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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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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
dsuder
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
0 forum posts
14 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
frenchie1234
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Our first cruise was a 15 day Transatlantic to Rome. We then stayed on another 10 days on the same ship in the same cabin.. We do a lot of cruising and have plenty of experience on Royal Caribbean ships. Major complaint was that they ... Read more
CanadaRob
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
408 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

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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
6 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
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
51 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
675 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
cruiserlove
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
60 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
5 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
4,797 forum posts
6 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

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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
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
Jaxom2009
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
To answer my question about whether we were nuts, the answer is YES, but we still had a good time. Some Background: My wife and I have friends who thought it would be fun if we went on a cruise together. Being the big cruisers of ... 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

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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
182 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
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
3 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

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