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Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review by remarcm: Jewel is still a Gem


remarcm
4 Reviews
Member Since 2010
2,360 Posts

Member Rating

Cabin 5.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 4.0
Entertainment 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation Not Rated
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 4.0
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 4.0
Value for Money 5.0

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Jewel is still a Gem

Sail Date: October 2012
Destination: Canada & New England
Embarkation: Boston

Arrived in Boston a few days early to see some sights. Stayed at the Holiday Inn Express-69 Boston St. This hotel offers a shuttle service both to/from the airport and to the cruise port for $5.00PP each leg. Used Bostontours.com to do a full day tour. They pick up at this hotel on the weekends. Took the shuttle to Black Falcon Sunday morning at 10:30 AM and is just a 10-15 minute ride. No waiting in line to check in that early and was seated in the early boarding area since we are Diamond members on RCCL. Boarding was a little delayed and no one was allowed on until about 12:30. Up to the Windjammer for lunch and then off to the cabin. The Jewel has switched to the new menu's and IMO they are much better. A few highlights include the steak on the "Classics" menu. The Classics menu replaces the Alternate Selections menu which had a steak offering that was many times tough. The new choice is an Aged Hand Cut Manhattan Strip. I had this twice and both times it was very flavorfull and More much thicker than the old one. There is also Linguini Pomodoro. People at our table had it and said it tasted great. Escargot and shrimp cocktail are available every night as is a dinner salad offering.
A highlight of this trip was the Cruise Director, Dennis Charles. He is a talented performer in his own right. He hosted the Meet & Mingle and really made it the best one I have ever been to. As is typical, he was all over the ship but his wonderful personality really shined through.
The Jewel is still in great condition and I didn't notice any sign of wear and tear. She may be going in to dry dock in 2015 but doesn't need it now.
The fall colors were great in Acadia Park but we were to early for Maine. This is a great cruise if you suffer from motion sickness. Because the distance covered is small the ship averages less than 10 knots travel time. Less


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Port and Shore Excursions


Lunch at Jordon Pond House and drive to top of Cadillac Mountain. Good food and great view.

2.5 hour walking tour of downtown Halifax
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Small museum and train ride with a very short walk from the cruise port.

City Tour

(4)
Needed more photo stops, was too rushed.

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