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Jewel of the Seas Review

3.5 / 5.0
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1589 reviews
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Great ship, but be aware of outrageous extra costings.

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Alaska
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6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2015
Cabin: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony
Good cabin on Level 8
Level 4 looking upwards

Cruised from Seattle to Inside Passage via Juneau and Skagway then return to Vancouver. Wonderful ship and great staff. However company needs to have a real good look at themselves with outrageous extras. To use the internet is $6.99 per minute. They have packages of $20 per unit. (should be free) Charge you for water and soft drinks, Squeezed orange juice, please. There are charges for everything so be aware. Gone are the days when you paid for your cruise your got everthing included except alcohol.

Shore excursions are way overpriced and not enough time to enjoy the ports. Vancouver Island: Definitely do the Buchant Gardens, a must but book it yourself.They charge $149 per person for 1.5hrs at garden. They do a tour of Victoria for about 1 hr and you can visit a castle. Felt very ripped off. Cost to enter garden was $39 each, Castle was $11. About $100 to cruise around and listen to a good guide. (I dont think so)

Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Cabin E2

Cabin was great. Neat and clean, Had a balcony which was great, Service to our cabin was excellent. Staff were all very friendly. Our cabin was centrally located with easy access to other areas.

Port Reviews


Seattle port is in a great location. We stayed in Seattle for a few days prior to departure. Done our own thing.


Walked around Juneau and went on Tram up mountain. Very good.


Stayed on ship.

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