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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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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
161 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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Okeydoker
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our Panana Canal cruise was wonderful! A full 15 days with great ports, many sea days aboard a great ship with a fantastic crew. Leaving Los,angeles we went to two Mexican Ports, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo. Then on to Guatemala, Costa Rica, ... Read more
La Paz
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
73 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I really like this ship as it offers lots of windows with many lounges and very comfortable seats. It only has one area for elevators but each one is glass so you view either the center of ship or the ocean. All our ports went smoothly ... Read more
Paraman15
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed Pacific coast on Jewel of the seas in October as part of a longer USA trip. Let me start with everything that went right. Jewel is a beautiful ship, medium size and easy to navigate with quirky ship shaped maps on each deck. ... Read more
Charlie'sPet
Member Since 2012
1 review
133 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my first cruise on RCL and only my second cruise overall so I'm fairly new to cruising. As previous reviewers stated, the embarkation situation was a bit of a nightmare. I booked transfers through RCL from the airport to the port ... Read more
Hyuaul
Member Since 2009
1 review
1,563 forum post
1 helpful vote
First time a Royal ship has been on the California West Coast in years! We didn't care what ship we went on. We were celebrating our 36th wedding anniversary, husband's 60th birthday (6 & 13th) and 1 1/2 years of treatment for cancer. ... Read more

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firegal2539
Member Since 2013
7 reviews
482 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Royal Caribbean/Celebrity/NCL agent at LAX was wonderful. Very helpful and courteous and because I am handicapped helped me with my luggage to the bus. The Jewel of the Seas is a beautiful ship. She is classy, elegant and ... Read more
FCABARLE
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Over an hour at the airport waiting for a bus. Three hours waiting in line to get our ship pass and get onto the ship; half dozen computers were unmanned which surely slowed down the process. Room temperature food every meal at table 105, ... Read more
cndwhite
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
84 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This cruise started off on the bad side, the port of Los Angles/San Pedro, had the ship way away from all normal docking slips and had 4 cruise ships in that morning. LA Port is the worst ran port we have ever seen, lucky Royal had some ... Read more
elinwilton
Member Since 2008
1 review
74 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We were so happy to finally have a west coast cruise with the opportunity to sail under Golden Gate Bridge. Unfortunately, the one really great thing on this cruise was the weather. Oct 3. The check-in process was a fiasco!! We knew ... Read more
gubmoni
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The embarkation process was smooth, less than one hour. The ship staff for the main dining room were very good and our room steward too was quite good. The food was the same as the Serenade of the Seas we were on in December 2014. The ... Read more

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cruise4fun7
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
It didn't start out well and ended even worse. We waited over 2 hours in line to check in. The staff seemed disorganized. There were 3 lines for check but the line for the Gold members was extremely slow. The ship itself is fine. It's ... Read more
rdailybread
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We loved this ship and itinerary. The crew was the best of all the cruises we have taken. We live in California and it was nice to visit port cities we have visited previously by car. No restaurant or parking hassles! Cruising into San ... Read more
trurotraveler
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was our second cruise on Royal.....our first trip was on the Allure and was a "great" experience. When we saw the Pacific Coastal cruise on Jewel of the Seas we decided to take our granddaughter to celebrate her birthday. ... Read more
mitttocs
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
126 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Having done 6 cruises previously on Celebrity, my partner and I accompanied friends (very loyal Royal cruisers) on the Vancouver to L.A. sailing. I think Celebrity has spoiled me as I have never had a negative comment on any previous ... Read more
koolforkatz
Member Since 2004
1 review
2,330 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My first time cruise review, just because I was so impressed. By background, traveling on this cruise were me, my husband and four friends, all of us on the “other side” of 50. My husband and I have taken over 20 cruises and ... Read more

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