Jewel of the Seas Review

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Surprisingly pleased! Owner's Suite

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KBlackbourn
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Feb 2024
Cabin: Owner's Suite

After reading all the negative reviews I almost did not book this old ship! I am picky, really picky and I am a true "Karen". I booked he one bedroom Owner's suite cabin. This cabin was on deck 10 and near the elevator, which after pulling a hamstring days before the cruise was extremely helpful. The towels were not exactly fluffy and yes the hot water handle fell off when I turned it on, but other than those two things it was fairly nice. Plenty of storage, nice size shower, jacuzzi and three window walls for the view; has a little bit more room on the deck for two lounge chairs plus the other side has a small table and two more chairs. The staff couldn't have been nicer.

With approx 2100 passengers, it is a smaller ship, but that was what I wanted during Covid still rearing its ugly head. The spa was excellent and I only used it because I had a $50.00 voucher which I used for reflexology which helped with the hamstring issue. Eileen was awesome, she has a gift. 8 free drinks came along with our diamond status, the lounge for suite guests was slightly disappointing, but the cappuccino was great. Room was cleaned twice a day. Four water bottles and some Perrier was complimentary. Meals were okay, I did order lobster and filet mignon for an additional charge. Entertainment was perhaps not up to par with the bigger sips, but that was to be expected. Lots of trivia, dancing, music, and the obligatory Bingo and please stop doing the fat guy belly flop contest which is so ridiculous. Our staff in the dining room were very accommodating. It is a 1994 ship, and not renovated recently but traveling with great friends made it special.

We went to Barbados, skipped Trinidad, loved loved Pigeon pint beach in Tobago, did a St Lucia SPENCER AMBROSE private boat tour to Sugar Beach and other sites which was fun (second time doing this). at St Martin we went to a friends time share beach which was lovely and had great food (like we needed more food). Speaking of food the pizza by the pool & solarium was excellent. Was the ship perfect, no was it worth the trip, yes it was.

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Owner's Suite

I assume OS means Owners suite? It was adequate. I usually take the Royal Suite on Celebrity, but honestly other than the one bathroom, this suite has more storage. Bathroom was decent. Large shower, jacuzzi tub, two sinks, bidet. Malin-Goetz toiletries. If I post a video you will hear me pronounce it wrong, which is funny because I use their products at home. In worrying about holding the phone camera still I was not paying attention. I liked the balcony on this one. Out of the sun and large. I am claustrophobic so I constantly open the curtains day and night. No big complaints, which for me is unusual......

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Barbados

We grabbed qa cab and headed for the beach

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