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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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Girlcat
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
0 forum posts
6 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
DRun
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
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
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
0 forum posts
3 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

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lizoc@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 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
2 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
0 forum posts
2 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
6 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
0 forum posts
5 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

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Barbara4003
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 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
0 forum posts
4 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
cruisecriticfan2
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
12 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was our 11th cruise overall and 8th with Royal Caribbean. We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. The ports of call were, Messina and Naples Italy, Mykonos, Santorini and Athens Greece as well as Kusadasi Turkey. We arrived ... Read more
jancl57
Member Since 2016
1 review
34 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We arrived in Rome 2 days before the cruise left and had an amazing time exploring the Vatican, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon. Ahhhh... the food in Rome was to die for. We stayed at a small B&B, A View Or Rome, and loved ... Read more
Hteplitz
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
16 helpful votes
We have sailed on RC before. We are Platimum cruisers. We chose this cruise as the time period suited our schedule and that of our grandchildren who traveled with us. It was a hectic cruise but very satisfying. The Jewel of the Seas ... Read more

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MPalermo
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We have been on Royal Caribbean 16 times prior and this was by far the BEST experience ever! From start to finish - perfect. Very quick and easy boarding in Civitavecchia, which can sometimes not be the case. They handled shore ... Read more
dagunny
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
17 forum posts
16 helpful votes
This was the third leg of three back to backs. We stayed on at Civitavecchia after going out and having a great meal at one of the shoreside restaurants. We made one horrendous mistake in Civi. We took a few 100 Euro notes to a bank ... Read more
Shasmit
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Took the train from termini station, Rome to cruise port for 5 euros. It's about a 7 minute walk from station along a flat walkway to port entrance where a free shuttle picks you up to bring you to the ship. Very easy. Glad we didn't ... Read more
jlajr
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
370 forum posts
3 helpful votes
SHIP - Jewel of the Seas A 91,000-gross-ton Radiance-class ship that was built in 2004 and refurbished most recently in April 2016. We were on her third post-refurbishment itinerary. As such, she was in excellent condition, ... Read more
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Nutrisweet_guy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We booked this cruise through Costco Travel and received $285 on board credit and complimentary gratuities for our dining servers. My wife, son and I stayed on the 9th floor in a Supreme Outside Balcony room. The room was not big, but ... Read more

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dagunny
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
17 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Civitavecchia, Italy – We stayed on from the previous cruise. During the turnaround day we took a tour to Tuscania. It was supposed to be an old town and olive oil plantation tour. We travelled by bus to the town and our guide ... Read more
seltrin
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
8 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We arrived early in Rome & stayed at Crowne Royal hotel. This hotel is used by Royal Caribbean but we booked this on our own. It is a very nice hotel. However, there are no reastaurants or cafes in the area. So you can eat at the hotel ... Read more
champers@7
Member Since 2008
9 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Flights all arranged by R.C.I. - all went smoothly as usual. R.C.I. representatives were easily visible at Rome airport, escorted us to a Coach with our luggage for the journey to the Port. Check-in at the Port was first class and we ... Read more
Angie1965
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I decided to plan the trip independantly so arranged our flights directly and stayed in the port overnight on the 12th May. After readiing numerous reviews I selected the Hotel Alibrandi Palace in Civitavecchia. Great choice as the ... Read more
ruthnewark
Member Since 2007
1 review
429 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Ship was in good condition following being in dry dock, especially the new carpets and furnishings. Embarkation and disembarkation were fine. Staff were friendly. We ate mainly in Windjammer, including in the evenings, where the ... Read more

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