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Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review
3.5 / 5.0
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Another great cruise

Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review by aliveinchrist

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Oct 2019
  • Destination: the Eastern Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Cruised the Greek Islands for the first time. Loved being on the Jewel as we had sailed the Panama Canal on her in Feb. Pleased to see some of the same crew and felt like family! Food was great, as usual. Wait staff friendly and attentive. Decided to stay on board in Naples as we had been off the ship everyday to that point! Loved seeing the ports but needed down time! Suggest you not try to do EVERYTHING at each port so you don;t wear yourself out. Did not do many of the shows as preferred to relax with a drink and music in the evening, but the juggler was amazing! If you fly in a day early, suggest you stay in the port city rather than Rome. Much quainter and pretty. If your first time to Rome, then, yes, see a few sites in Rome, but our night in Civitacecchia was amazing!

Cabin gal was amazing and we loved Solarium be so available. Our favorite bar tender was there as well so an extra perk. We only did two shore excursions thru the ship and the last port, Capri, Sorrento, Pompeii tour was fantastic, but LONG. Be prepared to walk. The Ship may be older and ready for upfit but was very clean and was constantly being maintained and looked after. Our favorite ports were Crete and Rhodes. The Taste of Crete tour was very good.

We did NOT like MyTime Dinning so changed for the third night to a shared table. They were very accomodating to do this.

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Cabin Review

Spacious Ocean View Balcony
Cabin 4B 1152

Great location in the front of the ship. Easy walk to coffee in Solarium in AM for coffee. Stateroom attendant was fantastic. Only negative was that the jogging track was above us and heard some footsteps in the AM. If you are a late sleeper you might chose a lower deck. Did not bother us as we were up anyway. Liked the convenience to the pool, food and elevator.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Sorrento & Amalfi Coast by Boat

Great overview of the best places on the coast. Guide was great! Water foil to Capri and time to walk around, then short boat ride to Sorrento. Lunch was exceptional. Then a bus to Pompeii. Good walking tour of ruins, but wished we had time to shop. Would have shorted the ruins tour for at least a half hour of time for a souvenir. Be prepared to walk and ride a water taxi.

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Beautiful but get three early as by noon was very busy,

Athens (Piraeus)

Too far to do anything on own so stayed on the ship. Needed a down day anyway


Had a walking tour downloaded.

Shopping was best on this stop.

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