Jewel Of The Seas

Jewel Of The Seas current position

Jewel Of The Seas current location is at Caribbean Sea (coordinates 14.42209 N / -61.13283 W) cruising at speed of 13.6 kn (25 km/h | 16 mph) en route to Bridgetown. The AIS position was reported 3 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of Jewel Of The Seas

Jewel Of The Seas current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise. Prices start from USD 1353 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 02 Mar, 2024 and ends on 09 Mar, 2024.

Date / TimePort
02 Mar 20:00    Departing from San Juan, Puerto Rico hotels
04 Mar 07:00 - 18:00    Bridgetown, Barbados
05 Mar 09:00 - 18:00    Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
06 Mar 08:00 - 17:00    Scarborough, Tobago
07 Mar 07:00 - 16:00    Castries, St Lucia Island
08 Mar 09:00 - 17:00    Philipsburg St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
09 Mar 07:00    Arriving in San Juan, Puerto Rico hotels

Specifications of Jewel Of The Seas

Year of build2004  /  Age: 20
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderMeyer Werft (Papenburg, Germany)
ClassRCI RADIANCE
Building costUSD 350 million
Engines (power)General Electric gas turbines (58 MW / 77779 hp)
Propulsion power44 MW / 59005 hp
Speed25 kn / 46 km/h / 29 mph
Length (LOA)293 m / 961 ft
Beam (width)39 m / 128 ft
Gross Tonnage90090 gt
Passengers2144 - 2573
Crew859
Passengers-to-space ratio35
Decks13
Cabins1072
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2021
Sister-shipsBrilliance OTS, Radiance OTS, Serenade OTS
Christened byKathy Mellor
OwnerRCG-Royal Caribbean Group (via RCCL-Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd)
OperatorRCI-Royal Caribbean International

Jewel Of The Seas Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Feb 24 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise San Juan
2024 Mar 02 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise San Juan $1353
2024 Mar 09 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise San Juan
2024 Mar 16 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise San Juan $1159
2024 Mar 23 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise San Juan
2024 Mar 30 6 days, one-way from San Juan to Fort Lauderdale San Juan $686
2024 Apr 05 15 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Southampton Fort Lauderdale
2024 May 15 15 days, round-trip Iceland Ireland Cruise Amsterdam $1274
2024 May 30 12 days, round-trip Arctic Circle Cruise Amsterdam $1124
2024 Jun 11 12 days, round-trip British Isles Cruise Amsterdam $1374
2024 Jun 23 12 days, round-trip Iceland Scotland Amsterdam $1174
2024 Jul 05 13 days, round-trip Arctic Circle Cruise Amsterdam $1374
2024 Jul 18 11 days, round-trip British Isles Cruise Amsterdam $1449
2024 Jul 29 12 days, round-trip Iceland Ireland Cruise Amsterdam $1768
2024 Aug 10 12 days, round-trip Arctic Circle Cruise Amsterdam $1248
2024 Aug 22 16 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Boston Amsterdam $1646
2024 Sep 07 15 days, round-trip Greenland Cruise Boston $2849
2024 Sep 22 7 days, round-trip Canada Cruise Boston $648
2024 Sep 29 7 days, round-trip Canada Cruise Boston $698
2024 Oct 06 7 days, round-trip Canada Cruise Boston $599
2024 Oct 13 7 days, round-trip Canada Cruise Boston $486
2024 Oct 20 7 days, round-trip Canada Cruise Boston $548
2024 Oct 27 7 days, round-trip Canada Cruise Boston $499
2024 Nov 08 10 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $806
2024 Nov 18 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise Galveston $1056
2024 Nov 29 8 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $650
2024 Dec 07 9 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $788
2024 Dec 16 10 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $796
2024 Dec 26 9 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $969
2025 Jan 04 9 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $683
2025 Jan 13 10 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $759
2025 Jan 23 9 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $728
2025 Feb 01 9 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $748
2025 Feb 10 10 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $506
2025 Feb 20 9 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $633
2025 Mar 01 9 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $685
2025 Mar 10 10 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $759
2025 Mar 20 9 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $665
2025 Mar 29 9 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $661
2025 Apr 07 10 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Cruise Galveston $844

Jewel Of The Seas Review

Review of Jewel Of The Seas

The 2004-built Jewel of the Seas cruise ship is the 4th/last Radiance-class Royal Caribbean liner, with sisterships Brilliance OTS, Serenade OTS and Radiance OTS.

