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  1. Will Jewel make Cruises in nothern Europe, she is under Way to Southampton now....
  2. I have been looking for reviews and can't find them. Has anyone been in one of the extended balcony rooms on deck 7 on Jewel of the Seas? I found a video online showing that the last couple feet of the balcony has just a short rail divider between rooms. Any insight from anyone who has been in one of these rooms? I have a friend contemplating switching to an ocean view guarantee on our British Isles cruise in June 2021, it's a huge savings for their family...just wanted to check out the different rooms that they might end up in, and if it would be worth the savings. Here is the video that I found... https://youtu.be/AX9La6fMYqI
  3. Allure right now shows its position s/w of Ireland (Cork) at 8 kn speed on marinetraffic with destination from Southampton to Southampton. Jewel anchors near Piraeus, Greece and marinetraffic shows her new destination as US Anchorage (anchoring US) Anybody has a clue?
  4. So we just returned from the March 9, 2020 sailing of Jewel of the Seas. It was supposed to do Abu Dhabi, Oman, and Yas Island and later Oman was dropped and an extra day was added to Abu Dhabi, but honestly that doesn't matter as everything changed due to the coronavirus. I thought I would give you all a review to read as it looks like we will all be quarantined for the next two weeks. Who were are: my hubby and myself late 30s our twins who are 7, would have turned 8 right after we returned home, but that will come later. We are diamond and so are our kids who always vacation with us. This is meant to be fun so refrain from comments on my writing, how long it takes, and basically being a troll as I will ignore you. We live in California so our adventure behinds at LAX so on with the show.
  5. I just noticed that the Jewel TA from Galveston to Barcelona for March 2021 has disappeared. Anyone have an idea what has happened with it? We had/have a GS booked and were/are really looking forward to it.
  6. Balcony size for 8670? Furniture?
  7. Just wondering if anyone is currently on the Jewel (or know of anyone on the ship). It set sail on March 9 from Dubai. My parents are supposed to be on it right now but I haven't heard from them (they are usually responsive and they promised to text me when they get on the ship). I read on a different forum and some media outlets that Dubai closed its ports to all cruise ships. But i also read from another source that the ports are open...and the Dubai/Oman 7 day itinerary just changed a bit (not stopping in Oman). But I'm not sure how reliable those sources are. I tried calling Royal Caribbean but can't get through (I'm guessing because of the influx of callers). If anyone has any information, that'd be great!!
  8. Hi all We have booked very late for the 23 March departure of Jewel of the Seas from Dubai/Athens. We have been struggling trying to work our way through the pages and pages of forum comments to find information on people offering and requesting for others to join them on independant tours at ports. If enough people are interested, I could put together a spreadsheet that can be updated on a regular basis (some people are still cancelling cruises as I write this). We are particularly eager to join others in Petra but are also interested in other activities. Looking forward to hearing from other cruisers Sue & Mike Auckland, NZ
  9. No Italian ports on these sailings now - there were 4. Villefranche stays and new ports are a mixture of Malaga, Alicante, Marseille, Palma de Mallorca and Valencia; 1 sea day. Good to see clear information from Royal 7 weeks prior to sail date.
  10. March 23, 2020 sailing. Looked at cruise planner today and it looks like the itinerary has changed. Cruise docs do not show a change. The main issue is that it now terminates in Athens instead of Rome. A big difference considering the flight from Rome... When do they send out the official we have changed the cruise notice so that we can change our flights? I do not want to change the flight without being notified. Essentially they added an overnight in Dubai, removed Oman stops, added a couple of sea days, Limassol Cyprus, a stop at Crete /Chania (Souda), and an overnight in Athens (Piraeus). I guess the next cruise will now start in Athens instead of Rome.
  11. Leaves Barcelona 19th April bound for Portofino, Florence Rome and Naples Italy. CDC advice is only travel to Italy if necessary...Italy in general not specifically the locked down areas mentioned by WHO. Anyone due to sail that cruise , anyone having concerns? Seems like RC adopting a “wait and see” attitude.
  12. https://www.cruisecritic.com/memberreviews/memberreview.cfm?EntryID=678876&et_cid=3317225&et_rid=16708321&et_referrer=Contest_Costa_June2013
  13. We were on this ship Feb 3 out of Dubai. 12 hours before boarding an email and text was sent which read if you were in China w/i the past 15 days boarding would be denied. Just curious but does anyone know specifically what RCI did to those who were denied boarding for this reason? Thank you.
