Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


Helpful Votes

2 out of 5

Stay Away

Sail Date: January 05, 2013

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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.
Ship Quality
Ship itself is gorgeous
Food and Dining
Not a great selection
Cabin / Stateroom
Older tube TVs in room
Service and Staff
Great staff
Not a great selection of entertainment
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Great time once I was OFF the boat
Key West, Florida
Beautiful, but busy
Cozumel, Mexico
Tampa, Florida
Easiest port to navigate


Stay away from it.

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