Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Coastal - West Coast

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5 out of 5

California Cruising

Sail Date: September 26, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Suite

As many are aware it has been about five years since RCCL has sailed from Los Angeles. It is a pleasure to drive to the ship rather than fly to the destination , stay in a hotel and take an over priced cab to the cruise port. We first went to Santa Barbara, always a pretty place with good weather. Then for a two day stay in San Fransico. The ship docks near pier 39 which is convenient. The hop on and off bus picks up from there and was a good way to see the city. After that we went to Monterey. We took an excursion that went along the 17 mile drive. We stopped at pebble beach, the fame lone cypress tree and to Carmel. Well worth the time and effort. Our final stop was in Ensenada. I have been there many times. We took a walk from the ship looked at the minor changes in the main business district then had lunch. It is a nice place but not exciting in any way. The cruise is not to be repeated any time soon according to the schedule. I have been told this is probably because of the revenues. Well worth the time to go.

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The Owners suite is always a great experience.
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If you are in a suite the 13th floor has a lounge that is for you and is much less crowded than the Concierge lounge.

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