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Hi, we are trying to find a special cruise for our 25th anniversary next August 2019.

We have been going around in circles checking out all other cruise lines and have just found a back to back in the Western Med and Greek Islands on the Jewel of the Seas. Have only ever done a 3 night cruise on the IOS a few years back so really are not sure what to expect re the Jewel. We imagine that it will be busy with families that time of the year but it is the only time we can sail.

 

Is the ship like the IOS with the large promenade areas?

What perks do you get if you have a suite?

Is there any issues with soot on an aft balcony at all?

If we book 2 2 week cruises do we get any sort of discount for a back to back as on other cruise lines?

Do they have formal nights at all?

 

Thanks for any help you can give

 

PS Apologies for the spelling mistake at the top - I can spell really ;-)

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No Royal Promenade on Jewel, only a Centrum.

 

No discount on Back to Back cruises.

 

Usually 2 formal nights on a 7-day cruise.

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Hi, we are trying to find a special cruise for our 25th anniversary next August 2019.

We have been going around in circles checking out all other cruise lines and have just found a back to back in the Western Med and Greek Islands on the Jewel of the Seas. Have only ever done a 3 night cruise on the IOS a few years back so really are not sure what to expect re the Jewel. We imagine that it will be busy with families that time of the year but it is the only time we can sail.

 

Is the ship like the IOS with the large promenade areas?No, the Jewel is quite a bit smaller than the IOS. There is no inside promenade on the Jewel, but there is an outside promenade deck. The Jewel has not all the bells and whistles like the bigger ships, i.e. no Flowrider. However it´s all about what you are looking for. To me the Jewel is one of my favourites.

What perks do you get if you have a suite? I´m sure Bob will be around with a list of the suite perks, but do NOT expect as much as you get on the new big ships. No butlers and such on Jewel.

Is there any issues with soot on an aft balcony at all? The potential is there, as on every ship, but haven´t seen big soot problems on Jewel.

If we book 2 2 week cruises do we get any sort of discount for a back to back as on other cruise lines? No!!! You simply book two different cruises. However make sure those two are linked, so they know you are on a B2B to make the transition from first to second cruise easier. You could still do this onboard and should make sure you are on the list once onboard.

Only "perk" there might be a lunch for B2B cruisers in the MDR, but no guarantee for this.

Do they have formal nights at all? Yes, on 14 night cruises it´s mostly 3 formal nights.

 

Thanks for any help you can give

 

PS Apologies for the spelling mistake at the top - I can spell really ;-)

 

See my answers above.

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Hi, we are trying to find a special cruise for our 25th anniversary next August 2019.

We have been going around in circles checking out all other cruise lines and have just found a back to back in the Western Med and Greek Islands on the Jewel of the Seas. Have only ever done a 3 night cruise on the IOS a few years back so really are not sure what to expect re the Jewel. We imagine that it will be busy with families that time of the year but it is the only time we can sail.

 

Is the ship like the IOS with the large promenade areas? NO

What perks do you get if you have a suite? Concierge Lounge. (Not for a JR. Suite)

Is there any issues with soot on an aft balcony at all? NO

If we book 2 2 week cruises do we get any sort of discount for a back to back as on other cruise lines? Check with your TA

Do they have formal nights at all? YES there are 2 formal nights.

 

Thanks for any help you can give

 

PS Apologies for the spelling mistake at the top - I can spell really ;-)

 

See the above.

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Many thanks everyone so far - sounds like our sort of ship. We don't like the 'bells and whistles' and enjoy the forma nights. Really did not like the promenade area on the IOS.

 

Just been looking at the deck plans and we are very surprised that the suites (we want to treat ourselves) seem to be under deck 11 where all the noisy stuff happens! We got quite excited about an aft one on deck 10 until we saw that it was under Windjammers !

 

Can anyone recommend a good, quiet cabin with a large balcony where we can enjoy the sun and escape the crowds on a sea day? We are more than happy to walk and love being right at the front or right at the back :)

 

Thanks

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Hi, we are trying to find a special cruise for our 25th anniversary next August 2019.

We have been going around in circles checking out all other cruise lines and have just found a back to back in the Western Med and Greek Islands on the Jewel of the Seas. Have only ever done a 3 night cruise on the IOS a few years back so really are not sure what to expect re the Jewel. We imagine that it will be busy with families that time of the year but it is the only time we can sail.

 

Is the ship like the IOS with the large promenade areas? No she is far smaller and far nicer IMHO. Beautifully laid out with lots of glass and views of the sea. Even from the lifs.

