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Jewel of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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2501 Psgrs
Refurbished
7 yrs ago
Oct 2007

What people said about this ship:

"The food in the dining room was o.k." in 70 reviews.
"Our balcony room provided inadequate space as well." in 6 reviews.
"The cruise director was outstanding." in 16 reviews.

689 reviews from our community




Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Jewel of the Seas | Sail Date: Mar 15, 2014


 

We had a wonderful time, but we were not impressed with Royal Caribbean.. but would cruise on this line again if the ports and price were good.

The food, shows and Guest Servcies were horrible.  I wish they had a concierge service.We were disappointed that they didn't open the roof on the indoor pool. Our room attendant and most services were excellent. We enjoyed their easy use of beach towels. Checking in and out were wonderful. The ports were spectacular.

If you look at the cruise as transportation to the different islands, you would not be disappointed. If you are looking for a wonderful cruise, look at a different line.

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Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Jewel of the Seas | Sail Date: Mar 15, 2014


Happy     f                 second time on this ship, Food was best on any cruse we have ben on.            the staff was very frendly and helpfull. we like it so much we book another cruise in nov.

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Room Type:
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Experience:
2-3 cruises

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Anniversary Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Jewel of the Seas | Sail Date: Mar 01, 2014


Had a great time on this cruise!  We had excellent service aboard the Jewel of the Seas.  This was our first time visiting the Caribbean islands of St. Thomas, St. Croix, Martinique and St. Lucia.  We were a bit disappointed with Martinique. That being said, we were in port there on the last day of Mardi Gras and all of the shops were closed. IF we were to return there someday, would like to tour the island for a touch of it's local "flavor".

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Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

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Great Itinerary, poor vessel

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Jewel of the Seas | Sail Date: Feb 15, 2014


A tired ship with sparse, but friendly staff. Great rooms, but common areas worn and dated. The spa pool was surrounded by fake greenery and covered with dust. The pool was very small and deck chairs were hard to find. The bathrooms were not maintained regularly and the stores on board had display cases with tattered stands. The dining room was lovely, with great service, but the food just okay. The first nigt they showed a movie of the Royal Caribbean experience and most of the experiences they showed were not available on the this ship. We were told that the ship will be refurbished in a couple of years, but the price should reflect what you get. After many cruises, I will head back to princess or Celebrity.

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Room Type:
Interior

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

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Had a great time!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Jewel of the Seas | Sail Date: Feb 08, 2014


This was our first cruise and it was a blast. The ship was always very clean and the staff was excellent. We will definitely cruise with Royal Caribbean again.

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Room Type:
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Experience:
4-6 cruises

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Jewel of the Seas is a jewel

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Jewel of the Seas | Sail Date: Feb 01, 2014


My wife and I had a great 7 day cruise to the Southern Caribbean on Jewel of ht Seas. This was our 6th cruise so we are seasoned cruise people. The ship is laid out very well and very comfortable. The main pool is too small to accmodate a large number of people and is always very busy and noisy. My wife and I enjoyed the solitude of the Solarium pool where you can relax in the sun or the shade if you prefer. The pool is also much less crowded and is for adults only so you don't have kids running around and screaming all day. The Solarium area was our place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the cruise crowd.

 

The nightly shows were very good; especially the singers and dancers of Royal Caribbean. There was a female comedian who appeared 2 nights and on the first night she was funny but then the second night she had an adults show and got pretty vulgar through the show. You can be funny without being vulgar. We found her langauge to be offensive. Some people left in the middle of the show.

 

The food aboard the ship was very good throughout the cruise. The buffet style restaurant, the Windjammer, always had a great variety of entrees if you didn't want to go to the main dining room to eat. The main dining room also had varied choices throughout the week. Portion size has gone down throughout the past several years which is fine for both my wife and me; we'd rather have smaller portions and better quality food.

 

The staff in the dining rooms and throughout the ship the entire week were excellent and attentive. 

 

Lots of on board activites as usual throughout the week so there was lots to do.

