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Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review
3.5 / 5.0
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1,652 Reviews

Rome to San Juan Transatlantic

Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review by Dakotagrafx

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Nov 2017
  • Destination: Transatlantic
  • Cabin Type: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Incredible deal for visiting Rome, Valencia Spain, Lisbon Portugal, Porta Delgada Azores.

Very nice itinerary for a great price. Our first transatlantic cruise and already planning another one. Ship was in good overall shape for age. Noted some areas that could have been cleaned a little better but not bad overall. We arrived 2 days early in Rome and did a Vatican/Colosseum combined tour that fit our needs well but be prepared for a LOT of walking doing both in one day. Lisbon walking tour was very good also.

Canadian Captain was very easy to understand and staff overall was very friendly.

Aleksandr in the main dining room was exceptional as was Rommel (didn't work together but sat in both sections and seen Rommel daily in the Windjammer as he greeted each day with a different accessory making it fun. We enjoyed 2 movies in the ships cinema which was surprisingly big and well laid out.

Menu in the main dining room was good daily - for breakfast and lunch we usually opted for the windjammer as it was quick and easy.

If staying in Rome the Hotel Condotti was clean and nice place to stay by the Spanish steps with lots of food and shopping in the area


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Cabin Review

Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony
Cabin D2 9570

stateroom was not bad but some areas could have been cleaned better - we did find a hair tie in the bathroom from previous guest and floor did not appear to be swept regularly - other than that it was in good repaid and daily service was good.


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Colosseum

a bit pricey but was a great tour - we opted for doing both Colosseum and Vatican in one day which is a LOT of walking and included a very nice lunch - glad we did it that way - only thing to remember is at the end of tour it is up to you to find your own way back to your hotel even if you elect for hotel pick up

View All 193 Colosseum Reviews
Sistine Chapel

a bit pricey but was a great tour - we opted for doing both Colosseum and Vatican in one day which is a LOT of walking and included a very nice lunch - glad we did it that way - only thing to remember is at the end of tour it is up to you to find your own way back to your hotel even if you elect for hotel pick up

View All 122 Sistine Chapel Reviews
Spanish Steps

was a brief walk from the Hotel Condotti where we stayed

View All 32 Spanish Steps Reviews
St. Peter's Basilica

a bit pricey but was a great tour - we opted for doing both Colosseum and Vatican in one day which is a LOT of walking and included a very nice lunch - glad we did it that way - only thing to remember is at the end of tour it is up to you to find your own way back to your hotel even if you elect for hotel pick up

View All 131 St. Peter's Basilica Reviews
St. Peter's Square

a bit pricey but was a great tour - we opted for doing both Colosseum and Vatican in one day which is a LOT of walking and included a very nice lunch - glad we did it that way - only thing to remember is at the end of tour it is up to you to find your own way back to your hotel even if you elect for hotel pick up

View All 84 St. Peter's Square Reviews
Vatican Museums

a bit pricey but was a great tour - we opted for doing both Colosseum and Vatican in one day which is a LOT of walking and included a very nice lunch - glad we did it that way - only thing to remember is at the end of tour it is up to you to find your own way back to your hotel even if you elect for hotel pick up

View All 140 Vatican Museums Reviews
Valencia

tour was ok but less than exciting - it was the valencia city of flowers walking tour

City Tour

great tour and loved the city

View All 88 City Tour Reviews
Ponta Delgada

we opted to take a local double decker tour bus - was a good way to see the area


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