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Day 7 at Jewel of the Seas - Sir Bani Yas, climbing wall and sauna

The fog lay tight as we woke up and went out onto our balcony. A "tender" tried to navigate despite the poor visibility. The last day of our cruise with Jewel of the Seas. Today's stop was Sir Bani Yas, a pure sun and bathing destination. We had been looking forward to a lazy day with…
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Day 6 at Jewel of the Seas - Abu Dhabi, an unexpected lobster and a surprise

The plans were many when we arrived in Abu Dhabi, day six on our cruise with Jewel of the Seas. Since we were traveling with the kids, perhaps the most natural thing would have been to go to one of the theme / family parks; Warner Bros, Yas Waterworld or Ferrari world. What made us hesitate was…
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Day 5 on Jewel of the Seas - turn behind the scenes and a win!

My cruise story with Jewel of the Seas has tipped over to its final squeeze, but much remains to be shared by experiences and pleasures! Day five on board we started with breakfast in the cabin, because if you have a balcony you want to of course use it to max. To be completely honest, I prefer ...
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Day 4 at Jewel of the Seas - Doha and luxury dinner at Chops Grille

On the fourth day of our cruise with Jewel of the Seas, I woke up and had the opportunity to start the day with a bath, before breakfast even! It turned out to be the right decision because in the quiet adult section Solarium (indoor pool with glass roof over which can be pulled away) was it…
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Corona effect on the Baltic Sea - set lines, ships and artists

Viking Gabriella, one of the few vessels still operating in the Baltic Sea. But how long? Photo: Heidi Rovén. Yes I will continue my blog series from our Jewel cruise, but just want to stick in first with a little update for the location on the Baltic Sea for anyone who missed it. I know many are wondering…
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Friday the 13th - a sunny but dark day for the cruise industry

It feels like yesterday, it was just recently. Coronasmitta was also discovered at sea. First, we noticed restrictions for passengers of a certain nationality or who visited risk areas. Relocated vessels and canceled cruises. Heat cameras, fever and health checks (which admittedly were already a routine in the cruise world). That was just the beginning. Now ...
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Day 1 on Jewel of the Seas - ship benefits, and a beginner error

Jippiiie, finally time to cruise again! Photo: Kristofer Scheiderbauer. After a smooth check-in (with extended security routines) and bracelets on the children (mandatory, if they get away in an emergency they can easily be reunited with the parents) we soon found ourselves on board our floating home for the coming week; Jewel of the Seas!…
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