On the whole and with the exception of suites, Jewel's cabins run on the smaller side of industry average, though they are pleasant and compactly laid out. Inside cabins are 158 square feet. Outside cabins, which come in at 169 square feet, have portholes but are otherwise not at all different from standard balcony staterooms. There are cabins to accommodate disabled passengers in many categories. Family oceanview staterooms also are available. At 319 square feet, they can accommodate up to six people.
Those looking for balconies can choose from the 160-square-foot deluxe with 27-square-foot balcony option or the 184-square-foot superior with 53-square-foot balcony option.
Standard in all cabins are two twin beds that convert to queens, a mini-fridge that's filled with a few sodas and some snacks (for a charge), a television (flat-screens aren't standard in most cabins) with an interesting assortment of channels (including classic flicks and nostalgic sitcoms), a desk/vanity area and a safe. They also include hair dryers and a variety of Vitality amenities, such as a shower dispenser and bar soap. Each balcony stateroom also features a sitting area with a love seat. The balconies themselves are pleasant, with comfortable nylon mesh furniture; two chairs and a table are standard.
Jewel of the Seas has five suite categories. At the smallest end is the 282-square-foot Junior Suite (basically the size of two cabins), which has a 74-foot-balcony. At 382 square feet, Grand Suites have marble bathrooms, dry bars, sound systems and balconies that stretch 110 square feet. Owner's Suites, at 581 square feet and with 188-square-foot balconies, have flat-screen televisions and whirlpool baths. The top-of-the-line Royal Suite has a baby grand piano. It comes in at 1,233 square feet and features a 328-square-foot balcony. Those booking Grand Suites or higher will have personal concierges, luxury bath amenities, bathrobes, 24-hour-a-day room service, dedicated suite attendants, invitations to exclusive cocktail parties, reserved V.I.P. seating in the main theater and priority departure.
Small and cramped. We had a balcony room. Sharing it with 3 others was not pleasant, and the sofa bed is one of the most uncomfortable beds I've had the misfortune of having to sleep on. I did get to sleep on the regular bed one night, which was pretty comfy. I couldn't...continue
Tight with 2 standard suitcases. Unable to lay suitcase flat on store to open it. Anchor-shaped queen bed was a safety hazard. Mini Sofa was too small and useless, Mini Coffee table was useless and a safety hazard. Balcony area is small, just two chairs and a small round...continue