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Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 52

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Jewel of the Seas

9 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 18, 2019

Ship: Jewel of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 4021

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This was our fifth cruise and our first time with Royal Caribbean. We WILL sail with them again! Food quality was the number one difference...

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Easy, but long wait as usual.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We did not try any specialty dining, but main dining and buffet were EXCELLENT! "My Time" dining, however, is a misnomer...you have to make a reservation in advance. Not really "my time"...

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We only did miniature golf and enjoyed it. The other activities looked like fun for those participating!

Entertainment

4 out of 5
The cruise ship singers, musicians, and dancers were OUTSTANDING!!! The first comedian was "cringe-worthy" at best...HORRIBLE! Other comedians were very good.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Awesome staff!!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Smallest ship we have cruised on...LOVED IT!! Everything is close by. Very clean and comfortable. Security ever-present.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
This was our first inside cabin. I was skeptical but PLEASANTLY SURPRISED!! Our cabin was spacious and well appointed. It was quiet at night and we slept well. Lorene, our cabin steward, was nothing short of OUTSTANDING with exceptional attention to detail.

Ship tip

If you choose "My Time" dining, pick a time and make a reservation for EACH NIGHT the first day onboard. That leaves you a "no show" option...

Ports of call

Oranjestad, Aruba

4 out of 5
Our excursion was informative but the wind was brutal!!

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
Our favorite stop this trip!! Blue Bay Beach is a must!!

Kralendijk, Bonaire

5 out of 5
VERY close second to Curacao!! Island tour was an EXCELLENT excursion.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very easy.
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