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We've sailed Carnival and Disney before, but this was our first trip with Royal Caribbean. To be honest, I was somewhat disappointed. While our port itinerary and island experiences were fantastic, I was less than impressed with some aspects of our cruise. My main complaint, which I wanted to warn others about, was our cabin #7587. It's an inside cabin located above the casino. Our room was pretty much directly above the speaker system, so we heard a crew member shouting from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. every night as she ran the slot tournaments. That said, the actual layout and decor of our cabin was good, and our cabin steward was wonderful. Complaints were made re: the noise, security looked into it, but nothing changed re: volume, and apparently we couldn't be moved because the ship was full. Some other cons: - The ship really didn't have a lot of activities on board, and played the same movies over and over. Normally we have trouble deciding which activity we want to do...this time we often found nothing appealing. We attended two comedy shows (the first mediocre) and a magic show (unimpressive). - Also, while some of the food (lunch buffet, dinner at Tides) were good, the breakfast was subpar and I wish the ship had some additional restaurants for quick dining/snack options during the day. There is a spot in the Solarium where you can get snacks most hours of the day, but sadly the pizza was horrible...how can you screw up pizza?! We did pay for room service once ($7.95 service charge! it's always been free on other cruise lines we've been on) but the food was mediocre. - Some areas of the ship were quite nice, while others (ie- faded/flimsy pillows on chairs in outdoor dining area, ripped seating in Windjammer cafe) were showing their age. Also was not a fan of the artwork and sculptures on board. I had expected this cruise to exceed our experiences on Carnival, and sadly in many ways it did not.

Warning re: Cabin 7587

Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review by C-cruisingreviews

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We've sailed Carnival and Disney before, but this was our first trip with Royal Caribbean. To be honest, I was somewhat disappointed. While our port itinerary and island experiences were fantastic, I was less than impressed with some aspects of our cruise.

My main complaint, which I wanted to warn others about, was our cabin #7587. It's an inside cabin located above the casino. Our room was pretty much directly above the speaker system, so we heard a crew member shouting from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. every night as she ran the slot tournaments. That said, the actual layout and decor of our cabin was good, and our cabin steward was wonderful. Complaints were made re: the noise, security looked into it, but nothing changed re: volume, and apparently we couldn't be moved because the ship was full.

Some other cons:

- The ship really didn't have a lot of activities on board, and played the same movies over and over. Normally we have trouble deciding which activity we want to do...this time we often found nothing appealing. We attended two comedy shows (the first mediocre) and a magic show (unimpressive).

- Also, while some of the food (lunch buffet, dinner at Tides) were good, the breakfast was subpar and I wish the ship had some additional restaurants for quick dining/snack options during the day. There is a spot in the Solarium where you can get snacks most hours of the day, but sadly the pizza was horrible...how can you screw up pizza?! We did pay for room service once ($7.95 service charge! it's always been free on other cruise lines we've been on) but the food was mediocre.

- Some areas of the ship were quite nice, while others (ie- faded/flimsy pillows on chairs in outdoor dining area, ripped seating in Windjammer cafe) were showing their age. Also was not a fan of the artwork and sculptures on board.

I had expected this cruise to exceed our experiences on Carnival, and sadly in many ways it did not.
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