Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

A very nice cruise

Sail Date: May 30, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

The cruise wasn't full yet we often had trouble finding a table in the non-assigned dining areas of the ship. The ship entertainers were okay--
The ship was very clean and comfortable.

Pros: Very consistent--no problems, food good--not great, information good--not great, etc..

Cons: Limited amenities--and constant hawking for a $.

Recommends Jewel of the Seas? Yes!

Food and Dining
Salads weren't always the freshest, the beef was just average cuts. The deserts were generally very good--but nothing particularly original was offered.
Cabin / Stateroom
Very surprised not to have conditioner or lotions available in our room? All of the comparable lines provide them free of charge.
The shows from outside performers were very good--as were the some of the performers in the smaller venues.
Service and Staff
The serving staff was excellent and the room attendants were always freindly. Requests for guest support tended to have long lines. As did getting into and out of the ship at ports and our ship was only 80% full.
Ship Quality
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Great city to visit--but I wouldn't want to live there!! Souvenirs in Russia were reasonable and they gladly took any type of currency. Generous vodka tastings wherever it was sold.
Don't Miss: Don't miss the Hermitage museum or the Folklore Dancing. Weird right--but the old-time Russian dancing was really fun and well done!
Goteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden
Not much to see and very expensive. Bus driver got lost just shuttling us into town.
Don't Miss: Maybe the Volvo musem--some said it was good?
Tallinn, Estonia
Very neat old city! Well designed for tourist visits!
Helsinki, Finland
Very friendly and nice people.
Don't Miss: Several men were wearing pants with one Khaki leg and one black leg--weird, but fun!
Copenhagen, Denmark
Very wide pricing differences between stores--so be sure to shop multiple sites for value.
Don't Miss: Little Mermaid is very missable--with no great loss!
Stockholm, Sweden
Clean, pretty and pricey!!
Don't Miss: Getting back on the boat.

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