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What people said about this ship:

"...I two The Portofino and Chops took away from the great dining room experience we had on prior cruises." in 85 reviews.

"I thought the cruise director was one of the best that I had seen." in 23 reviews.

"...negative experience was a tour booked through royal carribean where we were packed like sardines in a small bus." in 19 reviews.



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emilylwheeler
Third Mate

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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Jewel is a true "jewel"!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Jewel of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 05, 2014

My husband and I just recently returned from our 5th cruise, our first with Royal Caribben aboard Jewel of the Seas, and we would highly, highly recommend the Jewel and the Southern Caribbean cruise! The boat is smaller but you would never know it!  This was the smallest boat we had ever been on but we loved the more intimate experience - there were no lines and you still felt as though you had plenty of room - it did not feel crowded.  Our balcony stateroom was immaculate and we had a wonderful room steward.  The dining room offered quality food choices and a diverse menu.  The spa was also very refreshing!  All crew members we encountered were very friendly and helpful.  All the features of the boat were great but we have to say that the port intensive itinerary was what really made the trip spectacular!  5 ports in 5 days with huge time windows at each island made for an active yet relaxing trip.  We don't prefer too many "at sea" days so this cruise was perfect for us, with only one "at sea" day on the way back.  Overall out of all 5 cruises we've been on over the past few years, this is the only one that we've both agreed we would sign up to do again tomorrow!  Highly recommended for young couples looking for active days and relaxing evenings!

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Traveled As:
Large Group

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

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Best Vacation Ever!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Jewel of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 05, 2014

I had an amazing time on my cruise.  This was the first one for me and my husband so needless to say we will be cruisers for life.  The customer service was great. Ricardo our room service attendant really made my day. He ensured I had everything I neeeded and always made sure to make my special towel bed animals. 

 

Hurane & Bernard were my dining servers and they just went above and beyond to provide excellent service. I never had to ask for anything once they knew my preferences (mint tea and sourdough bread were always waiting for me).  I appreciate the care and detail everyone put in place to make our trip memorable. 

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nikia1
Purser

Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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Coming into our 40s

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Jewel of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 05, 2014

We decided to celebrate coming into our 40s by going on a 7 day Caribbean Cruise and we're glad we did! Jewel of the Seas was perfect for us, we were able to take in San Juan and all of the many ports we visited. Some of our memories include: Al our room Stewart always there when we needed him for our every need. Thanks Al! Our dining rooms experiences with Farhad and Putu waiting on us hand and foot! There was always more on the table than we should have eaten, they went above and beyond, and remembered what each of us wanted! And we can't forget Noel who started our dining room experience and still checked on us throughout the week, do it, do it! Adding to our memories was the Jamaican waiter who serenaded us with his beautiful voice at dinner in the dining room and at breakfast in the Windjammer ! We throughly enjoyed the Specialty restaurants, Chopped and Portofinos and their 1st class service. We would definitely recommend this cruise.

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ewest
Purser

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:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
7+ cruises

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Jewel o the Sea

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Jewel of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 19, 2014

The ship was very clean and on the small side. The cruise director, cabin attendant were awesome as were the wait staff in every restaurant. Chops and Portafino were amazing and the food in these specialty restaraunts was superb! The dining room food and the food in the Windjammer was ok. Not the variety that we have had on previous cruises. The main pool area was small and therefore got very congested during activities. The comedians were hysterical but the productions shows were a little 'out there' and I actually left during one of them. The centrum was nice and they always had music playing at night but, again, crowded with lots of people so never a seat to be had. Did take the stair a lot due to elevator congestion but that could be considered good exersice and help prohibit those cruise pounds you gain. Loved the ports we stopped in. Also enjoyed having a full day in each port. The Segway tour on Barbados was amazing and the veiws were breathtaking. 

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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.

Roll Calls


Jewel of the Seas
23
Members on Cruise

15 Night Panama Canal Eastbound (Los Angeles To San Juan)

Sail Date: Oct 10, 2015
Ship Name: Jewel of the Seas
23 Ship Mate app members

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Jewel of the Seas
13
Members on Cruise

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Apr 11, 2015
Ship Name: Jewel of the Seas
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Jewel of the Seas
12
Members on Cruise

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Feb 21, 2015
Ship Name: Jewel of the Seas
12 Ship Mate app members

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