Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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A10 Snake
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose the Jewel of the Seas ship/cruise because our timing was right after attending the Spanish F1 Grand Prix in Barcelona. We'd lived in Europe for several years but never made it to the Greek Islands and the Jewel was going to stop ... Read more
gotcha3
Member Since 2005
1 review
162 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise due to 2 factors; 1) It departed on the date and from the city we needed to depart and 2) it had a "decent" itinerary. We knew going in that Royal is not a top tier cruise experience. We are Diamond level. ... Read more
Rdeev
Member Since 2016
1 review
27 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
We chose this cruise because of the ports. We are glad that we did. My family had such a great time. Ship: carpet in Deck 2 needs TLC. The pool was also smaller than I expected. Otherwise, ship is great! Cabin: we stayed at 2006. ... Read more
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ltcrkm
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed May 2017
This was our first cruise after visiting nearly 60 countries. We thought at age 70 we should start getting used to organized travel instead of our usual individual travel. We found this cruise to be very acceptable. The balcony cabin we ... Read more
Helen Preston
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Wanted to visit the ports of call on this cruise. Everything went very smoothly, from embarkation, port disembarkation, cabin, food, catering by staff for food allergies and food intolerances. Staff were absolutely superb - friendly, ... Read more
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happydude
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
My wife and I were planning a belated honeymoon to Greece and Italy, and we stumbled upon this 9-night itinerary offered by RCI. We had our first cruise ever in 2016 with RCI, and we were impressed with their fleet and services. The ... Read more
Charcoal30
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed May 2017
We chose this trip because we had never been to the Greek Islands and Athens (Pompeii was a bonus); we were glad we did. We spent three days in Rome prior to sailing; Boarding was the most efficient of any of our previous cruises (10). ... Read more
Sarahw2a
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We chose Royal Caribbean as we had sailed with them twice before a few years back and was blown away by everything. I am afraid we felt let down this time. So many add ons and upgrades it was a joke. Wifi, descent coffee, room service ... Read more
Whackerv23
Member Since 2017
1 review
We chose the Jewel of the Seas after speaking with friends who cruise regularly and we were not disappointed. A few weeks before we sailed I decided to look at some reviews on here and was surprised that a lot of people were not happy with ... Read more
travelbug1325
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We had booked this cruise to celebrate milestone birthdays, and we really liked the itinerary as RCI spent the most time in Santorini & Mykonos, Greece, two islands that we were very excited to visit. Our experience with Royal ... Read more
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mandaj07
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
Sailed May 2017
We had excellent service throughout this cruise, with one major notable exception in the dining room that resulted in us moving tables. The entertainment options were pretty average variety shows. The singers and dancers are talented, ... Read more
katie64
Member Since 2017
1 review
32 forum posts
Chose this cruise as cruised with RCL before and liked the itinerary. Ship clean, small enough to not use the lifts and good facilities. Cabin more than adequate in size and kept spotlessly clean. Sea days poor on entertainment that was ... Read more
Bildeb71
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We choose this cruise for the amazing itinerary. The Greek Islands are so beautiful. Most of our tours were through RC and they were wonderful. The food, service and entertainment on the cruise was disappointing. The food had no taste to ... Read more
Momofdoc
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
This was my first cruise on Royal Caribbean. I have cruised several times on Norwegian and a few times on smaller ships. I chose this cruise because I wanted to see the Greek Islands on the itinerary. First the good - the ship was ... Read more
Italdeb3
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 forum posts
We travelled in may with a baby and what a great first cruising experience. The staff was friendly and helpful especially with the baby. We had my time dining with server Michael and assistant Anythony. They were fantastic! The chef was ... Read more
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CmoCruiser
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary, price and reviews of the ship after its refurbishment. We were able to board the ship quickly at 11 am in Civitavecchia and enjoy 6 hours on the ship before departure. Disembarkation was ... Read more
reeljoy3
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
We took the Jewel of the Seas repositioning cruise from San Juan which was a 13 day trip 5 of which were cruising. Our plan to meet friends in Rome fell through so we decided to stay on board to cruise the Greek Isles which was a 9 day ... Read more
vjland58
Member Since 2016
1 review
24 forum posts
Sailed May 2017
chose this cruise because it visited the 2 countries we wanted to see and get the most out of in the least amount of time. it was our 1st cruise and RC really was very impressive with their customer service with the exception of the final ... Read more
m.morrow
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We have always have enjoyed Royals exceptional cruises, traveling mostly out of Florida and Puerta Rico to the all of the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America so it was exciting to find this one while planning our trip to Italy. The ... Read more
beanersts
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
177 forum posts
1 helpful vote
3rd Cruise, 2nd on RCL, and RCL better than Princess Ship: We both enjoyed ship because we knew what to expect, and that meaning not all the bell and whistles as the newer ships. What we did enjoy was the crew, service, and the ... Read more
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tootall22
Member Since 2017
1 review
All destinations were perfect, all the cities were ''to discover'' and each had something different to provide. Embarkation was perfect but disembarkation needs improvement/clarification for early departure. Ship is great, rooms are ... Read more
Badger1973
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed April 2017
Repositioning and landed in Rome End in Rome End in Rome Excursion group was not helpful, a waste and reason to choose another ship and/or cruise line. They seemed disconnected / not organized. An view held by many fellow ... Read more
croaziera
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
547 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was my second TA and first with Royal Caribbean. It was cruise #34 for me and it was my most enjoyable so far. I will break down this review in categories, to make it easier to read and understand. I will post videos of the entire ... Read more
Parguera Pirate
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
CRUISE CRITIC REVIEW BY: Ernest H. Williams, Jr. QUALIFICATIONS: Hundreds of restaurant and hotel reviews and 85 previous cruises. CRUISE SHIP: Jewel of the Seas CRUISE LINE: Royal Caribbean DATES OF CRUISE: 23 April to 6 ... Read more
osalazar
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
I chose this cruise because of its Port-au- Calls, which I had not visited before. It was somewhat inconvenient as it sailed from San Juan, PR and we live in Miami, thus had to fly in the day before (the same day flight was leaving at 7 ... Read more
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