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The itinerary was something we wanted to do, we did an B2B2B, starting on juli 2019. Our pick for cabin was an aft balcony, nr. 9658. We enjoyed that having an aft balcony was so quiet, we send several hours there if things got too loud at the main pool area's. After booking 1,5 year in advance this was a vacation we where looking forward too. The 2 weeks where as what can be expected on an Mediterranean cruise. Ship is fine but, after this vacation and after cruising on the bigger ships of the fleet we decided that this type of class is not for us, especially when you are cruising for 3 weeks on the same ship. We did Izumi and Chops the 2nd week and as always didn't disappoint. The rest of the dining we headed of to the MDR. We had a lovely lady from Ukraine, Tetiana, who got us the same table for 2 the whole 3 weeks! She was brilliant, sweet en so skilled, passioned en helpful in her job. We loved her! Our waitstaff, Ralph and Mondher where so great, we had a great time every night we went to diner. Now let's talk entertainment, remember, this is my opinion. We found the entertainment not good. The singer in the Schooner Bar, ieks, he didn't sing but shouted, couldn't keep a tone and had no interaction with the audience at the bar. We didn't go to any of the shows because we are not show people. The other venues with music (except 1 night in the centre with the JotS orchestra playing bigband! That was excellent) the music and shows wasn't't all that. Maybe we have to keep in mind that cruising in the caribbean is a whole other experience with the entertainment then in the mediterranean, but hey, we where cruising so al in al we did had a good time but where mostly in the Diamond Lounge before dinner. After diner we hung out at the bar in the casino. And then we have the too much Italiano part. Aargh, those people and their kids are annoying. Don't speak English, demanding that every crew member speak Italian and if they didn't they get furious. I walked on my toes that last week every time i encounter an Italian with their demands. The cruise director wasn't any better. She is a native italian and she forgot she works on an American Cruise line. If i wanted to hear Italian the whole day i might as well booked a cruise with MSC or Costa. This is the first time that RCL let us down in the last week and we will never ever cruise on the mediterranean, especially in summer. So done with that. We cruised on Harmony out of Barcelona in august 2016 and never had the this feeling like we do now. Overall we enjoyed our vacation but now we know that we never: cruise in the Mediterranean and never ever cruise the smaller ships for a B2B2B.

Too much Italiano

Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review by Esronnie01

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The itinerary was something we wanted to do, we did an B2B2B, starting on juli 2019.

Our pick for cabin was an aft balcony, nr. 9658. We enjoyed that having an aft balcony was so quiet, we send several hours there if things got too loud at the main pool area's.

After booking 1,5 year in advance this was a vacation we where looking forward too.

The 2 weeks where as what can be expected on an Mediterranean cruise. Ship is fine but, after this vacation and after cruising on the bigger ships of the fleet we decided that this type of class is not for us, especially when you are cruising for 3 weeks on the same ship.

We did Izumi and Chops the 2nd week and as always didn't disappoint.

The rest of the dining we headed of to the MDR. We had a lovely lady from Ukraine, Tetiana, who got us the same table for 2 the whole 3 weeks! She was brilliant, sweet en so skilled, passioned en helpful in her job. We loved her! Our waitstaff, Ralph and Mondher where so great, we had a great time every night we went to diner.

Now let's talk entertainment, remember, this is my opinion. We found the entertainment not good. The singer in the Schooner Bar, ieks, he didn't sing but shouted, couldn't keep a tone and had no interaction with the audience at the bar.

We didn't go to any of the shows because we are not show people. The other venues with music (except 1 night in the centre with the JotS orchestra playing bigband! That was excellent) the music and shows wasn't't all that. Maybe we have to keep in mind that cruising in the caribbean is a whole other experience with the entertainment then in the mediterranean, but hey, we where cruising so al in al we did had a good time but where mostly in the Diamond Lounge before dinner. After diner we hung out at the bar in the casino.

And then we have the too much Italiano part. Aargh, those people and their kids are annoying. Don't speak English, demanding that every crew member speak Italian and if they didn't they get furious. I walked on my toes that last week every time i encounter an Italian with their demands. The cruise director wasn't any better. She is a native italian and she forgot she works on an American Cruise line. If i wanted to hear Italian the whole day i might as well booked a cruise with MSC or Costa.

This is the first time that RCL let us down in the last week and we will never ever cruise on the mediterranean, especially in summer. So done with that. We cruised on Harmony out of Barcelona in august 2016 and never had the this feeling like we do now.

Overall we enjoyed our vacation but now we know that we never: cruise in the Mediterranean and never ever cruise the smaller ships for a B2B2B.
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