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Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
7 Night Alaska Sawyer Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 05, 2015
Ship: Jewel of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 7166
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

This was our third cruise to Alaska.   Jewel of the Seas was a beautiful ship with lots of lectures available about glaciers, fish & wildlife, and even 2 about Canadian Mounties. The cruise director and his wife, who was the activities director, were really fun people.  The shows were great. We booked our excursions from the ship and all went smoothly. It was our first time seeing Sawyer Glacier and it was worth the trip.  There is never any control over weather, but it was perfect....in the 60's and sunny every day.  We would highly recommend this trip on Jewel of the Seas.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5
The enterainment was good but, we have been on other ships that had better shows. It's just a matter of personal taste. The band for the shows was excellent...probably the best band on any ship we have sailed.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our cabin steward, Lamech, was friendly & effecient. One the first day we had some special requests for the week and he took care of us and more.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean, bright & beautiful

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Before you book a certain room number, make sure you are not over a lounge area. They play music until about midnight. We didn't find the Sea View café until the 6th day of the cruise. They had the best sandwiches and snacks.

5 out of 5
Seattle airport was easy to get in and out of. City tour was information.
5 out of 5
Lots of natural beauty and wildlife to see in Inside Passage.
5 out of 5
The Mendenhal Glacier is a must see. Lots of hiking opportunies seeing small wildlife and Alaskian flowers
5 out of 5
We did the White Pass Train ride. The train was enclosed with very large windows. The tour guide was great with lots of historical information, legends, & stories of the Gold Rush days. The trip was pricey but well worth it.
5 out of 5
Breathtaking scenery and lots of wildlife, seals, eagles, mountain sheep & goats. The Sawyer Glacier was the high-light of the trip.
5 out of 5
We took a city tour combined with the tour of the Castle. The parks were beautiful with blooming gardens. Near the end of the tour, we had the bus driver let us off in the city. We toured serveral buildings & took some great pictures, then walked about 2 miles back to the ship. Very friendly city.
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