11 Night Ultimate Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 24, 2011
Ship: Jewel of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Review SummaryThe ship had everything. It was big enough but managable to get around. It was a beautiful ship. As the ship was full, it was hard to get a lounge chair by the pool unless you got there very early and reserved one which they told you not to do although most people did. The entertainment was very good. The food was good except for any beef which was always "chewy". Portofino was very good and Chops was a bit lacking. There were 2 late night buffets - no fancy chocolate buffet although we really did not need any more food. The shops were the usual ship shops - nothing great. The Central American itinery was excellent. We booked the tours from the ship. They were about the same price as friends paid for private tours. The shopping tour of Cartahena was adequate to see the town. You did not have a lot of time at the emerald shopping mall if you wanted to shop around to compare prices. I bought an emerald at Mr Emerald. We did the rain forest tour in Costa Rica. It was a long day but an excellent tour. We went to Panama City. It is a beautiful city. We saw the ruins from hundreds of years ago, the new modern city with beautiful skyscrapers and the colonial part also very beautiful. The people on the ship were mostly quite elderly - so it was quieter than a younger crowd. The gym was very nice and not busy because of the age group. The spa was very good.
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Pros: Beautiful ship - Good Food - good entertainment - great itinery
Recommends Jewel of the Seas? Yes!
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