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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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956 Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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cruisecriticfan2
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
12 forum posts
7 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
35 forum posts
16 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
20 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
MPalermo
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
6 reviews
29 forum posts
18 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

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Shasmit
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
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
marsht2
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I choose this Cruise line because of past experience with them, and thought that they would be a great place to celebrate our 30th Anniversary. Wrong!@ Royal Caribbean is not the cruise line they use to be! From the time we arrived for ... Read more
jlajr
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
370 forum posts
4 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
8 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
dagunny
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
29 forum posts
10 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

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seltrin
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
8 forum posts
10 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
6 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
3 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
435 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
Stoodley46
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
33 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Embarkation was excellent, we arrived at 12 and there was no waiting. We went straight to the Windjammer which was very good especially as it was the first day. Our cabin was ready at 3pm. The ship had apparently been in dock for some ... Read more

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booking123
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We chose this cruise as we got a 82% discount on a oceanview room and booked it about a month before May 13,2016. We took an extra day in Civitacecchia departure port as we arrived on a night flight. We stayed at the Hotel Traiano for ... Read more
dagunny
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
29 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We left Ft. Lauderdale on 28 April. At the port we checked in and as we had suites, we avoided the lines and were whisked right on. After unpacking, we went to the concierge lounge and made our dinner reservations for specialty ... Read more
halbfl2
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
601 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We wanted to do another TransAtlantic crossing and chose this one mainly for the price. We were in a balcony room on Deck 7 which w/this ship design, you have the lifeboats slightly blocking your view but the outward view is fine. If you ... Read more
kruisekrazee
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Our first Atlantic crossing. The ship was still in repair as we left the port. Rumor had it that we had about 200 workers on board to complete the dry dock repairs to the ship. That meant that we had 200 less staff to take care of us in ... Read more
suziuzi
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
We have been on MANY MANY RCL cruises in the past. If this was our first RCL cruise, it would have been our last. The food was just average. The coffee was awful. The worst I've EVER had on a ship. We thought the entertainment was ... Read more

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thrilled4time
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
304 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first transatlantic. The ports on this itinerary were ones we had never experienced before plus the price was pretty reasonable. We flew a red-eye from SFO to FLL, got to the terminal via taxi and no problems. We did not ... Read more
ukjohn
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I am celebrating my 60th birthday this year, 2016, and the cruise was the first leg of a trip around the world. The cruise added great value to my trip and sharing the interior room with a buddy, made it even more affordable. We had ... Read more
cardboss
Member Since 2015
1 review
54 forum posts
* For a ship that just came out of dry dock and was supposed to have upgraded internet service - it was still very slow. * Shore Excursion - Alicante, Spain: Novelda & wine tasting - although our guide was very enthusiastic, he had ... Read more
wolfmtn
Member Since 2007
1 review
91 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
An enjoyable TA. RCL can improve in a few areas: . . . . . hot tubs near to be HOT, . . . . menu items need to be accurately labeled (for example, tiger shrimp are not 2 inches long and Kailua drenched cake needs to have Kailua, etc. ), ... Read more
murenick
Member Since 2007
1 review
34 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Inexpensive 15 day cruise, good ports. The entertainment and crew were top notch. The embarkation and disembarkation went smooth. Beautiful weather the entire trip. The activities director Dennis is one of the best and kept everything ... Read more

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