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Jewel of the Seas Review

3.5 / 5.0
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1613 reviews
12 Awards

Nice Jewel cruise, may look elsewhere for future though

Review for Jewel of the Seas to the Western Caribbean
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First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Dec 2012
Cabin: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

We loved our starboard balcony (extended) at the front of the ship. Our balcony had one lounger and two chairs and a table with great views. The art auctions were interesting even if you aren't into art, and endless champagne during both of them. The impressionist comedian was hilarious. Solarium best seats are almost hidden at the far corners of the front end, room service breakfast is a great decision.

Excursions: grand cayman the best decision we did was to not get a ship excursion and instead we bought one of the main shopping plaza walk by tours for $15 near the margaritaville restaurant. It took an hour and a half and was well worth it. A/c bus, went to the town of hell to send postcards home and drink a beer by the neat rock formations out back, went to the dolphin experience, and the tortuga rum cake and rum sampling factory. This was half price cheaper than the ship to the same places. Easily back to the ship ontime.

Cozumel we did the $79 double snorkel catamaran which was fantastic! Best guided snorkel ever, we saw sea turtles, a couple small sharks, stingrays, grouper, lots of fish, etc. free drinks after snorkeling, fun music up top afternoon and the all inclusive island stop at playa mia for an hour and a half was neat too....they called it a free snack but it was lunch really with sandwiches, fruit, fries,etc. hammocks were fun and lots of water activities. Try out senor frogs at the port before onboarding.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Cabin E2

Huge balcon ywith extended space. Room for two chairs, small table and one lounge chair. Ok to smoke cigars out there, but keep others in mind. End of balcony is not private and others could look over into your room so be mindful. We had breakfast with free room service every morning out there except the last windy day. Closets were huge, bath was ok. Bring your own handsoap bottle if you don't like bar soap. Room attendant was great, asked for extra ice buckets and she kept them filled a few times a day. Only got towel animals a couple of times. Was great to bring our own cooler and kept it near balcony door with water and diet pepsi and our allowed 2 bottles of wine. Bed was super comfy. Mini fridge had room for 4 of our own things. Tip your cabin attendant at the end for extra help and room service each day a buck or two even if you prepaid gratuities it is nice for them. luggage fit easily under the bed after we unpacked. Recommend doing the self carried out luggage on last day and leave around 730 instead of waiting an hour or so in lines for your disembark group.

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