Excellent Cruising Experience

Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
Southern Caribbean Holiday
Sail Date: April 25, 2015
Ship: Jewel of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 3520
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

After traveling on several cruises and among several different cruise lines, I was very pleased with the Royal Caribbean experience.  The service was outstanding at dinner and in the staterooms.  There was no pressure on the cruise to purchase alcohol, although there was a lack in the number of servers asking for alcohol during the daytime/poolside hours.  In contrast, the cruise was at a new island every day.  Being at different islands takes away the feeling of being "trapped" on a cruise.  Great itinerary.  Great meals.  The shows after dinner were weak at the start, but greatly improved by the last 3 days.  Although there were plenty of spaces for entertainment, there was a lack of late night dancing, likely from layout of a few of the bars (all were in a row and only about 10-15 people there when they could hold 100s).  

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Excellent meals, prepared to perfection.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Cannot really comment as most of the days were at an island.


3 out of 5
Beginning of the cruise had entertainment that was very weak. But by the end of the cruise, the entertainment was outstanding. Would consider having a different Beatles impersonating group.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The waitress and assistant waiter were by far the best working pair I have had on a cruise. The Waitress (Daniella?) was outstanding. She spoiled us with dinner selections and every evening would give us tips for the day about the next island. She went above and beyond compared to other cruises I have been on. Both her and the assistant waiter knew our drink orders before even sitting down. Exceptional Service. Stateroom attendant was also perfect. Never a moment that the room and bathroom were not spotless.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship was a bit dated, but well kept.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Well kept, clean. TV was a bit outdated.

Ship Tip

Many of the restaurants and bars appear hidden on this ship. Did take some investigating and eventually found some interesting seating locations.

3 out of 5
Nothing within walking distance to do. Must take a taxi. Americanized, like being in the states.
5 out of 5
Good Island, 20 min walk to the main shopping area. Carnival was a fun time!
1 out of 5
Did not like the port at all given we were hounded by Taxi drivers. The area was not very lively.
5 out of 5
Great natural island. Sulfa Springs (Screws) is highly recommended, although expensive for the island (20USD/person).
5 out of 5
Had a great experience with the locals and local bars. Carnival was during this time, making the experience even better!
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