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We booked this cruise in early summer because we had done it in February and loved it. Unfortunately it was not what we remembered. It started with the hurricanes. The prices dropped considerably (over $800 pp to below $250 pp for balcony). We called Royal and they upgraded us to a junior suite. Though the room was nice I don't think it made up for the incredible drop in price. Also the junior suite was under the buffet (which we would never have picked) and it was extremely noisy. The cruise offered everyone free shuttle service. That was nice. The ports where wonderful. The tours we took on 2 of the islands where a great overview of the islands. The food and service in the dining room was amazing. Did not really like the buffet much. I have a strict diet regiment so it was hard to get food in the buffet. (I expected this though) Our room steward was the best we have ever had (35 cruises) He was truly amazing. I don't like that the entertainment is always in the central area near the elevators. It is way to crowded. We are on a cruise, I think we should be outside near the pool to party. The embarkation in San Juan is quick and efficient. Disembarkation went very well. The shows where good. I felt really bad that they hardly had any quests at the shows. the public washrooms where not as clean as I have seen previously.

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Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review by jcruiser201

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We booked this cruise in early summer because we had done it in February and loved it. Unfortunately it was not what we remembered.

It started with the hurricanes. The prices dropped considerably (over $800 pp to below $250 pp for balcony). We called Royal and they upgraded us to a junior suite. Though the room was nice I don't think it made up for the incredible drop in price. Also the junior suite was under the buffet (which we would never have picked) and it was extremely noisy.

The cruise offered everyone free shuttle service. That was nice.

The ports where wonderful. The tours we took on 2 of the islands where a great overview of the islands.

The food and service in the dining room was amazing. Did not really like the buffet much. I have a strict diet regiment so it was hard to get food in the buffet. (I expected this though)

Our room steward was the best we have ever had (35 cruises) He was truly amazing.

I don't like that the entertainment is always in the central area near the elevators. It is way to crowded. We are on a cruise, I think we should be outside near the pool to party.

The embarkation in San Juan is quick and efficient. Disembarkation went very well.

The shows where good. I felt really bad that they hardly had any quests at the shows.

the public washrooms where not as clean as I have seen previously.
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Cabin 1584
Cabin was located directly under the buffet. 24/7 there was carts being driven back and forth over the floor above. It sounded like an airplane was landing on us.
also there is an overhang above the balcony which really blocks the sun. (I love sun)
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