Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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1 cruise (first)


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5 out of 5

Highlights of our first cruise

Sail Date: December 27, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

We had not cruised before so we were not totally sure what to expect. What we found was a beautiful ship with many options for food and drink. The pool and hot tub area was great and the buffet at the Windjammer was a hot spot for us for meals and snacks. The sailing was smooth and the staff was very attentive for the entire duration of the cruise. We definitely will cruise again.

Cabin / Stateroom
Very small for three adults. I would not advertise these cabins as available for up to 3 adults as there is not enough room to store luggage and move around the cabin.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Very smooth on both ends of the voyage.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Our beach excursion on St. Maarten was a lot of fun. Beautiful beach.
Onboard Activities
Great music and dancing options. Loved Coco Loco for the Latin music.
Service and Staff
Our stateroom attendant, Patrick, was fantastic and our dinner staff in the Tides restaurant, Samir and Francis were exceptional!
Food and Dining
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Bridgetown, Barbados
Castries, St. Lucia
St. John's, Antigua
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Frederiksted, St. Croix, U.S.V.I.
When we got off of the ship we learned that it was carnival time. Streets were closed as were many of the shops. We were not told about this while onboard.


The Solarium area was a great place to read and relax. I understand the value of marketing your product but the constant activity of staff to sell drink packages, spa treatments, etc. did become a little annoying at times.

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