Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2-3 cruises


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4 out of 5

Beautiful Boat, Very Nice People

Sail Date: December 10, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

Ship was built is 2004. Nicer than the older Carnival ships I've been on. Food is good -- always something good to eat. The "Disco" on Deck 13 is awesome and it's open late -- until around 2:30AM or so. Very nice people to meet.

Pros: Good, strong drinks. Cozumel is a great port.

Cons: Bars are Understaffed. Costa Maya is a tourist trap...very expensive food and drinks. I would avoid this port if I cruise in the area again. However, it would not prevent me from taking this exact cruise again.

Recommends Jewel of the Seas? Yes!

Ship Quality
Easy to get around. GREAT pools -- 3 hot tubs (although they could use a 4th).
Service and Staff
Very good service in the dining hall for dinner.
Food and Dining
Food was good to great depending on what you order. The "Chops" steakhouse is worth $30 -- great deal for what you get and the quality is high.
Lobster night is great -- get 2!
The bars, in general, are understaffed. You do have to wait for a drink.
Cabin / Stateroom
Get a balcony room -- it's worth it. The rooms are small (as with all ships). I weigh 160 pounds and it was tight. I cannot imagine being 300 pounds in these rooms, it would be VERY tight.
Overall, rooms are clean. One thing they need is a flat-screen TV to save space. Beds are very comfortable...slept like a baby.

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