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Overview

Introduced in 2004 and last updated in 2016, Jewel of the Seas carries up to 2,702 passengers and 852 crew members. Though it is one of the smaller ships in the fleet, past cruisers said the lower capacity was a major plus.

The ship's smaller size also means more variety and space in the accommodations. Cabins range from 108-square-foot Interior cabins suitable for solo travelers to 1,107-square-foot Suites. Other options include Ocean View and Balcony cabins, and all staterooms include flat-screen TVs and minibars.

While Jewel of the Seas may boast slightly larger lodgings, it doesn't offer as many activities as the larger ships in the fleet. Still, the vessel contains three pools and three whirlpools, a rock climbing wall and a mini-golf course, among other facilities.

Guests can choose from eight dining options, including five specialty venues for an extra fee. Recent cruisers particularly recommend dining at Chops Grille steakhouse. Cap off your evening with a drink at one of 13 bars, clubs and lounges or with a performance at the three-story theater. If you're looking to test Lady Luck, venture to the ship's casino.

In 2018-19, Jewel of the Seas departs from Miami, San Diego, DubaiPuerto Rico and Rome for sailings throughout the Arabian Gulf, the CaribbeanEurope and the Panama Canal. 

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Introduced in 2004 and last updated in 2016, Jewel of the Seas carries up to 2,702 passengers and 852 crew members. Though it is one of the smaller ships in the fleet, past cruisers said the lower capacity was a major plus.

The ship's smaller size also means more variety and space in the accommodations. Cabins range from 108-square-foot Interior cabins suitable for solo travelers to 1,107-square-foot Suites. Other options include Ocean View and Balcony cabins, and all staterooms include flat-screen TVs and minibars.

While Jewel of the Seas may boast slightly larger lodgings, it doesn't offer as many activities as the larger ships in the fleet. Still, the vessel contains three pools and three whirlpools, a rock climbing wall and a mini-golf course, among other facilities.

Guests can choose from eight dining options, including five specialty venues for an extra fee. Recent cruisers particularly recommend dining at Chops Grille steakhouse. Cap off your evening with a drink at one of 13 bars, clubs and lounges or with a performance at the three-story theater. If you're looking to test Lady Luck, venture to the ship's casino.

In 2018-19, Jewel of the Seas departs from Miami, San Diego, DubaiPuerto Rico and Rome for sailings throughout the Arabian Gulf, the CaribbeanEurope and the Panama Canal. 

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Pros & Cons

  • Smaller and less crowded than other Royal Caribbean ships

  • Five of eight dining venues require an extra fee

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  • 4.0Expert Rating »
  • 3.9Traveler Rating »
  • 4.5Health Rating »

Rankings

Jewel of the Seas ranks #8 out of 24 Royal Caribbean International Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

Cabins

Jewel of the Seas offers a wide range of accomodation options. Browse cabins to find the stateroom that suits your needs.

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Deck Plans

Jewel of the Seas contains 12 decks. Find out which features are available on each Jewel of the Seas deck.

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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 1826 guests have reviewed Jewel of the Seas, giving it a rating of 3.9 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

3.9 out of 5(1826 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples51.9%
Singles/Friends13.2%
Families w/older children12.3%
Groups6.5%
Families w/young children5.7%
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