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Traveled As:
Large Group

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

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Thanksgiving with neighbors

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Jewel of the Seas | Sail Date: Nov 22, 2014

As always your employees are outstanding. Roberto N. our cabin steward was a delightful chap, everything was A okay.  We sat at open dinning each night with Stutzmans, Meyers/MacDonald; the head waiter Lloyd and the best side kick Jamar were the best trio I have ever had.  Jarmar is a very talented employee  and a special thanks to these guy for a totally entertaining diner experience each night.  Tides Dinning room table 611 at 600pm daily

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Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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My birthday cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Jewel of the Seas | Sail Date: Nov 15, 2014

I read so many bad reviews on the Jewel of the Sea and called to have Denise move me to another cruise because of all the negative things that was said about the ship. I'm glad to say today that I'm so grateful that she told me that she wouldn't book me on a ship that I wouldn't love. She was right, the ship was beautiful and had so much for us to do. I would take another cruise on this ship. We cruised Norwegian to Hawaii in 2011 and this ship was just as the Jewel of the Sea. 

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Family w/older children

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

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First Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Jewel of the Seas | Sail Date: Nov 15, 2014

This was mine, my wife, and my daughter's first cruise. We expected to have a good experience but Royal Caribbean exceeded anything and everything we could have thought. The staff (professional and courteous), service (high quality-five star), and ship (simply beautiful and breath taking) were excellent in every way. Royal Caribbean made our vacation experience a dream come true and one we will never forget. We would recommend Royal Caribbean and Jewel of the Seas to everyone.

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
2-3 cruises

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Great times

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Jewel of the Seas | Sail Date: Nov 01, 2014

The ship is much smaller than Adventures of the seas and it could use a little updating it showed wear.   The staff was really great very friendly, entertainment was great. I was sick and could not go to an excursion we purchase the night before, I went to the desk and explain and received a full refund.  I do like my time dining.  The food was not great, don't get me wrong was not bad but not great either.  Overall I had a great time and we are looking for another cruise next year.

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trp1727
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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
2-3 cruises

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Beautiful ship

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Jewel of the Seas | Sail Date: Nov 01, 2014

This was our first cruise with Royal Caribbean. The ship was beautiful and extremely clean compared to the Carnival cruises that we have been on. The staff and crew were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the food in the main dining room. Most evenings the entertainment was held in the centrum which was too small to accommodate the number of guests on the ship. As a result, many guests had to stand in the hallways and on upper decks and had difficulty seeing the show. The small dance floor made it impossible for everyone to join in. The music was also very repetitive. The same musician playing the same few songs over and over. The shore excursions booked onboard are crowded and overpriced. My advice is to check out ports on trip advisor and book private tours. Overall, we enjoyed the cruise and would recommend it to others.

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

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Beautiful Ports and Scenery

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Jewel of the Seas | Sail Date: Sep 27, 2014

The cruise is very port-extensive but the islands are beautiful.  There was so much to do that I needed an additional two days of recovery after the cruise.

 

I didn't get to tour the ship much or participate in many activities because I was worn out from the ports.  It didn't feel like a real cruise but an island hopping trip.  Thankfully each island is very unique so there was much to do.

 

I loved it but I think I need fewer islands and more relaxation.

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Sandrix
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Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

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Small ship but great!

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

My second time on Jewel ( 16th on Royal Caribbean).... food is good, staff is friendly and helpful and the entertainment is great. Never a long line anywhere. Stores can be better stocked though.

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

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Nice ship, great vacation

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

We loved just about everything about this cruise and the cruise ship. The only thing we were disappointed about was the casino on the ship. Since the casino is a big part of our vacation, we were disappointed in that it they were probably the tightest machines we have ever experienced anywhere.

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wklein24
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Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
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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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
2-3 cruises

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Great itinerary

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Jewel of the Seas | Sail Date: Sep 13, 2014

Had a great cruise on Jewel of the Seas. Ports of call were awesome. Loved Puerto Rico, Aruba, St. Thomas and Curacao. Not a fan of St. Kitts.  Will definitely go back to Aruba and Puerto Rico. The food was great on the ship. Our cabin steward was fantastic. Absolutely no complaints. Would recommend this itinerary to everyone. Jewel of the Seas is a beautiful ship. Will be taking another cruise with Royal Caribbean next year. Love the "seapass" card. Makes it easy to be able to do everything on the ship with one card, shopping, spa services, drinks (if you don't have a beverage package).

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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!!!

Portofino's Italian specialty restaurant was excellent. Service was very attentive. Food from starters to dessert was way above average.

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