Good review Claudia!! We sailed the Jewel back in May of 2013 from Tampa and felt the same way you posted about the showers. Now I'm not a big man by ANY means (5'5" and not overweight) and was afraid to drop the soap in the shower out of concern of getting a concussion from the wall when bending over to pick it up. I realize that shower stalls are small but the Jewel showers are the smallest we have had in the 12 cruises we have been on. I guess the showers were actually designed for oompa-loompas!!!
Review by claudias5
In response to review, CrusinTim says ...
Claudia5 - Thank you for your review! Lots of great information, especially "It is our belief that dining rooms on ships will disappear over the years, giving way to the "food courts" and specialty options" I had not given the food court idea much consideration, I guess I see the Windjammer as a food court. I agree w/ the specialty restaurant thought. It's a revenue stream which I am sure will be exploited to the max.
Sorry to read that you didn't have a better experience. Hope that your next cruise is better.
I have been on one of her sister ships the Radiance of the Sea's. It was the worst ship shower I have had. The ship comedian even joked "the show is so small and round that all you need to do is lather up the shower curtain and twirl and your all soaped up". Even the Monarch of the Seas that had the smallest cabins at sea (inside cabin 119 sq ft) had larger showers. I didlike ship bath room on the NCL Star that had sliding doors for the water closest and shower, made it easier with 3 in a cabin to share the bath room.
I was on this cruise , I enjoyed the Jewel of the Seas