498 Jewel of the Seas Tips

JPCruiseXpert
Jul 28, 2017

The Solarium is open until 1:00 AM with cold salads and hot sandwiches for late-night cravings.

907Woman
Nov 22, 2017

Select a room on the sunny side of the ship. Going south to the Caribbean you want to be on the port (left) side of the ship. For a more stable ride, select a room about mid-ship. If you are in the back of the ship you will definitely notice the motion of the ship more than mid-ship. The balconies for rooms on the 8th and 9th floor are more private than the 7th floor. We could see a portion of the balcony of the room below us on the 7th floor. Be aware when selecting a room what is below or above you. For example, people remarked that rooms below the gym which is on the 12th floor could sometimes hear people dropping weights above. You also don't want to be too close to atrium area if you go to bed early as the entertainment is fairly loud and you won't be able to sleep.

paggers
Jun 09, 2019

It’s a holiday. Don’t go looking for things to moan about. Enjoy yourself!!

kathrynchat
Jun 09, 2019

The MDR is quite cool at night, make sure you have something to keep you warm.

Lucas458
Jun 04, 2013

maybe the cruise director can find more variety onboard the ship. I felt the ship was being catered to more of an older crowd. The farewell theatre performance was pretty bad. As a matter of fact, many people began walking out and they stop clapping. I overall heard a guest express her distaste for the Elvis tribute show. I feel the cruise director needs a little more help with planning the activities cause she is NOT that good.

FREEDOM
Jun 04, 2013

IF YOU ARE TRAVELEING WITH YOUR CHILDREN WHO ARE OF AGE TO DRINK AND PROVED IT AT CHECK IN, THERE ARE SOME IDIOTIC BARTENDERS WHO STILL ASKED MY SON FOR HIS ID....... TOTALLY RIDICULOUS WHEN HE ALREADY GOT HIS SEAPASS CARD AND PROVED HIS AGE WITH HIS PASSPORT. BARTENDER WAS UNPROFESSIONAL TO US WHEN WE QUESTIONED THE RIDICULOUSNESS OF HIM ASKING.

TERIMACLEOD
Jun 04, 2013

MISSED HAVING A PROMANADE. i WOULD NOT BOOK THROUGH VACATION OUTLET AGAIN AND WOULD NOT RECOMMEND ANYONE BOOKING THROUGH VACATION OUTLET

JohnRhonda
May 06, 2013

Don't miss the activities on this ship. Carly B. and Elvis have fun planned for you each day.

beenthere
Mar 24, 2013

Get to the pool deck early if you want a spot to enjoy.

barbarakobey
Mar 23, 2013

dining room experience was fantastic.

Zus
May 14, 2013

Loved the Sea View Cafe for late night snacks.

twofourteen
May 15, 2013

Breakfast and Lunch Buffets were great...dining room food not as good

7junebug
May 19, 2013

Bar Harbor was our favorite port!

Jennydex389
Jul 05, 2013

A little old ship but ok, I like that someone is at the entry of all food areas to make sure people clean hands.

stelzer
Feb 02, 2013

The hamburgers at the Sea View Cafe were great

weissnora
Dec 23, 2014

Great ship, very clean and well maintained. Wonderful staff.

Jam53
Dec 11, 2012

knw is near Xmas but last cruise was 2 yrs ago during Xmas and was just over the top......another crusie line..we tried this as other fmaily members took your cruise line and loved it..but one was 3/4 day and other was 7 day cruise....so thought a 5 day would be great as others in group had not cruised at all.......could have been better had some issues but guest relations took care of and were quite nice thru out cruise....just wish had some interaction in windjammer area and other areas.......as said main dining room was great

lcroushorn1
Dec 23, 2014

We had plenty to eat at breakfast, lunch and dinner so we didn't actually snack except maybe a drink.

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