 

The week was very relaxing and enjoyable. We'll travel on Royal Caribbean again as they have a very good peoduct for the price.

 

Our experience of booking the cruise through Cheap Cruises was very good. All the reps we talked to were very helpful, professional and courteous. We would book again through Cheap Cruises. One plus with our booking with Cheap Cruises was a certificate for $100 off on a hotel room through Priceline.com. We took advantage of that perk on the way home when we got stranded in Houston for the night. Checked Priceline for hotels, applied our coupon from Cheap Cruises and got $100 off the room rate very seamlessly.

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January 25th cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Jewel of the Seas | Sail Date: Jan 25, 2014


We absolutely loved the Jewel of the Seas.  This is our 7th cruise, 3 on Royal Caribbean, 2 on Costa, 1 on NCL, and one on Princess.  Royal Caribbean seems to have much better rewards for past passengers than the other cruise lines. 

Even though this was not a huge ship it never really seemed crowded.  We had excellent service: a terrific cabin steward - Ed, and a wonderful server - Christina.  We enjoyed the lounges and dancing on the ship.  Our dining companions were so much fun!  The itinerary was excellent, only one day at sea.  Embarkation was extremely easy and well organized.

Negatives - don't take an iron.  We were not aware of this and it was taken at the beginning of the cruise and returned to us on disembarkation.

There is lots of deck space but they reallly could use more lounge chairs in different areas of the ship, not necessarily around the pool.

It was a wonderful week!

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GREAT PORTS of Call

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Jewel of the Seas | Sail Date: Jan 25, 2014


Okay, the worst part was the ship was FULL.  We were the last to board.  Our agent told me that he wouldn't suggest being charged $100 to up grade to 1 floor higher.  I only wish he knew that the floor we were on had the tiny port hole window.  Also, as we were traveling with our 12 year old son, we were told that the room we had, had a pullout couch.  NOT the case, it was a Blue Chair not a Blue(pullout) Couch.  Big disapointment as his bunk was above us. And my husband is closterphobic, Our expectations were not even close as we felt like we were living in a sardine can.  Thought going with an agent, he would have known that our floor was an after thought, that the rooms were originally for crew.   Our steward made an adjustment to our bed as to not have our son over my husbands side.  That was very helpful as I am sure my husband would have been sleeping some where on deck.

The best part of the cruise were the Ports.  They were so unique and beautiful.... the  locals were friendly and the taxi drivers were so patient and told us all of the local history and cool spots to visit.

The food on the ship was very good, loved the variety.  The gym was never crowded... the equipement was in fine shape.  I still find it so intersting that I never felt crowded.  The ships layout sure made it feel like there weren't very many folks onboard.

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About Jewel of the Seas

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Oceanview Cabins
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Balcony Cabins
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Suite Cabins
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Restaurants
2
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Cabins of Jewel of the Seas

Interior Stateroom on Jewel of the Seas Size:
160 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert into a Royal King mini-bar private bathroom vanity area hairdryer closed-circuit TV radio and telephone.

Wheelchair Accessible Amenities: Two twin beds that can convert to a Royal King bed with open bed frames sofa (which may convert into a sofa bed to accommodate one or two more guests) wider entry door turning spaces sitting area with lowered vanity closet rods and private bathroom with a wider door roll-in shower grab bars fold-down shower shower bench hand-held shower head raised toilet and a lowered sink.
Please Note: Royal Caribbean requires guests booked in this category to acknowledge need for the accessible stateroom by completing a Guest Special Needs Form.
Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms; as of January 1 2014 smoking will also be prohibited on balconies.
Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms; as of January 1 2014 smoking will also be prohibited on balconies.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
4017, and, 4517, (258, sq., ft.), 3539, and, 3541, (258, sq., ft.), 2023, (258, sq., ft.)

Available On Decks:
DECK 9, DECK 8, DECK 7, DECK 4, DECK 3, DECK 2, DECK 10

Large Oceanview Stateroom on Jewel of the Seas Size:
169 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a Royal King mini-bar private bathroom vanity area hairdryer closed-circuit TV radio and telephone.
- Two twin beds that can convert to a Royal King mini-bar private bathroom vanity area hairdryer closed-circuit TV radio and telephones.

