Jewel of The Seas Sparkled for Us: Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review by Native FortWaynian
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Jewel of The Seas Sparkled for Us
Destination: Western Caribbean
I just want to note, that apparently since the cruise lines "own" the dock / port area (I believe?), then neither Cozumel, nor Costa Maya were directly in their town / village. One needed to taxi or walk. Since we were just "testing out" cruising, we were reluctant to venture too far, and possibly not make it back to our boat before time to pull out. Seeing the "set up", I shall call it, market area / mall-festival-like area set up to get the tourists dollars first, on the negative side my take was that we were kind of TRAPPED in this area. Of course the vendors were all doing their best to be aggressive salespeople - - yet remaining as polite as they would need to be within the margins. I also had hoped for more nearby beaches to where we docked (without having to take transportation, as mentioned). Next time, we may have more courage and venture in to see "The Real Cozumel" and "The Real Costa Maya". My regret was regarding a generous invitation by LeStudio (Chris and Gail) to take up their offer to ride together to Paradise beach. I later saw the internet for that location - - and Oh MY, what a beautiful sandy beach, with all activities you may want.
The cruise itself was excellent, and waters so Very VERY blue. The evening dinner staff was quite exceptional. I need to brag too, because I MADE IT TO THE TOP of the ROCK CLIMBING WALL ! ! ! Yeah! I rang that bell so proudly - sense of success for me. Who would have thought a floating hotel (this Jewel) would have such activities, a mini-golf, a casino, and self-leveling pool tables!?!! I so wish I would have done the Safari lounge more, and the card room, as online friends YukiPhnx (Andrew and Andrea) mentioned. The Scooners Bar was particularly decked out really CUTE! Sugoii :) If you have not cruised yet, you really should. Friends we met on shore told us their (other) cruise line didn't have great food and had other issues. I feel totally pleased with our experience. Jewel really did SPARKLE for us. We will cruise Royal Caribbean again!
-Caroline & Al from Indiana
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Cabin review: K1009 Interior Stateroom
1009 on the Deck 10. We loved it for an inside state room. Great use of space. Our favorite part was the VERY comfortable queen bed. We could not tell that 2 beds were put together. We enjoy firm beds, and this was so cozy, like at home. Another point, although room was small, we liked having that loveseat (couch) and small oval table, and a very unique feature was the Ship TV channel, where we could check out the current stats/location of the ship - - ie wind speed, temp, picture from the heliport area, how many knots and total miles (nautical miles) with a map of where we were currently. How wonderful! The room attendants were friendly, smiley, and very efficient. We could not have wanted more! Great, you guys! Pretty pretty ship! Husband said we would upgrade and have a view next time.Read All Interior Stateroom (K) Reviews >>