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Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 6
Helpful Votes: 59

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Jewel of the Seas

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 18, 2018

Ship: Jewel of the Seas

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 3456

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Happy to see that most of the islands are coming back after the hurricanes.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Smoothest embarkation...much improved from the last cruise out of San Juan.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
What was offered was very good, but the new menu offers less choices. We preferred the older menu with the Chef's Choices. The Chops Grill was great and we heartily recommend everyone to try this experience.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Nothing spectacular, but the whirlpool in the Solarium needs some TLC as it wasn't always running...it had a mind of it's own.

Shops of Centrum

2 out of 5

Same old stuff!

Shops of Centrum

2 out of 5

Same old stuff!

Shops of Centrum

2 out of 5

Same old stuff!

Shops of Centrum

2 out of 5

Same old stuff!

Shops of Centrum

2 out of 5

Same old stuff!

Shops of Centrum

2 out of 5

Same old stuff!

Shops of Centrum

2 out of 5

Same old stuff!

Shops of Centrum

2 out of 5

Same old stuff!

Shops of Centrum

2 out of 5

Same old stuff!

Shops of Centrum

2 out of 5

Same old stuff!

Shops of Centrum

2 out of 5

Same old stuff!

Shops of Centrum

2 out of 5

Same old stuff!

Shops of Centrum

2 out of 5

Same old stuff!

Shops of Centrum

2 out of 5

Same old stuff!

Shops of Centrum

2 out of 5

Same old stuff!

Entertainment

4 out of 5
If it wasn't for the Royal Caribbean Dancers and singers, we would have rated this ONE STAR...how many times do we need to see off key Headliner singers and jugglers?

Coral Theatre

5 out of 5

The Royal Caribbean singers and dancers were superb!

Cinema

1 out of 5

Boring, boring and old films...1/2 of them were children oriented...Cars 3, Lego, etc.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
As usual, the Royal Caribbean staff outperforms any other cruise line staff!

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Always clean, but too many events took place in the Centrum area with limited seating.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Always clean, but it does need some TLC...one of the closet doors hung lopsided and the bathroom vanity showed some wear.

Ports of call

Frederiksted, St. Croix, U.S.V.I.

3 out of 5
Our snorkel excursion was cancelled due to choppy seas, but we toured the island on our own and saw the devastation of Hurricane Maria...it really needs to be taken off the stop schedule for awhile until he recovers as it used to be a vibrant, lively port of call.

Fort-De-France, Martinique

1 out of 5
This island should never be a port of call. If you don't have Euros, forget about seeing any of the museums.

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5
The beaches are great and we love the town and people.

St. George's, Grenada

5 out of 5
Took the tour of the fort and island.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
This is easy...we never left as we have a back-to-back cruise.
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