Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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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
2 forum posts
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
145 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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rukkian
Member Since 2016
1 review
193 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Overall, a wonderful experience, and we are already looking at booking one with the kids for next time. The good: The housekeeping and wait staff members were awesome. Service all around was very good. The main entrees were pretty ... Read more
Sirtenly1
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 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
96 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
854 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
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chisholmag
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
15 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
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
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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
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
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