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Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Jewel of the Seas

9 Night Greek Isles (Rome Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 21, 2019

Ship: Jewel of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 3073

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Review summary

It was my husbands and my first cruise. Had an amazing time. Traveled with my sister and her husband, whom hurt his leg 2 days before we boarded the ship; however that didn’t stop us enjoying ourselves and having a fantastic first cruise. It was my sisters and her husband 4th cruise, so they are pros by now. Food was amazing on the ship and the ports of call were all amazing one way or another. Over all 5 ⭐️

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Lovely and very exciting

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Fantastic I couldn’t fault any. Tried all speciality restaurants too. The food was actually too good if ya were watching your waist. Something for everyone and all deserts were sugar free, I was shocked at this, they were amazing. My favourite was the trifle 🤭 5 ⭐️

Windjammer Café

5 out of 5

Great food, brilliant staff. Loved it for breakfast and lunch.

Tides Dining Room

5 out of 5

So 5 star. Great staff. Food Amazing always.

Izumi

5 out of 5

Amazing food and great staff.

Giovanni''s Table

5 out of 5

Good food

Chops Grille

5 out of 5

Great food

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Bingo! Great fun. Fitness centre was incredible indoor pool was wonderful for the chilly days in October. Will try the rock climbing next time.

Whirlpool

3 out of 5

A bit to much chlorine for my liking. Dried my skin.

Running Track

4 out of 5

Great if there are no people strolling. Early morning is best. There is always the treadmills if it gets busy with walkers

Guest Services

5 out of 5

Can get busy

Casino Royale

5 out of 5

An experience. Went in with 50$ came out with 66$ 🤪👍

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Brilliant

Solarium

5 out of 5

Loved this place.

Coral Theatre

5 out of 5

Great place and some great shows

Cinema

4 out of 5

Bit chilly and old movies. But still enjoyed. Brought our own snacks😂

Children's Programs

All adults

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Fantastic service. Calisa the chef was very good to us for our vegetarian options in chips grill, she even went out of her way to have Nutella for my fussy husband 😂 Marina our room steward was exceptional in remembering our name on day one! and her efforts at keeping our room spotless was wonderful. I don’t know his name, but the guy with the hand wash (washy washy) so funny. To be fair all staff were wonderful. Lifeguards at pool. The English girl at karaoke 👍 etc etc

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Spotless everywhere. Perfect ship for first time cruisers like us.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Spotless. Probably a bit out of date design wise, however it had all anyone needed. Bed and pillows so comfy. Size was big enough for a ship cabin.

Ship tip

Bring a hair dryer if you have a lot of hair girls or lads. The dryer on board was time consuming. Internet package a waste if you are getting off at parts most days. Internet was very slow too., Wouldn’t buy it again.

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
Just came from airport and got on board and sailed away.

Mykonos, Greece

5 out of 5
Visited Mykonos and it was beautiful

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

5 out of 5
Did an excursion to Athens, it was amazing

Santorini, Greece

5 out of 5
Visited Santorini. Fabulous

Valletta, Malta

5 out of 5
Malta was beautiful, when it stopped raining and the sun appeared. We made our own way on a hop on - hop off bus; however, as it rained that day we got very wet. I would recommend a hop on- hop off but not on a wet day, as so many people were trying to keep dry on the lower deck of the bus the upper deck was empty because it had no roof. This caused people having to stand 😩 15€ each -Bus

Messina, Sicily

5 out of 5
Loved Sicily. Made our own way. Got on the train tour around the city. 10€ each. Perfect. Shops were very good; Zara, H&M etc

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5
We did an Amalfi coast drive and Naples city tour. Fantastic experience and views to die for.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
An ease and very well organized. Sad leaving.

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