What perks do you get if you have a suite? You will have access to the Concierge Lounge (assuming you are in a full suite and not just a JS). The CL is lovely with outside seating area

Is there any issues with soot on an aft balcony at all? Yes a little but it doesn't stop us booking the aft balconies. We have had both the favoured 1100 in the corner and 1602 (twice). Both are excellent cabins. We did not suffer from any noise from the WJ (as there is an outside seating area at the aft) but our friends had 1602 later in the year and they had terrible issues with very noisy Europeans sitting outside the WJ late into the evening. The other favoured cabin is 9256 which has an oversized balcony.

If we book 2 2 week cruises do we get any sort of discount for a back to back as on other cruise lines? I don't think RCI do this, but you could always check with your agent. The prices for Jewel next summer are very very cheap indeed!

Do they have formal nights at all? There are the usual 2 formal nights per 7 night cruise

 

Thanks for any help you can give

 

PS Apologies for the spelling mistake at the top - I can spell really ;-)

I have just booked Jewel for summer 19, this will be our 4th cruise on her.

Last year we did 3 cruises on her in 6 months...says it all!!!

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Many thanks everyone so far - sounds like our sort of ship. We don't like the 'bells and whistles' and enjoy the forma nights. Really did not like the promenade area on the IOS.

 

Just been looking at the deck plans and we are very surprised that the suites (we want to treat ourselves) seem to be under deck 11 where all the noisy stuff happens! We got quite excited about an aft one on deck 10 until we saw that it was under Windjammers !

 

Can anyone recommend a good, quiet cabin with a large balcony where we can enjoy the sun and escape the crowds on a sea day? We are more than happy to walk and love being right at the front or right at the back :)

 

Thanks

 

We were B2B in Jr Suite 1580 on Jewel recently. Noise from the carts in Windjammer was UNREAL. Never again will we book a room under Windjammer. It was early, late, no respite from it.

 

It wasn't our cabin of choice, not many Jr Suites left when they cancelled Adventure and we had to switch to Jewel.

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We were B2B in Jr Suite 1580 on Jewel recently. Noise from the carts in Windjammer was UNREAL. Never again will we book a room under Windjammer. It was early, late, no respite from it.

 

It wasn't our cabin of choice, not many Jr Suites left when they cancelled Adventure and we had to switch to Jewel.

 

That's what we were thinking. We were so excited this morning about the corner suite and price and when we looked at the deck plans we were stunned. A shame as the ship looks lovely and the itinerary great.

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Just off of JoS and stayed on deck 8 Aft. No soot whatsoever.

 

Cheers

-F-

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We were in Cabin 9000 in Nov. '17. Quiet!!! Most far forward on Deck 9, port side. You can look up to see the bridge wing, and can be seen on the balcony as well, but that didn't bother us at all. We absolutely loved the JOS. Wife just commented earlier that we may find it to be our favorite ship. Some ships are the destination in and of themselves, for others, like the JOS, the ports are the destination. Case in point, we found the JOS just perfect for a relaxing, stress-free time on board. Loved the small, intimate onboard theater; wish all RCL ships had them. Got a book from the Library near the Schooner Lounge and enjoyed reading it while we were at sea in the Solarium and at the back of Deck 6 sipping on a coffee drink we'd get at Lattitudes. Our next cruise will be on Symphony of the Seas with 3 young grandchildren; high energy, go-go-go, run the wheels off them with all the onboard activities. Each style of cruising has its attractiveness; decide what's important for each and every cruise you go on & enjoy what the boat you pick for whatever your purpose is! I find it's not the boat or crew that makes or breaks the cruise for me; it's the Positive Mental Attitude I bring onboard.

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Each style of cruising has its attractiveness; decide what's important for each and every cruise you go on & enjoy what the boat you pick for whatever your purpose is! I find it's not the boat or crew that makes or breaks the cruise for me; it's the Positive Mental Attitude I bring onboard.

 

Very well put!:)

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We had 9256 on our Western Med cruise and it was amazing! Quiet and the balcony is huge! Jewel is a great size ship and has an outdoor area at the Windjammer which is great.

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Supporting what Septemberbride07 said, we thought the open deck seating aft of the Windjammer was fabulous!!! One of those more 'secret' spots not everybody knows (or cares???) about. Why eat inside the Windjammer, where it's noiser & so busy with people scuring to and fro? Taking in the sea air, the unfettered view, the relaxed atmosphere while we ate and didn't have to shout over the general noise level to talk to each other...it was a wow for us!

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I can report in on Jewel to the Greek Isles after I disembark July 8. :) Super excited for this!! (My friend and I are in simple balcony room 9000 though...no fancy suites or anything for teacher salaries. :P )

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We had 9256 on our Western Med cruise and it was amazing! Quiet and the balcony is huge! Jewel is a great size ship and has an outdoor area at the Windjammer which is great.

