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It's my first time cruising with Royal Caribbean & like most cruisers did, I looked up info on CC-made my little notes. The ship is very beautiful-certain areas do need a fresh coat of paint. Not as large as some of the other ships I'd been on. It was a last minute decisions. A deal I cannot refuse. Booked an inside cabin since I already have a future European cruise booked. It was a port intensive cruise & I did not have any expectations other than a floating hotel. Only 1 day at sea & I found the entertainment sufficient enough. Our group was made up of 13 ppl from old to young. Each found their own entertainment - casino, the shows at night, listening to music, trivia, etc. There was always something to do as long as you looked at the schedule. 1 disappointment was after 9 pm, looking for munchies was harder. I know the seaview cafe was always available. It just seemed 9 pm was a bit early! A group of us likes to sit around w/ some fruit/tea/dessert & chit chat, etc. We tend to try to run up to the windjammer before it closes & grab all these. At least they don't kick us out & clean up around us. For the younger folks.. seems a bit dead after midnight. Only place seems to be the disco or casino. I like hanging out at the atrium listening to live music. The bands that play there were great. They should move some of the chairs further out so more people can dance. Food - I'm not a picky eater. It was fine. There's a variety of options. We did not try any of the specialty restaurants. The waitstaff in the MDR was good. Quick & efficient. After the 2nd night, they knew that a couple of us drink only hot water & those are prepared every night. Otherwise.. no real complaints. Little misc opinions. Great time. Favorite place was the solarium/pool! If another bargain comes along, I will definitely do this again -- new itinerary!  

Fun Cruise; Last Minute Bargain

Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review by jumpjump

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It's my first time cruising with Royal Caribbean & like most cruisers did, I looked up info on CC-made my little notes. The ship is very beautiful-certain areas do need a fresh coat of paint. Not as large as some of the other ships I'd been on. It was a last minute decisions. A deal I cannot refuse. Booked an inside cabin since I already have a future European cruise booked.
It was a port intensive cruise & I did not have any expectations other than a floating hotel. Only 1 day at sea & I found the entertainment sufficient enough. Our group was made up of 13 ppl from old to young. Each found their own entertainment - casino, the shows at night, listening to music, trivia, etc. There was always something to do as long as you looked at the schedule.
1 disappointment was after 9 pm, looking for munchies was harder. I know the seaview cafe was always available. It just seemed 9 pm was a bit early! A group of us likes to sit around w/ some fruit/tea/dessert & chit chat, etc. We tend to try to run up to the windjammer before it closes & grab all these. At least they don't kick us out & clean up around us. For the younger folks.. seems a bit dead after midnight. Only place seems to be the disco or casino. I like hanging out at the atrium listening to live music. The bands that play there were great. They should move some of the chairs further out so more people can dance.
Food - I'm not a picky eater. It was fine. There's a variety of options. We did not try any of the specialty restaurants. The waitstaff in the MDR was good. Quick & efficient. After the 2nd night, they knew that a couple of us drink only hot water & those are prepared every night.
Otherwise.. no real complaints. Little misc opinions. Great time. Favorite place was the solarium/pool!
If another bargain comes along, I will definitely do this again -- new itinerary!
 
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Cabin 3069
I thought this room was larger than some of the newer ships I'd been on. No complaints. The room was clean, enough lighting. Bathroom was standard.
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