The vessel (IMO number 9228356) is currently Bahamas-flagged (MMSI 311583000) and registered in Nassau.

History - construction and ownership

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) is a US passenger shipping company, trademarked travel brand, and subsidiary owned by Royal Caribbean Group (RCG/shipowner). RCI was established in 1968 and currently has over 1/5 of the worldwide cruise market. RCI also has RCG's largest fleet by both vessel number and GT tonnage (ship sizes and capacities).

All RCI liners have names ending with "of the Seas".

Jewel Of The Seas cruise ship (Royal Caribbean)

With GT tonnage 90090 tons (making it the largest of the medium-sized vessels), the 2500-passenger ship Jewel OTS has just enough space for some of the storied Royal Caribbean innovations, such as wonderful alternative dining venues, superb solarium pool, a rock-climbing wall and expansive Adventure Ocean children amenities.

The ship feels practically petite in comparison to the newer and bigger Oasis- and Voyager-class fleetmates. However, Jewel is big enough to offer a variety of dining options and entertainment, yet small enough to offer more immersive itineraries than bigger Royal Caribbean vessels. Like all Radiance-class cruise ships, Jewel of the Seas features glass throughout its interior, thus granting passengers plenty of ocean views.

During refurbishment 2016 were added new restaurants - Izumi (Asian), Giovanni’s Table (Italian), new bar, poolside outdoor theater, shipwide Wi-Fi coverage with VOOM Internet, new digital signage boards, cabin renovations (smart HDTVs in all cabins).

Decks and Cabins

Jewel Of The Seas staterooms (1072 total, in 32 grades) include 61 Suites, 529 Balcony, 241 Oceanviews, 241 Inside (3 single). Most cabins are sized 165-190 ft2 (15-18 m2). Most cabin balconies are sized 45 ft2 (4 m2). The smallest is Studio Interior (110 ft2 / 10 m2). The largest is Royal Suite (1000 ft2 / 93 m2 plus 105 ft2 / 10 m2 terrace). Wheelchair-accessible cabins are 19.

The boat has 13 decks, of which 12 are passenger-accessible and 8 with cabins.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

The main dining venue, especially at dinner, is where nearly half the cruise liner is ordering and eating simultaneously. The service is first-class in all zones. The Tides Dining Room is the 2-floor main restaurant, decorated with a moonlight and tide romantic theme. Food is nicely presented and well prepared. The elegant room features tables on two levels and wonderful views of the vessel's wake. The menu offers several choices of salads, starters, soups, main courses, cheese, and desserts.

The Windjammer Cafe is the main buffet venue. It is open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks and informal dinner. Numerous stations serve up pasta, burgers, salads, and sweets. Portofino and Chops Grille are ship's alternative restaurants. Chops is a steakhouse venue with an open kitchen. Enjoyable as Chops is, the real highlight of Jewel's onboard dining is Portofino with favorites including tiger shrimp risotto and spaghetti with lobster sauce. Both Chops Grille and Giovanni’s Table levy a per-person service fee.

Follows the complete list of Jewel of the Seas restaurants and food bars.

