Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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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
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
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WineandRoseLady
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
216 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
3 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
jgperegrine
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
31 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We choose this cruise for the itinerary. We had a great time and enjoyed all the islands, and met some really great people on board the ship. My favorite island was Dominica, I look forward to returning there one day. The Jewel of the Seas ... Read more
jimbmw
Member Since 2003
3 reviews
90 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We love sailing out of San Juan, safe/friendly, and Excellent embarkation/disembarkation ~ very streamlined on both ends of cruise. Kudos for that! Motown and John Joseph comedian were superb! RCL dancers and singers were up to normal ... Read more
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mderokey
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed February 2017
I chose the Royal Caribbean because I wanted to try a different cruise line. I have always cruised with Carnival. The Jewel of the Seas was refurbished in 2017 and the ship was very nice. Everyone on the ship was 60 plus and the food at ... Read more
countrydanceteacher
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
Sailed February 2017
Chose this cruise because our cousin (a travel agent) was booking a group from Kansas City, KS to sail together - we joined the group. And also because I had only been to one of the Ports of Call. I traveled with my brother and ... Read more
The Original Panama Jack
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
Royal Caribbean is one of my favorite cruise lines, and this trip did not disappoint. Well, maybe just a little in the food category, but other than that is was great. This, our fourth RCCL cruise and first Jewel of the Seas cruise, ... Read more
Holz1441
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was my first cruise, however I was with a group of 8 who most of this group had been on several (upwards of 15) cruises previous to this one. We choose royal because we wanted the higher end cruise. I can say, however I did not get ... Read more
OakvilleGirl
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
In the past, we have cruised on Celebrity Cruise Lines so this is our reference point for this cruise. We chose Jewel of the Seas because it had recently been refurbished (Summer 2016) and had the itinerary that we were looking for. We ... Read more
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georgia traveling girl
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
Sailed February 2017
had a great family vacation on jewel of the sea out of Puerto rico. Special shout out to the windjammer's manager (his name starts with an e and he is from turkey). He made our trip incredibly special with his attentive service to our ... Read more
travelingmead@gmail.com
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
We love Royal Caribbean. This is our 15th cruise, our 6th on Royal. The Jewel was remodeled recently and was a clean, good ship. We wanted to see Granada and Dominica so this ship and itinerary looked great. And many things were great -- ... Read more
cush75
Member Since 2012
1 review
5 forum posts
The biggest reason to pick this cruise is the itinerary. It is really a good deal if you are doing back 2 back as it only repeats Barbados and has a port every day except 1. Also, there was no tendering, which made it convenient to get ... Read more
notallhere1928
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
My first cruise with a group (~30 people) and it was a blast. Great to mix and match sharing activities with lots of different friends. Likewise it was nice to get stories and pictures from multiple excursions in each port. Similarly, from ... Read more
Obsession6457
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise for the interesting ports and we weren't disappointed. We were a group of 11--our adult children and their significant others, two other sets of parents and one aunt. For economy, we booked inside cabins on deck 2. We ... Read more
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Bleu4u
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
This is a good cruise for first timers. It has much to offer without becoming overwhelming. The food presents well with a variety of choices, tastes fresh, is not geriatric in texture. The on board customer service staff don't always ... Read more
indianaboiler
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
This was our 2nd cruise aboard the Jewel of the Seas. Let's start by saying that my wife and I would rather drive to a port as opposed to flying to it. Some islands are simply more accessible from San Juan. We flew to San Juan on Sat. ... Read more
dssking
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
142 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We booked this cruise in June of 2016 for the Feb sailing on Jewel. My wife and I sailed on Adventure twice but never on Jewel, and the most of the group (17 others) had never cruised before. Upon boarding the ship, the first ... Read more
BadgerMel
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose this room based on the feedback that it was in dry dock last year getting upgrades, including the Royal Babies & Tots Nursery. We were very disappointed when we got on board and found that it only has a play room for our 1.5 ... Read more
must2cruz
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
270 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
This was our 13th cruise, 3rd with RCCL. We booked this cruise to celebrate our 30th anniversary and because our cruise on the Navigator in 2016 was very positive. Add in that leaving from San Juan was a big plus. Let me mentioned the ... Read more
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