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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 1918 guests have reviewed Jewel of the Seas, giving it a rating of 4 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

4 out of 5(1918 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples53.9%
Singles/Friends14%
Families w/older children12.7%
Groups6.8%
Families w/young children5.6%

Most Recent Reviews

A weird experience.

Apr 3rd, 2020

In general this cruise was a very weird experience and not at all an experience equal to other RCCL experiences we have had in the past.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

2-3 cruises

Disappointing

Mar 25th, 2020

Overall, I was disappointed with cruise. The cancellation of Bahrain and Qatar was a real bummer. The fact that the price I paid later dropped by $1,100 and RC wouldn’t give me the difference or at least some back in the form of an OBC was maddening. The crew was awesome as were the shows. I just had a much better experience on Harmony if The Seas in every aspect. I think I’m spoiled with the Oasis class ships. No more smaller ships for me. Despite all the gripes and things that occurred, I’m still a gonna be a faithful RC cruiser.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Suite

Experience

4-6 cruises

Good and Disappointing

Mar 10th, 2020

Was nice to have 2 days in AbuDhabi and Dubai but disappointing not to go to Bahrain and Doha. The ship is definitely an old one but staff and food were excellent

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

4-6 cruises

Wonderful Cruise

Feb 27th, 2020

Loved this cruise would definitely consider doing this cruise again. The service, the ship, the personnel were great.One of the most enjoyable cruises we have taken

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Astounding service on an older ship

Feb 19th, 2020

Chose this cruise based on iternary supposed to be sir yas island, Bahrain, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, and dubai. Because of safety issues a month before Bahrain was canceled and a double day in Abu dhabi was added. This was a bit disappointing but worked out just fine as we were able to explore more of Abu Dhabi. We arrived in Dubai 4 nights pre cruise as we live in Chicago where weather could be unpredictable. We arranged this on our own. Check in at the port was super organized but seemed to go very slow because of the health questionnaires . Also be aware they take your Passports away at check in and you pick them up the day before you port in Abu Dhabi which was a terrible feeling . We checked in at 11am and we did get out cards at check in which was nice. We went stright to windjammer and ate. The windjamner has lots of food options. We then walked around. I love smaller ships it easier to learn where your going. What was amazing on this ship that I'm not used to is getting to be able to go to our stateroom at 1pm. We went to our room interior 2v room 9611. It was a great size for us both plenty of storage. What we didnt like was we had a tea pot in our room took up space. Our room attendant was in the hallway Adriana she introduced herself and was superhepful and amazing during our entire cruise stay. She made animals out of towels on some days as well as a birthday cake towel on my birthday. We spent most of our time in the smoking area by the pool bar. Timothy and Jude in the pool bar area are fantastic. They got our drink order right away made us feel extremely special. In the evening we had dinner at 8:30 pm in the dining area our server Davor and his assistant Mo were beyond exceptional. Our dinner always came out quick and on point. Mo after day 2 knew what wine to always bring. This type of dining sevice was the best I've ever had on RC. The first night we had terrible wind causing the ship to be very wobble that night entertainment was a hand balancing act that was superb. The next day going to sir Bani yas island the tender was bouncey and took 15 mins to get over. We booked the safari through RC and really enjoyed it we saw giraffe, cheetahs, gazelle, lots of different birds and animals. It was worth it to us. After we layed on the beach on the free wooden lounge chairs be careful I flipped over. Also what's nice is drink from our drink package could be used here and they provided a buffet lunch. Doha, Qatar, was the next day and RC charges 10 a person to drop you off at a mall in the city center. This was terrible as I needed to be at the Islamic art museum for a tour I booked separately with Falcon Tours. After 35 mins on the bus they finally left after I argued that I didnt pay to sit on a bus but go into town and realized we should have taken a taxi. Also to exchange money we needed a passport and thank god one place accepted the copy we had on our phone. Our tour with falcon tours was amazing. The next day was a sea day which the sun chairs were quickly taken. I'm not sure how they do with a full ship as we had a hard time find lounge chairs and we were half full. The next 2 days were Abu Dhabi we did Ferrari world one day and the hop off and hop on bus the next with the grand mosque definitely visit the mosque. The last 2 days were in dubai. We did some more exploring the free bus takes you to mercato jumeriah shopping mall it's a 30 min ride. It a bus with yellow on top and red on the bottom. We ubered back. Check out was super quick. But a bit disappointing first time we had to leave by 8:30am normally we leave about 10ish. This ship was definitely our favorite with the astounding service we received in every area. Workers here seemed to really enjoy being here. In the windjammer every morning Liu hand sanitizing and Jorge servicing bring our friend a bagel when she couldnt find them. Yes this ship doesnt need renovations badly but I love that its small and easy to get to know people and be serviced like a king and queen

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Inside

Experience

7+ cruises

Wonderful Dubai cruise

Feb 17th, 2020

Really enjoyed this cruise, wonderful sights to see, people extremely friendly and helpful

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Very nice

Feb 10th, 2020

Had A very nice Cruise with lovely weather and A lots of good excursions. Are going on Jewel of the Sea again In august

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Dubai round trip

Feb 6th, 2020

As a cruise it's obviously still in the development stage and I'm in time they will develop the ports of call more. Some really exciting plans in place for the port of Dubai already in place. A week on Jewel is perfect, any longer would become very repetitive. We had a wonderful vacation and met some really lovely and interesting people but as I've stated, some on formal nights were embarrassing and down right rude! This was our interpretation and I'm sure some won't agree but I'll say it as I see it and all to their own ????

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Dubai cruise

Jan 30th, 2020

Very slow cruising at 8 knots. Distances were very close so the ship just stopped and waited for the sun to rise.

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

7+ cruises

A lovely first cruise

Jan 27th, 2020

This was our first ever cruise and we would definitely do another one. Loved our suite, deluxe drinks package, specialist restaurants etc, which all made it more special, and gave us our own space when we needed it. Staff work their butts off. Excursions all really good. Was a fabulous week.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Suite

Experience

1 cruise (first)

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