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Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Jewel of the Seas

9 Night Greek Isles (Rome Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 20, 2019

Ship: Jewel of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We really enjoyed this cruise. The itinerary was fantastic and we met some great people. Having been on Harmony last year Jewel is quite small in comparison. Although we found Harmony too big we found Jewel too small and missed the promenade. If you are going on this ship I would recommend a cruise with a packed itinerary to minimize sea days. That said, it’s a lovely ship and the staff were amazing. I heard a lot of moans about the food in MDR but we honestly couldn’t fault it.


5 out of 5
Very quick and easy.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All of the food in the MDR and Windjammer was excellent.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
If you like the bigger ships you may find this one a bit quiet.


3 out of 5
They were ok.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
From the minute we got on board until the day we left the service we received everywhere was nothing short of excellent.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
It’s an older ship but doesn’t show it in the main areas.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Never had an inside cabin before and won’t do one again. Nothing wrong with it, just not for me. Plenty big enough with good storage and the room attendant kept it very clean.

Ship tip

It’s a holiday. Don’t go looking for things to moan about. Enjoy yourself!!

Ports of call

Messina, Sicily

2 out of 5
Just had a mooch around town. Seeing the clock in the main square at noon is pretty cool but the hawkers got too much.

Valletta, Malta

5 out of 5
Loved this port. Went to Mdina (wonderful). Then took the elevator up to Messina.

Mykonos, Greece

5 out of 5
Did our own thing and loved it. Very pretty and wonderful food.

Santorini, Greece

5 out of 5
This place is utterly stunning. Took a bus to Oia, really recommended it. But... when we got off the ship you have a couple of options. 1. Take the cable car up the mountain. 2. Take a boat to Oia and they provide a bus back. We were traveling with my 84 year old mother in law. Luckily she is quite mobile, if you are with someone who isn’t as mobile you may be better off with a ship excursion.

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

5 out of 5
Booked a private tour. Sun Express bus. Brilliant. Acropolis was amazing and had a great lunch in Plaka.

Naples, Italy

1 out of 5


5 out of 5
Just walked straight off the ship into our cab.
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