Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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4 out of 5

Great Islands to visit but would have preferred a different ship

Sail Date: January 10, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We just got back from back to back cruises (1/10 & 1/17) on Jewel of the Seas. The islands were all interesting. The ship although very clean with friendly, efficient staff was a bit disappointing. Our balcony cabin was much smaller  than on any of our previous 8 RCL cruises. I hear that it is to go to dry dock for upfitting within the next year. This is certainly due. Food in the main dining room was excellent but the portions seem to be getting smaller every year. Our favorite island was Barbados. Our least favorite excursion was St Croix but the poor tour guide on our bus contributed largely to this. A tour guide should know the island very well.

Next year's cruise has already been booked. Yes it will be with RCL again but on the Navigator this time.


Ship Quality
clean & well maintained
Food and Dining
good food and service but smallish portions
Cabin / Stateroom
very small
Service and Staff
Cornelius James, Susan F and Susanna Joseph were outstanding
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
St. John's, Antigua
Amazing Antigua was amazing
Fort-De-France, Martinique did not do an excursion-lot of construction in downtown area
Castries, St. Lucia
great excursion - can't remember the name
St. George's, Grenada
Grand Etang was interesting

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