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Jewel of the Seas

Embark on a journey to some of the world’s most enchanting destinations aboard Jewel of the Seas®. While you explore breathtaking landscapes and craft unforgettable memories, your time onboard will be nothing short of extraordinary. Scale new heights with exhilarating rock climbing adventures. Be captivated by mesmerizing entertainment, including dazzling Broadway musical productions. Indulge your palate in a culinary extravaganza that encompasses Italian delicacies and delectable teppanyaki dishes prepared right at your table.

Book your Jewel of the Seas Cruise

Galveston serves as a popular cruise departure point in Texas, offering travelers a convenient gateway to various cruise destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico.

Jewel of the Seas

Royal Caribbean sets sail to some of the world’s most sought-after cities and destinations, boasting a continually expanding fleet of innovative and stylish ships that offer a blend of relaxation, elegance, and upscale experiences. These qualities appeal to a wide-ranging audience, from honeymooners to families, as well as couples commemorating golden anniversaries.

Pioneers in introducing rock climbing walls on each vessel within their fleet, Royal Caribbean International places a strong emphasis on creating fresh and exciting experiences. Each ship is brimming with a multitude of entertaining activities, diverse dining options, inviting bars and lounges, extensive shopping opportunities, captivating entertainment, and comprehensive sports and spa facilities, ensuring each guest’s vacation is a memorable one. Children aged 3 to 17 can delight in Royal Caribbean’s Adventure Ocean youth program and teen facilities, thoughtfully designed to offer age-appropriate activities and amenities within a kid-friendly environment.

Jewel of the Seas Cruise Ship

Royal Caribbean Payments & Refunds

To reserve your cabin and lock in the final price, you will be required to place a deposit on your cruise. After you have placed a deposit to secure your reservation, you will be asked to pay the remaining balance of your fare at the final payment due date.

Deposit and Final Payment

Cruise LengthCabin CategoryDeposit AmountFinal Payment Due Date
1 to 4 nightsSuite categories
10% of the cruise fare or $100, whichever is the greater amount
75 days prior to sailing
All other categories$100 per person
$250 per person for Bermuda itineraries only
5 nightsSuite categories10% of the cruise fare or $100, whichever is the greater amount90 days prior to sailing
All other categories$100 per person
$250 per person for Bermuda itineraries only
6 to 9 nightsSuite categories10% of the cruise fare or $250, whichever is the greater amount90 days prior to sailing
All other categories$250 per person
10+ nightsSuite categories10% of the cruise fare or $450, whichever is the greater amount90 days prior to sailing
All other categories$450 per person

Note: Select promotions require full payment at the time of booking.

Royal Caribbean accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Optima, Diner’s Club International and Discover cards.

Cancellations and Refunds

Penalties may apply if you cancel or change your reservation. Penalties can be up to 100% of the amount paid, and deposits are often non-refundable. We recommend purchasing insurance to protect against covered unexpected events. Please check with your Vacations To Go cruise counselor for cancellation and refund policies for Royal Caribbean cruises.

 All beverages except tea and water are at an extra cost. Juice and coffee free with breakfast. Soft drink card available. Wine & Dine wine package available.

Dining on Royal Caribbean is an adventure, with many exciting options to choose from. Enjoy a lively meal in one of the main dining rooms, where your personal server will greet you with your favorite cocktail and prepare exotic desserts at your table, or linger over a romantic table for two at one of the luxurious specialty restaurants. Royal Caribbean also offers casual cafés and 24-hour room service. There will be a service charge of $7.95 per delivery for room service orders.

Main Dining Room Policies

Royal Caribbean guests are assigned to one of two seatings in the main dining room for their evening meal, early or late. The early and late seating times can vary by ship or itinerary, but are usually at around 6:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., respectively. Royal Caribbean also offers My Time Dining, which allows you to dine in the main dining room anytime between the hours of 6:00 – 9:30 pm (times vary by ship).

