Love the Radiance Class
Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern
Sail Date: March 20, 2016
Ship: Jewel of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9014
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago
We've been on 17 cruises now and we love the Radiance Class ships the best of all that we've experienced. We sailed on the Oasis last summer and while the Oasis is nice, it feels more like I'm inside a large hotel than on a cruise ship. I want to feel like I'm at sea, so I think we'll be looking for a more reasonably sized ship from now on. We love the fact that you can see water from just about anywhere within the ship when you are on a Radiance class ship. The size and layout of the ship make you feel like you are out at sea.
Deck 5 is my favorite place. I really enjoy walking all the way around the ship and being so close to the water. It's a great place to take a nap in a chair or just stand by the railing and be mesmerized by the waves.
Embarkation was a breeze as was debarkation. Service was good throughout the ship. We especially enjoyed Henri at the Sports bar and Angela in the Vortex Lounge. We're not picky eaters and in my mind, cruise ship food is cruise ship food. There's always plenty of variety for everyone. Our only complaint would be that they shut down the Windjammer too early in the evening.
The Jewel was of course showing some wear, but you would expect that two weeks before it goes into dry dock. We knew that going in. When we do Alaska next year and in our other travels, we will definitely be looking for a Radiance class ship.