"Live" From the Jewel of the Seas 01-08-06

#21
Flat Rock, NC
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I'll be watching for your posts, Mark. Have a ball!

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#22
Chicago suburbs, IL USA
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Radio,

Bon Voyage! I trust you'll have a wonderful time!

Hope you get a chance to take a picture of a menu or two from the dining room. We are on the Jewel in March and I am interested in how the menu items have changed since our last cruise in 2004.

Safe travels, and thanks for keeping us all posted!

bobj
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airdrie, scotland
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Good evening Radio....I await with baited breath to read your report from the Jewel...We are travelling from Scotland,UK to sail on the Jewel March 5th and 11th for a B2B and cant wait.
It is our first time with RCI and have managed to get JS 1100 (must be beginners luck) I celebrate my 50th birthday whilst on board and my whole family are sooooo looking forward to this cruise.

Have a safe and happy cruise and I look forward to reading all about it and hopefully pick up some great cruise tips along the way.

Bon Voyage

Happycruzer
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#24
Michigan
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Hi Radio

If you get a chance, could you let me know if you hear any feedback on the WiFi on the ship? I'm bringing my laptop in Feb., and hoping to use the WiFi, rather than the Cybercabin (slow speed). Thanks!
#25
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Originally posted by happycruzer
Good evening Radio....I await with baited breath to read your report from the Jewel...We are travelling from Scotland,UK to sail on the Jewel March 5th and 11th for a B2B and cant wait.
It is our first time with RCI and have managed to get JS 1100 (must be beginners luck) >SNIP< Happycruzer
Wow..I would love to have that Suite ! Maybe I can get som pics.....

Radio
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#26
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Originally posted by reggae
Hi Radio

If you get a chance, could you let me know if you hear any feedback on the WiFi on the ship? I'm bringing my laptop in Feb., and hoping to use the WiFi, rather than the Cybercabin (slow speed). Thanks!
I'm sure that Wi-Fi is available on all Radiance Class Ships.....but I will confirm it.....

Radio
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#27
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Originally posted by happycruzer
Good evening Radio....I await with baited breath to read your report from the Jewel...We are travelling from Scotland,UK to sail on the Jewel March 5th and 11th for a B2B and cant wait.
It is our first time with RCI and have managed to get JS 1100 (must be beginners luck) I celebrate my 50th birthday whilst on board and my whole family are sooooo looking forward to this cruise.

Have a safe and happy cruise and I look forward to reading all about it and hopefully pick up some great cruise tips along the way.

Bon Voyage

Happycruzer
It's amazing how some come from the UK to cruise here, and we fly over there for our adventures. We did the Legend out of Southampton to the Canary Islands in May of last year, and this year we look forward to cruising out of Fort Lauderdale to England and then the Baltic.

Somehow, we need to work together to be able to work on round trip airline tickets, that we can use one way and our UK neighbors can use the other way.

Dream on Rick!
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#28
Ocean Pines, MD
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Hi Radio- I am looking forward to all of your posts on this cruise. I hope you have a great time and terrific weather. I understand the Jewel is a beautiful ship. I just completed my first cruise in early December and am booked for the new Freedom this coming December. But I also want to try a Radiance class ship in the future. I really do enjoy reading your posts- you make me feel as if I am right there w/you. Let us know all the wonderful goings on and details. Have a restful week, if that is even possible.
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#29
Coral Springs, Florida
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Radio I cant wait to hear the live broadcast begin.. hopefully we'll all ask you questions regarding who's aboard and what's going on. safe journey to the ship. Youre gonna love her. Sailed her twice and cant wait to sail her twice more.
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#30
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Another eager audience member here We are sailing the Jewel next month, and this will be our first Royal Caribbean cruise... I am VERY excited to read your live reporting
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Georgia
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Thrilled to find this thread as we are getting on the Jewel as you are getting off next Saturday!! Have a great time and and send back lots of pictures!
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#32
Georgia
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Oh please, oh please, oh please!! This is our cabin (1100) for the 01/14 sailing and would love to have some recent pics!! This is truly wonderful of you. I can't imagine the expense you are going to to provide such wonderful info. Thanks so much!

Originally posted by Radio
Wow..I would love to have that Suite ! Maybe I can get som pics.....

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#33
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We loved the Jewel!
Have a wonderful time!
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#34
Clearfield, Utah USA
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I'm looking forward to your reviews and pics of the ship, my husband and I sail on her Jan 13, 2007 it will be for my husbands 50th birthday, and his first cruise and my 3rd cruise my first with RCL. We were lucky and booked a JS suite #1042 on the port side.

