Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Vicki24
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We sailed out of San Juan and explored it for 5 days befor our departure on the cruise. Sailing out of San Juan was a huge reason why I chose to sail on Jewel of the Seas. I also asked a few friends to come along and they all enjoyed it ... Read more
debrah.dunlop
Member Since 2017
1 review
I chose this cruise because we are avid Royal Caribbean / Celebrity cruisers. The Jewel of the Seas was the best option for a Southern Caribbean Cruise when compared with other cruise companies. Our family of 33 arrived a full day ... Read more
rbmotox
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Overall this was a very good cruise. Like all vacations there can be issues and this trip was no different. This was our 11th cruise and our second on RCCL. The food on the Jewel was great. The temperature inside the ship was perfect. Our ... Read more
Nancysant
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose this ship because of it's itinerary. I wanted to visit the ports it offered. The cabin was always clean, comfortable and had a great view through the balcony which we loved. Every single day after returning from the excursions ... Read more
Brianld
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Went on a family cruise with 30 plus family members (mostly adults). We had a great time with no one thrown overboard or forced to walk the plank. Some improvements are needed/suggested - such as... Windjammer Buffet was OK but ... Read more
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mitmitch
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
2 forum posts
My wife and I have been fans of the Radiance class of Royal Caribbean ships since we sailed on the Jewel on a transatlantic cruise several years ago. The Jewel was renovated last year, and although it shows wear in spots, it is still a ... Read more
samers11
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed March 2017
We were a group of 32 people that were all going together as I was getting married in St. Thomas. Keep in mind that we were all happy with our vacation. It was a very fun week. We had fun on our cruise and everyone was in good spirits. ... Read more
JandGlove to cruise
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
It was my daughters first cruise and had many tours she was interested in doing and for me it was my 22nd cruise. We did arrive a day early but only went to the beach. Embarkation and disembarkation did go smoothly. Dining was ... Read more
trademark1
Member Since 2011
1 review
7 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
Kids sailed free on this sailing, which was a great savings and why we chose Royal Caribbean for this particular trip. Embarkation and disembarkation were both timely and organized. The dining staff were so great! We recommend ... Read more
Cruisers2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
The I think the shows at night could have been better. I enjoyed the shows that were in the center part of the ship better that the shows in the theatre. The comedians we very good.The shore excursions that we were on were all very ... Read more
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rmybuffy
Member Since 2011
1 review
200 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
I chose this cruise due to the rock bottom rate for interliners, as well as the ports of call. The ship was very nice, but did not spend that much time on board. Entertainment venues were few after 11 pm. The DJ Dance venue at the top ... Read more
karalone
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
We got a really good deal through a travel agency and it was our anniversary so this was ideal. Also the ports were interesting which were St. Croix, St. Maarten, Barbados, and Grenada. The ship was very pleasant and comfortable. We had ... Read more
jcruiser201
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the last minute, excellent, price we got. We were very excited to get on board. Besides being a difficult port to get to from Canada with limited flights, Once we arrived embarkation was excellent. The ship ... Read more
ybatac
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
LOVED this first time cruise experience! Jewel of the Seas is a beautiful ship and we agree, a great first ship for starters. There was plenty to do without being overwhelmed, the ship is stunning and very clean, and the staff is world ... Read more
tweinberg
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
This cruise was planned well ahead of time, it was meant to be a happy family reunion and a 20th wedding anniversary celebration for my husband and me. I was leery of the ship, it's old and I wanted to experience a cruise on one of Royal ... Read more
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Jovocrtt
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
176 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I am a travel addict and take great joy in planning the perfect vacation. We are almost Diamond members of RCCL so we booked this trip a year ago, and we were able to score an aft cabin. (1604). We traveled Mar 10 to 19 , 2016. Two nights ... Read more
mindylu68
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for our family primarily for the great itinerary. I love a Caribbean cruise that departs from SJU because you start out so close to the other islands that you end up not having too many at sea days...We flew into San ... Read more
Fletch2
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
OVERALL: Pretty much what many had written. Embarkation and debarkation fast and efficient. ENTERTAINMENT: Smaller ship, needs better entertainment shows. While we attended many shows both in Coral theatre and Centrum it was never ... Read more
SherryLK714
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the itinerary. We cruised 2 years ago on the Independence. The biggest difference that I noticed between the two ships is for some reason on the Jewel, I felt the movement of the boat constantly throughout the ... Read more
mindyespey
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
We are early 50's, very active, and well acquainted with the Caribbean and many islands. This was our 5th cruise, having sailed on larger ships before. This ship was a great choice and I highly recommend Jewel and the Southern Caribbean ... Read more
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junevk
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
We recently returned from our Southern Caribbean cruise and though the stops were nice, we probably would not cruise on the Jewel again because it is a smaller ship with less things to do on board. We always look forward to the evening ... Read more
Sharonch
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Superb cruise, yummy food, tasty drinks and friendly staff. Every port we visited the boat docked at 8am and departed 5pm but it would have been good to stay some places a little longer (especially St Maartin & Grenada). Tried ... Read more
WineandRoseLady
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
215 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This cruise followed a trip to Mardi Gras on the Celebrity Equinox. Family members chose this itinerary, and therefore the ship. Embarkation was quick and uneventful. My Time Dining, found us at a different table every time. ... Read more
Business Professor
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Did a back-2-back on the Jewel out of San Juan to several of the Caribbean islands. Royal Caribbean is always my first choice as they always deliver. The only negative about the cruise itinerary or the ship was that on the ship many ... Read more
Diane7555
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
San Juan is a beautiful departure port. You feel like you are in Europe in Old San Juan. The old forts are interesting to visit. It costs only $5 to visit both forts and they are in walking distance from each other. However, hotels and ... Read more
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