Now that the inaugural cruise has been completed, what is the feedback? How were the accomadations? How was the food? Any tips? Any fun hidden places? My Husband and I are sailing on Nov. 14, 2004, to the Western Carrib. Thanks for any input
My husband and I were able to travel on the 2 nighter to Guernsey on the 5th May and were also invited to the naming ceremony.
The Ship is beautiful! Very expensively fitted out...you know what I mean drapes, carpets etc.
Cabins are pretty compact and bijou, but once again very expensively fitted. Good news no shower curtains! The shower has a proper door.
Great theatre, no obstructed views. Look ot for the cinema, next to the Sports Bar and Casino, lovely comfortable seats.
Great Solarium in Balinese theme and the Spa and Gym are wonderful.....a bit expensive but go on you're on holiday.
Food, we ate at Portofinos one night excellent meal and service, but quite expensive by the time you add wine etc.
Dinner in the Tides for the other 2 nights was excellent, plenty choice. The buffet at the Windjammer is usual buffet fayre, well presented and no queues when we were there. Go to the Seaview Cafe for snacks, funny opening times and watch out you have to pay for drinks even coffee.
All in all a wonderful experience, can't wait to sail on her again in 15 days time to the Baltic. 12 nights visiting Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki, St Petersburg and Tallinn, and best of all 4 whole days at sea.
We are a group of 108 square dancers from the U.K., who will dance on board and also with our Square Dance Frinds in Stockholm and Helsinki!
I didn't complete a review but did a post regarding the May 16 Baltic run we were on. As expected the "Jewel" has made improvements on her sisters and is a fantastic ship for this price range. The complete curtain in our category "D" was a nice touch and we used it on a couple of nights that I chose to watch TV while the wife was already in bed. The shower DOOR versus the body grabbing curtain is a real PLUS. We loved the various artwork as we wandered about the decks and the view from the "Crown and Anchor" lounge down through the centrum is a "must see." As with the "Radiance," we felt the "Windjammer" is a plus while the main dining room is average fare at best.
Overall experience was that it was an excellent value for what we paid!