Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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4 out of 5

One man's show? I hope not!

Sail Date: October 27, 2016

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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.

Cabin / Stateroom
Very well maintained. The hard shower curtain is a super success! Floor always clean and dry.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
The best and more organized!!!
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
Did not use but appears to be adequate.
Outstanding shows!!!
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Tides should offer a more diversified menu increasing the quality of what it offers.


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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