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Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Jewel of the Seas
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1,571 Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas Cruise Reviews


Cindy Sea avatar

Cindy Sea

1 Review Written

Panama Canal Cruise was a Bucket List High!

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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 ...
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Sail Date February 2019


bearette avatar

bearette

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Hotel of the Seas

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2020


egglo avatar

egglo

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2020


Juke68 avatar

Juke68

1 Review Written

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

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


cgdg21 avatar

cgdg21

1 Review Written

Relaxing cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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chmusar

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Last minute trip Dubai

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Mjk88

1 Review Written

Full review

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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jacketwatch

12 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Very good cruise, met or exceeded expectations.

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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FennoExpress

3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Hardly a jewel anymore and royal only in the name

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. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


Very Critical avatar

Very Critical

6 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

QUITE SHOCKED

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. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Janda7 avatar

Janda7

14 Reviews Written

182 Helpful Votes

A lovely jewel !

We are a retired couple who enjoy cruising to interesting places. We had never been on the Jewel, but have been on several ships within the fleet. On arriving in Dubai, we stayed for a few nights pre cruise. Our ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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gettinold

20 Reviews Written

126 Helpful Votes

What no lobster ?

We took this cruise mainly due to the fact that the package Royal Caribbean was offering two nights post cruise stay at the Atlantis the Palms in Dubai. It seemed like a nice way to end the cruise The ship is ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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georgygirl65

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Disappointment with the ship

We were on deck 11 and it was a nightmare. Every morning between 6.15 am - 7.30am and later thats all we could hear was thump thump thump which was coning from the jogging track. I obviously complained several times ...
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Sail Date December 2019


NightWoman avatar

NightWoman

6 Reviews Written

71 Helpful Votes

Reasonable Cruise

This cruise sailed over Christmas and this was the reason we booked a cruise only and arranged our own flights, we were then spending New Year at a hotel we go to regularly in Dubai. We've done this cruise many ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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ltaberner7

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable but room for improvement

We chose this cruise for its combination of cities plus the opportunity to have a beach day, so the fact that the captain deemed the seas too rough for tendering (debatable) on the day we were to visit Sir Bani Yas ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Noble724

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Interesting Cruise Experience

We selected this cruise for the itinerary, The Holy Land. The first sailing day we had stormy weather. Lots of queasy passengers, very hard to walk around and several activities cancelled or rescheduled. This is ...
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Sail Date November 2019


nath27 avatar

nath27

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas

There were a couple of minor niggles, but overall this was a fantastic cruise on a lovely ship full of character. Embarkation was very smooth, and there were drinks and snacks available at the Port too as we ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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craig gibbon

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

A Fair & Honest Review From Experienced Cruiser

After 7 days sailing around the GCC I would like to share my honest experience with you all.. Embarkation was fairly painless and the whole process took 30 minutes maximum, the huge let down was the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Gulf01

8 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Wasted back to back cruise for a great itinerary (on paper)

After 16 cruises with Royal Caribbean in three and a half years (Diamond Members), I can say without a doubt that this is probably our last RCL cruise. Unfortunately, I can also honestly say they probably don't care ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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binkismom1119

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

OMG horrible!

As I've travelled on Carnival, Princess, Holland America and others, this is a comparison to these lines. This was a nightmare. Twelve days and nights of misery. The cabin was supposed to be a room for 3 adults ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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jakob71

15 Reviews Written

71 Helpful Votes

A 9-Night Greek Isles Cruise in the end of October with nice weather

Pre-cruise: My wife and I had reserved a room at the Hotel San Giorgio in Civitavecchia, Italy. In addition, we had also purchased the hotel's Gold Package. The package included among other things, a shuttle service ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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bigjohnfun817

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Good but could be better

We choose this cruise for the Europe destinations. Rome was great to see when we first got there, a little crowded, but were told it's worse in the summer months. The cruise terminal is a long ride, but we had a ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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aliveinchrist

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Another great cruise

Cruised the Greek Islands for the first time. Loved being on the Jewel as we had sailed the Panama Canal on her in Feb. Pleased to see some of the same crew and felt like family! Food was great, as usual. Wait ...
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Sail Date October 2019


Tabby10 avatar

Tabby10

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Boat is old and needs updating

We chose this cruise mainly due to the itinerary. The itinerary was great. The food was very good in the buffet and in the dining room. The boat itself is old and needs updating. ie; The frame on the mirror was ...
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Sail Date October 2019


Truluv avatar

Truluv

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Bucket List Cruise to Mediterranean

I’m a frequent cruiser (widow-60s), most often with RCL in the Caribbean. This was a bucket-list & 1st European cruise to celebrate my retirement. I was joined by one of my kids. We spent 4 days in Rome first, ...
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Sail Date October 2019


Jewel of the Seas Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.04.2
Dining3.03.9
Entertainment3.03.6
Public Rooms4.04.3
Fitness Recreation5.04
Family4.04.2
Enrichment3.03.5
Service5.04.4
Value For Money3.03.9
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