Great Islands to visit but would have preferred a different ship

Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Southern Caribbean Holiday
Sail Date: January 10, 2015
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8106
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

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.

 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
good food and service but smallish portions

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Cornelius James, Susan F and Susanna Joseph were outstanding

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
clean & well maintained

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
very small
5 out of 5
Amazing Antigua was amazing
did not do an excursion-lot of construction in downtown area
5 out of 5
great excursion - can't remember the name
5 out of 5
Grand Etang was interesting
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