Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Great Bargain!

Sail Date: December 13, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Jewel of the Seas is a pleasure - food and service was EXCELLENT for a cruise of this type - especially for the price. Would have given this trip five stars, but the ship needs a little updating (please add more plug outlets in the room, better internet - add to rooms, some shampoo/amenities would be nice). The islands were a little repetitive - but liked the docking in each stop (no shuttles). Size of ship (2,200 people) is PERFECT - not crowded anywhere or anytime, all ages (not too many little kids). Can't say enough about the food (cooked to order in the buffet area, lots of variety), Chop House had terrific steak and sides!! You definitely get what you pay for and MORE. Have cruised other lines, but in this price range - would definitely travel with Royal Caribbean again!!

Ship Quality
LOTS of beautiful lounges, a tiny bit dated but still nice - nice rooms and service!
Food and Dining
see review
Service and Staff
plenty of staff, lots of personal attention
Destinations and Excursions
Would have taken more, but they were TOO long! Antigua motor boats were terrific!
Cabin / Stateroom
Nice room - end unit so a little extra balcony. Right by the stairs (convenient), close to buffet. Can not believe how QUIET the rooms are!
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
So many expensive jewelry stores.
Frederiksted, St. Croix, U.S.V.I.
Take a taxi to Christiansted if you have time.
St. John's, Antigua
Antigua Reef Riders - GREAT time!!
Castries, St. Lucia
Went to beach.
St. George's, Grenada


Could not hear captain's announcements while in room (missed a lot).

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