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Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 38

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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12 Night Scandinavia & Russia (Harwich Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 21, 2009
Ship: Jewel of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
The Jewel is tastefully decorated and has a great layout that makes it easy to get around the ship. The centrum is absolutely beautiful. The staff were amazing and very friendly. I think since Royal Caribbean still allows you to pay tips in cash vs. being automatically deducted gives the staff more incentive. The shows on the ship were top quality and we were surprised by the intricate sets and range of performances. We fell in love with this ship and how well it was designed. Unlike other cruise lines that pack in multiple fee charged restaurants the Jewel had only two well placed ones. This left more room for open areas and created a more community atmosphere on the ship.
5 out of 5
First, skip a ship excursion. Copenhagen is easily walked from the ship. Plus bikes are free to use in this city everywhere so grab one and bike around the city. The Mermaid is right near where the ship docks. Walk along the water and the canals.
Don't Miss: walking around
5 out of 5
Skip the excursion and walk 5 or 10 minutes to the old town. Then just explore and enjoy. This was the highlight of our cruise. What a beautiful place and we were so glad it was on the itinerary up against better known places. You will be amazed here.
Don't Miss: Old Town Center
5 out of 5
Take a ship excursion to avoid having to get a time consuming visa. Peterhof is not to be missed plus the Winter Palace (Hermitage). We loved our walking tour of the historic center on day two
Don't Miss: Church of the Spilt Blood
5 out of 5
Again, easy to get around. Ship docks right by the castle and city hall. Tram number 12 a 3 minute walk from the ship takes you right to Vigeland Sculpture park. Return to city center and you can walk to every other major site. A ferry takes you to the Viking Ship Museum.
Don't Miss: Vigeland Sculpture park
5 out of 5
Take shuttle to city center and then you can easily walk to the Rock church and then just walk around the main historic area near the train station.
Don't Miss: Rock Church
5 out of 5
Take the shuttle to the city center and again walk. It is a beautiful city.
Don't Miss: Old town and Royal Palace

Pros: Beautiful Ship

Cons: Only pros for this ship

Recommends Jewel of the Seas? Yes!

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