Jewel Of The Seas 3/7 - 3/11 Review with lots of pics

#21
Jackson Georgia
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This was so cool.





More sail away shots



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#22
Georgia
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Great pictures! We set sail on the Jewel on the 30th.
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#23
Jackson Georgia
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About two hours after we left port.............









Do not miss this. We froze our butts off but so glad we did.
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Jewel of the Seas(Tampa) - March 2013 </small>
<small>Jewel review....http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1806355

Freedom of the Seas(Port Canaveral) - Feb 2012 (25th Anniversary)
Freedom review...http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1591343
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#24
Jackson Georgia
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Captain said we had about 6-7 feet clearance. We sure did have a fun time waiting to get there.
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Freedom review...http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1591343
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#25
Jackson Georgia
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Originally posted by CAIsola
Great pictures! We set sail on the Jewel on the 30th.
Have a great time and make sure you do your review when you get back! Lots of picks.
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Freedom of the Seas(Port Canaveral) - Feb 2012 (25th Anniversary)
Freedom review...http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1591343
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#26
TN
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Great pics, thanks for sharing and please keep them coming
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#27
Jackson Georgia
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Time for our first dinner in the main dinning room.
I (Jeff )dreaded this. I don't eat fancy food and really don't eat much. Lets just say a picky eater big time. The first night at dinner i was sick as a dog and was hoping Cindy would just get a doggy bag and take it back to the room. I did hold out till she finished but I was finished for the night i am sorry to say. I am still glad I went. She was so looking forward to it.
We did have my time dinning which we loved. We only made a reservation the first night and never had to wait more than a couple of min. the others. We were so glad we got the same table and wait staff every night. Our last cruise we only used the main dinning room for breakfast the last two days. This time we used it breakfast and dinner every day. More to come about this a little later.



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Freedom review...http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1591343
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#28
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Freedom of the Seas(Port Canaveral) - Feb 2012 (25th Anniversary)
Freedom review...http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1591343
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#29
Kansas City Area
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Great start!

Sorry you had a sick night on day one. At least you had a chance to get a good night's sleep (I hope) to break that problem.

TY for posting the cabin picture as well. Cruising on Serenade in the same cabin category with the connection next year.
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#30
Jackson Georgia
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Originally posted by Darkwolfe
Great start!

Sorry you had a sick night on day one. At least you had a chance to get a good night's sleep (I hope) to break that problem.

TY for posting the cabin picture as well. Cruising on Serenade in the same cabin category with the connection next year.
Thank you. I was just so glad it only lasted that night. Not sure what caused it. There was no motion on the ship and had not eat or drink much. oh well.
And we slept like a baby that night. The beds on there ships are so comfortable. I would sneak one home in my suit case if it would fit !
Have a great time on your cruise. Don't forget to do your review when you get back.
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#31
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Originally posted by fishteamteam
Thank you. I was just so glad it only lasted that night. Not sure what caused it. There was no motion on the ship and had not eat or drink much. oh well.
And we slept like a baby that night. The beds on there ships are so comfortable. I would sneak one home in my suit case if it would fit !
Have a great time on your cruise. Don't forget to do your review when you get back.
No worries there! Just finished the last review a week or so back.

Keep up the good work!
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#33
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Thanks for the report!
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#34
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Thanks for much for sharing. On the Jewel the 21st. Did people dress for formal night? We have always cruised 7 days so not really sure how formal the 4 nights cruises are. We would like to dress up and maybe rent tuxes on board. Love your photos! Also, are there any theme nights? Thanks for any information you can share.
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Jeff, Thanks a lot for sharing your vacation with us. You have some great pictures. I am looking forward to reading more
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#36
Jackson Georgia
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Originally posted by Beeeeeford
Why did they have to search your bag? I thought they called you down to have you there when they searched bags.
That's what we thought to. Not sure why unless they heard the hair spray or thought our hair dryer was a gun. It was our bathroom bag so no big deal to us. I have read about being called down to the naughty room. Maybe that's if they do find something you shouldn't have.
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#37
Jackson Georgia
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Originally posted by KLMB
Thanks for much for sharing. On the Jewel the 21st. Did people dress for formal night? We have always cruised 7 days so not really sure how formal the 4 nights cruises are. We would like to dress up and maybe rent tuxes on board. Love your photos! Also, are there any theme nights? Thanks for any information you can share.
You are very welcome. Our pleasure.
We had one formal night on Friday, the first sea day. It did not seem to us that as many people dressed up as they did on the 7 night we took last year. We did because we wanted to enjoy the dinning room feel that we did not do on last cruise. Did see at least one person in a tux. Don't worry about anyone else. This is your cruise! Dress up as much as you want!!! And they did do pictures every night but the first night. We had some made in our casual cloths and we think they turned out great.
And yes they had 70's night on second sea day. We have pictures we will post.
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Freedom of the Seas(Port Canaveral) - Feb 2012 (25th Anniversary)
Freedom review...http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1591343
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#38
Jackson Georgia
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Originally posted by Cupcrazy
Jeff, Thanks a lot for sharing your vacation with us. You have some great pictures. I am looking forward to reading more
Your welcome and thank you.
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Freedom of the Seas(Port Canaveral) - Feb 2012 (25th Anniversary)
Freedom review...http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1591343
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#39
Jackson Georgia
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Lets start our first sea day with breakfast in the main dinning room.





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Freedom of the Seas(Port Canaveral) - Feb 2012 (25th Anniversary)
Freedom review...http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1591343
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#40
Jackson Georgia
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Then about a hour later we just had to sample breakfast in the windjammer.







I wish I had this view every morning for breakfast.

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Jewel of the Seas(Tampa) - March 2013 </small>
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Freedom of the Seas(Port Canaveral) - Feb 2012 (25th Anniversary)
Freedom review...http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1591343
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