Beautiful ship, but, Oh, my aching back!

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

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Jewel of the Seas

7 Night Canada/New England (Boston Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 14, 2006

Ship: Jewel of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Review summary

Gorgeous ship with lots of windows and glass in the public areas. Beautiful layout and decor. Cabins were efficient, but extremely cramped. We had a balcony cabin, but it was the smallest cabin of any category we've ever had. The bed was equivalent to a futon or sofa bed. Food was mediocre.

Ports of call

Saint John, New Brunswick

5 out of 5
Gourmet lunch and Canadian wine tasting at the Dufferin Inn was pricey but fabulous. If you're a foodie or a wine lover, it's worth the $100+ and 3 hours!
Don't Miss: Bay of Fundy. Check it out in the morning and again in the afternoon. Low tide vs. high tide make it an entirely different place.

Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

3 out of 5
Seafood Shanty offered great lobster chowder and a very good view of the harbor.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

3 out of 5
Henry House, about 2 blocks from the pier. Authentic pub built in 1850. Smells like ale and mold, but it's good ale and mold! Order the "Peculiar Ale:"

Portland, Maine

5 out of 5
Walker point on the Kennebunkport excursion.

Bar Harbor, Maine

3 out of 5
Stuffed baked lobster at West Street Cafe and blueberry pie a la mode at Donahue's. Good blueberry beer there, too. Skip the nachos, though.
Don't Miss: Local pottery shops near the park east of the harbor.

Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

3 out of 5
Seafood Shanty offered great lobster chowder and a very good view of the harbor.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

3 out of 5
Henry House, about 2 blocks from the pier. Authentic pub built in 1850. Smells like ale and mold, but it's good ale and mold! Order the "Peculiar Ale:"

Bar Harbor, Maine

3 out of 5
Stuffed baked lobster at West Street Cafe and blueberry pie a la mode at Donahue's. Good blueberry beer there, too. Skip the nachos, though.
Don't Miss: Local pottery shops near the park east of the harbor.

Saint John, New Brunswick

5 out of 5
Gourmet lunch and Canadian wine tasting at the Dufferin Inn was pricey but fabulous. If you're a foodie or a wine lover, it's worth the $100+ and 3 hours!
Don't Miss: Bay of Fundy. Check it out in the morning and again in the afternoon. Low tide vs. high tide make it an entirely different place.

Portland, Maine

5 out of 5
Walker point on the Kennebunkport excursion.

Pros: Gorgeous ship, super-friendly staff

Cons: Tiny, cramped cabin and EXTREMELY uncomfortable bed.

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