Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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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
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
2 reviews
7 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
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lawchick
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
278 forum posts
18 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
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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Carolina10010
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
I wanted to sail on a ship that wasn't so immense. My cabin was on the 7th deck near to the elevators and it had a beautiful balcony. Needless to say, the ocean and night sky view were there for us every single night with no ... Read more
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
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Sooloo
Member Since 2016
1 review
53 forum posts
3 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
ilovegoldens
Member Since 2012
9 reviews
8 helpful votes
We have taken 16 cruises, 5 of them previously with RCI. We chose this cruise because of the itinerary, which was very good. Embarkation was smooth in Rome and luggage was delivered within a couple of hours. Junior Suite stateroom ... Read more
Aurora1525
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
5 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary on this cruise. We booked it over a year ago as part of the Next Cruise program. The itinerary was the most important factor for us. This 8 night France, Spain, and Italy cruise had a unique ... Read more
janklo08
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We really enjoyed all the ports. Barcelona and Valencia were our favorites. My husband and I traveled with our daughter, son-in-law and almost two year old granddaughter. We had the Select ... Read more
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Lindahl
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was our first cruise and our last. We are not big people but we found our stateroom to be very cramped. Our legs were covered in bruises from trying to squeeze past the oversized bed. Our first night in the main diningroom was a ... Read more
fuglesangen
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
If you like to much people, no enough sun bed/towles, ower crowded pools , One man in the pool bar to serv to much people. you was lucky if you was get your drink in 15 minutes. like a kindergarden in windjammer all time, Was like people ... Read more
Travelingsherry
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
I chose this ship for the itinerary. I had cruised with RCL before , however, I don't think they are the cruise line they used to be. From the very beginning I had trouble with their website. There was no information on this ship. ... Read more
Jlevine
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We were looking for a nice cruise to celebrate our 30th anniversary with our family. We have cruised on Carnival and RC before. Since we had a great experience the last time we were on RC, so we chose this ship for that reason, and for the ... Read more
holidays69
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
16 helpful votes
After waiting for 1 year this cruise was a disappointment. My sister and I had looked at all of the review sites and were not to sure what to expect, but as it is a Royal Caribbean ship expect a lot. The ship looks good and our 1st ... Read more
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celie1110
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
898 forum posts
18 helpful votes
This was a very different experience then the other cruises I have been on. I will give the good and bad. It will be long so bear with me and excuse any typo's. I will not only review the ship but all our private tours we took. On ... Read more
Magicdrspoons
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
This was our first family cruise and didn't know what to expect and this review is from a family with 2 adults (smokers) and 4 Teenagers point of view, so this will not apply to couples or adults alone Transfers I suggest you do ... Read more
piratezilla
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as a relaxing, end of summer holiday for the family. We were celebrating a birthday. None of the group had any real experience with cruising and were all apprehensive at first. The overall experience was excellent and ... Read more
ron.crowton
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
14 helpful votes
Good Stuff; Restaurant Food and service ,Bar Staff helpful & knowledgeable- Great Ports ,embarkation and disembarkation Not so good ! Windjammer usual Bun Fight during busy periods ! The First evening Simona (the Cruise ... Read more
ppgsw
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
13 helpful votes
Chose this cruise to celebrate my 70th birthday with my family. A better name would be Misery of the Seas. The majority of the crew were unfriendly and unhelpful. The ship was dirty and the restrooms were disgraceful. Bins over flowing ... Read more
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