerts, Rugby (Ireland & Ulster), Strongbow Cider(!!)
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Royal Caribbean International
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  1. I hope it isnt San Juan @bigeckas it is more awkward to get to for us coming from this side if the Pond
  2. Thanks @OneCruuser and @bigeck. I know time will tell but it is very worrying as I have have flights to change from Vision TA being cancelled and I dont want to lose anymore money. And I hope Vision isnt going to be retired as I am booked on the Oct 2021 TA!!
  3. Thanks @Jack McGowan. I hope she does still sail the TA even if it is from Miami or somewhere as I have the Barcelona to Amsterdam Repo booked as a b-2-b too
  4. Does anyone know what is going on with Jewel from Galveston? It has been reported that Liberty is not having her dey dock and will replace Jewel there. I am booked on the Jewel TA to Barcelona and it is unclear if a) it is cancelled b) Jewel will sail from somewhere else or c) Liberty will be sailing to Europe instead. Any info would be appreciated.
  5. Just posted on a blog that Allure is going to Port Everglades instead of Galveston. " Royal Caribbean Senior Vice President of Sales and Trade Support & Service Vicki Freed confirmed that Allure of the Seas will instead sail from Port Everglades.
  6. If RCI are stuck they can always sail a ship from Dublin, Ireland since Celebrity already sails from there in the Summer. And not to be totally selfish, it means I dont have to get a flight to board a ship! Lol
  7. Interesting! Not showing on the UK & Ireland site and when checking the US site it isn't there either. I'd say there are a lot of re-deployments on the cards!
  8. We had Talita on Jewel in December and I have to say that she is THE best AM I have ever had - and that includes Tino Jackson. She is such a ball of energy, was at every single event and the banter she had with Andrea on the Morning Show was great. She totally made our trip. I believe she is married to an officer so takes the AM post to sail with him.
  9. If Royal does see the profitability of shorter cruises, then I wish they would offer more shorter AFFORDABLE cruises from Europe. This year the only one offered is over mid term break in Autumn/Fall on Anthem from Southampton and it was starting at £750 ($970) pps for 5 nights! I know that in the past RCI had issues with the shorter cruises leaving from Southampton with them becoming Booze Cruises and they withdrew the Deluxe Drinks package for sailing less than 6 nights from Southampton. However if they offered shorter sailings from Barcelona, Rome or Venice, I would be there like a shot!
  10. Random question! When there was nothing on telly at the weekend, I re-watched Dry Dock:A Cruise Ship Reborn on YouTube about Sovereign of the Seas Dry Dock in 2006(?). My question is what ever happened to Keith Williams the Cruise Director? He seemed very nice and it was a shame he didn't get to see the end of the revitalization. I see from a previous post that he had been ill but had recovered but he had not been assigned a ship...any word on what he is doing now?
  11. Just off Jewel for the Rome to Dubai Repo and the CD is Andrea Oliver. He was a bit wooden at first but his morning show with Talita the AM was great and he relaxed over the 16 nights. He took a few stargazing evenings in the middle of the Red Sea and was very informative. He will be onboard until March. Talita was amazing and was more visible around the ship. She would make a fantastic CD but I believe her husband is an officer so she travels on the same ship as him.
  12. There is 1 Majesty sailing from New Orleans in Jan 2022 showing on the UK site
  13. I asked Next Cruise onboard Jewel this afternoon about the Adventure and Odyssy Europe 2021 sailings. She said that they have no information as yet. When I told her the Adventure TA is on line but not bookable, she checked her system and it was not even showing on hers. Her advice was to just keep checking!
  14. Spoke to Andrea this evening and he will be onboard for 4 more months and Talita will be on for 2 more months ☺
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