Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Fitness to the Southern Caribbean

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Two old people having dinner in the ain dining room. lol
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Lots to do and a port-heavy itinerary!
"They are both so much fun and this time did not disappoint.The Jewel is one of the smaller ships but it was perfect for this intinerary because it was so port-heavy...."Read More
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"Junk of the Seas"

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Sam Lon
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

Many things wrong with this ship. Very outdated Ship, desperately needs a refurbish Most guests older, not a lot of kids Specialty Restaurants Giovanni's was ok, Chops was horrific I ordered a bone in rib eye so did my wife and we got, a different cut. Staff was friendly Windjammer was not same quality as the bigger boats Too many disappointments Ship should be named JUNK ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Not impressed

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Another cruise needed
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We are a group of 11-13 who have cruised together for two years. This year we sailed Royal Carribbean's Jewel of the Seas from March 9th to March 16th. We sailed out of Puerto Rico. Half of our group stayed at the Marriott at Miramar, close to the cruise port. This hotel is old, dirty, and expensive. I would choose another location for the price. Embarkation day was the smoothest of any cruise ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


First Cruise Ever - Never Crusing Again

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Joelle Frigault
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

This was my first and last cruise. I am at loss for words… As a first time cruiser I had a lot of things to learn. Just suck that it came at such an expensive price! The only reason they got a 2 is because the service was good and our room was made everyday just like we like it. The food was HORRIBLE - I work in the school system and our lunch lady made gastronomic food compare to this! ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Surprisingly pleased! Owner's Suite

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KBlackbourn
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

After reading all the negative reviews I almost did not book this old ship! I am picky, really picky and I am a true "Karen". I booked he one bedroom Owner's suite cabin. This cabin was on deck 10 and near the elevator, which after pulling a hamstring days before the cruise was extremely helpful. The towels were not exactly fluffy and yes the hot water handle fell off when I turned it on, ...
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Sail Date: February 2024

Cabin Type: Owner's Suite


Good Time on the Jewel

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Phil58
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Overall, we had an very good experience. The crew was outstanding- knowledgeable, efficient and had good senses of humor. Food was a little uneven in the main dining room and certainly not to pre-pandemic standards. On lobster night, my wife and I had to laugh at the smallest tails we'd ever seen. We had a three night dining package and were disappointed in Chops Grille. It was nothing ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


Southern Caribbean Getaway

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ib101
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Booked this cruise because of the itinerary. I planned on visiting friends in both Barbados and Tobago, which I did. The only problem with the itinerary is the San Juan departure port which is cumbersome to get to. The Jewel although one of RCI's older ships was clean and well maintained and really doesn't show her age. Some aspects like the tiny pools and small windjammer buffet do harken to ...
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Sail Date: February 2024

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


Disappointing Experience for Longtime RCL Cruisers

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Jessica M.
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Long-time RCL cruisers. First AND LAST time we let them choose our room (we were just going along with our group). I should have known as soon as I opened the first drawer on the chipped dresser and the front of it fell off! Had to pound it back together. Our veranda was a rusty mess! In need of paint but not on the floor and table that was splattered with old paint. We had soot rain down ...
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Sail Date: January 2024


Lots to do and a port-heavy itinerary!

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AmericanMom
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

This was a great trip. The Jewel is one of the smaller ships but it was perfect for this intinerary because it was so port-heavy. I wouldn't reccomend getting the drink package on this one. It seems like a great idea at first but if you plan to leave the ship every day to visit the islands, it would be more economical to just buy your drinks individually. We chose this cruise because we've ...
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Sail Date: January 2024

Traveled with disabled person


Jewel Southern Caribbean

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SteelCityCruiser10
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

We chose this cruise because we like the Radiance class ships and for the port intensive itinerary. Here is a recap of our cruise and final thoughts after returning. Recap & Final thoughts: Pre Cruise stay: 2 nights at Condado Ocean Club. Premium Oceanview room. We really liked this hotel. It was clean and the bed was amazingly comfortable. Staff was helpful and friendly. The view from ...
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Sail Date: January 2024

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


Not great.

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Last time with Royal.
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Booked a smaller ship thinking that overcrowding wouldn’t be as big of a problem as in past cruises. Boy, was I wrong, and add to that a dated jalopy of a ship to spend a week on. Don’t waste your money on this pile of garbage unless you like the hum and flicker of CFL light bulbs that *might* work if you’re lucky. One of them in our stateroom was like a strobe light and two other lights just ...
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Sail Date: January 2024

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Traveled with disabled person


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