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Old November 5th, 2004, 05:47 PM
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Hi Everyone,

I received this press release from Royal Caribbean and thought it
would be of interest. If you have missed any of my news' postings,
they are available on my web site.

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Royal Caribbean International's Newest Ship Makes Fort Lauderdale
Debut

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

MIAMI, Nov 5, 2004
Royal Caribbean International's newest ship, Jewel of the Seas,
arrives in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, Nov. 6, to take guests south
for the winter with a season of eight-night Eastern Caribbean and
six-night Western Caribbean cruises from Port Everglades.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20041105/FLF013 )

Jewel of the Seas debuted in May 2004, taking guests on 12-night
Scandinavia/Russia and 12-night British Isles/Norwegian Fjord cruises
from Harwich to explore many of the most beautiful and historic areas
of Europe before repositioning to Boston for five fall Canada/New
England itineraries that offered cruisers a chance to enjoy the
spectacular fall foliage.

Guests will quickly find that the exceptional scenery and exploration
don't stop at the shoreline. With nearly three acres of exterior
glass, Jewel of the Seas delivers the sun, sea and coastal scenery
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. 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 Fort Lauderdale, Jewel will sail alternating eight-night Eastern
Caribbean and six-night Western Caribbean itineraries throughout the
winter and spring, visiting San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas,
U.S.V.I.; St. John, Antigua; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Nassau,
Bahamas; Key West, Florida; Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico; and George
Town, Grand Cayman. She will also sail two special seven-night
Caribbean holiday sailings from Fort Lauderdale on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.

Jewel 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. In Fall 2005, Jewel will
return to Boston to offer five, unprecedented 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 two 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.



 




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