Ports interesting however the shopping is pushed more than the history and sites. Food was marginal at best and entertainment gets C- . Shows are poorly timed with dinner settings.

Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall rating:

3.7 out of 5
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Jewel of the Seas

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 22, 2018

Ship: Jewel of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7544

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Overall we were disappointed with the cruise. Felt very 3rd rate for the amount of money we invested in the experience.


5 out of 5
Very smooth

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Food is not good in seated dining rooms. The buffet offers a few good items but most are pretty bland. Desserts were down right terrible. We bought drink package but still had to pay up charge for the nicer wines and artisan cocktails .

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Salon services good and enjoyed the staff very much


1 out of 5
Love and Marriage show was pretty funny but the rest of the shows were C

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Wilmer on 4th floor diNing very good and Magda on 7th floor staterooms excellent

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ship halls had a bad smell and the ship is pretty basic. Nothing amazing about the interior at all the solarium omega pool deck is really wasted space and pool area way too small

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Loved the balcony and cabin was fine. Good storage

Ship tip

Don't expect to like the food. Make sure you are prepared to be upcharged if you have any taste at all

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Old San Juan but did this on our own

Bridgetown, Barbados

4 out of 5
Harrison Cave tour good

Castries, St. Lucia

4 out of 5
Very pretty and did a beach excursion

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5
Did beach day on our own to Valley Church beach. Really beautiful

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

4 out of 5
Went out on our own.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

2 out of 5
Beaches OK here but not our favorite port


5 out of 5
Easy and organized
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