Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review by Mitawa
- Sail Date: May 2018
- Destination: Eastern Mediterranean
- Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony
Tried to take the train to the port for 15€ but the train was cancelled so we ended up spending 135€ for a taxi instead.
Embarking was the smoothest I’ve ever experienced in cruising so far.
It’s a relatively small ship, but that makes it easy to learn quickly. Our balcony cabin was nice, standard.
Positives: itinerary - couldn’t be better; service, as always; the band was exceptional
Negatives: RC is charging $30 for lobster nightly in the dining room and they don’t offer it on the formal night menu anymore. Their NY strip is on the menu nightly, but the quality of the cut was not up to par. We bought debarkation transfer for 2 costing $150 since we had an early flight (10:00) and was told that was safe since the bus would have us to the airport by 8:00. The entire debarkation process was unorganized and we didn’t get to the airport until 9:00.
I don’t always use the ship’s excursions, but I would recommend it for European cruises since several of these ports are known for pickpocketers and scammers. You also are assured that your tour is delivered in English.
I would recommend this cruise to anyone wanting a taste of Italy and Greece!
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