Incredible Trip

Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 41

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Verified Review
Jewel of the Seas

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 12, 2017

Ship: Jewel of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9512

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

We arrived in San Juan the day before we left port.  Old San Juan is always enjoyable.  The boarding process was incredibly simple and fast.  In fact, I think it took a total of 5 minutes from entry to the Royal Caribbean building until the time we were on the boat.  The boat was very clean and simple to figure out.  The ports of call were incredible, especially St. Lucia and Barbados.  The boat was not as exciting as others we have been on, but we enjoyed it nevertheless due to the fact that we were in port every day.  In St. Thomas, we went to Megans Bay which was simply beautiful.  St. Kitts we shopped and stayed on the boat.  Antigua we booked an excursion through the boat and rode horses.  Kids really enjoyed that.  In St. Lucia, we booked Benny's Boat Tour.  If you go to St. Lucia, you have to do this tour.  Possibly the best tour we have ever done.  We did the volcano, the waterfall, snorkeled and ate at his Mother's house on the beach.  He made it so that we were first to the Volcano and by the time we left, there were over 200 people in line.  Same thing with the Waterfall.  We were the only people there.  And his moms house with the lunch and the view can't be beat.  In Barbados, we did swam with the turtles on Cool Runnings.  Like Benny's Boat Tour, these people are amazing.  They take such good care of everyone from little kids to grandparents.  The last day on the boat was a sea day and we enjoyed the pool and the casino.  The food was quite good, and Chops Grill, the steak house, was amazing.  All in all, and unforgettable week.  

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 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
Cabin was awesome. Our room Steward was even better.

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5

Basseterre, St. Kitts

3 out of 5

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5

Castries, St. Lucia

5 out of 5
Book Benny's Boat Tour. You will not be disappointed. Possibly the best excursion we have ever done.

Bridgetown, Barbados Did not visit port

Book Cool Runnings. The are incredible and the staff treats everyone so well.
Was this review helpful? 31

Be the first to comment

Leave a comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.

Other reviews of this sailing