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Jewel of the Seas Review

3.5 / 5.0
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1604 reviews
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Enjoyable but room for improvement

Review for Jewel of the Seas to the Middle East
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Dec 2019
Cabin: Ocean View

We chose this cruise for its combination of cities plus the opportunity to have a beach day, so the fact that the captain deemed the seas too rough for tendering (debatable) on the day we were to visit Sir Bani Yas for our beach day was a huge disappointment. The itineraries for future cruises also include Khasab and it's a pity this port could not have been substituted when we abandoned Sir Bani Yas, as the itinerary ended up being too light on ports, with only 2 in addition to our departure port of Dubai, where we spent a disproportionate amount of time, 3 of the 7 nights.

Embarkation was fine, as was disembarkation at the end, although when we got back to Dubai there was a lot of confusion around the system for collecting passports and incorrect info was given around the need to get our passports twice in one day, which was not the case. Disembarking in Muscat where we arrived early due to the cancelled port was total chaos and it ended up being too late in the day to get off to do anything useful so we stayed on board, making the extra time there redundant.

Our cabin was satisfactory other than the damage along the base of the mirror which gave it the appearance of a cheap motel mirror. It was otherwise kept clean and the beds were comfortable.

Cabin Review

Ocean View

The beds were comfortable and in general the cabin met our needs. The location was good as it was quiet but only a short walk to the centrum. It was fairly small but the seating area made it feel less cramped. The mirror needs repair and the hooks on the bathroom door were useless as nothing stayed on them.

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