Christmas in the Caribbean

Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Jewel of the Seas

8 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 18, 2016

Ship: Jewel of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9624

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

This is our 6th cruise.  Choose this cruise because of the departure port, my in-laws favorite cruise line and that we would be visiting a different port each day.  What I dislike most about RCL is they do not allow travel irons.  Claim for safety reasons, haven’t had this issue with NCL.

Dining: Ate breakfast at the Windjammer buffet with a selection of many items for any taste, same selection every day.  We had breakfast one morning in Tides dining room and the food was lukewarm.  MDR for dinner each night, food was surprisingly good.  A few misses like the French Onion Soup and the steak. Favorite dessert warm chocolate cake with ice cream. 

Entertainment: Amicable cruise director but evening entertainment was boring, it’s a good thing we were off the ship all day and needed to wake up early to go onshore.  Would have been nice to have more variety of entertainment at different hours in the evening.  Other than Christmas Eve shows the most entertainment we experienced was the sea day/last day on ship.

Enjoyed each of the 6 ports visited. Embarkation & disembarkation was a breeze.   Overall, the crew was great; everyone we encountered was friendly & attentive.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Balcony cabin, deck 9, was clean and spacious. Plenty of room to store clothes and things.

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5

Castries, St. Lucia

5 out of 5

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5

Traveler Photos

Holiday Decor Pool MDR staff Flag Parade View of Ship Birthday Decor
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