An almost perfect spring break

Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 33

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
6 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 19, 2006
Ship: Jewel of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 11 years ago
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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
the Pirate Soul museum is a treasure worth the hunt
1 out of 5
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.
5 out of 5
The Stingray City was a highlight of the trip. The video of my wife and daughter getting the "heebeejeebees" will delivery years of laughs!
5 out of 5
A pleasant surprise after Cozumel

Pros: Beautiful ship

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

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