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  Jewel of the Seas (Royal Caribbean International)

Jewel of the Seas | Royal Caribbean International
The Cruise ship Jewel of the Seas leaving the Firth of Clyde, Scotland, seen from Greenock Esplanade
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Jewel of the Seas | Royal Caribbean International
Jewel of the Seas in Labadee
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Jewel of the Seas | Royal Caribbean International
Cruise ship Jewel of the Seas in Oslo
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Jewel of the Seas | Royal Caribbean International
Cruise ship Jewel of the Seas in the Firth of Clyde, departing from Clydeport Ocean Terminal, Greenock, Scotland,
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JEWEL OF THE SEAS FACTS

Description
The Jewel of the Seas is the latest addition to Royal Caribbean International’s Radiance class. This elegant cruise ship features nine decks and comes with many pleasant surprises for all travelers. Indeed, the nine-deck Centrum, glass elevators with sweeping sea views, ocean vistas, and sea view cafes, the Jewel of the Seas offers quite a treat for the eyes. The Jewel of the Seas is most well-known for the beauty of its interior, leaving many guests quite enthralled.

Destinations
The Jewel of the Seas is used on many cruise tours, mainly in the Baltic during the summer and in the Caribbean during the winter. The ship mostly divides its time between the United States and Europe. Just recently, it has begun sailing to Canada and New England. By 2012, it will also start sailing to Norway and Iceland.

History
Royal Caribbean International worked with Meyer Werft for the construction of the 962 feet luxury cruise ship. It undocked in March 2004 and was launched on its maiden voyage in May of the same year. Currently, it boasts of the highest percentage of outside cabins in the Radiance class.

Dining
There are plenty of dining options onboard led by the Tides Dining Room, a two-level beautifully decorated restaurant. The first level features a romantic moonlight ambience perfect for traveling couples. For daytime eating, you can choose from a diverse selection of restaurants and cafes, including the Windjammer Café with its different food stations and an outdoor seating area, the Sea view Café with its must-try finger foods, the Solarium Café known for their “crepe of the day”, the Chops Grille steakhouse, and the Italian-themed Portofino. The onboard coffee bar also serves free pastries with their a la carte coffees. For specialty coffee, head to the Latte-tudes by Seattle’s Best Coffee.

Entertainment
The cruise ship boasts a nine-deck glass atrium called the Centrum and the indoor Thai-themed Solarium with its quaint wooden deck and tempting magenta chaise pads scattered around the pool. To soothe those tired nerves, Jewel of the Seas offer a unique spa experience with its two-level spa and fitness center complete with a sauna, aromatherapy steam, and even tooth whitening services.

At night, the top destinations are the bars surrounding the Centrum, particularly the Champagne bar and the Lobby bar. Royal Caribbean also throws in its trademark Schooner Bar. When guests are done with the bars and lounges, they can enjoy the slot machines and table games at the Casino Royale. For cultural entertainment options, guests can head to the two-deck Coral Theater with its Broadway-style shows.

Popular onboard destinations for sports aficionados include the rock-climbing wall and the basketball and volleyball courts. Golf-lovers will also surely love the indoor and outdoor country club golf simulator area. To keep kids and teens entertained, Jewel of the Seas also offer exciting Adventure Ocean youth-oriented facilities. Kids ages 3 to 5 will join the Aquanauts group, while kids ages 6 to 8 will join the Explorers group. Kids 9 to 12 year olds join the Voyagers group while teens ages 15 to 17 are grouped as Guests. Teens can also spend most of their time at the Fuel, a teen-exclusive facility, which includes a disco and juice bar.

Cabins
The inside cabins are about 165 square feet while the outsides are 170 square feet. The ship has especially designed cabins for disabled passengers. The Junior Suite is almost twice the size of a regular cabin, and the Grand, Owner, and Royal Suites are quite expansive and offers a wide assortment of additional treats such as flat-screen TVs, sound systems, bars, and whirlpool baths.

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Ship Summary
Operator:Royal Caribbean International
Built by:Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany
Date Completed:2004
Gross Tonnage:90090
Length:293.2 m
Width:32.2 m
Decks:13
Passengers:2501
Crew:842
IMO:9228356