Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Sirtenly1
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Let me start by saying we had a wonderful time on Jewel of the Seas. Food was excellent and plentiful. Cabins and common areas were always kept clean. The Windjammer and main dining staff were always eager to please. For these reasons ... Read more
pokyjones
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
29 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Background: A 50 year old couple sailing with no kids, 5th cruise, 2nd time on Jewel. Main reasons for booking: Itinerary, price (and of course sunshine and beaches...) Pro's: 1. Price was fantastic (we're cheap and decided on ... Read more
Georgeven
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
94 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We´re a couple and this was our 16th cruise and second in the Caribbean (most of them with Royal Caribbean). We decided for this cruise kind of at last minute since it departed from San Juan and we already were planning a holiday in ... Read more
Darcy8
Member Since 2005
1 review
851 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was our first cruise on Royal Caribbean. The embarkation in San Juan was quick and easy. The ship is beautiful. We enjoyed our room and balcony. Martin was our room steward and he was very attentive. The food on the ship was very ... Read more
chisholmag
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
12 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Trip Report - Jewel of the Seas, February 5-12, 2017 – Warning this is long with lots of detail. This was our fourth trip on Jewel of the Seas out of San Juan and our fifth on Royal Caribbean. We had a great cruise with ... Read more
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gypsysouls
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because of ports,number of ports and was part of large group (runners/walkers). Ports of call were each beautiful in their own way ( St Croix, St Marteen, Dominica, Barbados, Grenada), Embarkation and disembarkation in ... Read more
annalouise
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
32 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The booking experience for this cruise was the worst. When I first looked, only inside cabins were available and I booked one online on the RCI site. Next day, an ocean view cabin was available, cheaper than my booking. RCI wanted $250 ... Read more
leochen24551
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
We had been on Jewel of the Seas back in September when we sailed out of Civitavecchia on a 9 day cruise of the Western Mediterranean Sea. With 7 of us in two cabins including the Family Suite, it was memorable and great. Thus when we ... Read more
CruiseQueen612
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and the fact it was leaving out of San Juan. We spent three amazing days discovering beautiful Puerto Rico! We had a mink vacation before we even boarded the ship...definitely will never leave ... Read more
Cnizialek
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
This was our first cruise with RCI,due to the fact that Celebrity has for the most part chartered off its ships for many of the Puerto Rico embarkations.We have sailed the Southern Caribbean itinerary before and truly enjoy it. We greatly ... Read more
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Shep_Proudfoot
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
146 forum posts
It's been less than a week since returning from the Jewel of the Seas. Overall, it was a very nice and enjoyable cruise but there's a lot of room for improvement. This was my tenth cruise overall and first on Royal Caribbean. In the ... Read more
SWCaldwell
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
Sailed January 2017
We chose this ship because of the itinerary (primarily to see St. Croix again). However, as frequent cruisers (several with RC, we were extremely disappointed with most of the aspects of the on-board experience. I've attempted to list some ... Read more
mikeyd
Member Since 2003
4 reviews
159 forum posts
We have sailed on Carnival, NCL and Princess in the 15 years. We thought we would try RCL and the Jewel because we loved the itinerary going to the Southern Caribbean. We were really let down by most things related to the ship. As ... Read more
beachbumkendra
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 helpful votes
As loyal RCI patrons, we were incredibly disappointed on our return visit to the Jewel. Three years ago, we had a wonderful time- great service, staff, etc. Sadly, this ship and all it entails has drastically gone downhill. ... Read more
Rivernerd
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
In short, our experience was quite disappointing, as a result of: • Food poisoning • the RCI "bureaucratic shuffle" • Mediocre food quality • “In-Your-Face” marketing of upscale ... Read more
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jtclark
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I chose this cruise because a friend highly recommended Royal Caribbean and this particular cruise fit our schedule and desired locations well. I went into this cruise with high expectations and was very impressed with our experience. It ... Read more
thatbloominplace
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
433 forum posts
embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly as there were plenty of staff on hand.our room was ready and our bags arrived shortly thereafter. the room was laid out well and was actually pretty large for this size ship. no problem here. ... Read more
LoraRay
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
We were talked into going on this cruise by friends. I have sailed 20+ times and my husband once before. This was to be our much awaited Honeymoon Cruise. Worst cruise and travel experience of my entire life and I've been all over the ... Read more
graydogKC
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I chose this because of the number of ports I would visit. The activities on the ship had a lot of contests and comedians. We only saw 2 broad way style shows. It was a good getaway from the winter. There were 2 good bands a rock band ... Read more
floridarn
Member Since 2013
1 review
19 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Food in dining room ok. Ate there 1 nite. Ate in chops 2 nites. Fantastic. Giovini"s was poor. Cabin seem cramped a little. Staff was good. Cancelled post cruise excursion which was disappointing. Not enough dancing opportunities ... Read more
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BerK2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
We chose to go on this cruise for our honeymoon. We liked the structure of the cruise and how it docked 8-5 for most days, and had one day of cruising. Some things that you should understand about this ship is that it has a capacity of ... Read more
BethBLove2Cruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise for the ports of call. This was my 8th cruise, 6th one on Royal. First, Jewel is beautiful. It was refurbished earlier this year. The whole ship looks wonderful. The only old-looking part was the outside part of ... Read more
CruisermanVA
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
636 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
There's nothing like taking a cruise in a warm climate during the middle of winter. We spent 10 days in the Caribbean in January 2017, eight of which were on board the Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas. Overall we had a very good time ... Read more
Jdlowers
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I took a group and was looking to balance affordability with different destinations. The ship is mid size and the public areas are clean and attractive. The dining room staff was great but the food was so so. We dined at Chops, the ... Read more
TRUEBLUE66
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
202 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
This was our 11th cruise, although not all with R.C.I. We made Diamond on our last cruise so were looking forward to making use of the extra benefits. Booked this cruise as B2B as we live in Scotland so it's a long way to travel ... Read more
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