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Jewel of the Seas Review

3.5 / 5.0
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1603 reviews
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What no lobster ?

Review for Jewel of the Seas to the Middle East
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jan 2020

We took this cruise mainly due to the fact that the package Royal Caribbean was offering two nights post cruise stay at the Atlantis the Palms in Dubai. It seemed like a nice way to end the cruise

The ship is showing its age. Most days it was not possible to walk around deck 5 as there was always parts of the deck sectioned off for maintenance. There's nothing quite like the sound of an industrial sander removing rust while you are trying to get a bit of fresh air.

Once again, I believe Royal Caribbean do not examine their passenger list and tailor the cruise accordingly. It would appear that he same activities, entertainment etc get rolled out despite who is on board. A prime example is this cruise which had most people over 50 on board. My wife and I liked to head up to deck 13 at night to relax in the lounge with a coffee before bed. However in the lounge there, they have piped disco music blaring out, even when it was empty. We asked if the volume could please be turned down but nothing ever happened.

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Sir Bani Yas Island

Beach is very gritty with stones and shells and is almost impossible to walk on without shoes. If you are not there in Summer when the sea is warm enough to swim in, don't bother getting off the ship


a 20 minute walk into town and you can browse the Souk . Stallholders are keen for your business but are not too pushy

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