Very nice cruise:
Interesting destinations, nice ship, friendly crew.
The excursions variety and their quality are not so wonderful. Foe instance in Corsica we were taken for a 40 min bus ride just for a 30 min toilet brake (!). then we came back to Ajaccio a walking tour. We spent extra money and our time for nothing.
I've been on serval cruises with RCC, however, Jewel of the seas doesn't seems like welcome peoples and uncheerful team crews. Plus additional charges on towels without letting customers know to return. Not much entertainment and smaller ship to Mediterranean. Food was ok & service was slow on the first couple days. We had to switch to other table to have better service. Otherwise, it's good.
Very good overview of the Greek isles visited, just not enough time at the stops to enjoy. Going back to Santorini! Paying for an excursion to visit Oia and only getting an hour there was not enough.
Absolutely loved the mix of Greece and Italy communities. The dinning service was fabulous. Would have liked to have had more "locally" appropriate meals. The cruise line serves what they believe "American" guests prefer, I would have preferred more local fair, but our family got that in port each day. The trip to Santorini, Greece was shockingly poorly executed. Due to the number of cruise lines that port simultaneously there are too many people for the small port to manage. A fellow passenger broke their leg when being forced to walk down a hill to catch the boat due to so many passengers being in line to get down the hill otherwise. I strongly recommend some ground tour in Santorini otherwise you'll experience chaos.
It was a great trip. I recommend the Greek islands to all. It is a great destination. Cultural and entertainment. I would repeat this trip. It was a great trip. I recommend the Greek islands to all. It is a great destination. Cultural and entertainment. I would repeat this trip.
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