Royal Caribbean San Juan Cruise Reviews

Your selections (clear selections):
Royal Caribbean x
San Juan x

Royal Caribbean International

Cruise Critic Overview

  • Private Islands: Labadee and CocoCay
  • Onboard fun includes FlowRider surf simulators and rock climbing walls
  • 25 ships that sail to countries on six continents
  • Read full overview >>
1,807 Royal Caribbean San Juan Cruise Reviews
Cruiser rating
Excellent
1,013
Very Good
427
Average
236
Poor
75
Terrible
30
See reviews for
Family Cruises
Family Cruises
359
Romantic Cruises
Romantic Cruises
181
First-Time Cruisers
First-Time Cruisers
78
Spring Break Cruises
Spring Break Cruises
41
Rating Summary
Dining
Public Rooms
Cabin
Entertainment
Value for Money
Service
pokyjones
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
29 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
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
89 forum posts
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
847 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
9 forum posts
2 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
2 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
Compare Prices on Royal Caribbean Cruises
PhoebeGId
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was my first cruise with husband and parents. I have never really fancied a cruise before but am definitely a convert now. The ship was luxurious with glass lifts and staircases, the dining room was beautiful and dinner felt special ... 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
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
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 four weeks ago
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
143 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
Compare Prices on Royal Caribbean Cruises
steveku2
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
5 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Ten friends, my wife, and I did a back-to-back cruise on Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas, January 28 - February 4, 2017. Two weeks. If you can afford it, do it. After awhile the cruise becomes more than a vacation - it's a way of ... Read more
DCGuy64
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
155 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was my first cruise with Royal Caribbean International and my 6th cruise, period. Overall, I was very impressed, especially with the staff. They were by far the highlight of the trip. From the friendly faces at the Café ... Read more
longislandgirl
Member Since 2005
1 review
60 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I have taken other cruises and wanted something different and after hearing rave reviews I figured I would try RCC. it could be the ship was older or my expectations were set higher? the décor of this ship is slightly creepy, ... 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
5 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
Compare Prices on Royal Caribbean Cruises
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
cfrasier98
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
My husband and I went with 7 other people. We both enjoyed the cruise,but have a few complaints. The first night in the dining room our whole group had the same meal. We all ordered steak. The steak was like shoe leather and we all ... Read more
ChuckC
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
30 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was week two of our back 2 back cruises. We love the southern itinerary, the islands are so beautiful and each is so different. As many times that we have been to them we always find some area that we have not seen before, As for the ... Read more
millertwo
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Took this cruise to support our hometown Potentate for the Yelduz Shrine Club from Aberdeen South Dakota. We found this adventure to be an awesome experience. The cabin crew was excellent in caring for our room and needs. The kitchen ... Read more
NDUFFY
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We have cruised several times with 4 different cruise lines and wanted to try out RC. I was disappointed. I've heard so many great things about RC, I expected more. I'm not sure if it's just this ship or RC altogether. From the first day, ... Read more
Compare Prices on Royal Caribbean Cruises
LoraRay
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 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
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
Compare Prices on Royal Caribbean Cruises

Sponsored links

Sponsored links

Share feedback
Thank you!  Cruise Critic values your feedback.
How can we improve this page?