An OK Cruise

Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
Southern Caribbean Holiday
Sail Date: January 10, 2015
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 1528
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years ago

This was my second cruise with Royal Caribbean and I would rate it just OK.  The sailing itinerary could have been better and the ship is in need of a refurbishment.  Dinner in the main dining room was just OK.  The food was at times was mediocre and lukewarm.  The staff was accomodating but stretched between too many tables.   The sushi served was totally  inedible but the preparer seemed very knowledge but was preparing what she was told to prepare.  With just a varied staff, I feel that the food could have been much better.  The embarkation/disembarkation process is much better than when I sailed in December of 2011.  After a miserable first cruise with Royal Caribbean, I had made a oath to never sail with RC again but this cruise was a massive improvement and I might consider sailing again with RC.  My favorite cruise line is still Celebrity.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
It was ok but almost bordering at times at bad.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

NA

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Our cabin steward Edna Santana was fantastic!

Ship Tip

Most of the staff onboard was very helpful and friendly. Would like to see paddle boarding added to activities. In the gym, some of the equipment is dated and needs to be replaced (e.g. ellipticals especially).
The decks needed to be repainted and the partitions between room replaced.

3 out of 5
1 out of 5
Not a very friendly island.
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Went biking on island. Very hilly so you better be in shape!
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