Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review by AZRetiredRN
- Sail Date: June 2019
- Destination: Eastern Mediterranean
EXCURSIONS: My daughter and granddaughter enjoyed the Perivolos Beach on Santorini. I chose to avoid more sun, but was very disappointed with the excursion to Pyrgos Village with Mezes and Wine Tour. The guide was distant, there was no "tour" of the winery, and the mezes were very meager...avoid this excursion! And "Ulysses" from Royal Caribbean who was in charge of shopping was definitely working for the more expensive jewelry shops at each port. We discovered more moderately priced items at shops at each port. And be aware that if one gets their time to "Explore Athens and Ancient Acropolis" to the afternoon that it is very HOT and there is no time to shop in Athens (Piraeus).
All things considered, I would recommend Jewel of the Seas as a very good ship. The itinerary to the Greek Islands however is somewhat lacking in excitement.
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There is a coffee maker and refrigerator, too. The safe was somewhat small. For example, and iPad could fit in the safe, but not a laptop.
Bathroom had a tub with shower and handheld sprayer, one sink. And there is a step-up into the bathroom (about 4-5 inches high).
Blackout curtain is also on floor to ceiling balcony windows.
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