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Since the recent hurricanes trips from Puerto Rico have become very attractive due to the constant price drops as the line attempts to fill the ship last minutes. It was unfortunate to learn that the beautiful island of Dominica (which the trip was going to visit originally) was understandably swapped out since the island was decimated by the hurricanes. The ship is in good shape though there are some spots that show its wear. Staff is very friendly and approachable. A huge happy spot on this sailing was the missing constant hard selling you often get on other ships in the fleet. I don't think we ever got hit up once to buy a drink or dinner package while sitting enjoying a meal in Windjammer. Wish this would happen more fleet-wide. Critical lesson learned was with regards to room placement. I'm still shocked RCCL places the most expensive rooms directly under the loudest parts of the ship (Windjammer in this case). Read more about that nightmare below. This is the third time sailing from PR and each time I'm pleasantly surprised with the type of people sailing from here, they're just different, more into having fun than other departure-ports. If you can get a great deal then consider sailings aboard Jewel, it's more relaxing experience than sailings from Florida.

Nice cruise, pick the right room

Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review by immy619

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Since the recent hurricanes trips from Puerto Rico have become very attractive due to the constant price drops as the line attempts to fill the ship last minutes. It was unfortunate to learn that the beautiful island of Dominica (which the trip was going to visit originally) was understandably swapped out since the island was decimated by the hurricanes.

The ship is in good shape though there are some spots that show its wear. Staff is very friendly and approachable. A huge happy spot on this sailing was the missing constant hard selling you often get on other ships in the fleet. I don't think we ever got hit up once to buy a drink or dinner package while sitting enjoying a meal in Windjammer. Wish this would happen more fleet-wide.

Critical lesson learned was with regards to room placement. I'm still shocked RCCL places the most expensive rooms directly under the loudest parts of the ship (Windjammer in this case). Read more about that nightmare below.

This is the third time sailing from PR and each time I'm pleasantly surprised with the type of people sailing from here, they're just different, more into having fun than other departure-ports.

If you can get a great deal then consider sailings aboard Jewel, it's more relaxing experience than sailings from Florida.
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Cabin 1586
WARNING, CAUTION, run far away from this room. If you've ever wanted to live under a bowling alley then this is the room for you. Two SIGNIFICANT problems are with the room and it's all tied to deck 11. First, there are automatic doors that open and close all day, all night and it's loud. Second, the food carts staff use to move food and dishes around Windjammer seem to be located under this cabin. If you're a moderate or light sleeper don't even consider ever booking this room, it will ruin your trip.
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