Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Easter Bunny and Family Fun!
"I had a hard time deciding what to do before the cruise and all of the excursions were sold out due to two Royal Caribbean, and one carnival ship in port.My husband is a diabetic and rarely eats sweets but, was able to have some sugar-free desserts this cruise and it made his day...."Read More

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Southern Caribbean Getaway

Review for a Caribbean - Southern Cruise on Jewel of the Seas

ib101
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Booked this cruise because of the itinerary. I planned on visiting friends in both Barbados and Tobago, which I did. The only problem with the itinerary is the San Juan departure port which is cumbersome to get to. The Jewel although one of RCI's older ships was clean and well maintained and really doesn't show her age. Some aspects like the tiny pools and small windjammer buffet do harken to ...
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Sail Date: February 2024

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


Lots to do and a port-heavy itinerary!

Review for a Caribbean - Southern Cruise on Jewel of the Seas

AmericanMom
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

This was a great trip. The Jewel is one of the smaller ships but it was perfect for this intinerary because it was so port-heavy. I wouldn't reccomend getting the drink package on this one. It seems like a great idea at first but if you plan to leave the ship every day to visit the islands, it would be more economical to just buy your drinks individually. We chose this cruise because we've ...
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Sail Date: January 2024

Traveled with disabled person


Disappointing Experience for Longtime RCL Cruisers

Review for a Caribbean - Southern Cruise on Jewel of the Seas

Jessica M.
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Long-time RCL cruisers. First AND LAST time we let them choose our room (we were just going along with our group). I should have known as soon as I opened the first drawer on the chipped dresser and the front of it fell off! Had to pound it back together. Our veranda was a rusty mess! In need of paint but not on the floor and table that was splattered with old paint. We had soot rain down ...
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Sail Date: January 2024


Jewel Southern Caribbean

Review for a Caribbean - Southern Cruise on Jewel of the Seas

SteelCityCruiser10
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

We chose this cruise because we like the Radiance class ships and for the port intensive itinerary. Here is a recap of our cruise and final thoughts after returning. Recap & Final thoughts: Pre Cruise stay: 2 nights at Condado Ocean Club. Premium Oceanview room. We really liked this hotel. It was clean and the bed was amazingly comfortable. Staff was helpful and friendly. The view from ...
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Sail Date: January 2024

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


Not great.

Review for a Caribbean - Southern Cruise on Jewel of the Seas

Last time with Royal.
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Booked a smaller ship thinking that overcrowding wouldn’t be as big of a problem as in past cruises. Boy, was I wrong, and add to that a dated jalopy of a ship to spend a week on. Don’t waste your money on this pile of garbage unless you like the hum and flicker of CFL light bulbs that *might* work if you’re lucky. One of them in our stateroom was like a strobe light and two other lights just ...
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Sail Date: January 2024

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Traveled with disabled person


Awful cruise

Review for a Caribbean - Southern Cruise on Jewel of the Seas

clovecruising
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Lots of issues on this cruise. Entertainment: 1. All entertainment was geared to one group of people. Everything was in Spanish. 2. Whether you were in Safari Club, Vortex or in center by Christmas/bar, all entertainment was in Spanish. Disabilities: 1. There was no assistance for people with disabilities upon leaving for excursions. You were expected to walk down three flights of ...
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Sail Date: November 2023


Not ready for prime time

Review for a Canada & New England Cruise on Jewel of the Seas

Jtkoehler2
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Good stuff first, food was good the dining service staff Cynthia and Sandeep were awesome. Our room Stewart Clarke very friendly did a great job. PEI tour was great. That was the reason we went. My wife is big fan of the Ann of green gables. Getting on was the normal made house stuff you get while getting on a big ship. The tours :Cabot trail was a few stops enclosing a stop at a closed ...
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Sail Date: October 2023


Old Ship, Poor Food, Hit-and-Miss Ports of Call

Review for a Canada & New England Cruise on Jewel of the Seas

irishflower
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Let me start with this: I love cruising. I've been on 15+ cruises, from the Odyssey of the Seas to the Nordic Prince that was retired ages ago, from RCCL to Princess to Celebrity to Norwegian to Holland America, and more. As cruises go, this was one I won't ever do again. This was supposed to be a "Fall Colors" cruise, but we missed the colors by a couple weeks, I think, as most trees were bare ...
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Sail Date: October 2023


Jewel is Old, Itinerary was Wonderful

Review for a Arctic Cruise on Jewel of the Seas

happytotravel127
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We booked this 22 months ahead of time. We were unable to get our favorite cabin, JS. We did not like the balcony cabin! Way too small for us. I can't remember how many times we ran into each other between the bed and door. The Jewel of the Seas is old, built in 2004 and updated in 2016. It needs so much work. Paint peeling, titles cracked, Wi-Fi was almost nonexistent. unless you were in the ...
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Sail Date: September 2023


IS THE JEWEL A TRAINING SHIP? Several of our fellow passengers thought so...

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Jewel of the Seas

Gorilla123
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The food was mediocre at best. The itinerary was why we chose this cruise. I have been around long enough to know that the new, splashy ships have the least interesting itineraries, and the older tired ships have the most interesting itineraries. However, I did not expect the older ship to offer subpar food and experiences. The salad dressings had no flavor at all, and the soups were just ...
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Sail Date: August 2023


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