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Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas Cruise Reviews
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Jewel of the Seas, June 1 sailing.
"We arrived in Rome 2 days before the cruise left and had an amazing time exploring the Vatican, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon. Ahhhh... the food in Rome was to die for. We stayed at a small B&B, A..."Read More
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jancl57

2-5 Cruises

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Panama Canal Cruise was a Bucket List High!

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Panama Canal & Central America

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Cindy Sea

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

My husband and I have been cruising with Royal Caribbean for years. We love the cruise line and have always had a good experience. It was my bucket list item to go on a Panama Canal Cruise. We usually take about one cruise per year but had never gone for more than one week. The Panama Canal cruises usually run 15-16 nights. We decided NOT to wait until after we retired!. We went on the Jewel ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Hotel of the Seas

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Middle East

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bearette

10+ Cruises

Age 30s

We were literally cut off in the Coronavirus Epidemic so this review will be what happens when things go wrong. We are two upper 30s adults and our two kid, twin boy and girl who were seven and just shy of 8 when we sailed. This sailing was March 9th , so mid-cruise all cruises ceased operations, so this review will let you know how RCCL handles emergencies. The first two days were in the ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Traveled with children

2 Helpful Votes


Royal Caribbean: Totally professional and honourable company. Very impressive.

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Middle East

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egglo

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We booked this cruise on "Jewel of the Seas" long before the Coronavirus scare and decided to go ahead anyway, as we have a daughter living in Dubai whom we wanted to visit. In the couple of weeks before the start date, RCI sent us several reassuring emails that the cruise would go ahead, so we were never left wondering whether we should cancel. I cannot speak highly enough about this cruise ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

7 Helpful Votes


Ship's crew were friendly, helpful and very professional.

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Middle East

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Juke68

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We had been to Dubai and Emirates the previous year and this time combined it with a stay at The Atlantis Hotel on The Palm...amazing...we usually cruise with P&O but they had decided not to do that route so we booked with RC...fantastic....balcony cabin was a little tight...no need for the settee.. just could have been arranged a little different without it... bathroom clean and spacious... the ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Relaxing cruise

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Middle East

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cgdg21

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this cruise because of the interesting stops and the fact that the weather in the middle-east is much better than elsewhere, at this time of year. It also offered good value for money, as Emirates flights from the UK were included. Due to the coronavirus, we were told that RC had decided not to stop at either of the two ports in Oman, due to its proximity (and open borders) with Iran. ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Last minute trip Dubai

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Middle East

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chmusar

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We have cruised on a few ships and I did prefer this smaller ship,yes it's old but was clean and kept well. I liked that I could find a sunbed in a quiet location . Solarium was a nice place to relax. Safari club was my bar of choice lots of room and great seats in the stern. Entertainment was just ok apart from a juggler on last night who was excellent. MDR had no issues we were on my ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Interior

1 Helpful Vote


Full review

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Middle East

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Mjk88

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

From England and booked online via Royal Caribbean. First cruise but the destination was the real seller having nothing to compare to. Emirates flight was great to Dubai. Plenty of security at port but no problems with that. Carry all paperwork and credit card to hand. Pre paid deluxe drinks package and most shore excursions. Ship - previously said nothing to compare to and a little nervous ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with children


Very good cruise, met or exceeded expectations.

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Middle East

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jacketwatch

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise for the itinerary as we had never been to the gulf area before. We first flew to Delhi to see our family there, then flew to Dubai for 5 days prior to cruising which was an eye opener. We were amazed by the architecture. It’s very modern, clean and stunning. The ship was clean, needed a spot of paint here and there but overall was in good condition. We were with friends ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

14 Helpful Votes


Hardly a jewel anymore and royal only in the name

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Middle East

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FennoExpress

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

This was our sixth cruise and the first on Royal Caribbean. We got a very good price and as we have visited Dubai and Abu Dhabi previously we knew what to expect in terms of weather, general safety and cleanliness. Also the flight from Finland to Dubai is not too long. Oman was a new and exciting destination for us. We arrived in Dubai early on Sunday morning, the weather was not on our side, ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

17 Helpful Votes


QUITE SHOCKED

Review for Jewel of the Seas to Middle East

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Very Critical

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We had not been with this company before, and we were expecting this cruise to be better than the cruise we did with another company the week before. Strangely enough, we enjoyed the other cruise, but not this one. Where do we start? In our opinion we felt that Jewel of the Seas desperately needed a refurbishment, and until this is possible, we felt that a good clean and a lick of paint would ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

24 Helpful Votes


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