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Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Canada/New England (Boston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 14, 2006
Ship: Jewel of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
This was our first cruise, so we did not know exactly what to expect. We were not aware that Jewel of the Seas is the newest cruise ship in the world when we booked our trip, but it is lovely in every respect. Everything is clean and fresh, and there are so many things on board ship to do - with two pools, miniature golf, spa and excercise facilities, beauty salon, discos, multiple dining options, and much more.....there is always something to do. What impressed us most, however, were the employees. They have as their goal to make everyone on board feel welcomed, and each one - whether a stateroom attendant, waiter, assistant waiter, or really any staff - wants to go above and beyond to make you satisfied. We really enjoyed our trip!
3 out of 5
Unfortunately, it was a very cold and rainly day when we were there. The big disappointment was that our tour of the Bay of Fundy occurred just when the tides were at the equal stage - there really was nothing to see, and we were wet and freezing besides. Do NOT let them schedule tours during the times when the tides are not coming in or going out - it is a waste of time. The Museum was fantastic, so we were glad that was included
Don't Miss: the New Brunswick Museum
3 out of 5
Unfortunately, it was a very cold and rainly day when we were there. The big disappointment was that our tour of the Bay of Fundy occurred just when the tides were at the equal stage - there really was nothing to see, and we were wet and freezing besides. Do NOT let them schedule tours during the times when the tides are not coming in or going out - it is a waste of time. The Museum was fantastic, so we were glad that was included
Don't Miss: the New Brunswick Museum
3 out of 5
The Tall Ship Sailing experience was excellent, but we had almost too much time left afterwards, and did not really know the best way to use it. We saw the Maritime Museum on our own, and briefly say the Citadel, but it would have been nice if there had been some sort of optional extension so we could have seen a little more in the time we had left.
Don't Miss: Maritime Museaum and the Citadel
3 out of 5
The Tall Ship Sailing experience was excellent, but we had almost too much time left afterwards, and did not really know the best way to use it. We saw the Maritime Museum on our own, and briefly say the Citadel, but it would have been nice if there had been some sort of optional extension so we could have seen a little more in the time we had left.
Don't Miss: Maritime Museaum and the Citadel
5 out of 5
We did the overview of Portland and Kennebunkport. The lighthouse was fantastic, and just seeing the town was exciting. The tour ran a little longer than expected, and we had less time for shopping and eating that we thought we'd have.
Don't Miss: the lighthouse!
5 out of 5
We went to the Lobster Oceanarium, and had a fascinating look at how lobsters are hatched. The one house from the "Gilded Age" was a little disappointing, but our time at the Cadillac Mountain National Park was fantastic. Overall, it was a good tour, and left us time to do some shopping on our own.
Don't Miss: Cadillac Mountain
5 out of 5
We went to the Lobster Oceanarium, and had a fascinating look at how lobsters are hatched. The one house from the "Gilded Age" was a little disappointing, but our time at the Cadillac Mountain National Park was fantastic. Overall, it was a good tour, and left us time to do some shopping on our own.
Don't Miss: Cadillac Mountain
5 out of 5
We did the overview of Portland and Kennebunkport. The lighthouse was fantastic, and just seeing the town was exciting. The tour ran a little longer than expected, and we had less time for shopping and eating that we thought we'd have.
Don't Miss: the lighthouse!
5 out of 5
It was wonderful to just have some time to explore the island on our own. Since it's a small destination, it's fairly easy to get a feel of the place on your own.
Don't Miss: walking though the Victorian "cottages"
5 out of 5
It was wonderful to just have some time to explore the island on our own. Since it's a small destination, it's fairly easy to get a feel of the place on your own.
Don't Miss: walking though the Victorian "cottages"

Pros: The employees were wonderful, and did everything to make your time with them the best ever! The ship is beautiful and new, and has every imaginable amenity on board. Food is plentful and good - dieters will have a hard time.

Cons: We just wished that there was less pressure to buy

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