Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review by padrek: Spring Transatlantic
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This spring transatlantic was on my favorite ship, Jewel of the Seas. I travel RCI as their prices are reasonable, ships are beautiful, and they have an excellent repeaters program with significant benefits at upper levels. We began with embarkation in Ft Lauderdale at RCI's new, and very large terminal built for their Oasis class ships. As Jewel carries 2000, not 6000, the boarding process was very fast and easy. Aboard we were allowed to go to staterooms immediately as the ship had come in from the shipyard that morning as thus rooms were made up far in advance. As usual luggage delivery was slow and special upper category repeaters bag tags made no difference at all. Restaurant reservations were all in order etc., and so after lunch in Windjammer it was clear sailing to Boat Drill and departure at 5 pm. for 6 days at sea, then into the Azores. As always crew morale seemed excellent, ship was sparkling, on board lecturers were good, and all was fine under excellent More
Had lovely port calls in Porta Delgada, Azores, Portugal;then two more sea days and into Brest and Cherbourg France and trip ended in Harwich England, with a very easy departure and a seamless trip to London's airports for those who had transfers offered by RCI.
Missed having Hotel Director Robert Taggert aboard. He is everyone's friend, passenger and crew alike and is much responsible for the wonderful attitude you find aboard Jewel Less
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Cabin review: Jewel of the Seas Superior Oceanview Stateroom Deck 9 9050
Be careful of Balcony Cabin #9050, its companion on the opposite side of the ship, and cabins in same location on Deck # 7 and 8. A window washing machine is parked outside blocking at least 1/3 of your view. These cabins should be sold, and priced, as "Obstructed View", but are marketed at full price.
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