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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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booking123
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 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
7 reviews
29 forum posts
4 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
317 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
68 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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Geekkitty
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Our sail on Jewel of the Seas, April of 2016, was our first cruise. We wanted to see what cruising was all about. We travelled with our six year old on a three night cruise to the Eastern Caribbean, stopping at CocoCay, Nassau, and Key ... Read more
conwakr
Member Since 2005
5 reviews
260 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Chose this first cruise after dry dock for a short getaway and the private island and Key West R&R. The ship is a nice size. Having an aft balcony I missed aft elevators but the walk is doable and counters the food consumption. There ... Read more
GGHope
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was by far one of our favorite cruises. We've only been cruising for 4 years but have done 7 to date on Princess, Celebrity and NCL...I guess making up for lost time! Many of our friends cruise RCI exclusively so we were so very ... Read more
Proudgrangparents
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
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
584 forum posts
7 helpful votes
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
37 forum posts
13 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
12 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
14 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
Krazylady
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
We choose this cruise for the port locations, which we loved. We went to St Thomas, St Kitts, Aruba and Curaço. We left out of San Juan. Enjoyed 4 days there before our cruise. We like to snorkel so we spent the majority of ... Read more
clumcruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 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

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aimsrock
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 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
2 helpful votes
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
7 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
3 helpful votes
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
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

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