Great Cruise Except for the Food

Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 102

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Jewel of the Seas

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 09, 2017

Ship: Jewel of the Seas

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 1092

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

Let me preface this review by saying that before this cruise, I had traveled only on Holland America and Celebrity.  I was in a Junior Suite, which was fantastic.  My granddaughter and I had PLENTY of room and storage space and our bathroom even had a tub!  


Pros -- Cleanliness, staff, quality of entertainment, specialty dining restaurants


Cons -- The main dining room was awful.  Tables were literally inches from one another so the experience was crowded and loud.If you like basic steak and shrimp, you will like the offerings, but if you are used to more inventive options as on Celebrity, you will be disappointed.  It was also difficult to know when to make a reservation because the entertainment times changed nightly.  I kept having to call and change my reservation each morning when the schedule came out.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We loved our cabin! There is almost too much storage space, with cabinets and drawers galore and a great area to sit and do hair and make-up.

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

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5
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