Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Hamitchell
Member Since 2011
1 review
120 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We are first time RCI cruisers, prior cruises 4 on Disney, 1 Princess, 2 Carnival. I don't want to be unfair, but I was a bit let down re RCI--I am hopeful it was just this ship since we have a cruise booked in April on Allure. The ... Read more
mom4mom
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
995 forum posts
3 helpful votes
With the exception of the nightly shows, we did not take part in any of the ship's activities but the activities arranged with our CC friends kept us busy. We held a cabin crawl, slot pull, luncheon and gift exchange, LCR and game days, ... Read more
Cruisers6478
Member Since 2015
1 review
30 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We are seasoned cruisers but this was our first Transatlantic. There were well over 700 Diamond Members on this cruise. They were more than willing to share their extensive cruise experiences, best ports of call and travel tips. ... Read more
Ah Noooooooo
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
Great Transatlantic cruise, nice ports of call, beautiful refurbished ship. Food in main dining room sub-par, though, and disappointing. Super, good-sized room, very clean. Calm seas, and warm temperatures, especially for November, would ... Read more
urbanite1985
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
The ports were extremely diverse sailing to Sicily, Mykonos, Santorini, Kusadasi, Athens, and the Amalfi Coast. Sicily was a modern port that we chose not to take an excursion to the older town as it seemed to focus only on shopping. ... Read more
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Jozo Vukman
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Overall I was very satisfied. Note this was only my second cruise (first was Costa Cruises). Food: you could choose between Windjammer restaurant (self service on 11th deck). A lot of food that everybody can be satisfied with. There was no ... Read more
oscarx01
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Excellent service. Staff very friendly and pleasant in every interaction. Ports of call were great. Getting on and off the ship was easy. Food was excellent in all eating venues. The Tides dining room food was great and staff ... Read more
boating lady
Member Since 2013
1 review
13 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
smooth sailing and staff mostly friendly and want to please. We had anytime dining but liked our server Maria, so stayed with her table the entire trip. She was a delight as was her assistant, Liselle. The head waiter in their section ... Read more
vision2reality
Member Since 2015
1 review
14 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Hi curious cruiser... We chose this cruise because of the itinerary since not many ships do Santorini and Mykonos. This was my 3rd cruise (Transatlantic Oct 2015 MSC Divina and Caribbean Feb 2016 NCL Getaway) and was on the smallest ... Read more
Bridgeys
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Where do I start?? Our family of four from Australia did the Rome and Greek Islands cruise that departed on the 30th September. We had two balcony staterooms on Deck 7 midship. Ours was 7604 and our 2 children in their 20's, were the next ... Read more
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Kirk6400
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I chose the cruise because of the price. This was only my third cruise and my husband and I wanted to try RC to compare it to the other cruises. As far as the atmosphere and decor of the ship it far surpassed Carnival and Norwegian. The ... Read more
snoopeedog71
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise as we have been with RC 8 times and have always been really happy with the food and service. Looks like this time our luck ran out!!!! - everything that has been said so far in these reviews i.e. food, service, over ... Read more
magaudet30
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
My husband and I chose to book this cruise to get a taste of Italy and Greece for the first time. We are both in our late 20s and have cruised with RCI many times, but had never visited the Med. Overall our experiences with RCI have been ... Read more
ChrisMak
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We just did 9 nights on the Jewel. Now let me start by saying I was getting more leery as the day came, as I have been seeing the countless bad reviews for the ship. We did not have this experience. It was my wife's first cruise and it ... Read more
Oldrusty070
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
This was only our second cruise so not much to compare against. We were taken back by the price of beverage package but I hear it is similar with most ships. Food was very good and service was also good. Stateroom was roomy and quite ... Read more
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Jay55
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
The ship was well equipped & clean - staff couldn't do enough to ensure a happy holiday. However BEWARE of the finances-I'm still trying to sort whether RCCL or Mastercard Cashpassport has taken money from the debit card supplied at ... Read more
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sunwalker
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
As soon as we entered our cabin bathroom we smelled sulfur& chlorine. Our six table mates did also but none of the employees seemed to notice. We had a lovely cabin with a balcony,well worth the splurge. Our cabin stewart was very ... Read more
leochen24551
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We were a party of seven -- two parents/grandparents plus five young folks on a 9 day Mediterranean cruise. The Jewel of the Seas was refurbished in April, so it was in beautiful shape. Royal Caribbean put five of us in their new Two ... Read more
Jaskell
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
This was our first cruise and not sure what to expect. Boy! We were not disappointed. After an upsetting start to the day (our friends luggage had not arrived at the airport), we missed out on the "wow" factor when arriving at ... Read more
lawchick
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
278 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Let me preface this review by saying that it truly makes me sad to write such a negative review. I don't often post negative reviews (in fact, this is the only negative review I've posted about a cruise.) I'm not a person who expects ... Read more
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RFD
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise due to the timing and itinerary. We had previously been on RC and were interested to see what the current ships and activities were like. Not impressed with the ship. Needs lots of work with cloudy windows, ... Read more
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wayleaze 5
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
Having been with Royal Caribbean before we were expecting the same standard of entertainment, food and overall standard of boat. We where disappointed with everything apart from the excursions. The boat was very tired and in need of an ... Read more
betsieball
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The staff was great. Both embarkation and disembarkation were the smoothest I've experienced after 4 cruises. The food was mediocre at best. I was very disappointed by the quality of the food. Also, I was expecting the ship to be in better ... Read more
Sooloo
Member Since 2016
1 review
52 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Last cruise was almost 20 years ago so we are newbies to cruising. Embarkation and disembarkation were both very smooth with no waiting. We boarded around noon and cabins were ready by 1:00 pm. Our luggage was waiting for us when we ... Read more
2morrow
Member Since 2007
1 review
286 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We travelled on a back to back cruise on the Jewel of the Seas in September 2016. The cruises had excellent itineraries of the Western and Eastern Mediterranean both of which were different with amazing ports of call. The ship was well ... Read more
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