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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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What people said about this ship:

"Dinner in the main dining room was just OK." in 147 reviews.

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

"The dining in the specialty restaurant s was needed because the dining room fare was..." in 11 reviews.


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Right cruise to the right ports at the right time of year.

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Two full days in Barcelona, plus seeing the western Mediterranean islands, made for much nicer stops than our previous cruise in this area (on Celebrity, Rome and Florence are not really port cities). Some of the areas of the ship seemed nicer on Celebrity, but our stateroom was as nice; and we really liked having a balcony off the back of the ship. The food was good, but I was not crazy about " my time" dining. It took too long to eat in the dining room, and the Windjammer was usually packed. Specialty dining was nice, but I'm not sure it was worth the extra money (since I end up feeling stuffed). I felt foolish that I purchased the "premium" drink package. Over a thousand bucks for the cruise for my wife and I, and the wine selection was only fair at best. I would have been way better off buying a nicer bottle of wine and drinking less. Service at the bars was variable (with the exception of the Filipino gentleman at Vintages whose name I vowed to remember, but I don't). Service at dinner was good (the server we had most nights, Leau, was exceptional), our room steward was very good (Arietty).

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Awesome itinerary, great ship.

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First time on Royal Caribbean.  Totally enjoyed everything but the drink packages.  Very disappointed that not even a cappuccino is included in the classic package nor water.  Service staff is excellent, specialty restaurants are very good, enjoyed Chops and Giovanni's table.  Entertainment and Cruise Director were very good.  Celtic Tenors were amazing.  The ship's entertainment staff shows were high schoolish at best, but amazing costumes. All the outside professional entertainers were amazing. Must say the 70's interactive event was so much fun with staff dressed as The Village People in all their regalia.  HIghlight of the cruise.  Would recommend this ship and the itinerary.

 

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Overall we had a great experience. Entertainment needs some major improvement, more fun games/activities, variety of music needs to be updated, especially dance music. 

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Great Vacation

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Everyone was very helpful. Did find that too many items were extra and felt it would have been more relaxing if such things as internet and a glass of wine with dinner were included rather than requiring a sales pitch. Guest services were excellent and wait and cabin staff were constantly trying to please us. Some passengers were rude and unpleasant to the staff but they were in a minority would be better to stay home. As each cruise is different maybe the in this tech. age it would be helpful for the entertainment crew to find the average age of the passengers and do age appropriate music. Generally it was a great cruise.

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expected more

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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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The ship was beautiful, clean and the crew was excellent.  I thought there could be more to do.   The windjammer seemed to have the same food, which was okay.  The dining room food as also okay.  Our room which was a balcony with an obstructed view was great.  Our room steward Junior was awesome.  The first day the computers were down so the lines at the bars were very long.  The second day everything was corrected and it went smoother. 

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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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Relaxation

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This was an amazing experience.  Everyone made us feel special.  The events on the ship and at ports were fun and exciting.  The shows were performed wonderfully.  I loved the food and can't wait until my next 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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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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