Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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5 out of 5

Excellent food, service, and itinerary!

Sail Date: August 14, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Our first cruise ever to Alaska on the Jewel of the Seas in August of 2015 was truly exceptional. Highlights were the itinerary and ports-of-call, the EXCELLENT food, and the amazing service by the dedicated staff. The boat is indeed a little out of date and will be dry-docked soon for renovations, but that being said, they have maintained it impeccably, and it is very clean and well-kept. Would have loved more opportunities for the younger couple crowd (not drinking necessarily though), but did a pretty good job balancing considering that many who travel to Alaska are older. There was a pretty good mix of people on board, and the staff was great. Cruise director is a little over the top, but that seems to be fairly par for the course. The itinerary, food and service really set this cruise apart from the others! Happy

Cabin / Stateroom
Small, but plenty for the trip. Beds were very comfortable! Beware the bathrooms are tiny on cruise ships.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Smooth process - it is clear that they have been doing this for some time.
Ship Quality
Outdated, but SUPER clean and well-maintained.
Destinations and Excursions
Amazing ports-of-call - once in a lifetime experience.
Onboard Activities
There were many, but we didn't participate in most - sometimes geared for older crowd.
Good, but could be better.
Service and Staff
Exceptional wait staff and stateroom attendants. Everyone is helpful and attentive.
Food and Dining
Really great food in the main dining room!
Seattle, Washington
Add a few days here - so much to see and to eat!
Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
Gorgeous way to welcome us into Alaska.
Juneau, Alaska
Go helicoptering to a glacier (book through to save $$) - best experience ever! Also, be sure to get some king crab legs in Alaska
Skagway, Alaska
LOVED the Yukon tour we took through Frontier excursions (booked on Dog sledding, great scenery and tour guide.
Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
Get up early for this and see the Sawyer Glacier! Captain does a 360 degree turn at the glacier so that everyone get a view.
Victoria, British Columbia
Beautiful gardens. Delicious fish and chips at red fish blue fish at the Wharf.

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