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Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
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Jewel of the Seas

9 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 18, 2019

Ship: Jewel of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8586

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

A great vacation away from cold New England with nice ports of call and perfect weather.


5 out of 5
Quick and easy- could not have been better.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Buffet offered plenty of variety at every meal, specialty restaurants were very good with attentive service. Main dining room menu was mediocre-very disappointing. They did not offer the usual variety we are used to. Wait staff was very good.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
We used the pool area on sea days in the solarium. Not as quiet as we hoped. Enjoyed the quiet in the Safari club a couple of times.


4 out of 5
Entertainment was very good for the shows we saw-twice with the production crew, the magician and the murder mystery dinner theatre.

Children's Programs

No children with me

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Excellent service in all areas

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
This is a smaller older ship and the “wear and tear” is evident in some places however all areas were clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was well equipped with plenty of storage. Loved our bigger balcony with 2 chairs and a Lounge. We thoroughly enjoyed it

Ship tip

We like the smaller ships-easier to navigate.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

4 out of 5
Did not do an excursion.

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
Beautiful island. Did the island tour with beach time. Will go back.

Willemstad, Curacao

4 out of 5
Interesting shorex for first time visitor. Beach was very nice also.

Kralendijk, Bonaire

4 out of 5
We enjoyed our visit here learning a bout salt flats, flamingoes etc. The beach was a poor choice as it was extremely crowded with people packed in like sardines.

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Took a tour of Atlantis which was interesting but poorly guided. My 3rd visit to this island.


4 out of 5
Lengthy delay getting off the ship for reasons unknown to us. Otherwise, luggage easy to locate and transition through customs was smooth. Shuttle was waiting for us when we got there.
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