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Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
Verified Review
Southern Caribbean Holiday
Sail Date: August 09, 2014
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9604
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

We had a get vacation on the Jewel of the Seas.  The boat was older but it didn't feel that way.  It was very clean and well taken care of.  Getting on and off the ship was my best experience from all of the other cruises i have taken.  There was never a line, the towels were right there for you to grab and you got off and then staff was there to take them when you got back on.  I LOVED that.  The staff was great.  Our room attendant was always available and did a good job.  Our Dining Room waiter was just ok and his assistant was just ok also.  we took advantage of the specialty restaurants this trip and did really enjoy them.  The Italian restaurant was my favorite and it was cheaper that the steak house.  The night life was lacking on this cruise.  It felt like everyone went to bed early and the clubs and bars were dead.  That could have been to the busy schedule.  We hit 5 islands right in a row.  The islands were beautiful and we had amazing excursions.  I did my research on Trip Advisor and found awesome excursions at each port.  I will never book excursions on the boat again.  We love Royal Carrib. and always have great cruises.  I would highly recommend this to anyone!!!!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Loved the specialty restaurants this trip

Onboard Activities

Did participate much, busy on the islands

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Did particpate much but did like the theme party nights. Like 70's & 80's night

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Had a great room attendant named Leiff

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Is older but maintained very well

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had a flat screen in this room. TV chanells were lacking

Ship Tip

Italian restaurant is better that chops.
Dining room breakfast is very nice & very good
Late dining at 8:30 was to late for me, got done by 9:30 - 10 and then so full wanted to go to bed!

3 out of 5
Went to Old San Juan, nothing real great. Fort was cool
5 out of 5
Loved it, not Americanized at all. Had a GREAT beach day
5 out of 5
Best excursions with Robinson Boat Tours
5 out of 5
Had best excursion with Creole Lobster Lunch tour
5 out of 5
Favorite Island, Beautiful
1 out of 5
Didn't have a great experience, didn't like the island. The locals were rude but the beaches were beautiful
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