Please Note: Category I staterooms on Deck 2 have a porthole instead of a window.
Wheelchair Accessible Amenities: Two twin beds that can convert to a Royal King bed with open bed frames sofa (which may convert into a sofa bed to accommodate one or two more guests) wider entry door turning spaces sitting area with lowered vanity closet rods and private bathroom with a wider door roll-in shower grab bars fold-down shower shower bench hand-held shower head raised toilet and a lowered sink.
Please Note: Royal Caribbean requires guests booked in this category to acknowledge need for the accessible stateroom by completing a Guest Special Needs Form.
Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms; as of January 1 2014 smoking will also be prohibited on balconies.
Please Note: Category G staterooms on Deck 2 have a porthole instead of a window.
Wheelchair Accessible Amenities: Two twin beds that can convert to a Royal King bed with open bed frames sofa (which may convert into a sofa bed to accommodate one or two more guests) wider entry door turning spaces sitting area with lowered vanity closet rods and private bathroom with a wider door roll-in shower grab bars fold-down shower shower bench hand-held shower head raised toilet and a lowered sink.
Please Note: Royal Caribbean requires guests booked in this category to acknowledge need for the accessible stateroom by completing a Guest Special Needs Form.
Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms; as of January 1 2014 smoking will also be prohibited on balconies.
Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms; as of January 1 2014 smoking will also be prohibited on balconies.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
2020, and, 2022, (258, sq., ft.), 3078, 3080, 4006, and, 4008, (258, sq., ft.)

Available On Decks:
DECK 2, DECK 4, DECK 3, DECK 8, DECK 7

Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony on Jewel of the Seas Size:
162 sq ft.; Balcony: 51 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King sitting area (some with sofa bed to accommodate one passenger) mini-bar private balcony private bathroom with vanity area and hairdryer telephone radio and closed-circuit TV.

Please Note: Staterooms 7064 7664 8060 8162 8164 8166 8662 8664 and 8666 have obstructed views..
Wheelchair Accessible Amenities: Two twin beds that can convert to a Royal King bed with open bed frames sofa (which may convert into a sofa bed to accommodate one or two more guests) wider entry door turning spaces private balcony sitting area with lowered vanity closet rods and private bathroom with a wider door roll-in shower grab bars fold-down shower shower bench hand-held shower head raised toilet and a lowered sink.
Please Note: Royal Caribbean requires guests booked in this category to acknowledge need for the accessible stateroom by completing a Guest Special Needs Form.
Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms; as of January 1 2014 smoking will also be prohibited on balconies.
Please Note: Stateroom 7572 has an obstructed view and staterooms 7048 7548 7606 and 7596 have smaller balconies.
Wheelchair Accessible Amenities: Two twin beds that can convert to a Royal King bed with open bed frames sofa (which may convert into a sofa bed to accommodate one or two more guests) wider entry door turning spaces private balcony sitting area with lowered vanity closet rods and private bathroom with a wider door roll-in shower grab bars fold-down shower shower bench hand-held shower head raised toilet and a lowered sink.
Please Note: Royal Caribbean requires guests booked in this category to acknowledge need for the accessible stateroom by completing a Guest Special Needs Form.
Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms; as of January 1 2014 smoking will also be prohibited on balconies.
Please Note: Stateroom 7670 has an obstructed view.
Please Note: Staterooms 8042 8542 8590 8600 9032 and 9532 have a smaller balcony.
Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms; as of January 1 2014 smoking will also be prohibited on balconies.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
7110, and, 7610, (271, sq, ft.;, Balcony:, 131, sq, ft.), 7112, 7114, 7612, and, 7614, (271, sq, ft.;, Balcony:, 131, sq, ft.)

