One man's show? I hope not!

Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
10 Night Greece & Italy (Rome Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 27, 2016
Ship: Jewel of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8084
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

The cruise was very well organized, timely schedule and good service.  I'm concerned though with what appears to b e a 1 man show cruise.  The captain did not show up at the captains night.  I understand that the weather was not good but it took no more than 10 minutes for the staff to present itself.  The captain never showed up on the "captains night".  His personnel should be competitive professionals who should be able to take control of the ship for at least 10 minutes!  The menu at Tides must be more diversified and offer "finer" dinning options.  After cruising wih Carnival twice, Cunnard, Holland America and NCL, The Tides dining menu was somewhat deceptive, good food though, but must improve in quality offerings.  Wind Jammer was excellent with better offerings and more diversified.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Tides should offer a more diversified menu increasing the quality of what it offers.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
Outstanding shows!!!

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Did not use but appears to be adequate.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very well maintained. The hard shower curtain is a super success! Floor always clean and dry.

Ship Tip

Get the beverage package. Even if you are not a heavy drinker. We are a 1 glass of wine at dinner time and a 1 beer during the day and it still makes sense to get it.

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