Port Intensive and Picture Intensive Trip Report for Jewel's E Mediterranean cruise

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The view there was amazing! People were swimming in the pool. It was so beautiful even outside.







They brought us a plate with chips, peanuts, and mix. It had a glass cover – we figure to keep the pigeons out. The pigeons were a bit freaky – staring and flying at us. There are a lot of pigeons in Europe…

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Our room was ready right at 3 pm. This hotel is just simply gorgeous. Museum quality artwork and statutes everywhere. (I will have pictures of the lobby area later.) The room was amazing, the balcony was amazing, the Rome view was amazing. There were statutes of lions outside our balcony. I have never stayed at a hotel as nice as this one. We had upgraded to the "Rome view" a couple of months prior. It was too expensive to book before that and we just chose the regular room because we figured that we would not be in the room too much. But then, I saw that the price (if you pre-paid) went down to less than the regular room so we jumped on it, knowing we would most likely be going at that point. It would have been worth the extra money. You could see the Basilica. The balcony was very private and there were lions outside our balcony.







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The bathroom was unbelievable! There was a heater for the towels in the bathtub /shower area and 3 shower heads. There was a bidet, like a little sink. Phil thought it was a sink for children. 😊 There was separate vanity area.







I’m not sure why Phil thought he would need all of these ones… LOL! Everything was in euros here…



I was so tired. I could not stay up! I was trying to stay up until evening to see the Rome lights but could not make it. LOL! I was in bed and asleep very early. I unpacked because I could not bear my clothes all folded up for the next 4 days, but I did keep some things in the suitcases, especially Phil’s stuff. We did not need dinner after the late lunch. The timing all worked perfectly for us!
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Woohoo about to start reading. Thank you for posting. Doing the Jewel Greek Isles in September
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Originally posted by DrivesLikeMario
The Radiance was the first in this class and is older than the Jewel.
Thanks! I did not realize.
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Originally posted by singinalot
Woohoo about to start reading. Thank you for posting. Doing the Jewel Greek Isles in September
Yeah!!!! That should be amazing! Enjoy!
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Sunday,10/22/17, Day 3 – Rome, Italy

Our pickup was for 8:30 am by Fabrizio of All Around Italy. We were going to see outside of the city on this day – Castelli Roman tour (the Pope’s summer residence), Lake Albano, and Nemi. The cost was 380 euros.

I got up at 6 am to see if there was a sunrise, but there was none – it was very cloudy – so I laid back down and fell asleep until the alarm went off at 7:30! No breakfast. Phil did go to find some coffee. It is my daughter and grandson’s birthdays today. The 6-hour time difference is a killer to be able to talk to them.

We met the famous Fabrizio. He is very funny and nice. He knew everything there is to know or at least faked it to a terrific degree. 😊



Our ride through the city:



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Fz took us to the Catacombs. We had actually decided prior not to include the Catacombs. However, once there, we left it in his very capable hands. I’m glad we did because it was so interesting to see. Amazing what they accomplished centuries ago. It was a bit harried getting in because he wanted us to get in on the tour that was leaving right then. The language barrier trying to buy the tickets when we were being rushed was a bit nerve-wracking and the ticket seller did not try to make it easier. People seemed annoyed with us, but, when you don’t know the language, you don’t really know what they were saying. Luckily, they seemed to listen to Fabrizio and he rescued us and got us in on the tour leaving right then. The cost was not expensive. I’m not sure if it was 15 euros each or for 2. No pictures were allowed inside the Catacombs because it is a sacred, solemn place. I did tear up when the guide spoke of St. Celia and the pope that was beheaded and buried there. The guide said they took all the bones out when they realized people were taking them as souvenirs. Apparently, until like 15 years ago, the bodies were still in the catacombs. It was bizarre to think of people taking bones as souvenirs, but then I thought it is kind of bizarre to be marching people through people’s graves as well… The other couple, whose group we joined, had a priest with them and they left us at a room that was prepared for a service their priest did.











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We also stopped to see the aqueducts. They were very advanced so long ago!







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We went on to Castelli Gondolfo. We saw some quaint towns as well, such as Frascati and Nemi. At Frascati, we stopped at a church and took pictures. We went into the town’s square and got some absolutely delicious pastries (at Eden Caffe). Fz was not thrilled that we were eating them since we would be having lunch soon, but we were starving. We saved most of them, though, and enjoyed them in our rooms later for a couple of days. Very nice view here!







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They did have someone working who spoke English and the others made sure to get her to take both our parties’ orders.










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Our next stop was Gandolfo. A very quaint and cute town! We had lunch at Lo Spuntino. The restaurant was very small. I think the owner wanted us to sit outside, but it looked like it would rain at any second so we chose to sit inside. It was a set menu again, but it was very good. We had appetizers and pasta (the red again was the best). I had some wine because I was told it was the thing to do and Fz seemed shocked that I did not want any… When in Rome… 😊 The “restroom”– and I use the term loosely - was very small and it was our first encounter with the no toilet seat that is throughout Europe. It is bizarre! We heard several explanations throughout our trip and none bear repeating…







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