Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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3 out of 5

First Cruise - wonderful experience!

Sail Date: January 01, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

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.

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!

Service and Staff
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
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.
Cabin / Stateroom
We loved the overall size of the stateroom but felt a bit cramped in the bathroom.
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.

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