  • Tides Restaurant (1112-seat aft Dining Room has a small private dining room (Shoreside).
  • Windjammer Cafe Lido buffet restaurant (680-seat, offers Early Breakfast at 6:30 a.m., Breakfast between 7-11:30 am, Lunch 11.30-3:30 pm, and Dinner 6.30-9 pm)
  • Chops Grille (86-seat specialty restaurant; reservations recommended)
  • Portofino (95-seat Italian restaurant) during refurbishment 2016 was replaced by Giovanni’s Table (Italian specialty restaurant).
  • Seaview Cafe (104-seat complimentary fast food and coffee bar) during refurbishment 2016 was replaced by Izumi (Asian specialty restaurant).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The midship-located Centrum Atrim serves as a central spot for most activities. During the evenings, its Lobby Bar is the hottest spot on Jewel for after-dinner dancing. The lavish, 3-deck Coral Theater hosts the production shows and games. The ship has a real modern feel and does a fine job in incorporating some of the best facilities that have become Royal Caribbean trademarks.

Onboard cruisers will find classics like Schooner Bar and Windjammer Cafe, as well as a climbing wall up to the smokestack, tiny golf, and a waterslide. Other additions include the pretty Seaview Cafe, and the rather avant-garde Vortex disco.

Additional amenities include Complimentary 24-hour Room-Service, Supervised Youth program, Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry.

Follows the complete list of Jewel of the Seas lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens, and adults.

  • Coral Theatre (features grand production shows with dance, acrobatics, comedy, and games)
  • Vortex Disco and Nightclub (126-seat, with a revolving bar)
  • Photo Gallery and Shop; Art Gallery
  • The Centrum (social hub, offers aerial acrobatics entertainment); Serengeti Club (40-seat card room); Safari Club Lounge (320-seat; hosts art auctions, karaoke, religious services); Zanzibar Lounge (52-seat); Next Cruise Lounge; Concierge Club (196-seat suite and past guests only); Yacht Club Lounge; Viking Crown Lounge & Bar, Crown Lounge (fka Diamond Club Lounge & Bar for past guests only)
  • Lobby Bar (47-seat atrium bar); Champagne Bar (52-seat wine bar); Game Reserves Bar (15-seat); Cafe Latte-tudes Bar (46-seat specialty coffee bar, Starbucks Coffee); The Pit Stop Bar (102-seat sports bar); Schooner Bar (134-seat piano bar); The Congo Bar; Sky Bar
  • Vintages (wine bar)
  • Centrum Boutiques (duty-free; clothes, perfumes, accessories, jewelry, logo souvenirs, General Store/alcohol, and cigarettes)
  • Casino Royale (258-seat)
  • Royal Caribbean Online Center (Internet computers room; 24-hour)
  • Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center; 3 jacuzzis; 2 pools
  • Solarium lounge (includes Cafe Bar, pool bar and adults-only pool area)
  • Cinema (57-seat)
  • Video Games Arcade; Fuel Teen Disco Club; Royal Babies and Tots Nursery
  • Adventure Beach; Adventure Ocean kids lounge area
  • Sports Court (golf simulator, table tennis, basketball court); Jogging Track; Rock-climbing Wall; Fairways of Jewel Golf Course.

During the ship's 2016 refurbishment were added digital signage boards (numerous touch-screens throughout the ship), also Wi-Fi coverage was upgraded (to shipwide) and fast-speed VOOM Internet is now available.

Itineraries

Jewel of the Seas itinerary program is based on Caribbean voyages (roundtrips from homeports San Juan Puerto Rico and Galveston Texas USA) and European itineraries based on homeporting in Amsterdam Netherlands and Haifa Israel. The homeporting in Holland provides Northern European itineraries (UK and Iceland, British Isles, Norwegian Fjords/Arctic Europe) while the homeporting in Israel is for voyages in the Aegean Sea (Eastern Mediterranean) visiting the Greek Isles (Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes, with Piraeus-Athens) and also 3-night/short-breaks to Cyprus (Limassol, and the premium seaside resort Ayia Napa).

Following the Coronavirus crisis, Jewel OTS restarted operations in the Eastern Mediterranean (July 7 through October 23, 2021) with 7-day "Greek Isles" itineraries roundtrip from Limassol, Cyprus Greece.

