How some others cruise
It is worth mentioning that the off-loading went extremely smoothly. I was able to walk Dani off ship to her airport transfer (and after arguing with three Italian Customs guys – get back on the ship). It seems that, although Italians don’t queue at all, they are actually orderly in leaving the ship and don’t push and shove their way down the gangway at incorrect times.
I have seen some of the fancier cabins on RCI since there have been Cruise Critic members booked into them on a couple of the cruises. The Owner’s suite on this ship was pretty nice all by itself. Several of the cruise lines – MSC, Costa, NCL on their regular ships have special high priced key card entry suite areas. Since I am on the Jade, my curiosity was overwhelming. Since everyone booked was leaving today, Karibik, the concierge was willing to give me – and by extension my camera – a tour of what one finds in this 17 suite area. There are 30 suites that sail with the regular ship although we have the privilege of the concierge lounge and special dining room for breakfast and lunch.
It is called the Haven. There are two large suites (3 bedrooms each) several 2 bedroom suites and an owner’s cabin with “only” one bedroom. It was good to note that manners and neatness do not go with money and just let me leave it with that. Of course, prices run between 7-21K$US for the first two people.
The photos are from the 3 bedroom Haven Villa where 11 days costs about the same as a 50 day cruise solo on a number of other lines