What began as a reunion for retired police officers turned into an intimate winter escape for member Elvis1209 after a number of invitees backed out.
He, his wife and friend (another retired cop) enjoyed traveling at their own pace as they made their way to San Juan to board Royal Caribbean‘s Jewel of the Seas. Already comfortable with the ship after sailing sister vessel, Brilliance of the Seas, the couple felt navigating JOTW was second nature.
Their balcony suite was spacious, and two bathrobes (a platinum member perk) and a bouquet of roses were waiting for them upon arrival. Throughout the rest of the ship, the food, entertainment and service remained up to par; the big-ship size felt just right. Ashore, Elvis1209 took advantage of all the ports that were new to him by embarking on island tours and avoiding tourist traps.
“With all the fanfare associated with ships — such as Oasis and Allure, and now Quantum — many people forget about the smaller, older ships,” Elvis1209 added. “They might not have all the bells and whistles of their big sisters, but they provide a relaxing and memorable voyage.”
Read Elvis1209’s full review for a list of some of his favorites.
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