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Jewel of the Seas Review

3.5 / 5.0
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1613 reviews
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Jewel is well-named

Review for Jewel of the Seas to the Western Caribbean
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zma
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Mar 2013
Cabin: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

We just returned from a 5-night cruise with two other couples; all of us have cruised before. We all agreed this might be the best cruise ever!

Tampa is our home port, so we drove there in the morning. Embarkation was easy and quick; we were aboard by 12:30 and enjoyed a quick lunch in the Windjammer; rooms were ready by 1 PM. Everyone had all luggage by 4 PM. Our room was not huge, but it was well laid out and had more than enough storage space. The bathroom was tiny (others have also commented on this), but we had no problems at all. Space costs money; to have a large bathroom, you need to choose a mini-suite or a regular sized suite. For this trip, we felt our accommodations were more than adequate.

The food was quite good. No, it is not five-star dining, but it is amazing that they can feed so many at the same time and make it look easy and taste that good. The Windjammer has plenty of choices at all times. Meals in the Tides dining room were delicious. We did not opt for Chops or Portofino; we asked if the meat at Chops was prime and the response was that they did not know. For the upcharge we would have preferred a positive response, so we passed on the opportunity.

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Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

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