By Sarah Holt
Contributor
3.0 / 5.0
Cruise Critic Editor Rating: Cabins

On the whole and with the exception of suites, Jewel's cabins run on the smaller side of the industry average. Not counting single occupancy cabins and the Owner's Suites, every cabin features twin beds that can be converted into Royal Kings. Each room also comes with a private bathroom, a dressing table area with a stool, hair dryer, closed-circuit TV, phone and safe. Electricity sockets are American. Color schemes marry ocean blue with rose gold. In terms of storage space, there's just enough; suitcases, for example, can be stored under the beds.

Bathrooms also fall on the small side; more than one elbow has been bashed in the ship's showers. Individually bottled toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner and shower gel, are made by BioEnergy and smell pleasantly peachy.

There are cabins to accommodate disabled passengers in many categories.

Interior: Inside cabins are 170 square feet, with the exception of single occupancy studios, where a twin bed, vanity area and private bathroom fit into 108 square feet.

Ocean-view: Most ocean-view cabins measure 170 square feet and come with a window (apart from those on Deck 2, which have portholes). Exceptions to the rule when it comes to size are the family rooms.

The Family Ocean View Staterooms feature 319 square feet and come with two twin beds, a sitting area with a sofa bed and a private bathroom. Plus there are additional bunk beds in a separate area of the cabin.

Then there are the two-bedroom ocean-view family cabins on Deck 10; these measure between 319 and 592 square feet. In these cabins, the master bedroom comes with two twin beds that convert to a Royal King and a master bathroom with bathtub, and an additional bedroom with a twin bed and two Pullman beds. There's also a living room with a double sofa bed and second bathroom with a shower.

Balcony: Balcony rooms fall into two categories on Jewel of the Seas: Deluxe cabins are smaller, with 179 square foot of interior space and balconies measuring between 27 and 47 square foot. Superior cabins are larger, at 204 square feet, with balconies measuring between 41 and 172 square feet. Balcony spaces are furnished with basic mesh-seat and mesh-back chairs and small tables.

Mini-suite: Junior Suites are located on Deck 10 and feature 293 square feet of interior space and a 41-square-foot balcony. Features include two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, and a bathroom with a bathtub. There's also a sitting area with a sofa bed.

Suite: Two bedroom suites with balconies are peppered across Decks 7, 8 and 9. These come with 584 square foot of interior space and a 191-square-foot balcony. The layout features two bedrooms with two twin beds that convert to Royal Kings and two bathrooms. The second bedrooms have two pulldown beds. The master bathroom has a bathtub. These suites also come with concierge service.

Sitting pretty on Deck 10 are the Grand, Owner's and Royal suites. The Grand Suites are the smallest, at 385 square feet, with a 106-square-foot balcony. The Owner's Suites measure 589 square feet, with 106-square-foot balconies. Perks here include a whirlpool bath in the bathroom and separate shower and bidet. The Royal Suite, meanwhile, stakes its claim over 1,001 square feet of interior space, has a 106-square-foot balcony and treats its occupants to a grand entrance with a private doorbell and a self-playing baby grand piano, among other things.

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 VIP seating in the main theater and priority departure.

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