  14. On the Jewel just had a late change of itinerary we are not docking in Oman tomorrow. The next 2 stops were scheduled to be Khasab and Muscat and both are cancelled. We were told its because of health concerns due to the close proximity of Oman to Iran. Its a sea day tomorrow now while we wait for an update in the morning.
  15. I don't see the roll call for this one, so I'm starting it! My husband and I just got off our first cruise last Sunday and waited 6 whole days before booking our next one! I'm thinking this could be an addiction! The first was on Liberty and we had a blast! I'm already counting down for this one! if anyone has experience on shore excursions, I'd appreciate the information. There seems to be very few listed now. Will more be added as we get closer? I know we want to go to Mr. Sancho's or Nachi Cocum in Cozumel, but don't see either. Do I need to book it directly? Thanks!
  16. Hello, we are first time cruisers, hoping to book soon! We're looking at a Baltic cruise - cabin 2510 on Jewel of the Seas has been proposed. We don't plan on spending a lot of time in our room except for sleeping, but I did want some natural light. Can anyone tell me how big the portholes are? Maybe post a photo or two? I have read some pros and cons about the 2nd deck, but we are thinking it might be fine for us. Thanks in advance. Cas
  17. i've heard back from the tour operator in Naples and if i can get six people we can do the tour for only 69 eurs per person ...take a look ... If you wish to share with other participants, we also have a Driver-Guide tour which is subject to minimum 6 persons signing up. The price for this personal and quality excursion with only 6-8 persons per van is: 69 Euros per person only! On our semi-private shore excursion you can expect: * Personal pick-up at the start of the tour from the port of Naples - (the same pick-up as offered for the ship’s tours) * Personal drop-off at the end of the tour - 100% on time to catch your ship * Touring with a personal English speaking driver-guide * Flexible and accommodating service * High quality and personal experience in a semi-private/small-group setting * Tour duration: 8 hours * Touring in a small group of 6-8 people only! Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee: We guarantee that we will take you back to the ship in time for departure. We have not been late to any ship - ever. Regardless, our guarantee is that if we are ever late to a cruise departure at the end of the tour, we will pay ALL the costs needed to get you to the next port on your itinerary. Also, if your cruise ship is unable to dock for circumstances beyond your control, we will refund you in full. NAPLES, SORRENTO , POSITANO, THROUGH THE AMALFI COAST - Small Group Shore Excursion from Port If you wish to enjoy the Gem towns of Sorrento & Positano without spending the entire day riding the winding roads of the Amalfi coast, this tour is for you. Meet our English speaking driver-guide next to your ship at the Naples port. After leaving port we will join the famous Amalfi coastal road considered one of the most scenic coastal drives in Europe ! The scenery is superb, looking over the Mediterranean and along the coastline as the road twists and turns its way towards Sorrento which is a beautiful town on the coast. Here you will spend time to take photos or simply enjoy a coffee break to admire this town before we continue to Positano (40 minutes away). The town is built on different levels from the main road all the way down to sea level. The town of Positano looks like a waterfall cascading down the rocks to the sea. Enjoy fantastic panoramic views from here, and get the chance to take some amazing photos. We will enter the town to enjoy its secrets, such as the cathedral, ceramic shops, its famous lemons and the 'Positano fashion'. After the visit to Positano and the coast, we will head back to the port in order to return you safely to your ship with plenty of time for departure. On the way we will stop at the Posillipo view point and time permitting we will cover the famous Naples Square of Piazza Plebiscito with a panorama visit to the Royal Palace & the church of San Francesco di Paola. (we cover Naples at the end of the day so we are close to port). This is a relaxed day tour with the best itinerary for Naples, Sorrento & the Amalfi coast at an unbeatable value (!) If you have been to the Amalfi coast before, feel free to join us again for a day of leisure and fun. If you would like me to hold a reservation for you, can you please email me the following information: * Name for the sign * Do you prefer to reserve a private or semi-private tour at 69 Euros only? * Docking time * Optional - your mobile/cell-phone number
