Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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2 out of 5

Too much commercialism, up-charges for everything

Sail Date: December 28, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

Quality of food was just not up to standards.  Ask to pay $25/meal per person to get reasonable options.  For family of 4 this was not an option for us.  We paid a lot to go on trip expecting to have reasonably good food.   The general feeling of commercialism around every corner was really a turn off for us.   We paid a higher price to go on what we thought was a little higher quality brand.  I would recommend really reading reviews and adding those extra costs to the base price before making a decision.   To get to the level of service we have receive on previous cruises I would have had to add at least 50% to 80% to our base price. 

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staff was very friendly and helpful.

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