Jewel of the Seas

3.9 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 10 yrs ago    
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About Jewel of the Seas

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.

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A Good Cruise

I would recommend this cruise. Photographers should NOT block entire "ship aisles". Boarding... Read more
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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Great Experience !!!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Thanks to all for a great experience! Thanks to our server Michael and Assistant Server Anthony to served us at the dinning area. Vitality Spa was a great experience. Max was a great stylist !  Sport bar provided us a great experience and relax time. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

my cruse for vacation for rest

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

All in all the trip was good, the cruise was clean and nice. The food was very good but the service in the dining room was not the best although the staff personal were very friendly. At the buffet the food was good but a bit disorganized. The spa prices were high, the shops had very limited hours.

Do not rest as expected as the bed was as hard as a stone.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our time on Jewel of the seas

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Overall, we had a great week.  I loved the itinerary-- spending each day on a different island, sailing each night and only one full day at sea.  We got to see a lot of interesting things in our various excursions and kept busy with the various activities while on the ship. The dining service was exceptional. 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

A Good Cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

I would recommend this cruise.

Photographers should NOT block entire "ship aisles".

Boarding "Sreeners" (from excursions) could be a bit friendlier. Please or Sir goes a long way when asking for cap removal.

Cap bills cover up the small signs asking folks to mind their heads. Incidentally, I don't see this on other Lines. Why is ducking required?

I don't think that Royal Caribbean Executives (with an eye for detail) sail the Company Shiops enough.

 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Great Cruise Except for the Food

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Let me preface this review by saying that before this cruise, I had traveled only on Holland America and Celebrity.  I was in a Junior Suite, which was fantastic.  My granddaughter and I had PLENTY of room and storage space and our bathroom even had a tub!  

 

Pros -- Cleanliness, staff, quality of entertainment, specialty dining restaurants

 

Cons -- The main dining room was awful.  Tables were literally inches from one another so the experience was crowded and loud.If you like basic steak and shrimp, you will like the offerings, but if you are used to more inventive options as on Celebrity, you will be disappointed.  It was also difficult to know when to make a reservation because the entertainment times changed nightly.  I kept having to call and change my reservation each morning when the schedule came out.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Fun Times

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

I enjoyed the friendliness of the staff. I would for the casinos and night clubs to stay open later. Everything was shut down by 2am. At times felt like a retirement cruise. Other than this, everything was lovely. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

Quality lacking

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Enjoyed the island of Grenada and all the fresh spices. Stateroom service lacking, lousy shampoo and no conditioner or lotion. Charge service fee for a bucket of ice for stateroom. Lost satellite connection going to last island and it never came back even while heading north. 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

Great Cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Yes I recommend this cruise.  Drinks were very expensive.  Bingo was expensive for one game.  The staff was wonderful.  Food was good.   We loved the beaches and small shops in the port.

 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Slight Let-Down

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Overall not a bad ship - it was clean and our room steward, Wilton, was awesome and attentive. I was expecting better service from crew because it was a smaller ship; however, I was disappointed. Room service for breakfast was ordered for 7:30 and did not arrive until 8:45am (after we left). Buffet did not change-up - ALWAYS the same exact food for lunch. We were supposed to meet for excursions at 8am and one day, they started calling groups at 7:56am - we luckily arrived to meet early, but then only waited on the stairwell near the gangway since the doors were not open yet. The last morning, the Windjammer had no coffee cups at both stations - one station told me to go to the other only to find out they had no cups either - very frustrating! Finally found cups at an unmanned station only to find no coffee there. Not a good way to end the cruise. Also, the pool tables had 5 sticks with no tips - only 1 workable stick. All-in-all, found that this ship lacked attention to detail and some communication issues.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

virgin islands cruise, leaving out of san juan, puerto rico

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

i loved that we woke up on a different island each day! some of the entertainment on the ship was great - juggler/comedian, rock band. the ship's singers and dancers all had such great talent, but their shows were just ok, confusing. could've really great with a good story line or musical. 

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DECK 6

Deck 6 features The Congo Bar, The Safari Club, Zanzibar Lounge, Serengeti Card Club, The Game Reserves, Portofino, Chops Grille, Schooner Bar, Champagne...

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DECK 12

Deck 12 features the ShipShape Fitness Center, Sky Bar, the jogging track, Crown & Anchor Lounge, Fuel Teen Disco, Ocean Arcade, Adventure Ocean, Sports...

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DECK 11

Deck 11 features the ShipShape Spa, Solarium, Solarium Bar, Windjammer Cafe, Pizzaria, pools, whirlpools, Pool Bar, and Art Gallery.

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DECK 5

Deck 5 features the upper level of the Tides Dining Room, Latte-Tudes, the middle level of the Coral Theatre, the Conference Center, Art and Photo Gallery,...

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BadNamePicker
Contributor Level: Third Mate

The Poolside Bar has the best staff. Victor and Rohan were amazing and they make a mean "Sex on the Ship". If you like red beers, ask for a Red Eye so they know what you're talking about. Also, the 5th floor allows you to walk outside the ship 360 degrees - it's awesome!!!

drewfree
Contributor Level: Purser

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.

emilylwheeler
Contributor Level: Third Mate

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!

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Price

L

Size

May 2004

Built

10 yrs ago

Refurbished

2501

Total Passengers

2.91

Crew to Passenger Ratio

12

Number of Decks

1055

Total Cabins

24

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