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mindyespey
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We are early 50's, very active, and well acquainted with the Caribbean and many islands. This was our 5th cruise, having sailed on larger ships before. This ship was a great choice and I highly recommend Jewel and the Southern Caribbean ... Read more
junevk
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
We recently returned from our Southern Caribbean cruise and though the stops were nice, we probably would not cruise on the Jewel again because it is a smaller ship with less things to do on board. We always look forward to the evening ... Read more
Sharonch
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 forum posts
Superb cruise, yummy food, tasty drinks and friendly staff. Every port we visited the boat docked at 8am and departed 5pm but it would have been good to stay some places a little longer (especially St Maartin & Grenada). Tried ... Read more
WineandRoseLady
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
211 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
This cruise followed a trip to Mardi Gras on the Celebrity Equinox. Family members chose this itinerary, and therefore the ship. Embarkation was quick and uneventful. My Time Dining, found us at a different table every time. ... Read more
Business Professor
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Did a back-2-back on the Jewel out of San Juan to several of the Caribbean islands. Royal Caribbean is always my first choice as they always deliver. The only negative about the cruise itinerary or the ship was that on the ship many ... Read more
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Diane7555
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
San Juan is a beautiful departure port. You feel like you are in Europe in Old San Juan. The old forts are interesting to visit. It costs only $5 to visit both forts and they are in walking distance from each other. However, hotels and ... Read more
jgperegrine
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
31 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We choose this cruise for the itinerary. We had a great time and enjoyed all the islands, and met some really great people on board the ship. My favorite island was Dominica, I look forward to returning there one day. The Jewel of the Seas ... Read more
jimbmw
Member Since 2003
3 reviews
90 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We love sailing out of San Juan, safe/friendly, and Excellent embarkation/disembarkation ~ very streamlined on both ends of cruise. Kudos for that! Motown and John Joseph comedian were superb! RCL dancers and singers were up to normal ... Read more
FRCOPTR
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
03/04/2017 sail date: Ship: refit needed to be completed: Chops OPENED this cruise. Great shape with a few early morning smells form Lower floors starboard (right) side. Carpet in main areas is new and I saw NO seems or issues. ... Read more
cummings2010
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the itinerary, one sea day then a stop every day. We were off the ship for each port headed to the beach and private tours. Embarkation and disembarkation went very smooth. The ship was clean and well maintained. I ... Read more
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Robt44
Member Since 2003
1 review
18 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had the Junior Suite and it was our best cabin ever. On the "hump' it had a large balcony. Seems like a minor detail, but the walk-in closet really was a plus. With all the in-port days, we didn't get much interaction with the ... Read more
The Original Panama Jack
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
Sailed February 2017
Royal Caribbean is one of my favorite cruise lines, and this trip did not disappoint. Well, maybe just a little in the food category, but other than that is was great. This, our fourth RCCL cruise and first Jewel of the Seas cruise, ... Read more
Holz1441
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was my first cruise, however I was with a group of 8 who most of this group had been on several (upwards of 15) cruises previous to this one. We choose royal because we wanted the higher end cruise. I can say, however I did not get ... Read more
OakvilleGirl
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
In the past, we have cruised on Celebrity Cruise Lines so this is our reference point for this cruise. We chose Jewel of the Seas because it had recently been refurbished (Summer 2016) and had the itinerary that we were looking for. We ... Read more
msmck535
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have traveled before on the Adventure and love her. Her updates were very noticeable and nicely done. We had a balcony room which we love, beds are not the softest, but we asked our room steward for a mattress topper and had it within ... Read more
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charlainerobichaud
Member Since 2017
1 review
This was our first cruise experience ever and I have to say it's by far the best vacation I've ever had. I had planned this trip since June 2016 and had done all sorts of research. At first we had no idea which cruise line or ship to ... Read more
cruzinfromnowon
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
10 helpful votes
BACKGROUND We are a married couple in our 50s. This was our seventh cruise – 5th with RCI (others were with Princess). We have sailed on ships as small as the Monarch of the Seas and as large as the Allure of the Seas. This ... Read more
Clawman
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
We are experienced cruisers (6-10), but our first time on RCCL. We specifically chose this cruise based upon the ports of call and to compare our prior cruise lines. We visited St. Maarten and the ABC (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao) Islands. ... Read more
travelingmead@gmail.com
2 reviews
5 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
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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
Bleu4u
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
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
KatDenning
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was my first cruise, so I didn't really know what to expect, but I was underwhelmed by the experience. Some things were great...the service was exceptional, the entertainment was good, the different amenities on-board were great, and ... Read more
LLRJB140
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We are Repeat cruisers on this ship and chose it for the great itinerary. Thew ship has recently been refurbished and the public areas look good. There are clearly numerous plumbing problems involving toilets not flushing and the lower ... Read more
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