498 Jewel of the Seas Tips

browndfl
Aug 01, 2014

Pianist and crew of Schooner Bar out of this world!!!

banditbokey
Aug 15, 2014

Get a balcony room, it is worth it!

DonnaBarnett
Aug 15, 2014

go for the mytime dining - worked out well for us.

jillmercado
Aug 22, 2014

The best place to sit in the Windjammer restaurant is outside on the very back of the ship. It was always breezy and not crowded.

catlak414
Aug 22, 2014

the omelet station was fabulous - lobster night was great - large lobster tails

ewest
Aug 26, 2014

Italian restaurant is better that chops. Dining room breakfast is very nice & very good Late dining at 8:30 was to late for me, got done by 9:30 - 10 and then so full wanted to go to bed!

tmmfam
Aug 29, 2014

If you are looking for a more intimate vacation experience with more relax time try this class of ship!

ton4bro
Sep 01, 2014

buy your excursions when get off the ship, cheaper.

JackieAubele
Sep 12, 2014

The Windjammer is a great place to have a meal or a quick snack. Always plenty of options and the food changes daily.

karvang2000
Sep 26, 2014

My Time dining is great. Didn't think I would like it but it worked out well.

MRobertson
Oct 13, 2014

Wait a while (an hour or so) after the ship docks, the lines are shorter, elevators are faster and less confusion.

hogdrivr
Oct 31, 2014

Portofino's Italian specialty restaurant was excellent. Service was very attentive. Food from starters to dessert was way above average.

trp1727
Nov 14, 2014

If you want to watch the evening entertainment in the centrum, arrive early.

yosi317
Nov 15, 2014

Windjamer cafe had great breakfast the omelet station was really good and they had the best croissants ever nice and hot

mandms
Feb 14, 2015

Nice to eat outside at back of the ship on lido deck or one deck above at Sea View Cafe. Had a "chocolate breakfast" special menu at main dining room one day on the cruise

IH1
Feb 24, 2015

Sea View Cafe on deck 12 was a godsend - food prepared fresh and menu is good. Try the Grouper Salad or Cuban Sandwich. We went there in afternoon as we anticipated we would not be eating much in dining room. Pit Stop Sports Bar is a good late afternoon alternative - live sports and cold beer.

tomegibson
Mar 10, 2015

There were six of us in our group and it was difficult to find any location to play cards.

cast
Jun 15, 2015

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.

TomnMoe
Apr 07, 2015

If you're sailing from San Juan, get there a day early. We booked flights to arrive mid-afternoon, but ended up getting there just before it sailed due to flight delays. We missed the first day- in port on the ship because of this.

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