Review of Jewel Of The Seas deck 11 (Lido-Pools-Gym-Cabins)
Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center is a 2-level wellness complex. On this level is the Fitness (ShipShape Center, open between 6 am - 10 pm) consisting of a large Gymnasium (complimentary), Aerobics Room (for classes- Yoga, Pilates, spinning, stretching), lockers (separate for men/women). A staircase leads to the upper level (ShipShape Spa). The Gym room has floor-ceiling windows and modern bodybuilding and training exercise equipment (free weights, weight machines, treadmills, steppers, ellipticals, stationary bikes, Kinesis wall). In the mornings/afternoons are scheduled health and wellness seminars (free of charge).
Solarium is the ship’s adults-only relaxation complex with a retractable glass-roof pool, 1 swimming pool (depth 5,7 ft / 1,7 m, with cascading waterfalls), 1 whirlpool, sunbathing area surrounding the pool (loungers, deckchairs, chaise pads), a full service Solarium Bar and a Pizzeria. There is a 24-hour beverage station for complimentary drinks (coffee- regular & decaf, tea, iced tea, flavored waters).
Pizzeria is complimentary and serves with fast-food the Solarium adult retreat area.
Outdoor Movie Screen (called Jumbotron) is a poolside cinema (complimentary) located near the main pool area. It is used daily for showing funny videos and live sporting events, and for watching new movies nightly.
Main Pool area has 1 swimming pool (freshwater), 2 whirlpools, stage (bandstand for live performances), expansive sunbathing area with plenty of sunloungers. Daily fun activities include live music, pool games, fun contests. The pool deck area is served with drinks and refreshments (frozens, soda, beer/buckets, wine, cocktails) by two outdoor bars – Pool Bar (deck 11) and Sky Bar (on sports deck 12).
Art Gallery displays original artworks available for purchasing. The gallery’s personnel also conducts the onboard art auctions.
Windjammer Cafe is the lido buffet restaurant (capacity 680 seats) with indoor/outdoor seating. Dining here is casual (as dress code), complimentary and self-service type. The buffet is open for Early Breakfast (6:30-7 am), Breakfast (7-11 am), Lunch (11.30 am - 3 pm), Afternoon Tea/Snacks (3-5 pm) and Dinner (6:30-9 pm). The Windjammer restaurant has various buffet stations, including for salads, soups, entrees, grill (incl BBQ meats and cooked-to-order steaks), panini (sandwiches), chicken, fish (incl sushi), vegetarian dishes, fast-food (pizza, pasta, hot-dogs, burgers, french fries), cooked vegetables, sauces and toppings, breads, fruits, desserts (incl healthy desserts). On themed evenings are offered Mexican, Indian, Asian and other international cuisine specialties. At Breakfast, there is an egg station (made-to-order omelets and eggs). At Lunch, there is also a carving station. The lido buffet also has 24-hour operational beverage stations with complimentary drinks (milk, coffee, tea, instant hot chocolate, flavored waters, also juices at breakfast). Windjammer’s complimentary “sushi stations” open for dinner-only (at 6:30 pm). Designated chefs continuously prepare fresh sushi (cooked rolls variations, mostly of eel and tuna). There are no nigirizushi or sashimi (with raw meat) or made-to-order items.
Cruise cabins from 1140 to 1162, all of which are category 4B-Superior Balcony rooms with forward-starboard location.