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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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902 Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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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
dsplumb21
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
All in all, the cruise was a great experience. This is my 4th cruise, 2nd on Royal Caribbean. Our itinerary was San Juan-Barbados-St Lucia-St Johns-St Maartan-St Croix-San Juan. Check-in: The check-in and boarding process was very ... Read more
wasabichimera
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Of the 5 cruises I've taken, 4 have been on RCI. With each of those cruises the quality of the food has decreased and the sales noise has increased. This revenue squeeze has finally showed me I need to move on from RCI. I do appreciate ... Read more
maltagirl5
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
13 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We were a family group of 5 (set of parents, grandparents and an adult child). This was the third cruise for my husband, son and myself while my in-laws made their first trip out to the seas. We arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico the day ... Read more
jr8934
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
177 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Boarded the Jewel on an overcast day, a symbol of things to come. I'm hoping that after it comes out of dry dock it will once again be a shining Jewel. The decor, AND FOOD, really needs updating! We weren't used to such a small cabin space ... Read more

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Lisafitness
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
It's wonderful to start in San Juan and board late! Friendly welcome aboard and we got a stateroom with a large window to fit 2 adults and a teen. Roomy. Ship was clean and staff was fantastic. Lots of activities places to sit on the deck ... Read more
Criusing Queen
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our second time on the Jewel of the Seas. Last time we sailed with some friends and had a great time. This time did not disappoint either. We took advantage of the WOW! promotion and decided to book a Grand Suite. The ... Read more
John and Cathy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
No one should have to go through this. My husband and I booked this cruise the beginning of March. We thought we were getting a room with a door between my sister-in-law's room and ours, $300 onboard credit, dinner for 2 at a specialty ... Read more
lonerlady
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Maybe the fact I haven't cruised in 17 years (so I'm practically a newborn when it comes to cruising) is why I loved being on Jewel through the Southern Caribbean. From the moment I stepped off the plane to the moment I stepped back on, ... Read more
alakatski
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I have sailed RCL many times and have found it to be one of the best cruise lines but this ship is very much outdated. We both felt it either needs major renovation or retiring. We found peeling paint in the stateroom ... Read more

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ezmail
Member Since 2010
1 review
19 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
The ship I would say mid size compared to the newer ships that RCI has came out with. The ship will be heading to dry dock in April for a month where she will then be heading out to Europe for the summer and then returning back to the ... Read more
CelebrityJan
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I'd never sailed Royal Caribbean, spending most of my cruises on Celebrity. There is definitely a quality difference. The Jewel is older, heading in for renovations next year. You can tell it needs it. Most finishes are a bit shabby and it ... Read more
Mtnlaurl
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my 5th cruise and 2nd with Royal Caribbean. The Jewel is a medium sized ship that is beginning to show its age. State rooms were adequate, the dining room was lovely as was the theater. The cinema was a nice and often used feature ... Read more
Artman50
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our third cruise on rcl this year and Second on the Jewel. The ship is getting on in years and it shows. This is the first time we had an accessible room and it was a big help with the mobility scooter. The room was not as clean ... Read more
thomas p
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Starting with the positives from our recent Caribbean cruise I must say the Jewel is a stunning ship. Some of our favourite areas were the atrium, the spacious and not too noisy nightclub on level 12, and the solarium with the perfect ... Read more

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Travel Provocateur
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just returned from our first time Royal Caribbean Cruise on Jewel of the Seas (Nov 2015) to southern Caribbean beginning in San Jaun going to Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, St. Maarten, St. Croix & returning to San Juan. In sum, we ... Read more
dec1020
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
The Jewel is an older ship, but extraordinarily well maintained with lots of character and the best crew we have encountered. This was our 5th cruise and the second on RC. Our air travel, booked through RCL was a disaster, but no fault ... Read more
Gooddkitty
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
We traveled with my daughter, her husband and 7 year old grandson. It was his birthday and our 32 anniversary. They brought him a cake one night to our dinner and sang to him. We also revived a bottle of wine. Both really nice surprises. ... Read more
dawnstar51248
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
My husband and I (mid-40s) traveled with an aunt and uncle (70s) on the Jewel of the Seas to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Our 3rd cruise on RCI. Embarkation was quick and easy taking less than 15 minutes. Jewel is an older ... Read more
clint2958
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
My daughter and I took this cruise. It was only her second. I have been on many dating back to the eighties, my husband and I. It was a mistake after being on the newer ships to sail on this one. The furniture was dated, the ... Read more

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debravasquez
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
159 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I found this to be a good cruise. Service was impeccable for the most part. I had real issues with one of the guest service reps. Not sure what her name was, but every time I called with a need she was always telling me why I could not get ... Read more
cruise.bear
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Embarkation in San Juan was very easy, however; the waiting area gets a bit cramped and the chairs are so tight, it was standing room only. However, once the doors opened the boarding process was smooth. We have been on a handful of ... Read more
PapaBear84
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Married on 10/24 and set sail for our honeymoon cruise on 10/25 out of San Juan. Embarkations - We were one of the last to board the Jewel, so needless to say, embarkation was a total breeze. Getting on/off the ship at ports was easy ... Read more
bobito
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I just got off the Jewel of the Seas and the experience was outstanding. Will break it down but first we have been RCCL cruises for some time and been on 30 plus with Royal, been on Carnival, Princess and NCL as well but choose ... Read more
Race car 1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
We are a family of 3 and were recommended this cruise line as it is a family ship and we have a 15 year old, we booked the trip in April and read all the reviews many reviews did say that the Jewel was a little dated ! A little ? . ... Read more

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