Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Third Mate

Experience
2-3 cruises

Review
1

Helpful Votes
13

5 out of 5

Fantastic Cruise!!!

Sail Date: June 07, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Balcony

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!!!

Ship Quality
Clean and well kept.
Food and Dining
Varied, well presented and delicious
Service and Staff
Basar, Getrudo and Maybel were great.
Entertainment
Loved the shows. Wished that the comedian's routines were a bit longer.
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Well organized and with great variety.
Cabin / Stateroom
The drop down bed was great and very confortable for the third member of our party.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Go to El Morro Fort, right at the entrance of the harbor.
Frederiksted, St. Croix, U.S.V.I.
Nice, clean beaches walking distance from the pier. Just walk south
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Go to Orient beach (normal or clothing optional). Also go to Maho Beach to watch large airplanes land and take off,
St. John's, Antigua
Go swimming with free range sting rays!!! You get to feed them and touch them as they bump into you begging for food.
Castries, St. Lucia
Go see the Pitons and snorkel the reef.
Bridgetown, Barbados
Lots of beautiful beaches.

Tip

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



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