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Jewel of the Seas Review

3.5 / 5.0
1,633 reviews

Transatlantic Crossing to Rome Late April

Review for Transatlantic Cruise on Jewel of the Seas
10+ Cruises • Age 2020s

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Sail Date: Apr 2016
Cabin: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

We wanted to do another TransAtlantic crossing and chose this one mainly for the price. We were in a balcony room on Deck 7 which w/this ship design, you have the lifeboats slightly blocking your view but the outward view is fine. If you are sailing on this ship, you want to pick a room closest to the Main elevator. The forward elevator services those forward rooms and the theatre and not much else. Rooms are the typical balcony w/a small sofa

The entire cruise was 15 nights, and probably had some of the best entertainment consistently that we've had on a cruise ship in a long time. The ports were not that exciting (probably the reason for the price). It isn't necessary to stop in 3 Canary Islands--Tenerife is the most interesting. Enjoyed Alicante as this was a new port for us. Because of the cruise length, at least 75% of the cruisers were over the age of 55+.

We didn't think the food was as good as we remember from other RCCL cruises. The DR had the same menu every lunch w/the addition of a salad bar and a pasta bar (but to stand in line for this, you may as well go to the buffet. We want the DR to get away from the chaos of the buffet) Our dinner service was less than adequate the first few nights, but improved. They are definitely "short changing" the main DR to push people to their specialty DRs.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Cabin E2

Would have chosen a cabin closer to the Main elevator. Otherwise it was fine for a ship of that age. Don't care for those little round showers.

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