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Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern
Ship: Jewel of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago
Review SummaryThis 11 story hotel/ship was well maintained and\, relatively\, easy to get around in; however it is huge!!
The various restaurants\, and there are many\, appeals to all tastes and groups sizes\, from the Windjammer buffet facility to the small Seaview restaurant\, which serves sandwiches and burgers in a very relaxed atmosphere.
We did not participate in many of the \"social\" activities; however\, there appeared to be many.
While we did want to try to the casino\, since smoking is permitted\, we were very limited in time since we don't enjoy exposing ourselves to second hand smoke.
We participated in three on-shore excursions and two of them were very nice; the third (a trip to a waterfall) seemed excessively long.
Food and Dining
The \"con\" on the drink package - I purchased the unlimited soda & beer package. However\, on the first day\, I found that you could only refill your cup every 15 minutes (not quite UNLIMITED) and could only get soda in the Windjammer restaurant between the hours of 7 a.m. & 9 p.m. Next time\, I'll use the price for the \"all in\" package and compare it to other cruise line offerings.
Service and Staff
As mentioned\, the cleanliness of the ship is immaculate and the condition is good.
Cabin / Stateroom
Pros: Food & service
Cons: Pricing model - nickle & dime!!