Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Deck Hand

2-3 cruises


Helpful Vote

1 out of 5

It wasn't for me

Sail Date: January 01, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

The ship itself is big and beautiful, but it is also very crowded when it comes to the restaurants and the pool areas.

Pros: the room was nice and the bed was comfortable

Cons: just about everything else

Recommends Jewel of the Seas? No.

Ship Quality
The ship is very clean, but very crowded
Food and Dining
The food is plentiful but not particulary great. The one thing noticably missing was seafood. You would think on a Carribean cruise there would be plenty of it. They had one fish dish a day, and almost no shrimp or other shell fish. The breakfast buffet was the same every day (we had 12 days of it) and there was only one person making eggs for over 1,500 people. We chose my time dining, which means you are supposed to eat dinner when you want, but the first night we went to the dining room without a reservation, which you are supposed to be able to do, and we were informed that although they call it 'my time' dining, it is really their time dining. We were made to feel so uncomfortable that we chose to eat at the buffet almost every night instead of the regular dining room. The few times we did eat in the dining room we were so rushed we did not enjoy ourselves. Also, everything that is on the menu in the main dining room is mostly available at the buffet anyway.
One of the exciting choices for activities was basic napking folding class. The shows were of a dinner theater variety at best.
Cabin / Stateroom
The room was bigger than we expected and the bed was quite comfy.
Service and Staff
Some of the staff were friendly, some not. Our state room attendant was very good.

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