  18. Nine days ago we thought we'd be boarding Quantum in Singapore today. The Coronavirus outbreak changed all that! On Friday 7th with the situation worsening in Singapore we decided to call our TA to see if we could cancel. After going backwards and forwards for a bit they agreed that we could get a full refund for the whole package (cruise, flights and 3 night hotel stay) so we booked this instead. Just checked our credit card and the money has been refunded today. RCL eventually cancelled this cruise on Tuesday 11th when we would have been on a flight to Singapore so something worked out for us! As you can imagine we had a hectic few days sorting everything out but currently sitting in our hotel room in Dubai and a couple of days after arriving it finally feels like we are on holiday😀 I was always planning to do a live review from Quantum as there is so little info available so I decided why not still do one from a different ship. Please feel free to comment, ask questions or just follow along for the ride. So we are Julie and Mark, mid 50s from the UK, love RCL but also cruise other lines. We've cruised in this area a couple of times before (Costa and MSC) and done a Suez Canal cruise ending in Abu Dhabi on Celebrity. That was in my top 3 all time cruises partly because it was timed to fit in with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and we're big F1 fans. We were last on Jewel 18 months ago for the TA from Rome to San Juan. Our itinerary 1 Dubai 5:00 PM 2 Sir Bani Yas, United Arab Emirates 8:00 AM 6:00 PM 3 Doha, Qatar 8:00 AM 6:00 PM 4 At Sea - - 5 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 8:00 AM - 6 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 8:00 PM 7 Dubai, United Arab Emirates 8:00 AM - 8 Dubai, United Arab Emirates - I believe the original itinerary also included Bahrain but that was changed a few weeks ago. I'm no great photographer, just tend to take snaps on my phone when I remember so I apologise in advance, this will be nothing like a Twangster review (I love those). We've still got a couple of days left in Dubai to enjoy before we board, we've booked a Dhow dinner cruise for tonight so off to get ready for that now.
  19. Would like to know if Jewel of the Seas offers Pickleball Open Play as a regular sports activity. We have sailed on some RCI ships that have portable pickleball nets, balls, paddles and have it as morning sports activity from 9 to 11 AM every day. We are booked on JOS for a repositioning cruise in March with 6 sea days and it would be great if they did. If you have been on Jewel of Seas lately... does JOS offer Pickleball? Thanks!
  20. where are the concierge and diamond lounge located on Jewel?
  21. Just had to cancel my cruise on ncl around asia and managed to get on the jewel of the seas or 7 nights around dubai 17th feb 2020 Has any one got any info on how much the drinks package is on board the problem is i drink alcohol and my wife dosnt we had a drinks package and a soft drinks package on ncl Thanks in advance mac
  22. So, now the Diamond Plusses have been chucked out of the Concierge Lounge the overload in the Diamond Lounge meant that several times in the evening drinks period there were no seats available Meanwhile in the tiny Diamond lounge itself there were four of five chairs crammed in around far too few tables The mad thing was half the Vortex was roped off, but Anis said he was not allowed the whole bar because the other passengers had to have access - Even though the bar was shut!!! My observation isn't just that whoever makes the decisions has it wrong on the Jewel, but with so many Diamond Plusses and Diamonds in one lounge is just going to create additional over-crowding on all ships
  23. None Just two hand sanitisers in the windjammer and the usual one in the usual places. Ship was no cleaner than usual. Diabetes needles in my cabin drawer so certainly extra deep clean as was promised. Several Asian passengers, including two from Singapore who told me they weren't asked anything additional to usual. usual cosmopolitan make-up of passengers, travelling in from all over the world. No related extra cleaning or hygiene announcements. Plane back to UK from Dubai, ditto. Governments, holiday industry folk are talking a good game, but . . .
  24. We are due to board Jewel on 17 Feb. Concerned firstly about the itinerary changes which we have accepted due to the unrest in the middle east and now the coronavirus which we are not so comfortable with. Just seen pictures of a shopping mall in Dubai which is practically deserted! Any comments? We have been trying to upgrade our inside cabin to a balcony cabin. We paid £1300, balcony cabins are now selling for £1200. We have been quoted £500 to upgrade which is ridiculous given there are alot not sold. Anyone can give advice would be much appreciated.
  25. For anyone sailing on Jewel I can enthusiastically recommend Izumi restaurant on deck 12, it was hands down the best dining experience whilst we were on board. We purchased a 3 night speciality restaurant package and visited Chops grill first. The steak was good, but the accompanying dishes so so, my friends potato dish was cold and uncooked. The Italian restaurant was mediocre and service very slow, not enough staff. The young woman waiting on us had to get drinks, from an outside bar, take orders and serve food for quite a number of tables. The experience at Izumi was completely different, our waiter was friendly and very helpful, my friend doesn't care for Sushi, but she loved the options she choose, particularly the hot stone dish with steak and lobster. We enjoyed it so much, we went back on the last night and they gave us 30% off. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed :)
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