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Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 30

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
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Jewel of the Seas

9 Night Greek Isles (Rome Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 18, 2018

Ship: Jewel of the Seas

Cabin number: 7662

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Tip: use Carnival Cruiselines and dont book through 3rd parties! We started off being lied to, by the representative at the time of our booking. We specifically requested that we wanted connecting rooms that share a balcony, and she told us that the state rooms we chose had this - they did not. We were told that there was a self service laundry facility on each deck so we could wash some clothes midway through the cruise - Royal Caribbean does not have self service laundry on ANY of their ships. The nightly stage shows were amateurish and boring. The tables in the Windjammer buffet dining room are filthy, and the staff washed them down between passengers without rinsing them in bleach water, so you could practically see the germs spreading. The bars, restaurants, buffet, and any other food/drink area on the ship closes early- so if you're used to being able to get something th o eat or drink at any time on a cruise, this ships not for you. There's more, but this gives you an idea. I won't be booking thru or sailing with RC again. I'm going back to Carnival where my expectations are always exceeded.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


2 out of 5

Children's Programs

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

2 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ship tip

Keep your expectations fairly limited

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5

Messina, Sicily

4 out of 5

Valletta, Malta

5 out of 5

Mykonos, Greece

4 out of 5

Santorini, Greece

4 out of 5

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

5 out of 5

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
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