First time on Royal Caribbean, terrible experience.

Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 28

Overall rating:

1.9 out of 5
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Jewel of the Seas

9 Night Greek Isles (Rome Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 28, 2017

Ship: Jewel of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 3547

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

First cruise on Royal Caribbean. Probably will be my last.


4 out of 5
C Usually chaotic, this was efficient and organized.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Restaurant staff very attentive, food quality mediocre. Little variety. No variety in buffet area. Inadequate seating. Cabin attendant adequate, but cabin itself extremely cramped, no hot water, standards low.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
I was underwhelmed by the entire experience.


1 out of 5
Very poor quality.

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Bar staff in casino and other areas inattentive and rude.

Ship Quality

2 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Smallest and most cramped in my cruising experience. No hot water in shower for days.

Ship tip

Try Holland America or Princess in Europe.

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

4 out of 5

Messina, Sicily

1 out of 5

Mykonos, Greece

3 out of 5

Rhodes, Greece

5 out of 5

Santorini, Greece

4 out of 5

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

3 out of 5

Naples, Italy

1 out of 5
Horrible. Nothing close by to explore. Locals were aggressive, abusive and outrageous.


2 out of 5
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