This was my second NYE cruise upon the Jewel, my first being 5 years prior, and boy, was this one a let down. Cheap and nasty holiday and a far cry from how they used to be.
Food was bland, dry, over-cooked and recycled. If you wanted quality, you were forced to pay for one of their restaurants.
Entertainment was boring and often had me looking for something to do for 3-4 hours at a time. There was an excessive amount of trivia which is cheap to run. DJ Josh had terrible song choices and it only improved when Miguel took over.
We arrived on a public holiday 7am-2pm but everything was either closed or didn’t open until 10am. Very rushed.
We arrived late 2-10pm and most stores closed 4-5pm which gave us nothing to do.