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Old September 10th, 2004, 06:55 PM
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"Ray Goldenberg" wrote in message
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Hi Everyone,

I received this press release from Royal Caribbean and thought it
would be of interest. I have clients that are disembarking today and
will be most interested in their experiences. If you have missed any
of my news' postings, they are available on my web site.

Best regards,
Ray
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Royal Caribbean International's Newest Ship Makes U.S. Debut in Boston

Jewel of the Seas Sparkles with Entertainment, Dining, Activities and
Art

MIAMI, Sept. 10
Royal Caribbean International's newest ship, Jewel of the Seas, makes
her U.S. debut in Boston on Sept. 11, offering guests a chance to
enjoy the fall foliage and historic charms of New England and Canada.
Jewel of the Seas joined Royal Caribbean's fleet in May 2004, sailing
Northern European itineraries throughout the summer. This fall, she
will offer one seven-night and four 10-night cruises from Boston's
Black Falcon Cruise Terminal to ports including Bar Harbor, Portland,
Saint John and Halifax.

Guests aboard Jewel will experience each destination with all five
senses through Royal Caribbean's Explorations! shore excursions
program. The diverse menu of options allows guests to tailor their
trip, whether it's touring the Moosehead Brewery in Saint John, taking
a walking tour in Quebec City, exploring the Halifax coast on a sea
kayaking adventure, or keeping a look out for marine mammals during a
whale-watching cruise in Bar Harbor.

The exploration and exceptional scenery don't stop at the shoreline.
Guests on Jewel of the Seas enjoy unobstructed views of the
spectacular landscapes afforded by Jewel's nearly three acres of
exterior glass, delivering the sun, sea and coastal scenery right into
dining rooms and lounges throughout the ship. Jewel sparkles with
ocean-facing glass elevators and floor-to-ceiling windows in most
public areas, as well as the highest percentage of balcony staterooms
in Royal Caribbean's fleet. Throughout the ship, guests will discover
she also shines bright when it comes to entertainment, dining,
activities and art. Following are some of Jewel's most noteworthy
gems.

Entertainment

Jewel of the Seas' spectacular Coral Theater is home to three exciting
new productions from Royal Caribbean, including an authentic tango
show, "Tango Buenos Aires," starring Argentinean dancers and musicians
and two musical reviews. "City of Dreams" features the music of top
artists, including Billy Joel, Elton John and Celine Dion, while "From
West End to Broadway" presents a variety of musical numbers from Cole
Porter to Les Miserables.

Guests aboard Jewel of the Seas have a wide range of entertainment to
choose from each evening, including the fast-paced action in the
Casino Royale, the nautical-themed Schooner Bar featuring sing-along
piano tunes and the Vortex disco with revolving bar and pulse-pounding
dance music. The Hollywood Odyssey lounge offers an intimate evening
with solo artists and jazz performances, while the Safari Club focuses
on fun with theme parties and karaoke nights.

Dining

Jewel of the Seas boasts six outstanding dining venues, including a
lovely two-story main dining room, Tides. The Windjammer Cafe offers
casual, buffet dining with a large selection of international fare,
while the Solarium Cafe serves up pizza and snacks. Tucked away at the
top of the ship, the Seaview Cafe is a quiet retreat featuring
favorites, including fish and chips and popcorn shrimp. For an
intimate evening, or simply to share an outstanding meal with new
friends, Jewel of the Seas has two reservations-only, specialty
restaurants -- the northern Italian-inspired Portofino restaurant and
the Chops Grille steakhouse.

Activities

For an elegant ship, Jewel of the Seas also has a playful side. Active
guests will find enough options to keep themselves occupied from sunup
to sundown. Jewel's Sports Court includes Royal Caribbean's signature
rock- climbing wall, a half-court basketball court, a nine-hole
miniature golf course, a golf simulator, a jogging track and a kids
pool with slide.

Fitness buffs won't miss a workout with the ShipShape Fitness Center.
The gym complex includes an aerobics studio, cardiovascular and
weight-training equipment and a dedicated free-weights area. After
working up a sweat, guests can treat themselves to a massage in the
Jewel Day Spa, or get a pass to the Thermal Suite, which features
heated tile loungers, an aromatherapy steam room, a sauna and two
tropical fog showers.

Art

The eclectic, $5.3 million dollar art collection on Jewel of the Seas
is tied together around the themes of landscape and light. Paintings,
sculptures, textiles, ceramics and mosaics throughout the ship set the
mood for each area. The mystery and romance of the moon and the ocean
tides are explored in Tides dining room with a unique mural, "Full
Moon Swing," using Byzantine glass mosaic, brass and copper. The
nine-story Centrum features a modern art interpretation of the
Northern Lights: a stainless steel, wire and glass sculpture with an
integrated lighting system.

The wild beauty of Africa is depicted in the Safari Club through
paintings, glass sculpted animal heads, fabrics and collages. The
exotic landscape and culture of Thailand is captured in the Solarium,
which features lush tropical foliage and Thai art, such as an
authentic 18th century temple bell and a traditional Thai gate.

2004-2005 Itineraries

From Boston, Jewel of the Seas will sail one special seven-night
Canada/New England itinerary visiting Bar Harbor and Portland, Maine;
Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia; and Saint John, New Brunswick,
followed by four 10- night Canada/New England cruises visiting Bar
Harbor and Portland, Maine; Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia; Quebec
City, Quebec; the Saguenay River; and Saint John, New Brunswick.

Jewel will then head south for the winter in November to sail
alternating eight-night Eastern Caribbean and six-night Western
Caribbean itineraries from Ft. Lauderdale. She will return to Harwich,
England, on May 15, 2005, to sail 12-night Scandinavia/Russia
itineraries and two special 12-night British Isles/Norwegian Fjords
cruises.

Jewel will return to Boston in September 2005 to sail five unique
10-night Bermuda/Caribbean itineraries visiting Tortola, B.V.I.;
Philipsburg, St. Maarten; King's Wharf, Bermuda and Royal Caribbean's
private destination of Labadee in Hispanola.

Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise brand with 19 ships
now in service and one more under construction. The company also
offers unique cruisetour vacations in Alaska, Canada and Europe. For
additional information about the cruise line, please contact your
travel professional.


She is docked in Portland, ME today.




 




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