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Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
Verified Review
Southern Caribbean Holiday
Sail Date: June 07, 2014
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8034
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago

This was our second cruise and we reserved a balcony stateroom.  For this type of island hopping cruise the balcony room is a must ,as you can view all of the sights from the confort of your own stateroom. We did not feel the need to eat at the specialty restaurants as the food at the Windjammer and Tides  was delicious and varied. The crew was helpful and friendly and the service was outstanding.  We also enjoyed the nightly shows and trivia/quest games.  The piano player in the Schooner bar was great. The only negative comment that we have is that there was no ironing board and iron available to guests so that we can iron our wrinkled clothes.  I understand the concern about the danger of fires, but they could have a checkout program, where you are allowed to use the iron for say 1 hour and then you must return it.  The highlight of the excursions was the swim with the sting rays in Antigua, truly a close encounter of the third kind!!!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Varied, well presented and delicious

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Loved the shows. Wished that the comedian's routines were a bit longer.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Basar, Getrudo and Maybel were great.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Clean and well kept.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The drop down bed was great and very confortable for the third member of our party.

Ship Tip

Go to the 13th deck (back of ship), where you can always get something to eat at the Seaview Cafe.

5 out of 5
Go to El Morro Fort, right at the entrance of the harbor.
3 out of 5
Nice, clean beaches walking distance from the pier. Just walk south
5 out of 5
Go to Orient beach (normal or clothing optional). Also go to Maho Beach to watch large airplanes land and take off,
5 out of 5
Go swimming with free range sting rays!!! You get to feed them and touch them as they bump into you begging for food.
5 out of 5
Go see the Pitons and snorkel the reef.
5 out of 5
Lots of beautiful beaches.
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