A Baltic Cruise in 2011

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We had sailed across the Atlantic back in May and, among other places, we had spent about two weeks traveling in Romania. After finishing our Romania trip, we flew to England to catch a cruise ship into the Baltics. We had booked a reservation on the Royal Caribbean (what else would we want to sail) Jewel of the Seas starting on June 3rd. The cruise was for 12 days, starting (and ending) in Harwich, UK.

We had sailed across the Atlantic a quite a few times before our Baltic adventure, as it is a great way for us to travel to or from Europe, and this one, on the Navigator of the Seas was no exception.

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Navigator of the Seas

Our ship for the Baltic cruise was The Jewel of the Seas, another Royal Caribbean vessel, one on which we had sailed before (as well as after) this trip. We boarded the Jewel in Harwich, England, on June 3rd, and set sail later that afternoon.

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Snacks in our room
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Centrum on the Jewel
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The Concierge lounge
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Our Concierge
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A swimming pool on one of the top decks
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At the dinner table
 
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Lynda getting ready to climb
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Lynda climbing like a pro

We, having cruised a lot on Royal Caribbean ships, and thus being Diamond Plus members, ware recipients of several amenities. One such amenity was to be eligible to receive free beverages (wine, beer, etc.) from 5pm to 8pm. Another, privvy, as seen on the left was snacks and wine delivered to our room at the beginning of the cruise.

One of the reasons we like Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines is because of all their ships having rock climbing walls. Us, being avid rock climbers (well, used to be in our younger days) spent much of our time on the cruise climbing the wall.

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Lynda climbing
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Pete