something left to be desired

Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Mexico


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

1.0 out of 5
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5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 30, 2012
Ship: Jewel of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
Dining Room- food is sub standard and in some cases, cost was deciding factor in food presentation & content --- shipboard activities- very rarely saw ship's company re overseeeing activities ( which could have beeen expanded, daily) - suggest checking out MSC who have mastered passenger activities. Besides low quality/preparation of food and leaving passengers with traditional, boring activities, after cruising for 20 yrs over 12 times, Royal carriobean is a line I suggest people stay away from ( including its partner line )

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Leaves a great deal to be desired--- the quality and preparation of what is stored from Sysco for meals is based upon cost - dishes are unreconizable or quality wise would never be served in a 3 star restaarant yet the image JEWEL is trying to create

Entertainment

1 out of 5
most shows are 1 1/2 hour - Jewel --3/4 hr - 1 group - although unique, could use additional talent --review how MSC manages this as their overhead is no more than yours -- check & see

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
could be much better, especially addressing passenger requests

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship is fine as well as the Captain & his staff - well kept, organized

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Very good, clean -- smoking on the balcony should be bannned as the smoke enters other passenger rooms -- or designate a balcony set of rooms where balcony smoking is permitted --people do not need to breath secondary smoke

Pros: the condition of the ship --- very good

Cons: the food is sub level, the shipboard activities leave something to be desired -suggest they cruise on MSC and experience an active, well planned shipboard program

Recommends Jewel of the Seas? No.

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