Great itinerary and great ship (right-sized).

Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
Jewel of the Seas

12 Night Holy Land (Rome Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 11, 2019

Ship: Jewel of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8670

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Ports were plentiful and many were less common making them intriguing. Many great memories, so busy.


5 out of 5
Without a hitch, very fast.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Very good and lots of options. Four stars for main dining room, five stars for Chef's Table.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
More than enough to do.


4 out of 5
Loved all the shows I saw.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was phenomenal

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Wish there was a stairwell aft, lots of distance to cover to get to stairs.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Fantastic balcony, couldn't be better. Bathroom on small side.

Ports of call

Messina, Sicily Did not visit port

Bad weather

Ashdod, Israel Did not visit port

Bad weather

Haifa, Israel

4 out of 5
Lines at tourist sites were outrageous and supposedly this was not high season. Still amazing.

Limassol, Cyprus

3 out of 5
Probably won't go there again.

Rhodes, Greece

5 out of 5

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

5 out of 5
A pleasant, beautiful surprise.

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

4 out of 5

Naples, Italy

4 out of 5


5 out of 5
Self disembarkation, very quick and smooth, except for elevators (good luck)
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