Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review by Afloat: Jewel of the Seas- Southern Caribbean Cruise
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Jewel of the Seas- Southern Caribbean Cruise
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: San Juan
Embarkation- Arrived at pier 1 1/2 hours prior to all aboard. Got right on the ship with no wait.
Ship- excellent condition. Beautifully appointed with interesting artwork. Bank of elevators overlooking the sea. Able to see the sea from many venues.
Cabin- Junior Suite -very roomy with walk in closet, bathtub, large balcony. Cabin attendant was wonderful. Very accommodating. Provided egg crate for mattress.
Dining- Menu in MDR was very good with many choices. Had anytime dining but made standing reservation so had same wait staff every night. Excellent personal service. Also ate in Chops. Delicious meal with 10 oz filet mignon. Worth the $30 charge.
Entertainment- Mediocre. Production shows were boring and song choice random although dancers and singers were quite talented. Elvis impersonator was not great. Another singer imitated many famous singers. Argentine tango act also just so-so.
Casino- appreciated no smoking area. Slots More payouts were terrible.
Ports- cruise was port intensive.
Day at Sea- Played bingo. Saw towel folding demonstration. Played trivia. Enjoyed time on our balcony.
Disembarkation- Very efficient. Got off ship and retrieved luggage, passed through customs, and took ship sponsored airport transfer. Was in airport 45 minutes after leaving our cabin.
We had a wonderful time. I highly recommend RCCL . As I mentioned this itinerary was port intensive, Would have preferred ate least two days at sea to further enjoy the ship. Otherwise a perfect vacation. Less
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Cabin review: JS1570 Junior Suite
Junior Suite- Nicest cabin I have ever had. Very roomy with walk in closet. Bathroom had a tub. Large balcony. Cabin was very quiet even though the Windjammer was on the deck above, Was on starboard side. Only faced the piers in one port. Cabin 1570 .Read All Junior Suite (JS) Reviews >>
Port and Shore Excursions
Went to Maho Beach
Took a cab each way. Very easy. Cost depends on number of people. It was $8 pp going and $10 pp returning.
We arrived at 10:15 am. This experience was awesome withe planes landing almost on our heads. Lucky to see KLM 747. Great pictures using sports mode on my camera. Also watched people plane surf on chain link fence as planes took off. We didn't do this as it is dangerous. Ate lunch at nearby Sunset Bar and Grill. Great fish sandwich.
Had cab drop us in Philipsburg for shopping and then took leisurely walk back to ship,
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