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Tampa Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Not what we expected from RCCL

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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timh111
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

This was our first cruise aboard an RCCL ship yet is our ninth cruise overall. In the past, when planning our cruises, we always took cost as a major decision in planning our vacation. For instance, if another cruise line was offering a cruise from the same port with the same itenarery, yet the other line was $200 less than RCCL, we chose the lesser priced cruise line. Although, for many years we ...
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Sail Date: May 2013

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


A great repositioning cruise on Jewel!

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Caribbean - Eastern

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DarthGrady
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

Intro: This was the Jewel's last cruise from Tampa, a one way trip to San Juan, P.R. We'd never done a repositioning cruise before. So the brief drive to Tampa with a short flight home was pretty appealing. We were originally booked in an interior cabin, but got a very cheap upgrade to a balcony room due to a big price drop. We ended up with room 7164, port side aft. My wife's parents were kind ...
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Sail Date: May 2013

Cabin Type: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


Adventures in Babysitting

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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SGM68
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

My wife and I sailed on Jewel from 5/6-11 with our 1 year-old daughter. Ship & cabin were terrific; not too crowded at the pool on cruising days; nice mix of people - most were a bit older than us, but that's probably to be expected given the time of year. Food was good all around. Windjammer cafe had a nice variety for breakfast & lunch, and unlike some other cruises we've been on there didn't ...
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Sail Date: May 2013

Cabin Type: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Traveled with children


Jewel of the Seas-Repo and B2B May 11-25, 2013

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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karena1
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

A little about us we live in SW Fl and my husband is 69 and I am 56. We are Diamond Plus members. We are huge beach people and love heavy port itineraries, so dont do much for sight-seeing types of things. We did the B2B on Jewel which included the Repo cruise from Tampa to San Juan. Cruise dates were May 11-May 25th. It was our first time cruising out of Tampa. Itinerary was: Week 1 Key ...
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Sail Date: May 2013

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


Trapped on a ship with NOTHING fun to do!

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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savikins
2-5 Cruises • Age 20s

Let me start this off my saying this was my first ever cruise, and I'm really glad I didn't let it turn me off to cruising forever. My best friend invited me to go on a cruise with his family, and I said yes, considering I'd get to leave the country (it went to Cozumel) and go on a cruise for the first time! My best friend and I were both 18 at the time of sailing. Boarding at Tampa was fine. I'm ...
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Sail Date: May 2013

Cabin Type: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


My Favorite Cruise Ship To Date!

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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zeewasabi
2-5 Cruises • Age 20s

I went on the Jewel of the Seas in 2013 and it was my first cruise. It left a profound memory in my mind. So what did I think of the Jewel? The Good: -Embarkation: Quick and Simple. No hassles and boarded within 20 minutes of entering the main terminal. -Pool/General Area/Solarium: She's an older ship but well maintained. Beautiful glass enclosures with tan and blue undertones. Large atrium ...
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Sail Date: April 2013

Traveled with children


First Time Cruiser / 4 nights / Royal Caribbean / Cozumel Me

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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tpath11
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

I am a 50 year old female from TN, taking a first time cruise with my 71 year old mother. Below is my experience that I would like to share with others. Perhaps another first timer will glean something valuable from it. If you have questions or comments, feel free to write me at tpath@yahoo.com. Happy ...
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Sail Date: April 2013

Cabin Type: Large Ocean View Stateroom


Jewel of the Seas - March 25th - Skipped a Port

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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resstation
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

This will be a fairly quick review. We arrived at the Port of Tampa at approximately 11:00am and were onboard eating lunch by noon. We checked out different areas of the ship to get acquainted before heading to our room at 1pm. It was ready for us. The aft junior suite (1602) did not disappoint. The cabin was huge, the bathroom was a nice size with a full tub, the walk in closet was smaller than ...
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Sail Date: March 2013

Cabin Type: Junior Suite

Traveled with children


Cabin 9580 very noisy

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Wakesurfer
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We live within an hour of the Port of Tampa so this was an easy getaway weekend for us. Embarkation in Tampa was a breeze. Well organized and efficient. Please note that you can not bring on board any opened beverage. I had to toss the bottle of water I was drinking. You can bring a case of unopened water if you wish. They now allow you to bring two bottles of wine per cabin to be consumed in ...
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Sail Date: March 2013

Cabin Type: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


Good Balance

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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mkrahmany
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

My husband and I were looking for a quick vacation and a 4 day cruise was perfect, I was weary of spring breakers but that wasn't an issue on the cruise. Tampa: getting a taxi from the airport to the port was super easy and cost $ 25 , its a 15 minute drive or so . We got out of the cab handed our bags to one of the bag guys, tipped him $2 and entered the terminal. We arrived around 11:30 so ...
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Sail Date: March 2013

Cabin Type: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


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