 

The outdoor Windjammer area is still there? That's amazing! I thought it was being taken out with the refurb. I'm looking foward to enjoying it again on my fall sailing.

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Looking forward to your take on Cabin 9000 WritenOnYourHeart! My wife & I stayed in this Cabin last Nov. on a So. Carib. cruise. Super enjoyed the location on the Jewel, as well as the cabin itself.

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Looking forward to your take on Cabin 9000 WritenOnYourHeart! My wife & I stayed in this Cabin last Nov. on a So. Carib. cruise. Super enjoyed the location on the Jewel, as well as the cabin itself.

 

Awesome!! So glad to know you enjoyed it!!!

 

I'll definitely report back!

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Looking forward to your take on Cabin 9000 WritenOnYourHeart! My wife & I stayed in this Cabin last Nov. on a So. Carib. cruise. Super enjoyed the location on the Jewel, as well as the cabin itself.

We also had that cabin in February, loved it.

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We were B2B in Jr Suite 1580 on Jewel recently. Noise from the carts in Windjammer was UNREAL. Never again will we book a room under Windjammer. It was early, late, no respite from it.

 

It wasn't our cabin of choice, not many Jr Suites left when they cancelled Adventure and we had to switch to Jewel.

 

 

 

Agreed. We are just off Jewel. Stayed in AFT junior suite directly under the outdoor seating of windjammer. Starting around 7am every single morning we would hear chairs being pushed, pulled. We are early risers, so it wasn’t much of an issue, but for anyone who likes to sleep in, they wouldn’t be happy. Non stop scrapping sounds. Other issue was around 11:30pm-12am every night we would hear the same noise. My assumption was the crew cleaning the deck and moving the chairs/tables. Never again would I book a floor directly below the windjammer. Besides that, the ship is great, and cruise was excellent. Enjoy.

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Mitsugirly is doing a review from the Jewel with tons of amazing pictures! If you haven’t checked it out yet, it’s worth a look

 

 

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My wife and I are doing a 9 night Greek Isles cruise on 'Jewel' in September. We can't wait!! :D

 

We've been on 'Sarenade' (our honeymoon cruise - full photo review is in my signature) and loved it it. 'Serenade' is the same class of ship to 'Jewel' and we loved the outdoor eating area of the Windjammer, the covered Solarium and the general layout of the ship .

 

We've also just booked an 8 night cruise next September on 'Brilliance' (again, same class as 'Jewel' - so what does that tell you! ;)).

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I booked cabin 1554 for a Mediterranean cruise next year and our friends cabin 1526. I hope the Windjammer noise is not as bad as they say.

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Does anyone know if one of the suite perks still includes hot breakfast served in Chops?

It did for us late last year.

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Wife and I were in grand suite 1600 on Serenade last year to Norway. We’re in the same suite on jewel later this year. We never heard anything from the windjammer either early or late but maybe we’re not light sleepers. Serenade was fab and jewel will be the same I’m sure. Found the shape of the room fine and it does seem to be slighter bigger than the standard grand suites on the ship. However you only have a single set of balcony windows/door unlike the other ones who have more glazing. One benefit is if you book a suite you get access to the concierge lounge on I think it’s deck 12. It has outdoor seating and a lovely view unlike some of the other lounges which have no windows and are located on deck 9.

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We had 9256 on our Western Med cruise and it was amazing! Quiet and the balcony is huge! Jewel is a great size ship and has an outdoor area at the Windjammer which is great.

 

Any noise from the Centrum area? Does the music "flow upwards"??

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Not really. The last night when the line dancing group took over the Centrum was the only time I remember hearing it. You would hear some noise in the hall but not in the room itself.

 

 

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I booked cabin 1554 for a Mediterranean cruise next year and our friends cabin 1526. I hope the Windjammer noise is not as bad as they say.

 

Hi,

 

We're just off Jewel OTS after it's TA in May '18, and we had cabin 1528, because it's at the front of the ship, we heard no noise from above, during our 14 night cruise, and it's very close to the front elevators.

 

We stayed in cabin 1094 on the November TA on Jewel and that was excessively noisy, we had carts trundling all day & night, to the extent I eventually went to guest services, and they moved us to cabin 1054, which is opposite cabin 1554, and we heard no noise then. The Windjammer closed every night at 9pm apart from people getting access to tea & coffee machines in an area outside the windjammer, but it was covered. Our friends had 1100 & 1102 on our May TA and they were never bothered by noise nor soot during our crossing.

 

The staff on the ship are great and help to make a great cruise.

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