rplapointe

rplapointe
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Jewel of the Seas

April 2015 - Jewel of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

Excellent Cruising Experience

After traveling on several cruises and among several different cruise lines, I was very pleased with the Royal Caribbean experience.  The service was outstanding at dinner and in the staterooms.  There was no pressure on the cruise to purchase alcohol, although there was a lack in the number of servers asking for alcohol during the daytime/poolside hours.  In contrast, the cruise was at a new island every day.  Being at different islands takes away the feeling of being "trapped" on a cruise.  Great itinerary.  Great meals.  The shows after dinner were weak at the start, but greatly improved by the last 3 days.  Although there were plenty of spaces for entertainment, there was a lack of late night dancing, likely from layout of a few of the bars (all were in a row and only about 10-15 people there when they could hold 100s).  

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rplapointe's Tips

Roseau, Dominica - Great natural island. Sulfa Springs (Screws) is highly recommended, although expensive for the island (20USD/person).
Philipsburg, St. Maarten - Had a great experience with the locals and local bars. Carnival was during this time, making the experience even better!
Basseterre, St. Kitts - Did not like the port at all given we were hounded by Taxi drivers. The area was not very lively.
San Juan, Puerto Rico - Nothing within walking distance to do. Must take a taxi. Americanized, like being in the states.
Jewel of the Seas Jewel of the Seas - Many of the restaurants and bars appear hidden on this ship. Did take some investigating and eventually found some interesting seating locations.

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