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ybatac
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
LOVED this first time cruise experience! Jewel of the Seas is a beautiful ship and we agree, a great first ship for starters. There was plenty to do without being overwhelmed, the ship is stunning and very clean, and the staff is world ... Read more
tweinberg
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
This cruise was planned well ahead of time, it was meant to be a happy family reunion and a 20th wedding anniversary celebration for my husband and me. I was leery of the ship, it's old and I wanted to experience a cruise on one of Royal ... Read more
Jovocrtt
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
176 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I am a travel addict and take great joy in planning the perfect vacation. We are almost Diamond members of RCCL so we booked this trip a year ago, and we were able to score an aft cabin. (1604). We traveled Mar 10 to 19 , 2016. Two nights ... Read more
mindylu68
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for our family primarily for the great itinerary. I love a Caribbean cruise that departs from SJU because you start out so close to the other islands that you end up not having too many at sea days...We flew into San ... Read more
Fletch2
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
OVERALL: Pretty much what many had written. Embarkation and debarkation fast and efficient. ENTERTAINMENT: Smaller ship, needs better entertainment shows. While we attended many shows both in Coral theatre and Centrum it was never ... Read more
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SherryLK714
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the itinerary. We cruised 2 years ago on the Independence. The biggest difference that I noticed between the two ships is for some reason on the Jewel, I felt the movement of the boat constantly throughout the ... Read more
mindyespey
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 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
tyrod15
Member Since 2010
1 review
76 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Arrived early morning of the cruise. Nothing to do with luggage...explored the forts in San Juan...was on ship by 12:00pm...embarkation was easy...waited in line a little over 1/2 an hour...got to pier around 11:15am...disembarkation was ... Read more
junevk
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
1 forum post
7 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
1 helpful vote
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
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WineandRoseLady
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
215 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
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
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
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
Diane7555
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 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 March 2017
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
5 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
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dddangerousdan
Member Since 2016
1 review
37 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Overall we were pleased with the entire cruise. The room was clean. The steward took care of all our needs quickly. The main dining room service was a bit slow. We mostly ate in the windjammer after the third day. The food in both ... Read more
FRCOPTR
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 forum posts
19 helpful votes
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
12 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
Robt44
Member Since 2003
1 review
18 forum posts
8 helpful votes
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
countrydanceteacher
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
Sailed February 2017
Chose this cruise because our cousin (a travel agent) was booking a group from Kansas City, KS to sail together - we joined the group. And also because I had only been to one of the Ports of Call. I traveled with my brother and ... Read more
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The Original Panama Jack
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
5 helpful votes
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
charlainerobichaud
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
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
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