We had excellent service throughout this cruise, with one major notable exception in the dining room that resulted in us moving tables.
The entertainment options were pretty average variety shows. The singers and dancers are talented, ...
Chose this cruise as cruised with RCL before and liked the itinerary. Ship clean, small enough to not use the lifts and good facilities. Cabin more than adequate in size and kept spotlessly clean. Sea days poor on entertainment that was ...
We choose this cruise for the amazing itinerary. The Greek Islands are so beautiful. Most of our tours were through RC and they were wonderful. The food, service and entertainment on the cruise was disappointing. The food had no taste to ...
This was my first cruise on Royal Caribbean. I have cruised several times on Norwegian and a few times on smaller ships. I chose this cruise because I wanted to see the Greek Islands on the itinerary.
First the good - the ship was ...
We travelled in may with a baby and what a great first cruising experience. The staff was friendly and helpful especially with the baby. We had my time dining with server Michael and assistant Anythony. They were fantastic! The chef was ...
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary, price and reviews of the ship after its refurbishment. We were able to board the ship quickly at 11 am in Civitavecchia and enjoy 6 hours on the ship before departure. Disembarkation was ...
We took the Jewel of the Seas repositioning cruise from San Juan which was a 13 day trip 5 of which were cruising. Our plan to meet friends in Rome fell through so we decided to stay on board to cruise the Greek Isles which was a 9 day ...
chose this cruise because it visited the 2 countries we wanted to see and get the most out of in the least amount of time. it was our 1st cruise and RC really was very impressive with their customer service with the exception of the final ...
We have always have enjoyed Royals exceptional cruises, traveling mostly out of Florida and Puerta Rico to the all of the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America so it was exciting to find this one while planning our trip to Italy. The ...
3rd Cruise, 2nd on RCL, and RCL better than Princess
We both enjoyed ship because we knew what to expect, and that meaning not all the bell and whistles as the newer ships. What we did enjoy was the crew, service, and the ...
All destinations were perfect, all the cities were ''to discover'' and each had something different to provide.
Embarkation was perfect but disembarkation needs improvement/clarification for early departure.
Ship is great, rooms are ...
Repositioning and landed in Rome
End in Rome
End in Rome
Excursion group was not helpful, a waste and reason to choose another ship and/or cruise line. They seemed disconnected / not organized. An view held by many fellow ...
This was my second TA and first with Royal Caribbean. It was cruise #34 for me and it was my most enjoyable so far. I will break down this review in categories, to make it easier to read and understand. I will post videos of the entire ...
CRUISE CRITIC REVIEW
BY: Ernest H. Williams, Jr.
QUALIFICATIONS: Hundreds of restaurant and hotel reviews and 85 previous cruises.
CRUISE SHIP: Jewel of the Seas
CRUISE LINE: Royal Caribbean
DATES OF CRUISE: 23 April to 6 ...
I chose this cruise because of its Port-au- Calls, which I had not visited before.
It was somewhat inconvenient as it sailed from San Juan, PR and we live in Miami, thus had to fly in the day before (the same day flight was leaving at 7 ...
We took this TA ( our 4th TA) because of the ports and cost. We had a balcony on Deck 8 which was spacious and more storage than we expected. Our CRuiseCritic roll call was very active and we participated in many events through the cruise, ...
We have completed many Transatlantics including a previous one on Jewel of the Seas. We particularly like the relaxing sea days and getting to know other passengers, so joining activities onboard is a big plus for us.
Embarkation and ...
1. Not much to do inside the cruise.
2. Few elevator for many people.
3. No places to eat after lunch and dinner hours.
4. No hot running water.
5. After 1 am they turn off air condition and flushing toilets.
6. Old cruise ...
I was looking forward to cruising on Jewel of the seas - I heard great thing about Royal Caribbean -- I was disappointed from the moment i got on board - staff was not helpful - service was poor - stateroom smelt stale -- washroom smelt ...
I love this itinerary and the ship is similar to CC Summit. Great crew!! Ship was a little small for me with not as many activities as other ships I've sailed on. We had a great waiter and assistant waiter at our table (Basri and Alina) ...
Chose to fly direct to San Juan so that were started cruise in the Caribbean instead of days at sea sailing from Miami great boat our only criticism of room 7430 was that below our balcony was a sort of steel cover for the lifeboats below ...
The ship was rather a disappointment. Compared to Carnival Breeze and Adventure of the Seas that we cruised on before, there was not much to do here.
Entertainment was bleak, the "Production shows" in Coral theater with live ...
We selected this cruise because of the itinerary as well as we had been wanting to try a Royal Caribbean cruise. The itinerary did not disappoint. Royal Caribbean on the other hand did. We were wanting to make this cruise a little more ...
I chose this cruise because of the great ports of call. I wanted to experience some sun and fun. I arrived to the ship by 1:00 pm and was pleasantly surprised of the organized embarkation and team coordination in the process. It took ...
We sailed out of San Juan and explored it for 5 days befor our departure on the cruise. Sailing out of San Juan was a huge reason why I chose to sail on Jewel of the Seas. I also asked a few friends to come along and they all enjoyed it ...
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