Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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4-6 cruises

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5 out of 5

Western Mediterranean in 8 days

Sail Date: September 04, 2016

Reviewed: 2 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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.

Cabin / Stateroom
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Excurisions offered through Marriott were superior vs. those offered by Royal Caribbean.
Onboard Activities
Movie options weren't the best.
Entertainment
Service and Staff
Bartenders were excellent. Wait staff in the dining room were also very attentive.
Food and Dining
Good for the most part; could be better in the Windjammer Cafe.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Plan to arrive a couple of days early to take advantage of all there is to see in Rome.
Ajaccio, Corsica
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.
Toulon, France
Barcelona, Spain
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.
Valencia, Spain
The bike tour we was excellent; the guide spoke excellent English and did a fabulous job showing us the city sites.
Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands
Naples, Italy
Amalfi Coast tour was fantastic; small group, excellent guide; awesome lunch with a fantastic view overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.


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