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Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 38

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Jewel of the Seas

Southern Caribbean

Sail date: January 02, 2017

Ship: Jewel of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8580

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Small ship which made it very easy to get around.  Also made it easy to bump into those we met on excursions. Cruise director and activity staff were awesome.  Our waiter and his assistant along with our dining room bar attendant made this trip even better.  However regular bartenders were rude and had an attitude. Only other issue was that they screwed up the compass one day and put casual dining instead of formal.  Luckily everyone on the ship got the same mistake.  The costal sail and snorkel to the Pitons in Saint Lucia was an amazing excursion.  Stunning views and snorkeling with actual fish. Dolphin swimming in Saint Kitts was awful and not at all organized. 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Cabin size was fine. Bad smell for the first 12 hours or so but it went away. Our attendant missed our room one night.

Ship tip

Beverage package is the way to go if you want to drink. Drinks cost $12. I doubled amount of drinks necessary to reach the value of the drink package. And it covered premium coffee and coffee after dessert.

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5

Basseterre, St. Kitts

3 out of 5
Do not swim with dolphins. Terribly unorganized.

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5
Take a cab at the end of the pier to one of the beaches. Valley Church beach was beautiful and had tons of activities for a reasonable price.

Castries, St. Lucia

5 out of 5
Get to the Pitons as they are stunning. We did the catamaran sail and snorkel. About an hour trip of gorgeous views the whole way there. Then the snorkeling is at a reef at the base of the smaller Piton. Plus free drinks.

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5
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