Port Canaveral Welcomes Fourth Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

Last month, Port Canaveral welcomed the fourth Royal Caribbean ship homeporting on the Space Coast, as Jewel of the Seas arrived for her 2022-2023 winter season.

“We are thrilled to have Jewel of the Seas at Port Canaveral and very excited to welcome her as our fourth Royal Caribbean International homeported ship,” stated Capt. John Murray, Port CEO. “Our partners at RCI have entrusted us with some of their most valuable assets and we couldn’t be more proud.”

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(Photo courtesy of the Canaveral Port Authority)

In keeping with tradition, port executives presented Jewel of the Seas’ Captain Trond Holm with a plaque commemorating the vessel’s first visit to Port Canaveral.

The 2004-built Jewel of the Seas will spend the winter season operating six and eight-night voyages from Port Canaveral to the eastern, western, and southern Caribbean, as well as the Bahamas. Many voyages include a stop at Royal Caribbean’s private island Perfect Day at CocoCay.

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(Photo courtesy of Canaveral Port Authority)

The 90,000 gross ton vessel can carry about 2,700 guests. Features include Giovanni’s Table Italian restaurant, a rock climbing wall, Park Café, kids’ clubs, Izumi Japanese restaurant, and the Viking Crown Lounge with sweeping panoramic views.

Jewel of the Seas joins three other Royal Caribbean International ships at Port Canaveral: Independence of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas, and the largest cruise ship in the world — Wonder of the Seas.

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