Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review by IDL: Jewel of the Seas NE Cruise Pros and Cons
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Jewel of the Seas NE Cruise Pros and Cons
Destination: Canada & New England
Production Shows were excellent. The acts brought on board were all high caliber and entertaining and the ship's singers and dancers were talented.
The ship was were maintained and actually had a Canadian born, English speaking Captain, which is a first for me after 20+ cruises.
Waiter in the Dining Room was very good and attentive. Cabin Steward did a similar nice job of understanding our routine and attending to our needs.
The Gym was well equipped and all the exercise machines were in good working order. The gym was lightly used throughout the cruise and there was no waiting required.
As this was our first NE cruise all the ports were new to us. We enjoyed Bar Harbor, Maine the most and consider this a destination we would visit again. The Titanic Cemetery in Halifax was very interesting.
Embarkation and debarkation in Boston was very unorganized and poorly planned.
The food in the Windjammer cafe More was mediocre and the selection was poor.
The Seaview Cafe, which we enjoyed, was strangely not open for lunch when the ship is in port which did not make sense as it only had a small staff to run it-poor utilization.
The smoking policy make it uncomfortable to occupy some of the public spaces: The small casino, sports bar, disco and other bars permitted smoking and the smoke permeated non-smoking venue such as the Movie Theater.
The TV selection was terrible and though a portion of the cruise was in the USA no American stations were offered. Additionally usually the Sports Bar has a separate feed so sporting events like NFL football could be viewed but the Sports Bar received the same feed as the cabins, which was ESPN International and primarily Cricket matches-boring.
Internet is offered only in hot spots and not in cabins. Less
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