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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: 8 yrs ago    

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What people said about this ship:

"Dinner in the main dining room was just OK." in 136 reviews.

"The cruise director and his staff were first rate, and the activities kept us busy every day." in 46 reviews.

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7 night Southern Caribbean

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The staff on Jewel of the Seas is wonderful.  The ship was always clean and well maintained.  My ONLY complaint is that there was no food or snacks late night after the theater shows or late night trivia.

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A great week on the Jewel Jan.31-Feb. 7

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This was our 7th cruise, but first on RCCL.  Although the ship did show some wear and tear, especially in the cabins, they were fairly roomy and there was plenty of storage space.  We had a balcony cabin, and the balcony was a nice size.  However, I did cut my leg on a mattress wire that was sticking out from the side of the mattress, as the mattresses were thin, old, and not very soft, but that will hopefully be better after the ship gets refurbished.  That was my only complaint about the cabin, and our room steward Makiel was great...friendly and helpful (he fixed the mattress for me).  The food was actually better than average in the dining room (just average in the Windjammer...someone needs to teach them how to make pizza that doesn't taste like day-old frozen cardboard)!  The public areas were beautiful, especially the Centrum area with the glass elevators.  We really enjoyed the entertainment....some of the acts were the best we've seen on ships (not the "Broadway-style" numbers...the singers and dancers were talented, but the production numbers were kind of weird and cheesy).  The A Cappella group "The Alley Cats" were superb, as was entertainer Finast Henderson and the comedian...they were both terrific!  We also really enjoyed the cruise director Dennis Charles...so talented, and very friendly...he seemed to be everywhere!  We loved the shows each night in the Centrum area, and the ship was very lively at night, considering it was an older crowd, with "Oldies" night, Disco night, trivia contests, etc. etc....lots of dancing and activity going on.  We love that about cruising, and this ship was one of the best in that category.  Overall, we had a blast...great weather, friendly people, lots of activity and fun.

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Not up to usual standards

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Third time on this ship and can really tell it has seen better days. Needs work and needs more staff. Really felt like there was a staffing cutback all over the ship with service being slow in a number of areas. Also, food has gone downhill also.

Not the cruise we were expecting, especially having been on this ship before and also having been a long time RCCL supporter. 

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very good trip

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it was an excellent experience. the food, for cruises standards, was above common standards. our only complaint is the 18% service charge on most purchases. we should have been made aware of that before sailing.

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Wonderful Cruise Vacation!

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We sailed on Jewel of the Seas 1/24/16 and had an incredible time.  The ship is beautiful and the crew were excellent. The food options, quality, freshness, and flavor was excellent.  The onboard activities were varied and plentiful, the spa was terrific--I had a wonderful 90 minute massage.  I would recommend Royal Caribbean to anyone.wanting an beautiful ship, great service, delicious food options, a stress free vacation where you can do lots or just relax. We loved it!

 

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JEWEL OF THE SEAS TRIP OF A LIFETIME!

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We had the most pleasant experience one could ever have!

Our family had the pleasure of sailing on the Jewell Of The Seas on a 7 night Caribbean cruise. The cruise line was excellent, as were the accommodations, food, entertainment, and a staff that looked after our every need.

 

The excursions that are offered are also first class.  From sight seeing, to just plain relaxing on the most beautiful beaches in the world, this was the experience of a lifetime.

If you are fortunate to have the opportunity to share this experience, we rate this as a "bucket list" must do!

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Poor follow up

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once cruise was booked it was EXTREMELY difficult to get return calls ( did not happen )

general staff gave me different answers to same questions and several were actually wrong

stateroom overlooked large platform covering exit boats and was told by planner that this was an excellent room 

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Great Trip

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Wonderful ship ,and staff.

Overall experience was excellent. on the down side - Popcorn $2.00?? They consider it a souvenier?

Other upcharges as well. Standard food was good but has slipped to the lower rated cruise line variety. The upcharged resturants was the food I had expected on this cruise line.

 

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Guess they aren't what they used to be

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This was my 3rd cruise with RC.  Last one being 4 yrs ago.  Overall it was a good cruise but they have really cut back on things.  Disappointed that they've cut back on the small things.  Only a couple towel animals for entire week.  No chocolate candy when bed turned down and no water pitcher in the room.  Had to stop at a bar each night to get water when going to room just to take bedtime meds.  These are very small things but always make things special.  Quality of food was also not the same.  Food was just "ok".  Nothing special.  To have dinners that I'd had on other previous cruises you had to pay extra; even in the dining room not just in specialty restaurants.  Also had a facial and massage at the spa.  Both were great and very relaxing.  But when finished with each I was heavily pressured to purchase products from them.  I hate being pressured so by the time I left I was stressed.  That should not be the result after paying outrageous prices for those services.  On the good side...Crew was outstanding in every way!  And the entertainment was also.  With the average of the poor and outstanding I give the cruise a "Good" rating.  Wished I could have given "Excellent" like they had been in the past.

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Excellent Serivce

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We enjoyed the cruise.The cabin accommodations, food presentations and selections were outstanding. Anytime Dining really worked for us.  In addition were were blessed to be on the ship with the first female Captain in the RC fleet. We look forward to our next cruise vacation.

 

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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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