Western Mediterranean in 8 days

Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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8 Night Western Mediterranean (Rome Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 04, 2016
Ship: Jewel of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 7548
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

We liked cabin location on deck 7; liked having the balcony with great views.  The solarium was very relaxing; really enjoyed my massage in the spa.  We agree our favorite evening was the one we spent at the "Chef's Table".  We met some wonderful people on board; both other cruisers as well as Royal Caribbean employees.  

An area that could be improved; based on other cruises I have taken, this one seemed to have a large number photo ops, but not much time or thought was taken or given to the quality of the shots.  

Quality of food at the Windjammer Cafe was not the best that I have experienced on previous cruises or vacations.

The shows, entertainment options and drink package were all satisfactory.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Good for the most part; could be better in the Windjammer Cafe.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Movie options weren't the best.


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Bartenders were excellent. Wait staff in the dining room were also very attentive.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Plan to arrive a couple of days early to take advantage of all there is to see in Rome.
3 out of 5
Difficult to find a shore excursion. If you go to the open air market, be sure to buy while you are there because they close early afternoon.
3 out of 5
5 out of 5
Barcelona History and Desserts Walking Tour was great fun; really enjoyed; would highly recommend. The Picasso walking, although interesting was too long and we were not able to stay for the museum tour.
5 out of 5
The bike tour we was excellent; the guide spoke excellent English and did a fabulous job showing us the city sites.
5 out of 5
Amalfi Coast tour was fantastic; small group, excellent guide; awesome lunch with a fantastic view overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
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