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Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 05, 2013
Ship: Jewel of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
This was my first time cruising with Royal Caribbean- Jewel of the Seas. I've been on several cruises with NCL. My experience was not so great. After having my luggage yanked for NO reason whatsoever, I had to stand in a line about 50 deep in the bowels of the cruise ship to get it back. Did I mention there was NO air on? Apparently they thought we were one of the 50 who didn't adhere to the rules- no irons, no booze. We were not.

I'm 34 and my dinner mates consisted of age group 70+. The food was sub par. I picked up dirty plates at the buffet. The Solarium, which was supposed to be "adult only" was plagued by children. The rock wall was open for all of 2 hrs daily for you and 2,500 people to share. Entertainment geared toward elderly. Not a whole lot to do on ship.

Disembarking was TERRIBLE! I've never seen such a mess.

All I know is I will NEVER cruise Royal again. NCL is the way to go. Eat anytime and they have their stuff together.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Not a great selection

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


1 out of 5
Not a great selection of entertainment

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Great staff

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship itself is gorgeous

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Older tube TVs in room

Ship Tip

Stay away from it.

5 out of 5
Beautiful, but busy
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Easiest port to navigate
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