Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

An almost perfect spring break

Sail Date: March 19, 2006

Reviewed: 11 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

The Jewel is a wonderful ship. The cuisine was very nice in a safe kind of way, but that was expected. Our only disappointments could be pinned on the lack of follow-up by the youth staff to try to get the 100-plus teens on board (15-17) to participate in anything. Our daughter was rarin' to go and was contantly told that an activity was cancelled when no one would show up, but there was never an effort made to get the kids informed-involved-interested.
Secondly, Cozumel was a bust. The hurricane did a number on the port, but they'd better show some moxie on the cleanup and rebuild process, or their tourism-based economy is going to be pretty dismal in a couple of years.

Pros: Beautiful ship

Cons: The youth program has "alot of 'splainin' to do Lucy"

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Key West, Florida
the Pirate Soul museum is a treasure worth the hunt
Cozumel, Mexico
Expensive deluxe beach break was a treeless expanse of sand and a food tent...granted, they've been hit hard....but the price of the experience didn't go down and the effort to make it special didn't amp up.
George Town, Grand Cayman
The Stingray City was a highlight of the trip. The video of my wife and daughter getting the "heebeejeebees" will delivery years of laughs!
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
A pleasant surprise after Cozumel

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