Available On Decks:
DECK 10, DECK 9, DECK 8, DECK 7

Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony on Jewel of the Seas Size:
189 sq ft.; Balcony: 53 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a Royal King private balcony sitting area mini-bar private bathroom with vanity area and hairdryer closed-circuit TV radio and telephone.
- Two twin beds that can convert to a Royal King private balcony sitting area (some with sofa bed) mini-bar private bathroom with vanity area and hairdryer closed-circuit TV radio and telephone.

Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms; as of January 1 2014 smoking will also be prohibited on balconies.
Please Note: Staterooms 9048 9050 9252 and 9652 have obstructed views.
Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms; as of January 1 2014 smoking will also be prohibited on balconies.

Available On Decks:
DECK 10, DECK 9, DECK 8, DECK 7

Owner's Suite with Balcony on Jewel of the Seas Size:
589 sq ft.; Balcony: 189 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Queen-sized bed private balcony separate living area with queen-sized sofa bed walk-in closet private bathroom with bathtub and vanity area mini-bar hairdryer closed-circuit TV radio telephone and concierge services. Suite guests also have access to the Concierge Club lounge which offers a number of exclusive amenities including: preferred appointments for the salon and spa; movies and CDs for onboard usage; an honor bar in the lounge; continental breakfast hors d''oeuvres and petit fours served in the lounge; reservations for the Portofino Restaurant and Explorations Tours; and reserved time for rock climbing. Personalized stationery pre-ordering of dinner wine faxing and copying services use of a portable ship phone and private party arrangements are also available.

Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms; as of January 1 2014 smoking will also be prohibited on balconies.

Available On Decks:
DECK 10

Junior Suite with Balcony on Jewel of the Seas Size:
293 sq ft.; Balcony: 66 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a Royal King private balcony sitting area (some with sofa bed) private bathroom with bathtub vanity area and hairdryer closed-circuit TV radio telephone and mini-bar.

Please Note: Staterooms 1098 and 1598 have obstructed views.
Wheelchair Accessible Amenities: Two twin beds that can convert to a Royal King bed with open bed frames sofa (which may convert into a sofa bed to accommodate one or two more guests) wider entry door turning spaces private balcony sitting area with lowered vanity closet rods and private bathroom with a wider door roll-in shower grab bars fold-down shower shower bench hand-held shower head raised toilet and a lowered sink.
Please Note: Royal Caribbean requires guests booked in this category to acknowledge need for the accessible stateroom by completing a Guest Special Needs Form.
Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms; as of January 1 2014 smoking will also be prohibited on balconies.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
1028, and, 1528, (362, sq, ft.;, Balcony:, 86, sq, ft.)

Available On Decks:
DECK 10

Family Oceanview Stateroom on Jewel of the Seas Size:
265 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert to a Royal King sofa and/or Pullman bed mini-bar private bathroom vanity area hairdryer closed-circuit TV ocean-view radio telephone and sitting area.

Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms; as of January 1 2014 smoking will also be prohibited on balconies.

Available On Decks:
DECK 8, DECK 7

Grand Suite with Balcony on Jewel of the Seas Size:
380 sq ft.; Balcony: 110 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that can convert into a Royal King private balcony sitting area (some with sofa bed) private bathroom with hair dryer vanity area and bathtub closed-circuit TV radio telephone mini-bar and concierge service. Suite guests also have access to the Concierge Club lounge which offers a number of exclusive amenities including: preferred appointments for the salon and spa; movies and CDs for onboard usage; an honor bar in the lounge; continental breakfast hors d''oeuvres and petit fours served in the lounge; reservations for the Portofino Restaurant and Explorations Tours; and reserved time for rock climbing. Personalized stationery pre-ordering of dinner wine faxing and copying services use of a portable ship phone and private party arrangements are also available.

Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms; as of January 1 2014 smoking will also be prohibited on balconies.