Dress Code

With the exception of formal nights, dress is casual. 3, 4 and 5 night cruises have one formal night. 6 and 7 night cruises have two formal nights. Cruises that last longer than 8 nights will typically have three formal nights. For casual dinners, appropriate attire for men is slacks (no jeans) and a sports shirt, while women are advised to wear slacks and blouse, a sundress or a pantsuit. At informal dinners, men are expected to wear a jacket or sports coat, with or without a tie, or a collared shirt, whereas women should don a dress, blouse and skirt, or pantsuit. On formal evenings, men should wear a dark suit or a tuxedo, while women should dress in an evening gown or cocktail dress. Shorts, t-shirts and swimwear are never permitted in the main dining room.

Specialty Dining Packages

6-9 Night Cruises3 Night PackageUnlimited Package
Quantum and Oasis Class Ships$99 per person$29 per person, per day
All Other Ships$79 per person$24 per person, per day
10+ Night Cruises3 Night Package5 Night PackageUnlimited Package
Quantum and Oasis Class Ships$99 per person$139 per person$20 per person, per day
All Other Ships$79 per person$119 per person$20 per person, per day

Special Requests

Special meals are available including low-fat, vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose-free, low/no sodium and low/no cholesterol meals, as well as sugar-free and fat-free desserts. Kosher meals are available on all ships and itineraries and must be requested at least 90 days prior to sailing for European and South American itineraries, and at least 45 days in advance for all other itineraries. Kosher for Passover meal requests must be received at least 90 days in advance in order to be accommodated.

Dining Options

Dining at Jewel of the SeasTides Dining Room (Main Dining Room)
Cuisine: Continental
Dress Code: 2 formal nights, 2 semi-formal, others casual or ‘smart casual’.
Surcharge: No
Reservations Required: Yes
Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. -9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 12 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: Early – 6:00-6:30 p.m., Late – 8:00-8:30 p.m.
Dining at Jewel of the SeasChops Grille
Cuisine: Upscale steakhouse
Dress Code: Smart casual (formal on formal nights)
Surcharge: Yes
Reservations Required: Yes
Dinner Only: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Dining at Jewel of the SeasIzumi
Cuisine: Japanese
Dress Code: Casual
Surcharge: Yes, A la carte pricing
Reservations Required: Yes
Dinner only: Check onboard for hours
Dining at Jewel of the SeasGiovanni’s Table
Cuisine: Upscale Italian
Dress Code: Smart casual (formal on formal nights)
Surcharge: Yes; $15 per person for lunch, $25 per person for dinner
Reservations Required: Yes
Dinner Only: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Dining at Jewel of the SeasWindjammer
Cuisine: Buffet
Dress Code: Casual
Surcharge: No
Reservations Required: No
Ask onboard
Dining at Jewel of the SeasCafe Latte’tudes
Cuisine : Specialty coffee and pastries
Dress Code: Casual
Surcharge: Yes, ask onboard
Reservations Required: No
Hours: Ask onboard
Dining at Jewel of the SeasChef’s Table
Cuisine: Continental
Dress Code: Smart casual
Surcharge: Yes, ask onboard
Reservations Required: Yes
Check onboard for hours

In addition to the restaurants mentioned above, the ship also features 24-hour room service. There will be a service charge of $7.95 per delivery for room service orders.

Note: Open seating at dinner (My Time Dining) is also available in the main dining area

Jewel of the Seas Wireless Internet


VOOM Surf + Stream Internet Package
Price per day, per device
Itinerary1 Device2 Devices3 Devices4 Devices
Short Caribbean Itineraries$26.99$19.99$19.99$19.99
All Other Itineraries$23.99$15.99$15.99$15.99

VOOM is Royal Caribbean’s exclusive high-speed internet service. Stay connected with friends and family all cruise long with 24 hour access. The VOOM Surf + Stream Internet Package lets you message and video chat on messenger services, browse the web, send emails and post on social media, and video chat live. Plus stream your favorite videos, movies, music and shows.

Pre-Cruise Pricing: Most VOOM Surf + Stream packages are discounted up to 20% off onboard pricing. Check Pre-Cruise Planner for pricing for individual voyages. Surf packages are available for purchase pre-cruise for certain voyages, check the Cruise Planner for availability.

