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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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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
firegal2539
Member Since 2013
7 reviews
429 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

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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
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
11 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
2 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

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koolforkatz
Member Since 2004
1 review
2,329 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
maachi
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Pre-Cruise: ========= stayed at Best Western Plus Downtown Vancouver; Excellent Hotel with location within walking distance to the Mall and restaurants. Lots of REAL bargains on shoes, handbags, purses, dresses, etc. FREE ... Read more
Kevink888
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This should have been a fun and relaxing vacation. Perhaps if I didn't have accessibility needs, it would have been. When the booking was made, we had told them I was in a wheelchair and confirmed that accessible transportation would be ... Read more
Tinbox
Member Since 2006
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Good welcome & meet & greet. Restaurant food & staff excellent. "My Time dining" works really well. Well done Vincent & Constantine for making dining experience unforgettable. Entertainment very good. Cabin 7568 ... Read more
Barksforu
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Cruised from Seattle to Inside Passage via Juneau and Skagway then return to Vancouver. Wonderful ship and great staff. However company needs to have a real good look at themselves with outrageous extras. To use the internet is $6.99 per ... Read more

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ewormuth
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
My sister and I recently did an Alaska cruise on Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas. I was part of a group that was having a genealogy conference on board, so I got a great group rate with an upgrade to a deluxe ocean view room with a ... Read more
mmooneys
Member Since 2010
1 review
20 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I am not very "wordy" so this will be short and sweet! Having been on 7-8 cruises, we were impressed by how quick we went thru boarding. From walking thru the terminal doors to being on the ship was no more than 15 minutes. We ... Read more
tuitionowed
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have sailed on Royal Caribbean five times in the last three years and twice on a different line. Embarkation was handled poorly and this was the fault of port personnel in Seattle. I did report the incident to Royal and (just as ... Read more
Candocruises
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We are Diamond Plus on RCCL with this being our first Alaskan cruise. Over the years we have seen RCCL management make cuts to improve their bottom line and it is time to stop as the cuts are now negatively impacting their product and ... Read more
ngreer@fuse.net
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The food was terrible. We ate at Chops and had to send our steaks back 2 times and finally just told them to keep it. It was so tough you couldn't cut it. The meat served in the Tides was not good. There was too much time at sea and ... Read more

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tinamoslander
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Was recommended to RCL by our travel agent, was looking for 'fun, active, family friendly' trip for our first cruise. My husband is 47, myself 45, daughter 26 and son 10. We booked an inside quad stateroom (I tend to suffer from motion ... Read more
lori1969
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We sailed on Jewel of the Seas just this past week. We are Diamond RCCL members, (have sailed on 15+ cruises with RCCL) and DCL Platinum as well. Usually we love RCCL--we do usually go on the big boats. Oasis and Allure, but have ... Read more
larryhall1976
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I have cruised 13 times over various cruise lines. This is my second Royal Caribbean. This first time was pretty good with some issues but i thought we would try a different ship and destination. Maybe I would have a different experience ... Read more
AnthonyP
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
After fifteen years of sailing exclusively on DCL, we finally decided to try a Royal Caribbean cruise to Alaska because of it leaving out of Seattle, and the Wonder leaves out of Vancouver. Basically, we knew it wouldn't be Disney, but ... Read more
ansoninc
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
139 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have cruised about 3 times before off the east coast, but nothing compares to Alaska. I plan on going back for an more extended tour soon. The Jewell needs to change their carpeting because it looks like worn out carpet from an old ... Read more

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