Available On Decks:
DECK 10

Royal Suite with Balcony on Jewel of the Seas Size:
1156 sq ft.; Balcony: 328 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A separate bedroom with king-sized bed private balcony private bathroom with whirlpool tub double showers bidet vanity area two closed-circuit TV living room with queen-sized sofa bed baby grand piano wet bar dining table entertainment center mini-bar hairdryer radio telephone and concierge service. Suite guests also have access to the Concierge Club lounge which offers a number of exclusive amenities including: preferred appointments for the salon and spa; movies and CDs for onboard usage; an honor bar in the lounge; continental breakfast hors d''oeuvres and petit fours served in the lounge; reservations for the Portofino Restaurant and Explorations Tours; and reserved time for rock climbing. Personalized stationery pre-ordering of dinner wine faxing and copying services use of a portable ship phone and private party arrangements are also available.

Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms; as of January 1 2014 smoking will also be prohibited on balconies.

Available On Decks:
DECK 10

Two Bedroom Suite with Balcony on Jewel of the Seas Size:
532 sq ft.; Balcony: 195 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two bedrooms with twin beds that convert to Royal King beds (one room with third and fourth Pullman Beds) two bathrooms (one with shower one with bathtub) vanity areas hairdryer radio telephone closed-circuit TV living area with double sofa bed private balcony mini-bar and concierge services. Suite guests also have access to the Concierge Club lounge which offers a number of exclusive amenities including: preferred appointments for the salon and spa; movies and CDs for onboard usage; an honor bar in the lounge; continental breakfast hors d''oeuvres and petit fours served in the lounge; reservations for the Portofino Restaurant and Explorations Tours; and reserved time for rock climbing. Personalized stationery pre-ordering of dinner wine faxing and copying services use of a portable ship phone and private party arrangements are also available.

Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms; as of January 1 2014 smoking will also be prohibited on balconies.

Available On Decks:
DECK 9, DECK 8, DECK 7

Deck Plans for Jewel of the Seas

Jewel of the Seas

 

DECK 13

Deck 13 features the Viking Crown Lounge, Hollywood Odyssey, Vortex, the rock climbing wall, and Mini-golf.

DECK 13
Stateroom has third Pullman bed available.
Stateroom has third Pullman bed available.
3rd & 4th Pullman Beds Available
3rd & 4th Pullman Beds Available
Connecting Staterooms
Connecting Staterooms
Wheelchair Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible
Sofa Bed & 3rd Pullman Bed Available
Sofa Bed & 3rd Pullman Bed Available
Stateroom with sofa bed
Stateroom with sofa bed
Stateroom has four additional Pullman beds available.
Stateroom has four additional Pullman beds available.
Stateroom has an obstructed view.
Stateroom has an obstructed view.

Dining

My Time Dining is Royal Caribbean's flexible dining option that allows you to choose when you dine and who you dine with, all while enjoying seating in the ship's main dining room; order from the same dinner menu and enjoy the same impeccable Gold Anchor Service for which Royal Caribbean is known. It's easy to enjoy My Time Dining - make your pre-reservation ahead of time, reserve onboard or simply walk in!

Seating Times: 6:00 - 9:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual attire. On formal evenings (2), formal attire is appropriate in the restaurant, which includes suits and ties or tuxedos for men and dresses for women. Swimwear, shorts and jeans are not permitted.
Costs: All meals are included in your cruise fare, but specialty beverages, alcohol and wine are at current menu prices. Prepaid gratuities are required to participate in My Time Dining - this includes tips for your waiter, assistant waiter, head waiter and stateroom.
Reservations are recommended in order to avoid a delay in seating (reservations will be taken once onboard).

My Family Time Dining on Jewel of the Seas The main dining room offers My Family Time Dining with expedited dining and Adventure Ocean pick-up service, to keep the whole family happy and satisfied during your meals. With this expedited dining service your kids (ages 3 to 11) will be served their meals within 40 minutes, and their appetizers get served right away. <br /> <br />When they've finished dinner, take your children to meet the Adventure Ocean Youth staff at the dining room entrance doors. The staff will escort your children directly to the Adventure Ocean facilities for scheduled evening activities. Then you can quickly return to your table and enjoy a relaxing meal.