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#35
Raleigh, NC, USA
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Radio - Your live reports are amazing! I was reading one from the Mariner a couple of years ago, and ended up booking on her as a result! We're trying to decide between another trip on the Mariner and trying out the Jewel in February, so I'll especially enjoy your comparisons of these two ships. We have two children 10 and almost 13, so please share your observations regarding children on the Jewel vs. the Mariner (number of kids, things to do, etc.).
Thanks and Bon Voyage!!
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Hello everyone...I am currently onboard the beautiful Jewel of the Seas !
It is a very nice day..Sunny, a little cool ( 66F )...But the weather should warm up for the rest of the week.

I left the hotel at about 10:30am...I arrived at the port at about 10:45. I parked in the garage, then walked right in to the Terminal 25. I was whisked right through the check in process, and boarded the ship right at 11AM. It was very very quick ! I was very impressed. They separated the Diamond -Suite guests before the Security Check in and it was just a few minutes till I was on the Ship....

I had a very difficult time setting up Cybercabin...Its still not set up. Currently I am connected with My Cell Phone, and Mobile Office Kit. I will try to contact Guest Services later.

At first glance, the ship appears overwhelming....it is gorgeous. I have visited many areas of the ship..and will visit many more as the week goes on. I will share many of the areas with you. It is very impressive.

The Muster Drill will begin shortly....then sailaway is at 5 PM. There is alot to do today... ( I really need to get this CyberCabin connection working)

Here are a few pics from today...I will post lots more later...I will try to increase the resolution on future posts....

Thanks for tuning in !

Radio

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#37
Flat Rock, NC
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Way to go! I love the first few pictures. I'm glad you had such an easy time boarding. Have fun!!

Garry
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Grandeur OTS Canada/New England 9/27/18 ...Grandeur OTS Bermuda 10/6/18
Infinity Caribbean 3/09/19
...Quest Tokyo to Seward 5/12/19 ...Journey Oslo to North Cape to Edinburgh 7/1/19.
Eclipse Los Angeles - Hawaii R/T 10/27/19 Click here to see the roll call webpage

Past cruises:
NCL Sunward;
Brilliance OTS (4); Enchanment OTS; Grandeur OTS (3); Jewel OTS (6); Legend OTS (2); Mariner OTS; Monarch OTS; Radiance OTS (5); Rhapsody OTS; Serenade OTS; Splendour OTS; Voyager OTS (3);
Century (3); Constellation (4); Eclipse (2); Equinox; Galaxy (2); Infinity (9); Millennium (3); Reflection (2); Solstice (4); Summit (2); Quest (6); Journey (2); Oceania Insignia

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#38
Ocean Pines, MD
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Radio- thanks for the great pictures! I can't wait to see and hear more of your trip. I am from your neck of the woods- right here in Ocean Pines, just outside of Ocean City MD. I lived in Towson for 27 years then moved to Eldersburg for about 4 yrs before moving down here. If you could please take a few pictures of the dining room and kids area if you have time. I would like to try a cruise on a Radiance class ship after my trip on the freedom. I thank you in advance. I have something to look forward to now for the rest of the week. It also looks like a beautiful day- not a cloud in the sky from what I can see. Hope it continues. Have a wonderful week.
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Future Cruises:
Brilliance of Seas- Sept. 2018
Oasis of Seas- Dec 2018
Symphony of Seas- Feb 2019
Anthem of Seas- Sept. 2019
Celebrity Edge- November 2019

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Carnival- Vista- 3/10/18
Princess- Regal Princess 12/10/17
RCCL- Oasis of Seas 4/2017
RCCL- Oasis of Seas **Inaugural Sailing 12/5/09
RCCL- Adventure of Seas 6/07
RCCL- Freedom of Seas 12/06
RCCL- Explorer of Seas 12/05
Disney- Magic- 3/2002
Disney- Magic- 8/2000
Disney- Magic- 6/1999
Disney- Magic- **Inaugural Year- 12/1998
Carnival- Holiday- Honeymoon- 5/88
HAL- M/S Rotterdam- '79
#39
The South
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Radio -- thanks for posting. Keep the ship in good shape for us -- we board on Saturday.

Did they let Platinium pre-board along with Diamond and Suite. From your pictures, looks like Platinium has priorty check-in with Diamond and suites.

Thanks
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#40
Germany
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Joined Oct 2003
I hope you like the Jewel.
Took her over to the US in September and it was a great cruise.

If you have access to the Concierge Lounge please let us know who is the concierge.


You are going to Costa Maya - our itinerary was altered and we have a port of call there.
Please report what kind of shore excursions are worth thinking about there at the moment.
Thank you and enjoy.
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