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Picking the Best Cabins on the Jewel of the Seas

A deck-by-deck analysis of the Jewel of the Sea's best and worst cabins.

Looking for the best cabins on the Jewel of the Seas? Want to find the cabin with a little larger balcony than most? And what about staying away from undesirable cabins on the Jewel of the Seas? How do you avoid the worst cabins on the Jewel of the Seas?

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Jewel of the Seas Best & Worst Staterooms: Summary

Best Cabins on the Jewel of the Seas are staterooms and suites on Decks 8, 9, and 11.
Cabins to be wary of on the Jewel of the Seas are accommodations on Decks 3, 7, and 10.

Deck-by-Deck Breakdown of the Best and Worst Cabins on the Jewel of the Seas

Deck 2

The cabins on the Jewel of the Seas Deck 2 have cabins above them that buffer noise from public venues. There are only 35 cabins on Deck 2, which could make for a rather cozy little neighborhood! Please keep in mind, however, that below this deck are the engine rooms; noise from beneath this deck could be an issue.

  • All Ocean View Staterooms (2500- 2028) have small portholes rather than windows.
  • Ocean View Staterooms 2020 and 2022, and Interior Stateroom 2023 are more spacious than standard and are wheelchair accessible on Deck 2 of the Jewel of the Seas.
  • Unlike some of her Royal Caribbean sister ships, the Jewel of the Seas does not have cabins in the aft section, so propeller vibration issues are not of concern.

Related: Jewel of the Seas Deck 2 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 3

***CruiseAdvice.org Warning ***
Many cabins on this deck with potential problems.

Deck 3 on the Jewel of the Seas deserves some strategic thought before reserving a cabin if noise concerns you. While it is possible to find a more quiet cabin on this deck, it's important to keep in mind the fact that the theater and the main dining room are directly above.

  • Sea noise when the ocean is choppy can be a problem in the most forward cabins on Deck 3 of the Jewel of the Seas.
  • Forward, Ocean View Staterooms 3000-3020 and 3500-3520 are under the theater. This could mean noise concerns during rehearsals and performances.
  • Twelve Interior Staterooms (3009-3019 and 3509-3519) are most directly beneath the theater. Noise issues during rehearsals and performances could be especially problematic in these cabins.
  • Best exterior and interior cabins on Deck 3 of the Jewel of the Seas are 3036-3084 and 3536-3586 because these are under the cabins on Deck 4, and thus have a buffer from public area noise.
  • Interior Staterooms 3539 and 3541 are almost twice as large as standard and are wheelchair accessible.
  • There are noise and vibration issues that can affect guests in cabins 3110, 3112, 3114, and 3117.
  • Cabins likely to be affected by main dining room noise are Ocean View Staterooms 3112-3144 and 3612-3645. Interior Staterooms 3117-3143 and 3615-3645 are beneath the main dining room. Noise while this venue is open and when staff are cleaning could be an issue in any of these cabins.
  • Aft, Interior Staterooms 3635 and 3639 are larger than standard.
  • We are not suggesting the cabins on this deck should be completely avoided, but some of the worst cabins aboard the Jewel of the Seas are on Deck 3 because of the public areas above. If you are light sleeper, you may prefer to find a cabin elsewhere on this deck, bring earplugs, or invest in a wave machine (a sound device available at a specialty retailer like Brookstone -- produces pleasant sounds that can wipe out the unpleasant sounds). 

Related: Jewel of the Seas Deck 3 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 4

Along this entire deck, you should be aware that a main drag of the Jewel of the Seas runs above your cabin, including the Royal Promenade and shops. It is possible to find quiet accommodations on Deck 4, however.

  • On Deck 4 of the Jewel of the Seas, Ocean View Staterooms 4000- 4002 port side and 4500- 4502 starboard are closest to being beneath the theater. Noise during rehearsals and performances could be of concern.
  • Ocean View Staterooms 4004- 4060 port side and 4503- 4560 starboard, and Interior Staterooms 4017- 4061 and 4571- 4561 do have public areas above them, but these venues are not sources of early morning and late night noise.
  • Ocean View Staterooms 4060 and 4560 and Interior Staterooms 4061 and 4561 are closest to the public areas on Deck 4 of the Jewel of the Seas which include the lobby bar. Reserving a cabin farther forward might be worth considering.
  • Ocean View Staterooms 4006 and 4008 and Interior Staterooms 4017 and 4517 are more spacious than their respective standards and are wheelchair accessible.

