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paulrtg
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
14 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Thanksgiving (November 27-December 12, 2013) voyage of Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas, while not a Turkey, gave fewer reasons to give thanks than it might have. For approximately two hundred passengers, the San Diego ... Read more
greenbuick
Member Since 2007
1 review
32 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2013
Just completed the RCI Legend 15 day trans Panama Canal cruise. The trip was all that we expected to be and more. This was our first cruise on a smaller ship, only 2,000 guests. We found our balcony stateroom to be larger than on some of ... Read more
CarrieGirl
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
A month before we departed I got the email about a repo cruise to Panama. Because that was on the 'proverbial' Bucket List, I examined further. The cruise would leave Miami on a Wednesday and arrive in Colon Panama on a Saturday morning. I ... Read more
dagunny
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Absolutely the cleanest ship we ever sailed on. Entertainment from Colon to San Jaun Superb. All Latino and in Spanish as were shows. We have taken the Panama cruises a few times and keep going back. Hector Ruiz on the keyboard in ... Read more
cmlv150
Member Since 2009
1 review
318 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My party flew into San Diego, the morning of the cruise and took a taxi from the airport over to the cruise ship terminal area. We arrived around 10:30am walked up, dropped off our luggage and then walked to the North along the pier to ... Read more

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capalmtree
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Having researched many Panama Canal itineraries, we were pleased with our 15-night trip on Vision of the Seas. We wanted an itinerary that actually transited the canal and also spent a day in Panama for touring. We were a bit concerned ... Read more
DosMariasFromSF
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
RCI , Royal Caribbean International Vision of the Seas Panama Canal April 2013 West to East (San Diego to Ft Lauderdale) Room 2072 (Senior Citizens , no children) Overall, a very rewarding experience, though it did not start off ... Read more
ladyslippertraveller
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My sister and I just completed a five day visit in San Diego and a 15 day Panama Canal cruise on board the Vision of the Seas. The only negative comment I can make is the terrible check in procedure at the San Diego pier. This has to be ... Read more
Richieline
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
51 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first 15 day trip. The time went by swiftly and smoothly. Boarding in Ft. Lauderdale was a breeze. We were about 30 minutes from terminal arrival to the swimming pool bar. That beats the 3 1/2 hour wait in Vancouver on our ... Read more
verybubbly52
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Another couple, my husband and I initially enjoyed a one day cruise (for Travel agents) which was satisfactory, one day prior to an adjoining cruise. We had decided to purchase an immediate next day cruise on the same ship (a day ... Read more

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beachfinder
Member Since 2009
1 review
533 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Check in was the worst of any cruise we had ever done. Despite being a Diamond member with a Jr. Suite, I was sent to the "regular" line and they couldn't do anything fast. They couldn't verify my credit card either and blamed everything ... Read more
Ruth
Member Since 2000
3 reviews
2,553 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Good -Great Cruise Critic's to hang out with. 14 day cruise. Time to relax. No kids on board, they were in school. Bad -Worst room steward we have ever had. He was unhappy, complained about his job to me each time I spoke to him. Never ... Read more
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janrteach1
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our fourth cruise and we were really looking forward to getting away and seeing the canal. Unfortunately, there were some down sides. #1. The Fort Lauderdale Terminal seemed a little seedy and slow moving. #2. We finally ... Read more
Frogmill0
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2012
My wife and I have cruised several times before but never with RCI so we were interested to see how they compare with the likes of Celebrity, Cunard and Princess. Our conclusion afterwards was that "Indy" is a very impressive ship but it ... Read more
pgtraveler
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I live in California, and were planning to attend a wedding in Key West. Since we had a significant (and about to expire!) RCI credit from a Mediterranean cruise where half the ports were canceled due to weather, the Panama ... Read more

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Rose Burgess
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2011
My first ever Cruise was a disaster! On April I left the UK to travel to Tampa Florida for a 15 day cruise on the Royal Caribbean@s Radiance of the Seas. I was looking forward to this great experience because I was going on holiday ... Read more
ugotdav
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I just returned from fifteen days on the Radiance of the Seas (RCI) cruise out of Tampa (4-29-11) through the Panama Canal to San Diego. It is hard not to like cruising, the ocean is amazing -- relaxing and soothing! Yet, ... Read more
spkinva
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
279 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We recently cruised on the Jewel of the Seas and found it to be a beautiful ship. The staff was very friendly and the cabin was very accomadating. We loved our corner aft cabin with it's extended balcony. The cabin had more storage than ... Read more
purdo96
Member Since 2011
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I have taken 7 previous cruises together, most of the trips with another couple that we have known since college. We have all traveled together worldwide and cruised in both the Caribbean and Europe. Three of us have been to ... Read more
5starchick
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2011
This was our 2nd cruise with Liberty OTS. We were happy to be back on the ship to see if we could have as much fun as we did in 2009 on Liberty. It was as wonderful as we remembered. The only negatives were that some shows like "Love and ... Read more

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Jatimer
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2011
This was our second family cruise. There were seven of us (grandparents, parents and 3 kids aged 13, 11 and 8). Previously we had sailed to the Western Caribbean on the coincidentally named, and similar sized, Norwegian Jewel. We booked ... Read more
laperuza
5 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We took a flight from Charleston, WV to FLL by Spirit Airlines. Their service was unexpectedly good, not talking about the price: cheaper than possible. Unlike others I like their luggage rules and fees: because of that you can really ... Read more
Master-Cruiser
Member Since 2005
1 review
137 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2011
Boston to Miami - Our American Airlines flight arrived in Boston with an oil leak so our 2:30PM flight had to wait for another plane to arrive. We took off atfer 8PM arriving Miami at 11:30PM. They could not open the cargo door for 1 ½ ... Read more
Lonesome George
Member Since 2010
1 review
30 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was all our second cruise on The Jewel; the previous one being in March 2006. Was very pleased to see how well the intervening years have not marred her beauty in any appreciable way. The ship was immaculate.We were all on-board ... Read more
Smithster
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
125 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My hubby and I have cruised many times but this was our first experience with RCCL. I have to say it is right up there in our great times in cruising. We live in Florida so we took Cruise Connection Bus to get to the port. This is the ... Read more

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