Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Contributor Level: Purser

7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

Declining services

Sail Date: August 02, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Balcony

As a former guest on Royal Caribbean cruises (actually 7) - I was somewhat disappointed to notice a decline in services and amenities on the ship - No more midnight buffets - no captain's dinner nor did not see captain even once - no appearance at all - dining took up to 2 hours sometimes to complete dinner - some of the shows were only at 730 pm - so it didn't matter what time your dinner seating was - as it was not possible to attend those shows as the dinning took so long.  Entertainment was not of good quality - as the shows had no theme at all - just very talented folks doing song and dance numbers.  

Just not what I expected from Royal Caribbean - will try another cruise line next time.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
took too long - however food quality was very good
Service and Staff
shows had no theme - just very talented people singing and dancing - on 50-60 music nights in the clubs were very boring - not to many people attended - DJ did not even speak to the small crowd
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
not enough
Destinations and Excursions
Very nice destinations and excursions were of a very good variety = best part of cruise
Cabin / Stateroom
good service from cabin steward\


the omelet station was fabulous - lobster night was great - large lobster tails

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