Related: Jewel of the Seas Deck 4 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 7

***CruiseAdvice.org Warning ***
Many cabins on this deck with potential problems.

Be aware that a main drag of public areas runs beneath all of Deck 7 of the Jewel of the Seas, which includes the theater, cinema, bars, the casino, and aft area clubs and lounges. While the cinema may not generate much after hours noise, that is not the case for the rest of the venues underneath you on Deck 7. However, if noise is not an issue for you, Deck 7 does offer staterooms with balconies, some of which are quite spacious!

  • We are not suggesting the cabins on this deck should be completely avoided, but some of the worst cabins aboard the Jewel of the Seas are on Deck 7 because of the public areas above. If you are light sleeper, you may prefer to find a cabin elsewhere on this deck, bring earplugs, or invest in a wave machine (a sound device available at a specialty retailer like Brookstone -- produces pleasant sounds that can wipe out the unpleasant sounds). 
  • Forward, cabins 7006-7038 and 7506-7538 are above the theater and there could be noises from performances as well as staff preparation and clean up before and after shows. Four interior cabins (7529-7535) will likely be most affected by this on Deck 7 of the Jewel of the Seas.
  • Forward, 7004 and 7504 are Family Ocean View Staterooms which can accommodate up to six passengers. The staterooms most forward on Deck 7 are not likely to have noise issues from the theater below as these are not situated above that area. There are few family cabins on the Jewel of the Seas, and these sell out very quickly. We suggest you book one as early as possible. There will most likely be a minimum number of people required to reserve one of these staterooms.
  • Family Ocean View Stateroom 7504 is near a crew area. Noise at all hours of the day and night have been reported in this cabin.
  • Ocean View Staterooms 7002, 7000, 7500, and 7502 are between the Family Ocean View Staterooms most forward on Deck 7. These are also not directly above the theater and hence more quiet than other choices on this deck.
  • Deck 7 of the Jewel of the Seas offers Superior Interior Staterooms as well as Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms. Superior Ocean View Staterooms have over 40 sq. ft. more space than standard interior cabins. Most of the exterior cabins port side and starboard have balconies.
  • Ocean View Staterooms 7112, 7114, 7612, 7614, 7110, and 7610 are larger than standard, have larger balconies, and are wheelchair accessible. 7110 and 7610 also have uniquely shaped balconies.
  • Good choices for a bit of peace and quiet are Balcony Staterooms 7108-7146. These balcony staterooms are above the alternative restaurants which are smaller, more quiet than the bars and casinos, and less likely to be a concern after hours when most of us want to sleep.
  • There could be late night noise concerns in 7040-7094 and 7540-7670 from the various bars, clubs, and lounges, as well as the casino.
  • At up to 586 sq. ft., Royal Family Suite 7672, boasts the most room and the largest balcony on Deck 7 of the Jewel of the Seas. Its location aft on this deck also affords that precious (and least windy) view of the ocean! Like the family cabins, these suites are few and far between and are reserved very quickly. We advise that you book early and be prepared to meet a possible minimum guest requirement during this process.
  • Aft, Ocean View Staterooms 7172, 7174, 7176, 7676, and 7674 have larger balconies, all the better to afford the best (and least breezy) ocean viewing.

Related: Jewel of the Seas Deck 7 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 8

***CruiseAdvice.org Favorite Deck ***
Several cabins are highly rated by our cruise experts!

Deck 8 is a wonderful place to reserve a cabin because it is among the more quiet decks. The cabins above and beneath provide a nice buffer from the noise generated from public areas on the Jewel of the Seas.

  • Balcony Staterooms have partially obstructed views on this deck are 8162, 8164, 8166, 8662, 8664, and 8666. If your balcony view is important to you, we suggest other exterior cabins on this deck.
  • Forward on Deck 8 of the Jewel of the Seas, Family Ocean View Staterooms 8000, 8002, 8500, and 8502 do not have balconies, but each does have 319 sq. ft. and can accommodate up to six passengers! There are few of these spacious family cabins on the Jewel of the Seas, and they sell out very quickly. If one of these are of interest to you, we suggest you book one as early as possible. There will most likely be a minimum number of people required to reserve one of these staterooms.
  • Also forward, Ocean View Staterooms 8004, 8006, 8504, and 8506 do not have balconies but are a bit roomier than standard.
  • Ocean View Staterooms 8008 and 8508 have very small hull balconies.
  • All of the other exterior cabins on Deck 8 do feature balconies. Most of these cabins are either Deluxe Ocean View or Superior Ocean View Staterooms. On the Jewel of the Seas, Superior Ocean View Staterooms have 25 more sq. ft. than the Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms. There is no difference in balcony size.
  • Balcony Staterooms 8086, 8088, 8102, 8104, 8604, and 8586 do boast more balcony space than standard.
  • Aft, the two bedroom suite 8668 is the most spacious accommodation to be had on Deck 8 of the Jewel of the Seas. This suite also boasts the most expansive balcony, and commands that highly sought after picturesque (and less breezy) ocean view. Like the family cabins, these suites are few and far between and are reserved very quickly. We advise that you book early and be prepared to meet a possible minimum guest requirement during this process.
  • Also aft, Ocean View Staterooms 8168, 8170, 8172, 8672, and 8670 have more spacious than average balconies and share that magnificent view of the ocean!

