Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Transatlantic

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7+ cruises


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2 out of 5


Sail Date: November 06, 2016

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Cabin: 1142

I was very disappointed with this cruise experience.  I expected more from RCI.

The food selection was poor and the food quality was disappointing.  I felt the buffet area was not cleaned to a high standard.  There was trash and food on the floor on the back patio.  Things in general seemed to be disorganized. They would only open one side of the buffet in the morning for breakfast, so food was picked over and the wait for omelets was ridiculous.  There seemed to be lack of activities on board.  Evening theater performances started late on 2 occasions.

On a positive note.....the room was nice and service was good.  The evening entertainment over-all was good.  The shore excursions were good.

Cabin / Stateroom
We liked the cabin on the 11th floor. A nice quiet hallway and close to dining, pool, theater. Our cabin attendant was efficient. Only drawback is that you can hear the morning runners on the track above.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities Poor movie selection in rooms and in cinema.
Service and Staff
First time head waiter
Food and Dining
Poor selection and quality.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Valencia, Spain
Surprisingly beautiful city. Nice blend of new and old architecture.
Lisbon, Portugal
Ponta Delgada, Azores
This is one of the prettiest places we have ever visited.
San Juan, Puerto Rico


We did not try any of the specialty restaurants, but from others who did.....the experience and quality of the food was not worth the extra money.

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