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Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 42

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Jewel of the Seas

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 29, 2017

Ship: Jewel of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 9543

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Loved all the ports with the exception of St. Kitts - spent very little time there & returned to the boat for a relaxing quiet day by the pool. Took a nice excursion on St. Thomas to Caribelle Batiks & British fort. Excursion on St. Lucia to the active volcanoe - very interesting & educational. Both excursions were non-RCL sponsored & were very small groups, 6 persons & 4 persons. Went to 3 different beaches by taxi on 3 different islands - all were BEAUTIFUL! Ship staff were all very friendly & helpful. They are making are very strong effort to keep the ship germ-free. I DON'T like that they don't make drinking water available unless you buy a bottle or you make a trip to 1 of the 2 dining areas. Ask for waiter Juan Rochas in the Tides dining room...he is AWESOME!! 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
after a few days the food all starts to taste the same, but I think that's true for any big cruise ship. Juan Rochas in the main dining room is excellent at making recommendations re; what's good & what's not. We depended on his input at dinner.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very small but adequate. Housekeeping did an excellent job keeping it clean.

Ship tip

Daily gratuities (for housekeeping, food service, etc.) are added AUTOMATICALLY to your bill. However, you can ask that they not charge these automatically, & you can pay them separately at the end of the cruise.

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Love the bar at The Convent Hotel. They have the BEST sangria! If I ever return I will stay at this hotel.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Try Gladys's Cafe at Royal Dane Mall for wonderful tropical drinks & delicious authentic Caribbean cuisine.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

1 out of 5
Quality of shopping not as good as the other islands. This is a good day to stay on the ship if you like a quiet uncrowded day at the pool.

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5
Take a taxi to Turner's Beach. Absolutely beautiful & less crowded. Open air restaurant right on the beach with bathroom facilities.

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5

Castries, St. Lucia

5 out of 5
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