Having made her debut in 2004, the Jewel of the Seas may be somewhat “old” by Royal Caribbean standards. After all, it seems like they’re cranking out another big ship every year! But, while the Jewel of the Seas may be more seasoned than her other fleet mates, some would argue that’s she’s not been out-classed. Since the day she first set sail, passengers have been raving about what a fun boat she is, as well as what a beautiful one she is.
In fact, as the travel community tallies up reviews from passengers over the previous year, one thing becomes eminently clear. The Jewel of the Seas remains one of the finest cruise ships operating in the world today. This is why we thought it would be fun to take a quick tour of her, showing you all the great stuff about her that makes people love her so. Sure, she might not have the “North Star” feature that’s become so popular on the Oasis-class ships, but who cares? There’s plenty of entertainment elsewhere to be had.
So, if you’ve cruised on the Jewel of the Seas before or simply want to see what she’s all about, come take this tour! By the end you might be booking passage on her as so many travelers have before you.
1. That’s A Big Ship!
Royal Caribbean is known for its massive, tricked-out ships, and the Jewel of the Seas (aptly named) proves no exception to the rule.
2. Get Started
Up on deck, the main pool area is a real standout, with plenty of aquatic fun to be had and a nearby bar for libations.
3. Stepping Back
The main pool isn’t the only pool, though, as there’s also the Solarium, which offers a more adult experience.
4. An Oasis
You’ll note that the relaxing interior of the Solarium pool offers a decidedly charming Thai feel.
5. Kid Stuff
Don’t worry about the little ones, though, as they’re well taken care of! Up on deck, there’s this Adventure Park for them to enjoy.
6. Adult Stuff
Looking back, you can see one of the other main entertainment up on deck: the enormous rock-climbing wall.
That’s not the only sport you can partake in aboard the Jewel of the Seas. There are also basketball and tennis courts.
8. Limber Up
If you want to stay active while you’re aboard, you can enjoy the sights and sounds as you make your way around the massive jogging track.
9. Or Unwind
Of course, you may just wish to relax. In that case, you’ll definitely want to check out the Jewel of the Sea’s world-class spa.
10. Entertainment Everywhere
Like other RCI ships, the Jewel of the Seas seeks to keep you constantly entertained. That’s why you’ll find things like Ping-Pong tables scattered throughout.
But, below decks, the hub of activity is called the Centrum, off of which you’ll find a number of different shops, restaurants and bars.
12. Casual Dining
One such dining establishment is known as the Windjammer, and it offers a comfortable and enjoyable buffet atmosphere.
13. The Big Show
After a meal, perhaps you might like to take in a show? If that’s the case, then you’ll be heading to the Coral Theater.
You can get an authentic Vegas experience aboard the Jewel of the Seas when you follow up your show with a trip to the Casino Royale.
15. Main Dining
The main dining room aboard the Jewel of the Seas has plenty of room for everyone, featuring two floors.
16. Al Fresco Dining
If you want some open-air dining, though, you’ll have to head aft, where you’ll find the Seaview Café.
17. Dance the Night Away
Those who want to mix it up a little bit after the sun goes down will want to make it a point to visit the Safari Club.
18. Another Show
When the dance music isn’t pumping through the sound system, the Safari Club also hosts a number of different performances, from jazz bands to comedians.
19. Drinks With A View
Those who want to sip on their cocktails while enjoying sea views will want to visit the Congo Club, which is pictured above.
20. Knocking ‘Em
Schooner’s Bar is another hot spot aboard the Jewel of the Seas, partly because it offers a number of billiards tables.
21. Steak Dinner
What cruise would be complete without a luxurious steak dinner? You can get yours on the Jewel of the Seas at Chop’s Grille.
22. The Little Things
Aside from the establishments, there are all kinds of other things to see and do aboard the ship. For example, you could take in a cake-baking demonstration in the Centrum.
23. Just Appreciate
Or you could simply stop and smell the roses, taking a moment to take in how grand this ship really is.
24. Balcony Rooms
And, if you really want an experience that you’ll remember for a lifetime, be sure to book a balcony stateroom or suite!
There’s no two ways about it; she’s one hell of a ship! So why not book your passage on the Jewel of the Seas today?