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Jewel of the Seas, which debuted in spring 2004, is the fourth and last limb on Royal Caribbean's Radiance-class family tree. At 90,090 tons, Jewel of the Seas, like its classmates, has just enough space for ...
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957 Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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gazaroo
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
My wife booked this cruise, we are a married couple, myself aged 62 and my spouse aged 56. We flew from Gatwick to Rome Leonardi de Vinci airport, then transferred to Civitavecchia port of embarkcation, a tirering first leg but we were ... Read more
Liz Jones
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our fourth cruise with Royal Caribbean. We chose them as the last three have been excellent, however this was not the case this time. On the positive side, our cabin steward Joel was lovely, good customer service and nothing was ... Read more
Drew1
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
The Jewel of the Seas is a magnificent cruise liner to be on. Exceptionally clean, bright and airy, it gives you the impression that the staff and crew care very much that your stay onboard was to be as good as it can be. Though we ... Read more
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Minnie52
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Overall the cruise was good, but there were some aspects we were disappointed with. The ship is beautiful and we were happy with our accommodations – the balcony stateroom and balcony were large and clean. However, the meals in the ... Read more
robu
Member Since 2016
1 review
travelling through Europe and decided to end our trip with relaxing cruise. our 4th cruise, travelling with family kids 15 and 13 my wife and I in our 40's from Vancouver Canada. Ship had a reno just a few months ago most if not almost all ... Read more
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extashcruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We are a couple with 2 small children and cruise with my parents in law. Normally we travel with either Holland America or Celebrity. This is the first time and probably last time we'll cruise Royal Carribean. We thought we'd give it a ... Read more
Dance momma
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
37 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We had a wonderful cruise!!!!!! Let's me just begin by saying there was a group of 25 of us so not always easy getting 25 people together and agreeing on one thing! We did and all enjoyed ourselves! Embarkation was the easiest time ... Read more
Family Cruiser 2
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
The Cruise ship is average. Travelled Family of 4, 2 balcony cabins. Ship was standard medium size cruise ship. We arrived at around 2.30pm and obtained the bags around 6pm. The cabin was a small balcony cabin could have done with a ... Read more
JanLeeC
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
The cruise was disappointing in that it didn't satisfy the itinerary. Due to weather conditions (high winds), we could not dock in Mykonos. There must be a back-up plan in such instances, since this is the third time it has happened in ... Read more
GMCL
Member Since 2014
1 review
12 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This was our third cruise with Royal Caribbean and after two years with Celebrity it was a big let down. We were a party of eight with half of them been first time cruisers. The MDR staff were poor and only for the efforts of the assistant ... Read more
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Kathytharris
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
First the bad news. Although not a veteran of the seas (five cruises in 10 years) I was generally expecting more from a company like Royal Caribbean. My previous jaunts were on Celebrity, Carnival and Fred Olsen but was led to believe that ... Read more
SpartyOn813
Member Since 2011
1 review
147 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We have sailed RCI several times and absolutely love the ships, service, food, the works. We planned this cruise for a 10 year wedding anniversary trip so we splurged on a Grand Suite. We absolutely LOVED the suite and plan to stay in that ... Read more
elchan
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
The ship was upgraded with much nicer common areas, although hallways and bathroom floors did not look as clean in all cases. Telephone equipment also very dated but that probably doesn't matter as much since people don't tend to use the ... Read more
Girlcat
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
We arrived in Rome the 2und of July and stayed at hotel Ariston in Rome nearby the termini station. After a good night sleep, we took the train to the port. Embarkation was easy and fast. Jewel of the Seas was the smallest boat ... Read more
Jenni33
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
This was our first ever cruise and our travel agent recommended Jewel of the Seas as it was a mid sized ship. Embarkation was fast and very easy and we were onboard within 25 minutes. Our stateroom wasn't ready until 1pm so we headed to ... Read more

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DRun
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Embarkation was a piece of cake. We were on the ship in a matter of minutes of arriving at the port. The ship is one of the smaller RC ships - which we enjoy as a couple. Children on the ship wished for a bigger or 2nd pool. The cabin ... Read more
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champers@7
Member Since 2008
9 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
From beginning to end fantastic and so well organised. Flew direct from Newcastle on Jet2.com, and on arrival at Rome airport RCI reps were out in force. Escorted to our coach and 40 minutes later arrived at the Port. Embarkation ... Read more
JUNEMURPHY52@GMAIL.COM
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
sailed from rome to med everything was executed superbly smooth by royal carribean staff who were waiting for guests to arrive.. luggage taken by separate vehicle to ship.so luggage brought to stateroom later in afternoon sadly did not ... Read more
lizoc@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
I would actually give this 3 1/2 stars if possible. We booked this cruise 3 weeks before sailing as a last minute vacation, it was our first cruise with Royal Caribbean. I had been warned by my travel agent friend that this was a ... Read more
Ozdog
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Chose date with friends. Cabin on deck 9 balcony needed refurbishment. Ship just out of dry dock, new carpets in atrium etc. atrium and outside lifts spectacular. Ship needed painting. Breakfast same every day. Poached eggs always ... Read more
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Mizty Blue
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
I chose this cruise as wanted to go to Turkey, Italy, and Greece. It did all 3 countries, and the Turkey stop was not where any threats were being Kusadasi. The entertainment on board was great. There was always music happening somewhere ... Read more
wilmour
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
5 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We booked this cruise, 9 Nights Greek Isles, way back in May 2015 while on board Explorer of the Seas. Then decided to add 2/3 nights pre cruise stay in Rome and contacted via email RC Guest support for info on hotels etc. Was informed, ... Read more
jmcohen
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
Overall we had a great time on this Mediterranean cruise. The ship had just been in drydock, so everything was very clean and fresh. It isn't as fancy or as large as some of the newer RC ships, but it was fine, especially since we made ... Read more
Barbara4003
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We chose this Cruise as, having always cruised with Princess, we were told there wasn't a lot of difference between RCI and Princess. Wrong! There's a lot of difference. Princess is superior to RCI (well, this particular ship anyway). ... Read more
ptsdoctor
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Stateroom 9532: We had a great cruise, our 9th. Dining room and cabin service on board was great. Food on board was very good. Long wait in line for guest relations desk--not enough help behind the counter, staff was also responsible for ... Read more

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