Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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3 out of 5

Not up to usual standards

Sail Date: January 31, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Third time on this ship and can really tell it has seen better days. Needs work and needs more staff. Really felt like there was a staffing cutback all over the ship with service being slow in a number of areas. Also, food has gone downhill also.

Not the cruise we were expecting, especially having been on this ship before and also having been a long time RCCL supporter. 

Cabin / Stateroom
Nice to be close to the Centrum, but this is not a "large" cabin at all. Very misleading verbiage. Plus, our closet shelves were cut short so storage was a bit of a problem.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Horrible except for Eugene the guitar player and the caribbean band at the pool...who only played on the last day of the cruise. The disco/boom boom music at the pool on the other days was horrible, Also Schooner Bar piano player was awful as well
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
San Juan, Puerto Rico
People are pushy and rude here
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Basseterre, St. Kitts
Oranjestad, Aruba
Snorkel/sail excursion was wonderful here!
Willemstad, Curacao
Interesting island. Bigger and busier than I thought but charming downtown area


Champagne bar was the nicest place on the ship

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