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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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898 Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Proudgrangparents
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
We wanted to see our Granddaughter off before she left for Rome as she is one of the performers. Best decision ever!! The entire cruise was well worth it. Lots to do on the ship. Excellent food in the Tides dining room with great service ... Read more
Zuki
Member Since 2013
1 review
448 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We wanted to try RC and an aft cabin. The Jewel had just been refurbished. It was absolutely beautiful! Easy to get around and the crew was fantastic! Love Love Love the Solarium. Salt water, adult only pool with very comfy chairs. ... Read more
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ostrrich
Member Since 2010
1 review
36 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was about my 10th cruise, but over a 25+ year period. So, while I am not a novice, I'm also not a regular cruiser. This was also my 3rd or 4th cruise on Royal Caribbean. With me was my girlfriend, who was on her first cruise. I ... Read more
chicka31
Member Since 2007
1 review
18 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Back from our March 27 cruise. We Had a great time. The ship was fine considering it will be in dry dock, the guest services we found were more confused than we were, you could ask five people the same question and get five different ... Read more
Manross
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Right from the very start, RC staff really went out of their way to ensure guests had a fantastic time! Staff was very friendly. Embarkation process was so very quick (unlike Carnival). Luggage was in our cabin by 5:00 pm and I was ... Read more

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clumcruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This is our 4th cruise and our 3rd with Royal Caribbean. We thoroughly enjoyed our time on the Jewel. It is a smaller size ship, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in service and amenities. The pool area was fun on sea days - ... Read more
aimsrock
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first cruise. The Jewel of the Seas was a smaller ship so not much to do on days at sea. The Cruise Director Dennis and Activities Director Enzo were hilarious and kept the crowd entertained. Our wait staff was one of the ... Read more
GrandpaBuzz
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We found this cruise to be relaxing for a variety of reasons...our request for a two person table in a quiet dining room spot was honored, we enjoyed locating quiet beach resorts with day pass optionsfor the hotel and beach and we never ... Read more
kellen_hong@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We flew in San Juan on the day of the cruise and made it on board a few hours early. We booked the transportation (to and back) with Royal, but for some reason our name wasn't on the list, so we took a taxi to the port and found out it ... Read more
pattibartels@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
This was my first cruise but I have been to seven all inclusives in the caribbean. I loved it! It's so fun to see a different island each day! The ship didn't impress me the way I thought it would. It was certainly nice but it didn't ... Read more

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dsuder
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Royal Caribbean has decided evidently to become an entry level cruise experience. Here are my observations: 1) overall food quality has been going downhill for the last few years. Menu diversity also has been reduced. If you're a ... Read more
CanadaRob
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
366 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Had a terrific week on the Jewel. This ship is due for drydock refurbishment in April but the heart of the ship is the people. More on that in just a minute. We had never embarked from San Juan before and it was a smooth process with ... Read more
Sunrise67
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We embarked in beautiful Sn Juan, staying at airport hotel which I would not do again...not clean! The ship was beautiful...spotlessly clean, beautiful decor and well cared for. Our room was immaculate...cleaned 2x a day by our wonderful ... Read more
chisholmag
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My wife and I had a wonderful week on board Jewel of the Seas to celebrate her Leap birthday on February 29th. We flew WestJet / American from Toronto San Juan on Friday February 26th connecting in Miami. We flew home WestJet ... Read more
micheleM8
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Very disappointed in room. Closet doors came unhinged several times (they appeared to be held on by magnets?). They were changing plumbing lines on the ship overnight and we had yellow water from our tap for at least 48 hours. They said ... Read more

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lrcarib
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was about our 5th cruise but not always with Royal Caribbean. We flew in a day before and stayed at the Embassy Suites in San Juan close to the airport. The hotel was nice with a nice pool. We decided to stay there until around ... Read more
AllBran
Member Since 2008
1 review
48 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was the first time we did a back-to-back. One week goes by much too quickly, so it was a wonderful feeling when we didn't have to leave after one week. Since we booked our second week two months after our initial week booking, we had ... Read more
mjcjc
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
105 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
The Jewel of the Seas has the very best staff. Captain Lis Lauriitzen was awesome. She was available at many events and had a cheery greeting every morning. The Cruise Director, Dennis Charles was the best. Kudos also tithe very best ... Read more
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MISSSNOOPYGIRL
Member Since 2006
6 reviews
553 forum posts
12 helpful votes
WARNING- very thorough review. Lots of comparisons to Carnival. This was my first cruise with Royal Caribbean after cruising 7 other times on Carnival and NCL. I decided to try Royal Caribbean because several people told us it was SO ... Read more
Denise&Paul STL
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
669 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
We sailed out of San Juan January 24, 2016 on Jewel of the Seas. We stayed a night off of Condado Beach, which was a wonderful location with lots of shopping, beach, park and restaurants - even a Walgreens nearby. Costs of cabs varied - ... Read more

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cruiserlove
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
55 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Background: This cruise was an extended family cruise. My husband and I are in our 30s, no kids. This is our 4th cruise, prior on RCL on Oasis and 2 on celebrity. Hotel information: Hyatt Place next to the San American Pier. Opened ... Read more
melissaandmatt
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Overall we enjoyed this cruise a lot, however, I feel that it would not been as enjoyable if it had not been for the number of ports of call (5 in a seven day cruise with only one day at sea) therefore a lot of time was not spent on the ... Read more
printingchick
Member Since 2008
8 reviews
4,794 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
ABOUT US: We were cruising in honor of my son’s upcoming college graduation. We were traveling as a family of four, with son (aged 22) and daughter (aged 28). GETTING THERE: I booked this cruise soon after the itinerary ... Read more
jkwish
Member Since 2011
1 review
17 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our 4th cruise, 1st with Royal, and three others with Celebrity. We are in our early 40's from Ohio and like to cruise without our three kids. Due to the natural of our work we were forced to go on this cruise in early January ... Read more
Chris555
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
SUNDAY Dec 27 San Juan The line for the taxis from the airport was very slow. They hand you a sheet with prices. There was a celebration in old town so traffic was mostly stopped. Our driver was terrific. He used side roads and we could ... Read more

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