Cattle Car with poor food

Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 02, 2013
Ship: Jewel of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 1502
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago

This was for our 30th anniversary. The only positive thing we can say is that we went to Mexico and did have a very nice anniversary dinner in the Portofino fine dining restaurant. Otherwise, it was bad to mediocre. Room service, order wrong, cold food, not enough options. Windjammer buffet, crowded, poorly serviced, and very mediocre. Restaurant dining was just OK. Staff mostly very surly or just not interested. Other staff constantly hitting us up for good review, over and over again. Lots of smoke on our balcony and around the ship. Could not enjoy the piano bar due to children playing on the piano. Parents were there and did nothing. Really felt sorry for the musician who was an excellent professional. Up-charge for everything, and every up-charge required a "credit card" type transaction. No tabs. Very tedious. That's what comes to mind without giving it any thought at all.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Some was bad but OK is not a good rating for a cruise.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Avoid it at all costs!

3 out of 5
3 out of 5
1 out of 5
It's Mexico, what else can I say.
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