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Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review
3.5 / 5.0
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Wonderful cruise

Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review by chocolatemaniac

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Feb 2018
  • Destination: the Southern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Wonderful Caribbean cruise aboard the Jewel. The boat is beautiful and well maintained. My husband and I had balcony cabin 1072, which was nice and spacious and our room attendant Percival was wonderful. We traveled with another couple, cabin 1074.

We had paid transfers which made getting to the ship easy and check in was a breeze, no wait time at all for us arriving around 4:00.

The food in the Windjammer was varied and good. We ate breakfast there everyday and they have nice make to order omelets and eggs, any style. We did not eat lunch in the Windjammer until the sea day, as most days we were on shore on excursions. Food in the Main dining room was good. 8:30 seating. We did not eat in the specialty restaurants. Service was great from Head waiter Sheldon, Asst waiter Clebson and asst waitress Romalisa.

We bought the drink package, which I really recommend! Fast easy and even though we were on shore during the day, it paid off for us! Bought it when they were on sale: Buy 1, get 1 half off. Used our ship board credit as well.

Wonderful entertainment in the Centrum... Sonny Duo (guitar/violin) was amazing, 141 band played wide variety of genres. Fun dance competitions with crew/passanger partners. Didn't go to theater shows. Nice to relax by Schooner bar or Centrum bar before dinner.

Shopped a little onboard, ok variety, had some good deals, depends on what you are looking for.

Booked all excursions independently except for St Kitts: KTA4 St Kitts Catamaran Sail and Nevis Beach. This was fun, nice sail and lunch on beach, does not include snorkeling.

Our group of 4 adults all enjoyed massages in the Spa. I had Kate and she gave very firm pressure which was great. I had a facial with Thelma, which was wonderful.

We had a great time and would recommend this ship and itinerary!

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Cabin Review

Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony
Cabin D2 1072

Very nice. Lots of storage. Hairdryer supplied but not very powerful. Balcony nice, table and 2 chairs.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Beautiful 50ft sailboat, sailed to Buck Island. Hosts were amazing! Wonderful food and plenty to drink. Very nice couple, who actually live on the boat with their 2 kids. Snorkeling by ship wreck was cool. Just our group of on the boat with the crew.

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Catamaran Tour

Beautiful catamaran, crew was friendly and attentive. Total of 20 or so on the boat, which was small compared to some of the other boats we saw which had tons of people packed on! Sailed to Nevis island, had lunch on the beach. Time to swim and snorkel from shore (no other snorkel stops). Fun adventure.

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Island Tour

Our group of 4 plus 2 others boarded a nice newer air conditioned van for a tour of the islands. Tour guide/driver Raymond was informative as well as funny. Saw all the major sites like Nelsons Dockyard, Shirley Heights, Falmouth Harbor. Ended up at Jolly Beach for lunch on our own and some beach time.

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Catamaran Tour

Beautiful catamarn tour. Crew and captain were amazing! Lots of snacks, drinks, huge tasty lunch included. 2 snorkeling stope - shipwreck and turtles. The crew took lots of pics both onboard and in the water, then emailed us the link for us to download for free. Only about 12 passanagers, so very nice. Highly recommend.

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