Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

4-6 cruises


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5 out of 5

Service was impeccable!

Sail Date: August 09, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Balcony

This was my 4th cruise and I have to say, my favorite.  Not only did Royal Caribbean serve delicious dishes for lunch at the Windjammer buffet, the main dining room dinners were varied.  Previous Carnival cruises had average and plentiful food, but I looked forward to Royal Caribbean's cuisine for every meal. The fresh fruits and vegetables were plentiful, a plus!


Our biggest raves; however, is for our waiter - kudos to him.  Lincoln, our dinner waiter, went out of his way to accommodate our 10 year old daughter who is a  picky eater.  He anticipated her order to provide her with fresh berries and raw carrots that were not on the menu.  Often, he brought them to her within 60 seconds of her being seated.  This made a huge difference because our dining time was late, 8:30pm, and she was famished.  Lincoln entertained our table with simple magic tricks and toothpick puzzles, stumping the adults as well as the teens.   He shared with us his life in the Phillipeans and encouraged us to join him on a new state-of-the-art cruise ship that will be sailing, soon.  Lincoln truly knows how to please his customers. 


We we truly enjoyed the island ports on this Southern Caribbean cruise.  Some of the beaches were walking distance from the ports (St Croix, Sint Maartin) so an excursion was not necessary saving our family of five some money.  Snorkeling was fabulous!  Antigua had a inexpensive shopping area outside the port to spend the morning.  


Our family went to a show every evening seeing plenty of live music, dancing, etc...  The lounges had lively dancers who encouraged everyone to dance.  The cruise director, Denny, was entertaining - truly hilarious!  Don't miss his "Adult games" on the last night of the cruise as it was  tasteful and left us with great memories do fun, silly, crazy times.  I expected it to be raunchy but it was titilating enough to leave us smiling!





Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Children's Programs
Our Teens were very excited about the dodge ball activity listed on the Teen Agenda the first night but when they showed up at the sports court, a bunch of kids were playing basketball so there was no dodgeball - no one showed up to organize a game of dodgeball.
Onboard Activities
Nice variety of live entertainment but the movies that were shown in the cinema did not appeal to large audiences. Also, they replayed the same movie 5-6 times a day.
Destinations and Excursions
Cabin / Stateroom
Balcony was worth every penny. Enjoyed two bottles of wine that we brought from home. Eric was wonderful. He always had our room clean and was able to help us find a corkscrew:)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Good food, our Internet from USA worked here without international charges. Forts very interesting.
Frederiksted, St. Croix, U.S.V.I.
Five minute walk to beach, nice reef to snorkel. Beach not crowded.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Quick 10 minute walk to very nice beach with lots of restaurants and shops.
St. John's, Antigua
Inexpensive shopping. Can bargain.
Castries, St. Lucia
The locals are aggressive with selling their taxis, beach chairs, etc... Cannot walk to beach. Locals were not charming like the other islands.
Bridgetown, Barbados
Jolly Roger snorkeling excursion was breathtaking as the ship wrecks were shallow enough to swim through.


The best place to sit in the Windjammer restaurant is outside on the very back of the ship. It was always breezy and not crowded.

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