Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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jules220
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
My husband and I enjoy cruising, this is our 6th and first with RC. We choose this cruise because of the departure port, itinerary: visiting a different port each day, and to celebrate my husband’s milestone birthday. Embarkations ... Read more
mskrisanda
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and departure date -- with stops every day we knew we would see a lot and would not be bored. What we loved: 1. The ship itself is gorgeous with really well-designed spaces. We have ... Read more
BCABikes
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Our family got together for this cruise and we flew from New Jersey to San Juan. The boarding process was excellent and the boat is in excellent condition and very clean. I guess I am used to the silly shopping expeditions (not the ... Read more
islandborn
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
After reading a fair share of negative reviews, we were a little hesitant about booking this cruise. We wanted to go to these Caribbean ports, so we booked the cruise. I am happy to say that we were pleasantly surprised with the ship. ... Read more
AndreaDoria
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We chose this particular cruise because it was a ship that we had never sailed on.....the itinerary had all of the places that we had visited before, at least once, and wanted to visit again.....we received a great promotional offer for ... Read more
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vastatefan85
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
This was our second cruise, and both have been with RCCL, with the first being on the Enchantment of the Seas, both relatively small liners. RCCL does an excellent job in properly preparing your before getting starting, therefore ... Read more
polymedia
Member Since 2014
1 review
85 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Sailing solo, so what I write might not apply to everyone. First of all, the ship looks great after the refurb. She's a small ship that feels like a larger one. The crew was great too (although that's been the case with most of my ... Read more
DaveC2
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
6 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We are experienced cruisers over the last 20 years. We have been on the Jewel before doing the cruise to the Southern Caribbean. I am retired but my wife is still working. We like to get away from Boston and head to the Caribbean. Jet ... Read more
Jklawson
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We've sailed on RC a number of times. There were a number of great improvements, and a few missteps. 1. Glad to see that there was no excessive pushing of drinks in the pool areas. 2. Glad to see that there was no excessive ... Read more
Hamitchell
Member Since 2011
1 review
124 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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
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teflonjmd
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
11 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This was our second transatlantic on RCI. In comparing to our last RCI transatlantic on Mariner OTS in 2013, we noticed quite a few changes......some not for the better. OVERALL: Just average. No WOW factor that Royal uses in their ... Read more
mom4mom
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1,019 forum post
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
2 helpful votes
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
Tia2010
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
My family and I cruised with Royal Caribbean on October 27th – November 6th we did the 10-night Mediterranean Cruise our ports of call were: Chania, Crete – We booked the Best of Crete Excursion with Royal Caribbean if I ... Read more
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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
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
4 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
15 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
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Bridgeys
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
Kirk6400
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
4 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
6 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
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