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GTS Jewel of the Seas – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9228356

GTS Jewel of the Seas

© Wil Weijsters

Jewel of the Seas – © Wil Weijters (Barbados,23/01/2008)

Steel twin Azimuthing pod “Radiance class” motor vessel built in 2004 by Meyer Werft GmbH, Papenburg Germany(Yard No 658) as a Passenger/Cruise ship

Technical Data

  • Original Cost: $350 million
  • Length: 293.20 m (overall) 266.23 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 39.20 m
    Depth: 10.70 m
    Draught: 8.50 m (Summer)
    Tonnage: 90090 gross/53825 net/11936t deadweight
    Engines: Two General-Electric Marine-Fincantieri LM2500 gas turbines
    Power: 59000kW/78600bHP
    Speed: 24.0 knots (Cruise) 25.0 (Max)
  • Passenger Decks: 12
    Capacity: 2100 (2500 max)
  • Crew: 885
    Call Sign: C6FW9
    MMSI Number:
  • IMO Number: 9228356
  • Official Number: 9000084
    Port of Registry: Nassau/Bahamas 🇧🇸
    Sister Ships: Brilliance of the Seas (656), Radiance of the Seas (655), Serenade of the Seas (657)

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September 26th 2001: Keel laid.

Jewel of the Seas

April 4th 2004: Delivered to Jewel of the Seas Inc. Manager; Royal Caribbean Cruises

April 22nd 2004: Completed.


Jewel of the Seas – © Aleksi Lindström (Helsinki, 09/04/2008)

May 8th 2004: Maiden voyage.


Jewel of the Seas – © Aleksi Lindström (Helsinki, 17/07/2009)

August 21st 2020: Arrived at Dover from Gibraltar.

Jewel of the Seas – © Dover Strait Shipping (Dover, 22/08/2020)

August 23rd 2020: Left Dover showing destination as Poole.

May 19th 2022: Called at Dover.

© Craig Nelson © Craig Nelson © Craig Nelson

Jewel of the Seas – © Craig Nelson (Dover, 19/05/2022)

June 19th 2022: Called at Dover.


Jewel of the Seas – 🆕© Dover Strait Shipping (Dover, 22/08/2020)

All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Dover Strait Shipping, Fotoflite, Aleksi Lindström, Craig Nelson and Wil Weijsters for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)

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