Get the mini-suite for sure.
Get the mini-suite for sure.
This is an older ship
Don't go as a single looking to hookup.
Every dining venue was noisy, noisy, noisy. Tsar's and Azura's Restaurants were worse than the Garden Cafe for noise and poor food. Ate many meals at O'Sheehan's Pub but their menu is tiny. The other dining choices (Cagney's, Chin Chin, etc) have very unexciting menu.
Beverage packages did not allow for 2 different preferences and assumed both people had to drink. We paid corking fee for wine brought on board, but did not like carrying a bottle of wine around. A pre-purchased wine package would be appropriate.
Buffet was always crowded. Difficulty in finding seats. We had to have someone in our party look for a table and sit there so the others go get their food. It seemed so disorganized. Overall, it appeared that the waiters were not trained well.
there is lots to do on the boat so plan your day with the daily planner, worked for us.
Be ready to have fun entertainment is outstanding and weather very warm for this cruise
I recommend using room service if you wish to eat on your balcony. Tried both breakfast (daily) and lunch one day I wasn't feeling so great. The chicken noodle soup perked me right up. I loved the elevated seating in the Stardust Theater.
Do not sail from early November to late January.
Definitely get involved
There was a library and game room - great for rainy days or something different to do. SPA was not worth a spa pass.
When on the Jewel, take a trip around the ship to see the beauty of it, enjoy all of the great food served in each dining area, be sure and see all of the great entertainment they have aboard the ship, and last not least take any many excursion's as possible and take in the full beauty of Alaska.
If you smoke, do not take this cruise ship.
Very disappointed that the cost to access wi-Fi was so high!
I've had both inside and outside staterooms, and since we spend so little time in the stateroom except for sleeping an inside is just fine, is less expensive, and stays dark to let you sleep in which we did a lot!
Always get a room with a balcony. In fact I’d say, if you don’t get a balcony, don’t go. Although there are places to hang out on board where you can sit and watch the sea and land go by unmolested, it’s just not as pleasant, in our estimation, having other around while you do.
Despite a relatively older ship, the overall experience was superlative.
I did like the fact that the didn't hound you to purchase pictures. There were several times we met a photographer who wanted to take our pic with some character or other, but we always declined and they were always respectful of that.
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