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Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Verified Review
Southern Caribbean Holiday
Sail Date: November 15, 2014
Ship: Jewel of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8652
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago

This was mine, my wife, and my daughter's first cruise. We expected to have a good experience but Royal Caribbean exceeded anything and everything we could have thought. The staff (professional and courteous), service (high quality-five star), and ship (simply beautiful and breath taking) were excellent in every way. Royal Caribbean made our vacation experience a dream come true and one we will never forget. We would recommend Royal Caribbean and Jewel of the Seas to everyone.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Quality food with a huge variety and you should never be hungry

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Stuff to do for everyone. No one was left out


5 out of 5
Great shows that made you think you were on Broadway and forget you were in the middle of the Caribbean sea

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Any staff we encountered were professional, courteous, and always ready to provide you with quality service

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Beautiful, clean, and well equipped

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Rooms are not as spacious like in a hotel; but to be on a ship they were perfect. The balcony made up for that being able to sleep with the sound of the ocean and smelling the fresh ocean air along with breath taking views of the ocean and everytime you pull into a port.

Ship Tip

You have to remember there are a lot of people on the ship. So on the day you are out at sea, the pool area can be crowded and choice lounge chairs hard to get if you are not out there early. Even though the ship is huge, you will still feel at times the ship rock while moving.

5 out of 5
Did an excursion in PR on the way back which was nice. Was able to walk through Old San Juan before being transported to the airport for return flight.
5 out of 5
Convenient shopping and very nice excursions. Did a snorkel and beach excursion that was nice.
5 out of 5
Enjoyed Rainbow beach which is right down the road from the cruise port. You need to be driven there which is no problem.
3 out of 5
Didn't really get to see much of Antigua. The taxi drivers however are very persistent which can be annoying.
5 out of 5
The Jeep safari and beach excursion was nice; and the tour guide (Angus) was the best. Once again taxi drivers can be persistent which can be annoying.
5 out of 5
The glass bottom boat excursion was nice as you get to see the underwater statues created after the two hurricanes that devastated the island back in 2004.
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