"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.I will say the vendors have gone through the pandemic with no cruise travelers and they need the boost to the local economy so please consider spending some money on the island with the locals...."Read More
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Jewel OTS is a Radiance class ship, and the right size (2,500 guests) for our taste. We've sailed on RCI several times, always choosing the mid-size ships, and the Jewel deck plan is one of our favorites. There is access to the bow on several decks for those who like to see where the ship is going. Our cabin was a 4B Spacious Ocean View (9240). Jewel is almost 19 years old and does show wear and ...
Summary Report :
Royal Caribbean Cruise – From Port Canaveral
Jewel of the Seas 1/6 - 1/14 2023
Background – We have completed twenty eight cruises for various companies. This report is based on our thoughts when compared to our previous cruising activity.
Above average results
1. This cruise was considered to be a good value based on length and itinerary.
2. We found the Jewel ...
The first and last time sailing on Royal Caribbean.
*Food: more variety than most cruise lines but inedible, always served cold at the buffet and main dining room worse than a school cafeteria. The buffet took forever for the tables to be cleared, why not use carts to clear tables rather than removing a few plates at a time. My wife and I only went to the dining room twice on this 9 day ...
Like Royal Caribbean. Jewel was out of Port Canaveral and I like that port.
Price was right for Christmas.
Problem...........we were advised no Radiance ships have balconies that open to other cabins.
We travel with our family and love going between the cabins via the deck. Not happening on this cruise!
Now I am leary as to what other ships do not have balconies that open up.
Embarkation went smoothly. I was at the port at 12:30PM and on the ship by 1:00PM. My luggage made it to my stateroom by 2:30PM.
The ship was really nicely decorated for the holidays and the crew outstanding. AAA+
As a 60's + solo cruiser I prefer more of a tradition cruise experience and the Jewel fits that well.
The Jewel is starting to show her age if you look closely, but overall ...
We have cruised Royal Caribbean for many years and have sailed sister ships of the Jewel of the Seas. This was the absolute worst cruise we have ever been on.
The main dining room food was horrendous and extremely slow. The Windjammer provided much better food. Giovanni’s was anything but a “Specialty”.
The ship is very dated and in desperate need of a refresh. Our cabin was 7550. The ...
This was my first cruise following the pandemic, my last being December 2019.
I chose this as I love T/A cruises, so many sea days to savour. I chose the Jewel as I don’t like huge ships, the Jewel is 2500 passengers and there were only 1200 on this cruise!
The ship is a delight, so much wood and glass it is beautiful. All areas were sparkling clean and staff were fantastic ...
My dream was to cross the ocean in comfort during my lifetime. It was all so easy. Our cabin attendant introduced herself right away and explained that for the next 12 days, we were not to worry about anything. We opted for a suite, and indeed the extra space and amenities made a big difference. Thirty-four drawers for storage and two built-in wardrobes. Very pleased how well the A/C worked. Beds ...
The balcony stateroom we had on deck 10 was comfortable, lots of clothes hanging space and hangers.
Asked for dressing gowns and they were provided for us without hesitation.
Excellent quality food at all meal times - in Tides restaurant and Windjammer - with so much variety.
Could bring 2 x bottles of wine onboard on embarkation day (but note not at any port stops during ...
This was our 7th overall Cruise (3rd with Royal) and I will say personally - we enjoyed this Cruise as our best overall. My wife and I celebrated a significant wedding anniversary and our thoughts/ratings were consistently similar. I waited one week so I could absorb and let saturate all of our experiences. First - the condition of the ship we both thought was Excellent. Our cabin (we ...