Related: Jewel of the Seas Deck 8 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 9

***CruiseAdvice.org Favorite Deck ***
Several cabins are highly rated by our cruise experts!

On the Jewel of the Seas, you will find a wonderful selection of staterooms which include some of the more spacious cabins and suites available on this ship. Once again, the cabins above and beneath you make this a more quiet deck!

  • Superior Ocean View Balcony Staterooms 9252, 9254, 9652 , and 9654 have partially obstructed views. If your balcony view is important to you, there are other Superior Ocean View Balcony staterooms to be found on Deck 9 of the Jewel of the Seas.
  • Mid ship, Ocean View Staterooms 9076, 9078, 9092, 9094, 9576, 9578, 9592, and 9594 have larger balconies than standard.
  • Aft, 9656 is the two bedroom suite which has the most space and largest balcony on Deck 9 of the Jewel of the Seas. Like the family cabins, these suites are few and far between and are reserved very quickly. We advise that you book early and be prepared to meet a possible minimum guest requirement during this process.
  • Also aft and situated nearby the two bedroom suite, Ocean View Staterooms 9256, 9258, 9260, 9660, and 9658 have over-sized balconies from which you can enjoy that great aft view of the ocean!
  • Located toward the very back of Deck 9 of the Jewel of the Seas, Ocean View Staterooms 9254 and 9654 have unusually shaped, larger balconies than standard.

Related: Jewel of the Seas Deck 9 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 10

***CruiseAdvice.org Warning ***
Many cabins on this deck with potential problems.

While Deck 10 on the Jewel of the Seas is where the only Royal Suite is located, and where there are Grand Suites, Owner's Suites, and Junior Suites, it's important to remember that one of the busiest public decks is just above. That means that noise could be an issue in many of these accommodations.

  • While you are in the luxury zone on Deck 10 of the Jewel of the Seas, bear in mind that you are also just beneath Deck 11 which is Lido Deck. Luxury minded travelers need to know that in suites including Grand Suites, and Junior Suites (1028-1052 port side and 1528-1552 starboard) as well as one exterior stateroom (1046) there could be after hours noise from the pool areas just above, such as the scraping of deck chairs when staff are cleaning.
  • There are only eight interior cabins (1003-1009 and 1503-1509), and all of these are located forward on the Jewel of the Seas Deck 10 under the spa facilities.
  • Junior Suites 1028 and 1528 are slightly larger than standard, have spacious balconies, and are wheelchair accessible.
  • Superior Ocean View Stateroom 1558 is next to the Penthouse or Royal Suite, and has a uniquely shaped, larger balcony than standard on Deck 10 of the Jewel of the Seas. (This would likely be a great suite for access to excellent cabin stewards!)
  • A great choice for a bit of luxury aft on Deck 10 is the Grand Suite. These suites, with from 358 to 384 sq. ft. and 106 sq. ft. balconies, are among the most spacious accommodations on the Jewel of the Seas Deck 10. Of the Grand Suites, 1600 is our favorite because of its suite and balcony size, and due to the great view it will have of the ocean.
  • Aft on Deck 10 of the Jewel of the Seas, Junior Suites 1100 and 1602 have over-sized balconies and that highly sought after (less breezy) ocean view.
  • Also aft, Ocean View Staterooms 1102, 1104, and 1604 have larger balconies than standard and share that magnificent view of the ocean.

Related: Jewel of the Seas Deck 10 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

Deck 11

***CruiseAdvice.org Favorite Deck ***
Highly rated by our cruise experts!

The Deck 11 cabins on the Liberty of the Seas were added during a major renovation. All of these staterooms are located in the forward section of the ship, so these are close to the spa. 

  • Located starboard in the forward section of the Liberty of the Seas, 1140- 1162 are Superior Balcony Staterooms. Each offers 204 sq. ft. with a 41 sq. ft. balcony. If you are looking for a stateroom near the spa these are ideally located. That said, please note the fitness center is in the vicinity above these staterooms.

Related: Liberty of the Seas Deck 11 Deck Plan (clickable deck layout to view individual cabin pictures and amenity lists)

 

 

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