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ewest
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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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Great Time!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Jewel of the Seas | Sail Date: Aug 09, 2014

We had a get vacation on the Jewel of the Seas.  The boat was older but it didn't feel that way.  It was very clean and well taken care of.  Getting on and off the ship was my best experience from all of the other cruises i have taken.  There was never a line, the towels were right there for you to grab and you got off and then staff was there to take them when you got back on.  I LOVED that.  The staff was great.  Our room attendant was always available and did a good job.  Our Dining Room waiter was just ok and his assistant was just ok also.  we took advantage of the specialty restaurants this trip and did really enjoy them.  The Italian restaurant was my favorite and it was cheaper that the steak house.  The night life was lacking on this cruise.  It felt like everyone went to bed early and the clubs and bars were dead.  That could have been to the busy schedule.  We hit 5 islands right in a row.  The islands were beautiful and we had amazing excursions.  I did my research on Trip Advisor and found awesome excursions at each port.  I will never book excursions on the boat again.  We love Royal Carrib. and always have great cruises.  I would highly recommend this to anyone!!!!

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Traveled As:
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Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

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Amazing vacation on Jewel of the Seas!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Jewel of the Seas | Sail Date: Sep 06, 2014

We had a wonderful vacation on the Jewel of the Seas!  The ship was not one of the largest but was great! We used the spa and had a very nice experience. The Solarium was relaxing and very enjoyable.  All of the food on the ship was very good. We visited Chops and that was delicious but the food at the Windjammer and the regular dining room was very good  too!  I still remember lobster night at the dining room was amazing!  The Jewel of the Seas orchestra was also amazing, and all of the entertainment was very very good. Our cruise director was funny and super entertaining.   We had such a great time that we would definitely cruise on the Jewel of Seas again. The ports that we visited were also great!  We loved it all!

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Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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Service was impeccable!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Jewel of the Seas | Sail Date: Aug 09, 2014

This was my 4th cruise and I have to say, my favorite.  Not only did Royal Caribbean serve delicious dishes for lunch at the Windjammer buffet, the main dining room dinners were varied.  Previous Carnival cruises had average and plentiful food, but I looked forward to Royal Caribbean's cuisine for every meal. The fresh fruits and vegetables were plentiful, a plus!

 

Our biggest raves; however, is for our waiter - kudos to him.  Lincoln, our dinner waiter, went out of his way to accommodate our 10 year old daughter who is a  picky eater.  He anticipated her order to provide her with fresh berries and raw carrots that were not on the menu.  Often, he brought them to her within 60 seconds of her being seated.  This made a huge difference because our dining time was late, 8:30pm, and she was famished.  Lincoln entertained our table with simple magic tricks and toothpick puzzles, stumping the adults as well as the teens.   He shared with us his life in the Phillipeans and encouraged us to join him on a new state-of-the-art cruise ship that will be sailing, soon.  Lincoln truly knows how to please his customers. 

 

We we truly enjoyed the island ports on this Southern Caribbean cruise.  Some of the beaches were walking distance from the ports (St Croix, Sint Maartin) so an excursion was not necessary saving our family of five some money.  Snorkeling was fabulous!  Antigua had a inexpensive shopping area outside the port to spend the morning.  

 

Our family went to a show every evening seeing plenty of live music, dancing, etc...  The lounges had lively dancers who encouraged everyone to dance.  The cruise director, Denny, was entertaining - truly hilarious!  Don't miss his "Adult games" on the last night of the cruise as it was  tasteful and left us with great memories do fun, silly, crazy times.  I expected it to be raunchy but it was titilating enough to leave us smiling!

 

 

 

 

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wklein24
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Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Balcony

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2-3 cruises

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Wonderful and relaxing Caribbean Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Jewel of the Seas | Sail Date: Sep 20, 2014

My husband and I along with our two friends spent a wonderful week cruising the Caribbean and going to five islands!  It sounds like a whirlwind but actually we had a very relaxed time.  We would have a leisurely breakfast then disembark from Deck 2 and walk into an island paradise to shop, explore, eat, imbibe and talk to the locals.  The people working on the ship were so nice and helpful.  Our stateroom attendant, Michael, was very accommodating as my husband needed an extension cord for his sleep apnea machine and presto! it was there!  Our waiter Neptali and his helper Allan were wonderful as well as informative on what each course consisted of and their recommendations were spot on.  Our balcony was spacious and our rooms clean and nicely sized.  We definitely love sailing with Royal Caribbean!

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Smaller ship--better cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Jewel of the Seas | Sail Date: Aug 16, 2014

This is the smallest RCI ship we've been on and it was wonderful-more intimate and fewer obnoxious people. While everything from the Windjammer, rooms(slightly-bathroom mostly), casino, dining hall to the absence of a promenade in favor of a smaller lobby was scaled down; there was nothing so small as not to be enjoyed. We were amazed at the friendliness of all the crew-no one was rude or made us feel we got in their way. Especially the boys tending bar in the lobby-Michael and Norman-made us feel welcome every time we stopped by...always remembering our names and drink preferences--seemingly happy to be part of our positive experience.  Our room attendant in 9244, Olman Wright(name may be off a little, since I can't seem to locate his card) was extraordinarily friendly and attentive. He always had our room done up and requested ice at the ready every day. He did the towel animals, which my wife really liked. All things considered, we thoroughly enjoyed our week with the Jewel of the Seas and are already planning another trip on the same ship. While the grandeuer of the larger ships is nice, with a few more amenities; the only thing we missed was Johnny Rockets. But, the intimacy and family atmosphere more than compensated. I would highly recommend this class of ship to anyone, as I have already done to a number of fellow cruise lovers. Our meal at Chops was excellent as were the dining options throughout the ship.

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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!!!

Wait a while (an hour or so) after the ship docks, the lines are shorter, elevators are faster and less confusion.

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