Must be registered in the complimentary Adventure Ocean Youth program.
Must have signed up for My Family Time Dining option in advance through Royal Caribbean's online booking & reservation service or once onboard, you can sign up for this service in the Adventure Ocean area.
The service starts on the second evening onboard. From then on you can enjoy My Family Time Dining for the remainder of your cruise vacation or choose to use this service whenever you wish.
Available for guests who select the Traditional Dining service at the first available seating.
More specific details are provided onboard in the Adventure Ocean area.

Tides Dining Room on Jewel of the Seas The Tides Dining Room is a two-tiered restaurant, gorgeously decorated with a romantic moonlight and tide theme. Dine on spectacular five-course meals as soft dinner music plays in the background.

Seating Times: Breakfast: 7:30 - 9:30 AM, Lunch: From noon - 2 PM, Dinner: Early - 6:15 PM, Late - 8:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual attire. On formal evenings (2), we suggest suits and ties or tuxedos for men and dresses for women. On a couple of nights, semi formal attire is permitted. Swimwear, shorts, and jeans are not permitted.
Costs: All meals (including coffee, tea, water, iced tea, and lemonade) are included in your cruise price. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations are required.

Chops Grille on Jewel of the Seas Celebrate a special occasion or just another perfect day of vacation at this signature steakhouse serving fine steaks, seafood, sides and dessert in an upscale setting.

Seating Times: Dinner: 6 - 10 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual attire - jackets and ties for men, dresses or pantsuits for women. On formal evenings, we suggest suits and ties or tuxedos for men and cocktail dresses for women.
Costs: A nominal fee of $30 USD applies per guest, including gratuities. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu price.
Reservations are required; we suggest booking them on the first day of the cruise due to limited seating.

Portofino on Jewel of the Seas Treat yourself to a special dinner at this elegant restaurant featuring modern Italian creations and classic favorites.

Seating Times: Dinner: 6 - 10 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual attire - jackets and ties for men, dresses or pantsuits for women. On formal evenings, we suggest suits and ties or tuxedos for men and cocktail dresses for women.
Costs: A nominal fee of $20-$25 USD applies per guest, including gratuities. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu price.
Reservations are required; we suggest booking them on the first day of the cruise due to limited seating.

Windjammer Café on Jewel of the Seas Enjoy great food and spectacular views in this casual buffet restaurant featuring delicious global cuisine including salads, soups, sandwiches and burgers, meat-carving and hot entrees, as well as cookies, cakes, and pastries for dessert.

Seating Times: Hours may vary by itinerary. Continental Breakfast: 6:30 - 7:30 AM, Full Buffet Breakfast: 7:30 - 10:30 AM, Lunch: From noon - 2 PM, Afternoon Tea and Snacks: 4 - 5 PM, Dinner: 6 - 9 PM, Late Night Snacks: 1 - 4 AM.
Dress: It's always casual in the Windjammer Café, however, bare feet and tank tops are not permitted at dinner.
Costs: No additional costs, but specialty drinks, alcoholic beverages, and wines are charged at current menu pricing.
No reservations required.

Seaview Cafe on Jewel of the Seas The perfect place to grab a light lunch or late-night snack, Seaview Café features great views, bar-food favorites, classic deli sandwiches, desserts and a wide selection of beer and wine all served in a fun outdoor atmosphere.

Seating Times: Lunch: From noon - 3 PM, Dinner: 9 PM - 2 AM.
Dress: Always Casual.
Costs: All meals (including coffee, tea, water, iced tea, and lemonade) in the Seaview Café are included in your cruise price. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, soft drinks, and milkshakes are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Stop by for healthy snacks of hummus, couscous, vegetable wraps and sandwiches or a delicious slice of pepperoni or cheese pizza fresh from the oven.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: Always casual.
Costs: All meals (including coffee, tea, water, iced tea and lemonade) in the Solarium Cafe are included in your cruise price. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Café Latte-tudes on Jewel of the Seas Serving Seattle's Best Coffee, specialty coffee drinks, lattes, cappuccinos and espressos as well as a tempting array of pastries and cookies, Café Latte-tudes is the perfect place for an afternoon pick-me-up or after-dinner treat.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: Always Casual.
Costs: Specialty coffee drinks, beer, wine, soft drinks, as well as cookies and pastries are at current menu prices.
No reservations required.

