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Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

3.9 out of 5
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Jewel of the Seas

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 03, 2017

Ship: Jewel of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 9565

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Great itinerary but poor service. I will not go on this ship again but did love the islands. We had to pull down our top bunks twice to go to bed. There were many wonderful staff members but the manager of the dinning room needs improvement.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Very friendly staff. Organized and quick transfer and entry

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The Main dinner dinning room was great service and good food! The Windjammer was convenient and friendly staff but many food items were over cooked. The breakfast dinning room was the worst I’ve ever had. I waited an hour for scrambled eggs that showed up wrong 3 times (not what I ordered). Then when they finally got it correct my eggs were still liquid and running all over my plate. They made no effort to get them right.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
The pool activities and the 4th floor musicians were wonderful.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
The theater had a group called SPECTRUM who was very good as well. The on board singer and dancers were not what I expected from Royal Caribbean.

Children's Programs

Didn’t use

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
The friendliness of the overall staff was not the usual Royal Caribbean. There were many staff member to make you feel welcome, but also many would walk by and never acknowledge you. The dinning room manager was not impressive with resolving the breakfast issue I had.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
It is a smaller ship but did well to keep the entertainment audible for many with the open floor plans

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
There were 4 of us in our room and everyone had isssues with sneezing and not itching in our room but would be relieved when we left. The room didn’t appear to be dirty but something was definitely not clean in there.

Ship tip

If you buy the soda package there is a self fill station in the back left side of the Windjammer with many different soda options.

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Friendly and fun island. Did some site seeing and a lot of shopping!!!

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
Best snorkeling is in Fargot Bay. The reef is full of fish and more life.

St. John's, Antigua

4 out of 5
The zip line tour is the best here. We didn’t do much shopping and wasn’t impressed with the shops, but would recommend the tours

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5
CLEAN AND FRIENDLY!!!! I was so impressed with everything here. There is NO trash lying anywhere. The people are very friendly and welcoming. I can’t say enough about this island. I could live here

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Well organized
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