The Caribbean itineraries out of Puerto Rico visit island destinations like Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, St Lucia, St Maarten. The roundtrips from Texas visit Mexico (Cozumel, Costa Maya, Progreso), Belize City, Roatan Island Honduras, the Netherlands Atiles (Curacao, Aruba), and Grand Cayman.

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Jewel is Royal Caribbean's last Radiance-class liner, with sisterships BrillianceRadianceSerenade. Radiance-class vessels are built in accordance with Panamax standards allowing them to transit through Panama Canal.

The vessel's construction was completed in 2004 at Meyer Werft Shipyard (Papenburg, Germany). The inaugural cruise (maiden voyage) started on May 8, 2004. Ship's godmother was Kathy Mellor - winner of the "2004 National Teacher of the Year" prize. Kathy lives in Rhode Island (USA) and teaches English as a second language. The prize was given to her by President George W. Bush and his wife Laura Bush.

Like on all RCI ships, Jewel's Atrium is called "Centrum". The 9-deck high Atrium features floor-ceiling windows and vast interior spaces, allowing Jewel OTS to offer fantastic sea views. Ship's shopping area includes a premium jewelry store and also designer-branded boutiques.

ex-Cyprus cruises 2021

Following the Coronavirus crisis, in 2021 Jewel OTS had a Baltic program based on homeporting in Copenhagen Denmark and Stockholm Sweden with 7-night Baltic-Scandinavia-Russia itineraries.

In late-March 2021, RCI rescheduled the ship for a mini-season (July 10 thru October 23) based on 7-night "Greece and Greek Islands" itineraries (in the Aegean Sea/Eastern Mediterranean) leaving roundtrip from Limassol Cyprus (homeport/first-time for RCI). Bookings opened on April 7, 2021.

Date / TimePort
10 Jul 20:00Departing from Limassol, Cyprus Island Greece
11 Jul 12:00 - 21:00Rhodes Island, Greece
12 Jul 08:00 - 21:00Mykonos Island, Greece
13 Jul 08:00 - 20:00Piraeus-Athens, Greece
14 Jul 07:00 - 20:00Santorini Island, Greece
15 Jul 08:00 - 19:00Chania, Crete Greece
17 Jul 06:00Arriving in Limassol

Prices were in the range USD 800-2000 per person with double occupancy.

Jewel OTS refurbishment 2016 review

The list of deckplan changes after the boat's 2016 drydock refurbishment (March 21 - April 6) included:

  • New passenger accommodations were added – one 2-Bedroom Family Suite (category TS) plus a total of 24 oceanview and balcony cabins (on decks 2, 4, 9, 10, 11).
  • On deck 6, the Portofino restaurant was replaced by Giovanni’s Table (Italian specialty restaurant).
  • On deck 12, the Seaview Cafe (104 seats, complimentary fast-food diner, and coffee bar with waiter service) was replaced by Izumi (Asian specialty restaurant).
  • On deck 6, Vintages (wine bar) replaced the Champagne Bar.
  • On deck 4, the Seaside private dining room (starboard, 102 seats) was replaced by inside cabins.
  • On deck 8, Explorer’s Court (small relaxation area) was replaced with 1 inside cabin.
  • On deck 12, the RCI’s Nursery (Royal Babies & Tots) was added.
  • Royal Caribbean’s digital signage boards were installed (numerous touch screens throughout the ship). The Wi-Fi coverage was upgraded to ship-wide. The fast-speed VOOM Internet is now available.
  • Cabin renovations included new flat TVs in all passenger rooms.
  • On Lido deck 11, a poolside outdoor theater (Jumbotron movie screen) was installed.
  • On deck 13, the Hollywood Odyssey (70 seats Cigar Club & Lounge) was replaced by Concierge Club.
  • Chops Grille, the Spa and retail shopping areas were redesigned and refreshed.

Jewel OTS refurbishment project’s total cost was ~USD 30 million. The vessel is among the last RCI liners to benefit from the company’s expensive fleet revitalization program for implementing Oasis-class features (facilities and amenities) fleetwide.