MS Jewel of the Seas

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Jewel of the Seas setting out from Greenock.
Name: Jewel of the Seas
Operator: Royal Caribbean
Port of registry:  Bahamas
Builder: Meyer Werft
Laid down: 9 November 2002[1]
Launched: 13 March 2004[2]
Maiden voyage: May 8, 2004
In service: 2004-present
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Radiance-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 90,090 GT
Length: 962 ft (293 m)
Beam: 105.6 ft (32.2 m)
Draft: 26.7 ft (8.1 m)
Decks: 13 passenger decks
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)
Capacity: 2,501 passengers
Crew: 842
Notes: 3,343 total passenger/crew

The MS Jewel of the Seas is a cruise ship belonging to Royal Caribbean's Radiance class. The ship was completed in the spring of 2004 with her maiden voyage in May of that year. She is the last Radiance class ship.

As of June 2016, Jewel of the Seas sails 7 and 9-night cruises from Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy to the Greek Isles. She will reposition to cruising from San Juan, Puerto Rico in November 2016 with 7, 8 and 9-night southern Caribbean voyages.[3]

Jewel of the Seas: undulating Deck 11 houses the Windjammer cafe (aft) and pools (mid), including the new (2016) poolside movie screen.

In April 2016, Jewel of the Seas completed a bow-to-stern, 20M GBP[4] ($300M USD[5]) renovation that give guests new staterooms including two-bedroom family suites and 24 new balconies, three new restaurants/wine bar (Giovanni’s Table (deck 6), Vintages (deck 6), and Izumi (deck 12)), a large poolside movie screen (deck 11) and tech upgrades,[6] including improved broadband internet service.[7]


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