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream on Jewel of the Seas Vermont's Finest Ice Cream is now available in port and at sea! Enjoy Ben & Jerry's premium ice cream served with a smile, in cups, cones, sundaes, shakes, and smoothies.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operations.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: All ice-cream concoctions are offered at current menu prices.
No reservations required.

Exclusive lounge for Diamond Plus and Pinnacle Club members of Crown and Anchor Society as well as Suite guests (does not include Junior Suites) offers continental breakfast, as well as Hors d'oeuvres, and an honor bar.

Seating Time: Continental Breakfast, 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM; Hors d'oeuvres and petit fours beginning the second evening, before an after dinner. Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: We suggest smart casual attire. Swimwear, shorts and jeans are not permitted.
Costs: No additional costs.
No reservations required.

Room Service on Jewel of the Seas Enjoy breakfast in bed, a burger on your balcony, or private dinner in the comfort of your stateroom.

Seating Times: 24 hours a day.
Dress: Anything from pajamas to tuxedos, it's up to you.
Costs: All meals (including coffee, tea, water, ice tea or lemonade) delivered by room service are included in your cruise price (however a late night service charge applies). Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soda are offered at current bar menu price.
No reservations required, just a phone call away.

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Tips for Jewel of the Seas

The Seaview Cafe has the best chili ever!!!

Don't book a balcony room on 10 at the Aft of the ship...the Windjammer is right above you and you will hear the furniture move around all day and night. Book one floor down on 9. :)

The Seaview cafe has great sandwiches and is opened when the windjamer is closed, located on deck 12 in the back near the basball court and children's pool. Had a cabin near the centrium which did have a little noise doing activites but nothing really to complain about

Go to the Tides restaurant for breakfast - it offers food choices that are not available in the Windjammer in a relaxed and comfortable restaurant setting. There is a small buffet area which includes cereal muesli (awesome) in addition to ordering from a menu. The seating area for the Windjammer extends to the back of the ship - be careful when it's windy - you may lose much of your meal from the wind.

The Piano bar for late night was awesome!!!!!

Don't forget to catch a show - they're fabulous!

THAT I THINK IS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS YOU DID. PEOPLE DONT SEE HOW MUCH THE CREW WORKS AND WE DO. ALL THE CREW IS WONDERFUL AND HAS BEEN ON ANY OF ROYAL SHIPS. THANKS YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE WONDERFUL FEELING WE GET WHEN WE CRUISE ON ANY SHIP.

Eat as many Meals as you can in dining room.

Breakfast in on the balcony of my room was a great way to start the day!

Don't miss the adults only pool area.

Excellent food choices in the Windjammer at any time of the day. The Solarium is a nice restful place to enjoy a drink and relax.

Seaview café was a really nice alternative for lunch. You are able to take 2 bottles of wine on board to be enjoyed in your stateroom. Barbados - go to Boatyard beach!! Dominica - do the Champagne Catamaran - it was FABULOUS!

The Seaview Cafe had excellent food. The line is long so go a little early.

Windjammer staff needs people skills

staff was very friendly and helpful.

Every day in the Schooner bar at 5:00 pm starting with day 1 they have progressive trivia. It's a lot of fun and if you start on day one you can win some great prizes. Make dinner reservations at the specialty rest on day one.

We eat at 6pm. Then we have the time to digest our dinner and explore the ship. Always one evening to try one of the specialty restaurants. Best selection of music in the Centrum...

We selected My Time Dining without reserving any specific hour for dinner. We just showed up at the Tides restaurant when we felt like eating and never had a problem getting a table.

If you like to have a private-ish dinner, go to the Windjammer for dinner and walk out through the left doors and there is under the stars dining practically alone every night. Hidden jewel. :-)

Don't miss the Quest Game! It's hilarious!

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