Saturday, 21 June 2008


One of Royal Caribbean Cruises' ships called at Greenock today, on a cruise which started at Harwich, and called at Le Havre, Plymouth, Cork, and Dublin before heading up the Clyde very early this morning. She is seen passing Inverkip this afternoon as she sailed for Flam in Norway, and is due to visit Alesund and Bergen before returning to Harwich. JEWEL OF THE SEAS was delivered from the Meyer Werft shipyard at Papenburg in 2004. She is 293.2 metres overall, and has a gross tonnage of 90,090 tons. She is one of four 'Radiance' class ships in her owner's fleet, and she can carry up to 2,501 passengers. She is registered in the Bahamas, and usually spends the late spring and summer based at Harwich, the autumn cruising from Boston and the rest of the year based at Miami.