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Royal Caribbean San Diego Cruise Reviews

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Cruising on Jewel of the Seas, including comparison to Carnival

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Panama Canal & Central America

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Astromaid

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We typically cruise with Carnival, but wanted to do a full transit through the Panama Canal, which Carnival rarely offers. So we booked a cruise on Jewel of the Seas, we have been on Explorer of the Seas back in 2002. We have been on nine cruises, we are in our mid sixties, husband and wife. We have never had a bad cruise and we did enjoy Jewel, Some people might be upset that I am doing a ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Great except for last day

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Panama Canal & Central America

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jujdred2018

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Bucket-list cruise. Check-in was a bit rough: new program scanned my wife's passport and said she was born on some tropical island I've never heard of; a supervisor had to be called to update the location to NY. Night 2, around 9:45, we were in the Schooner bar having a drink and listening to Joy Wade the piano player. He was going along quite nicely, until he got bored or ran out of popular ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


Panama Canal Cruise

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Panama Canal & Central America

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Dlqueen721

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Nice ship, just the right size for this type of cruise. Nice crew. The waiters in the main ding room went out of their way to remember what your favorite food items were. Disappointed that our spacious ocean view balcony was really an obstructed barely ocean view balcony (still awaiting a response from RCCL on that one). Good food. Windjammer was actually a nice experience on this ship with a ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Traveled with children


16Nt RC East Bound Panama Cruise on the Jewel OTS

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Panama Canal & Central America

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Welly9

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We picked it for the Cruise Destinations, thru the Panama. Started in San Diego, loved SD, stay at the Sheraton (close to airport and cruise port) and walked around, to Little Italy, the docks, Dinner at the Fish Market. We love the Jewel, food and service, superb! Clean and not small not huge. Los Cabos - walked around, visiting shops, stopped at a cpl bars for Mexican home made salsa ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


Pacific Coastal

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Pacific Coastal

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NanTOsh

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This was our first cruise on RC and only our second cruise overall. We cruised from San Diego to Vancouver, BC, though we disembarked in Victoria to visit family. When we entered the cruise embarkation area, we were whisked around the long line-up to a counter where our check-in occurred quickly and efficiently. I presume that was because we were booked in a junior suite, but, regardless, it ...
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Sail Date: May 2015

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


Disappointment on our return to RCCL

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Pacific Coastal

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yagoelen

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

We were accustomed to Celebrity on several recent cruises but remembered nice ones that had been taken with other 4 RCCL ships. This time because of convenient dates we decided to take this cruise and were not happy we had done so.It started at embarkation in San Diego when our passports were kept by the attendant at check-in with the information that they would be returned aboard. Little did ...
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Sail Date: May 2015

Cabin Type: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


Good, But Not Great

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Pacific Coastal

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richard1s

10+ Cruises

Age 2020s

The following are some experiences and observations about our 5/16 California repositioning cruise on the Jewel of the Seas - sailing out of San Diego. We chose this cruise specifically for the itinerary, but we are also big fans of the RCL Radiance class ship. San Diego is a great departure port; taxi fares to almost anywhere in San Diego proper are very reasonable and cabs are easy to find. ...
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Sail Date: May 2015

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


First short repositioning cruise, the ups and downs.

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Pacific Coastal

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ScubaCruiser54

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

It was an interesting trip. We flew into San Diego from Houston. We had booked our pre-cruise room at the Hilton San Diego Bay Hotel. We arrived a little bit after 12:00 pm. The Hotel looked nice from the outside. The lobby was spacious. The location was great. It was a short walk over the pedestrian bridge from PETCO Ball park. It was a short cab ride to the Cruise terminal. The Gas Light ...
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Sail Date: May 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


Very Fun Trip on a Very Average Ship

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Pacific Coastal

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HouseRulz

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

This was my 6th cruise, and first on RCCL. I was traveling with my Mother. We have cruised together several times. This cruise went to Catalina Island, San Francisco (with overnight), Victoria, and ended in Vancouver. Embarkation: We arrived at the pier rather late, so there was zero wait for embarkation. Luggage was also delivered well before dinner on departure day. We did find the muster ...
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Sail Date: May 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


No One Likes to be Nickel and Dimed

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Pacific Coastal

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_Marshbird

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

When a company tries to nickel and dime their customers, they are destroying customer relations. And that is what Royal Caribbean has done for me on this my last cruise, and very certainly my last cruise with RC for some time. Pros: 1. Great itinerary. The overnight in San Francisco was great! 2. The people. Most of the staff were great people. Even if they weren't helpful, they still ...
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Sail Date: May 2015


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