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This was our first time cruising and we found plenty to do on the boat. The meal options were great you could eat in the main dining room or choose fine dining. We could not fault the meals in the main dining room and they were different every night. The wait staff were excellent. If you could afford it I would go for a balcony cabin allowing some more room and fresh air. We did a couple of boat excursions, and then some of our own. You could do all external excursions if you want to save money, it was very easy to do. Getting on and off the ship was not a problem and not crowded and time consuming as we had read and expected. We enjoyed Royal Caribbean jewel of the Seas ship and would use them again. The Greek isles are a beautiful place to visit and the itinerary we had was perfect for us.

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Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review by ktwaters

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This was our first time cruising and we found plenty to do on the boat. The meal options were great you could eat in the main dining room or choose fine dining. We could not fault the meals in the main dining room and they were different every night. The wait staff were excellent. If you could afford it I would go for a balcony cabin allowing some more room and fresh air. We did a couple of boat excursions, and then some of our own. You could do all external excursions if you want to save money, it was very easy to do. Getting on and off the ship was not a problem and not crowded and time consuming as we had read and expected. We enjoyed Royal Caribbean jewel of the Seas ship and would use them again. The Greek isles are a beautiful place to visit and the itinerary we had was perfect for us.
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Cabin Review

Ocean View
Cabin 3N
We mainly used the cabin for sleeping so was ok for us but a bit stuffy. They are quite small cabins. Would definitely go with a balcony next time to allow fresh air and more space.
Deck 8 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

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