The Terminals

Galveston has three cruise terminals. Here’s what you should know about these three terminals:

Terminal 1

Situated at 2502 Harborside Drive, terminal 1 serves Carnival Cruise Lines with parking across the street. This cruise terminal was completed in late 2010 with the capability to accommodate the growing number of passengers and the larger ships that travel through Galveston.

Terminal 2

Terminal 2 is conveniently located at 2702 Harborside Drive in the heart of Galveston. The terminal is mostly used by Royal Caribbean, although the new RCL Terminal 3 is designated for Royal Caribbean cruises as well. It’s within walking distance from the parking lot, and also offers a shuttle service.

Moreover, the terminal allows for the simultaneous embarking and disembarking of over 5,000 passengers at a time. The 150,000-square-foot facility was designed with Royal Caribbean’s Freedom-class ships in mind. It’s a facility that has undergone many improvements to continue to provide clients with the ultimate guest service.

Terminal 3

In December 2018, the Port of Galveston reached a whopping $125 million agreement with Royal Caribbean to construct a third terminal. This was a result of the increasing number of passengers. The new facility is a part of a 200,000 sq. ft. complex on 10 acres of land at Pier 10. The new terminal will boost the port’s capacity and revenue, including state and local taxes. Plus, it will create hundreds of jobs for locals. 

As the world’s first zero-energy cruise terminal, the facility is a showcase for energy conservation, utilizing solar panels to offset electricity usage, bike racks, and EV charging stations. Also, a better experience is provided with mobile check-in, facial recognition, and separate VIP entrances.

The new terminal 3 accommodates the largest Oasis-class ships, such as the Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas (which sails on seven-night Western Caribbean itineraries). The terminal is projected to double the number of cruises and passengers using Galveston’s cruise terminals each year.

Jewel of the Seas Parking Information

Departure for Royal Caribbean International’s Jewel of the Seas will be via Cruise Terminal 10. Parking can be found at one of several outdoor parking garages, covered parking lots, indoor parking garages, or the is also free cruise parking at one of the many cruise friendly hotels on the island. Simply arrive the day before departure and stay as a guest at their hotel and you can safely park your car with them until you return from your cruise.

The Official Port Of Galveston Parking - Galveston Park

Our Port of Galveston discount cruise parking allows cruise passengers to reserve a parking spot when sailing out of Galveston. Find where to park in Galveston for Cruises for the port of Galveston parking. Find Parking near Galveston Cruise for Carnival and other cruises. With the pre-paid parking program, the Port is offering discounted parking rates for spots in the Port of Galveston’s official parking lots. Cruise passengers can secure a spot in advance through our online service and be sure to secure a worry free spot for parking near Galveston Cruise Port. This port parking can be used by Carnival Cruise parking. We value our customers and so if you Park by the Ports, it is safe cruise parking.

Go To the Official Port Of Galveston Parking Page

What you need to know before visiting Galveston

Operating out of Galveston Island, the Port of Galveston is at the heart of cruise life and sits in the West Bay at the beginning of the Houston Ship Channel. This port currently has 3 cruise terminals and serves, on average, over 1 million cruise passengers a year. Located on Harborside Drive in Galveston, the port is connected to the mainland via the San Luis Pass toll bridge and Interstate 45.  The city’s cruise industry has grown significantly over the years, making it a key player in the Gulf of Mexico cruise market.

Galveston Island

Galveston - Destination details

Captivating destination that offers a blend of rich history, beautiful beaches, vibrant culture, and numerous activities for visitors

Galveston Cruise Terminals

Terminals and Transportation

Uncover terminal insights and explore the diverse transportation choices for a hassle-free cruise departure. Get ready to set sail!

Galveston Beach

Cruise FAQs

Are you planning a cruise adventure from Galveston but have a boatload of questions? You’re in the right place! This FAQ page is your one-stop source for everything you need to know about cruises departing from Galveston.

Itinerary for Galveston

Before Cruising Itinerary

Relax and Explore Galveston by visiting some of the most delicious seafood restaurants and steak houses in the area, or explore the iconic Moody Gardens and Pleasure Pier.

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