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Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: January 01, 2014
Ship: Jewel of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago

This was my first cruise\, and my partners second. We thoroughly enjoyed the ship\, the staff\, and the entertainment aboard. On nearly every day we had a shore excursion booked and we enjoyed mostly every shore excursion (St. Lucia was good\, but not great). On the ship\, our room was clean\, the food was certainly adequate\, and we had a great time. We enjoyed the dining room\, but next time would prefer the My Time option as we felt that our table was forced a bit into conversation; though we all had similar backgrounds\, which surely was the intention of the cruise planner. All in all though we really enjoyed the ship\, the staff and our time. We would certainly cruise again and would recommend Jewel of the Seas.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
We enjoyed the food in the main dining room but felt that the seaview cafe and windjammer were lacking in the overall quality that the main dining room offered.


3 out of 5
We enjoyed going to the events in the theater however\, with showings most nights at 7 or 9 we only had the option to go before our dinner as we would have missed our seating time in the main dining hall had we gone to the later showing. Our preference would have been to go afterwards. It also would have been nice to know about the specific dress code activities offered on board prior to sailing such as 60's 70's white dress dance night so that we could have packed accordingly.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
We loved the overall size of the stateroom but felt a bit cramped in the bathroom.

Pros: Variety of activites\, islands\, and quaint corners of the ship to escape.

Cons: Windjammer food was not as appealing as the dining room. Also the Seaview cafe food was not desireable.

Recommends Jewel of the Seas? Yes!

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