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Jewel of the Seas is a large ship, carrying 2501 passengers and 859 crew, and sails from Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 9 yrs ago    

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"Dinner in the main dining room was just OK." in 146 reviews.

"The cruise director and his staff were first rate, and the activities kept us busy every day." in 49 reviews.

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ship just came from dry dock renovations, however not all areas were complete.  Dining room service was average, food barely warm. Windjammer café food was above average. Last night of cruise bartender assigned to Coral Theatre didn't know how to make the drink of the day. Stop at Coco Cay was very relaxing; BBQ was above average. Onboard seminar given by Ellie regarding how to shop for diamonds & tanzanite was extremely helpful. The '70's show was very interactive and fun however it would've been nice if passengers could take pictures with the crew that participated in the event before they left the event. Sports supervisor for rock wall was extremely helpful with coaching the passengers in order for them to have a successful climb.

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This was our first cruise and we had a great time. First and foremost must thank the  crew were friendly and outstanding always trying to help us in anyway that they could.

We had elderly parents traveling with us who needed Indian food - the chef along with the crew went out of their way to take care of our needs. 

The rooms were comfortable and the bathroom though compact was clean and yes, no shower curtains in the shower stall - really neat!!!

We loved our experience.

 

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I was disappointed in a few things, I took my Brother and his wife on there first Cruise experience, they have never done a cruise before and where very excited to experience all the wonderful things they have heard about a cruise vacation not only what they heard from me but also others that have gone on Royal Caribbean cruises , and when we booked the cruise they said they would try there best to have our rooms next to each other and that did not happened we where not even on the same floor i was in room 9510 and My brother and his wife where in room 7668 different floors at opposite ends of the boat, also i bragged about the midnight buffet the cruise does only to be told they no longer do that but i was not told why they no longer do that, also we where told by two people at your help desk that the captains formal dinner was on Friday night only to find out they no longer do a captains dinner they do a meet and greet and we should of dressed into our Formal attire on Monday evening instead of Friday evening so needless to say we where all dressed up on the wrong night. Also we where told the boat was going into dry dock for a remodel after our cruise and some of the employees would not be returning after the remodel and i was able to see who where the people that would not be returning lots of the staff where not as friendly or willing to help, I have cruised on Royal Caribbean before two times and had a great experience but this one was very disappointing i'm not sorry i went on the cruise i just felt we did not have a great experience with the staff and the wrong information we where given from the very beginning of the cruise. Overall we made the best of our vacation but i wish i could of impressed my Brother And his Wife a little more with this cruise. we would all love to plan another cruise for next February  but are very hesitant to booked thru Royal Caribbean.

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Disappointing cruise

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I cruised the week before the Jewel went into dry dock.  Almost all services went downhill all week.  We were never able to get in touch with our room steward.  The Windjammer customer service was very poor.  I have been saying for years that there should be someone patrolling the pool area since parents can't seem to do it.  Guest Services was outstanding.  All in all our experience was less than average.

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great vaction

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had a great vacation with family and it was  nice weather and a smooth trip. everybody was really nice and friendly. but pool was a little small for the amount of people that was on  the ship.

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my cruise

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It was very nice. first cruise. everything was on time and well planned. excursions were nice. shopping in Aruba  and virgin islands great. Food in buffet good and dining room great and great service. need more variety.

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Jewel of the Seas total experience

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we had a wonderful time, we enjoyed the food I love salad and they had a wonderful salad station I felt right at home, we had hot breakfast everyday which was good and dinner was great. all the staff was so friendly and helpful my table #448 the staff was excellent I walk with a cane and the staff took care of my every needs with a smile, they should be highly recognized they work hard and have long hours, thumbs up on the crew, the room was real nice and always kept clean and that is a great plus. I have nothing negative to say only good, great feedback. We will go again when the ship is finished with it's makeover and will bring family n friends.

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Nice ship, good itinerary

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The ship was nice, clean and the staff  mostly friendly. The ship is now being renovated and will be even better for the next passengers. The ports were great, but we got a little bored with the 4x4 Jeep Safari on Aruba after the first hour or so. The snuba experience in St Kitts was great, although the staff was not friendly - it was still worth it.

 

 

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trip of jewel of the sea

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This time the cruise did not impressed me. the quality of the food was not as good as before.The personal was grate. The dinning staff was very good. The food selection was not as great as before. I was really looking forward to this cruise but was not that impressive.

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We had a great vacation. Food and service were spectacular, everyone took great care of us. Activities were fun ad diverse since we were traveling with two teenagers. There was always an activity for the adults and many that we could share together. We really enjoyed the Centrum activities with the bands and the dancing. Our waiters were the best!!!!!!!!!!!

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If you like to drink a lot, a beverage package may be something to consider. The cost of a beer is around $6.00, a mixed drink $7.00, and a glass of wine $7.00. FYI: gratuity's are added on for any purchases you make at the bar.

The Solarium pool area was less crowded than the main pool on most days. The Sea View Cafe was a little hidden gym up on the 12th deck that served made to order diner food - great for a quick snack, especially when the Windjammer was closed between meals!

The Seaview Cafe has the best chili ever!!!

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