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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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911 Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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lrcarib
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 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
3 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
15 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
673 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
56 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
5 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
6 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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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
178 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
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

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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
12 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
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

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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
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

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