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Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Bermuda

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Jewel of the Seas
Sail Date: October 01, 2006
Ship: Jewel of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 8 years ago
I had no idea what to expect when i boarded the ship for my first time but was impressed from the minute i stepped aboard. Very clean and the staff worked deligently to keep up the appearance of the ship throughout our vacation.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
I was not impressed with the quality of the food. All i have ever heard about cruises is the unbelievable quality of food that is served. I would say that the windjammer is one stiep above the quality of college cafeteria food. Dinner was better but not the quality I expected although it was nice that you were allowed to order more than one main course. The ship definately needs more late night areas open that serve food later than 1 am.


5 out of 5
lots of activies on the itinery to keep you busy throughout the trip.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
The staff was very heloful but not as friendly I think they should have been. They were tipped an automatic 15% gratuity on all tabs and i think this was a huge cause of the poor service we received. The staff was hard to conversate with but were willing to meet our other needs.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
I found the ship to be easy to navigate around and the layout to be convenient to all of our needs. The only disappointment i had was that the pools were smaller than I had expected and there were not enough hot tubs. We had to wait everytime for a hot tub to become available for at least a half an hour of more. All areas of the ship had 5 star cleanliness.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Our stateroom was smaller than i thought it would be but it was my first cruise so not much to compare it too. I would suggest getting a room with a balcony for better air circulation. I was congested every morning.

Pros: Plenty of activites to keep you occupied even at the end of october.

Cons: pool bars closed too early and not enough late night eateries open past 1 am. Also, my party felt as though the staff service was not as good as it should have been.

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