Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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4-6 cruises


Helpful Votes

3 out of 5

Older Generation Cruise Ship

Sail Date: August 21, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

My husband and I are in our early 50"s and were excited to see Alaska.  We felt the ship to be boring while out at sea.  Had the entertainment at night been better we would have left with a more satisfied feeling.  Just really disappointed with Royal Caribbean because they are usually top of the line for entertainment.  Ship was beautiful, staff amazing and food good.  Only recommend going in June or July so the pool area can be utilized more.  Too cold in August for us to use if you are hoping to bask in the sun:) 

Cabin / Stateroom
Our room was partially obstructed with the lifeboats below us. We were directly above a bar so we heard every word and entertainment music until midnight or 1 am. If you are one who likes to retire early, do not choose this room. It was spacious and really nice.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Very organized.
Ship Quality
Very clean.
Destinations and Excursions
Very pleased with our choices of hike, train ride and city tour.
Onboard Activities
Depending on your age, this will decide how you rate this. This ship has a wonderful children's program. There was not much my husband and I found interesting to do daily.
Children's Programs
Did not use but saw the place reserved for the children. Great program.
Absolutely boring. Had a juggler first night that was fair. Then another night was a 2 man comedy juggling team. Really??? Another juggling show. Comedian was funny. Worst was an impersonator that was terrible. Actually was in shock over what Royal Caribbean hired to entertain us with on this cruise.
Service and Staff
We had exceptional staff servicing us in all areas.
Food and Dining
Windjammer seemed to have same food offered each day. The dining experience was great.
Seattle, Washington
Going into the city and walking through the market place was fun. Crazy traffic!
Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
Freezing on front deck but worth every moment! Dress warmly (gloves, hat) . This is worth getting there at 6:00 am!
Juneau, Alaska
Not much to see. We took hike and were amazed with the scenery. Do not underestimate the ability needed for this hike! a 500 ft climb uphill!! 3.5 miles long. Dress in layers.
Skagway, Alaska
Our favorite. Sit on left side of train because right side misses everything exciting until train reverses and not the same seeing it on way downhill. Go outside and breathe the air!! Incredible! Walk through the town and enjoy the past experience.
Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
Get out front early to have a good clear view. Dress warm, it felt like a blizzard should have been blowing on us. Words do not describe view of mountains and scenery.
Victoria, British Columbia
Took bus to view city and see the castle. Beautiful.


If going to watch one of the movies you need to go early. Small cinema that fills fast.

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