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1,862 Royal Caribbean San Juan Cruise Reviews
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DCGuy64
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
160 forum posts
9 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 January 2017
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
SWCaldwell
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
Sailed January 2017
We chose this ship because of the itinerary (primarily to see St. Croix again). However, as frequent cruisers (several with RC, we were extremely disappointed with most of the aspects of the on-board experience. I've attempted to list some ... Read more
mikeyd
Member Since 2003
4 reviews
159 forum posts
We have sailed on Carnival, NCL and Princess in the 15 years. We thought we would try RCL and the Jewel because we loved the itinerary going to the Southern Caribbean. We were really let down by most things related to the ship. As ... 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
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Rivernerd
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 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
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
2 helpful votes
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
38 forum posts
5 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
5 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
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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
thatbloominplace
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
433 forum posts
embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly as there were plenty of staff on hand.our room was ready and our bags arrived shortly thereafter. the room was laid out well and was actually pretty large for this size ship. no problem here. ... Read more
LoraRay
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 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
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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
CruisermanVA
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
626 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
There's nothing like taking a cruise in a warm climate during the middle of winter. We spent 10 days in the Caribbean in January 2017, eight of which were on board the Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas. Overall we had a very good time ... Read more
Jdlowers
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I took a group and was looking to balance affordability with different destinations. The ship is mid size and the public areas are clean and attractive. The dining room staff was great but the food was so so. We dined at Chops, the ... Read more
Mr Mom
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
We chose this ship because we wanted a January cruise that went to the Southern Caribbean. Initially we were just iffy about the ship as we had previously sailed on the NCL Getaway. After 3 days we had NO crowded pools, no crowded hot ... Read more
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chelbymay
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
This was my first cruise from San Juan. The port there is very organized. We are Platinum and in a suite, so we were onboard really quickly. Our cabin was 1330 (Junior Suite, Deck 10 midship). Plenty of storage in the cabin, and the ... Read more
TRUEBLUE66
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
194 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
This was our 11th cruise, although not all with R.C.I. We made Diamond on our last cruise so were looking forward to making use of the extra benefits. Booked this cruise as B2B as we live in Scotland so it's a long way to travel ... Read more
be1498
Member Since 2006
1 review
100 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Our group of six couples (in our 40's and 50's) met up early in San Juan to explore, dine, and drink...but officially to let our luggage catch up in case it was misrouted. We visited the fort and OId San Juan, and enjoyed the Three Kings ... Read more
doctorbeef
Member Since 2009
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
My wife and I were trying to decide where to go for a Caribbean vacation; I voted for an all-inclusive resort, my wife wanted to go on a cruise. So, off we went on a cruise (I lost the vote 1-1; perhaps interference from Russia in the ... Read more
daisy12345
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
14 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose the Adventure of the Seas because of the great ports this ship visits out of San Juan and we have always had a great experience with Royal Caribbean. We flew in the day before and enjoyed an afternoon and night in San Juan. We ... Read more
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