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Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Jewel of the Seas

9 Night Greek Isles (Rome Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 23, 2019

Ship: Jewel of the Seas

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 3578

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We cruise for the accessibility to different ports, not necessarily for the cruise experience. But the activites & food could have been better.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Smooth, no issues.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Average food & service. Disappointed. A previous Royal Caribbean cruise to the Caribbean was better on a different ship.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Evening musical shows were great. Wanted to play bingo but buy in was so expensive so didn't play. Music in the Center area was good but it wasn't all of the time. Was boring on cruising days.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Good night shows. Especially Beatle mania & the East Coast Boys. Magician was good too.

Children's Programs

No kids with us.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Room steward was great. Whatever we needed, he accommodated us. He was awesome but it would have been nice to get a towel animal everyday except just a few times. Waiter during the sit down dinner was ok--slow to greet & serve us. Never came to check on us or refill water. Felt ignored. People at the Windjammer were all friendly & courteous so we always felt welcomed.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Ship was clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Good size overall. Always clean. No complaints.

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy Did not visit port

Souda (Chania), Crete

5 out of 5
No excursion. Took a bus to the center of town but weren't really sure which way to go so asked for directions & found the port area which wasn't hard to find or far to go. The area was beautiful & lots to see & do. Had a nice relaxing day & enjoyed our time there.

Mykonos, Greece

5 out of 5
Arrived in port early so it was quiet & we were able to take lots of pictures before the crowds got there. No excursion. Spent time walking through the quaint streets. Windmills were awesome. Food was good.

Rhodes, Greece

5 out of 5
Took an excursion to Lindos which was awesome. It was hard to climb up to coz I have a bad knee & it was slippery & steep in many places but it was worth it. Views & ruins were spectacular.

Santorini, Greece

5 out of 5
City tour excursion was great. Saw many different parts of Santorini besides the spectacular cliff side views which were awesome but super crowded. Was hard to take pictures with so many people there but it was amazing.

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

5 out of 5
Took a city tour to the Acropolis which was spectacular. Tour guide was very informative & good. Didn't have enough time to visit the Plaka so was disappointed about that.

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5
Took tour to Amalfi & Pompeii. Both were amazing. So beautiful. Delicious pastries in Amalfi. Tasty margarita pizza in Naples.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
So easy, smooth & fast. Incredible.
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