Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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2-3 cruises


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4 out of 5


Sail Date: June 26, 2016

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

Ephesus was the highlight of the cruise.  Recommend booking independent tour.  Santorini was a disappointment due to the tendering process and the limited time available to tour the island.  would book the tour with the cruise ship to maximize your time on santorini.  They tendered out first.  Rest of the cruise was great.

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loved the room.
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Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Santorini, Greece
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
Book an independent private tour. Much cheaper and better. Good place to buy rugs and leather goods. Beware the hard sell on the "factory" tours.
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Book a private taxi tour.
Souda (Chania), Crete
Would recommend just walking around Chania.


Best to book the santorini shore excursion through the boat. They got to tender off first. Otherwise, not much time on the island. Early dinner times worked well for us.

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