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Chose this cruise because of the unique itinerary. Older ship showing her age in some areas, but still quite lovely overall. We were thrilled to have a Canadian captain:) We had a wonderful large balcony right near the atrium, however the noise from the band each night was terribly loud. They had to close the fire doors to try and drown out some of the noise. Seemed to be short staffed in the dining room. Food was pretty good though - and had some amazing meals and desserts. As mentioned, the balcony was a real treat with two loungers and lots of room. Our room steward was very good. Cabin had lots of storage and was a good size. Shows were pretty good, however a little disappointed that there wasn’t more activities or music during the day. We have taken 2 cruise on older Royal ships and we prefer the newer ships with more “bells & whistles”.

Lovely cruise to ABC Islands

Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review by Dwoodworth

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Chose this cruise because of the unique itinerary. Older ship showing her age in some areas, but still quite lovely overall. We were thrilled to have a Canadian captain:)

We had a wonderful large balcony right near the atrium, however the noise from the band each night was terribly loud. They had to close the fire doors to try and drown out some of the noise.

Seemed to be short staffed in the dining room. Food was pretty good though - and had some amazing meals and desserts.

As mentioned, the balcony was a real treat with two loungers and lots of room. Our room steward was very good. Cabin had lots of storage and was a good size.

Shows were pretty good, however a little disappointed that there wasn’t more activities or music during the day.

We have taken 2 cruise on older Royal ships and we prefer the newer ships with more “bells & whistles”.
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Cabin Review

Ocean View Balcony
Cabin 1D 8088
Wonderful large balcony with lots of storage space. Bathroom is quite small and looking tired. Bed was terrible - we asked to have a mattress pad added, however it was still pretty uncomfortable.

Worst part was the noise from the atrium - especially if you go to bed before midnight. It is quite loud. Great location close to the elevators.
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