ULTIMATE CARIBBEAN / PANAMA CRUISE: Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review by ccfishinggirl

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Sail Date: January 2010
Destination: Panama Canal & Central America
Embarkation: Miami
Stayed at Holiday Inn Port of Miami across from Bayside Marketplace - excellent choice, only minutes from ship.

ARUBA PORT - Jeep Safari Tour (www.abc-aruba.com) We were very pleased with this tour, took us all over sightseeing in countryside...very worthwhile.

CARTEGENA, Columbia - Very disappointed in tour...bus not a/c as mentioned. Visited Monastery - another $5 to get in. Drove by Fort, didn't stop, drove through a couple of blocks of old city - didn't stop then they took us to Emerald Factory - very expensive...Whole tour was very disappointing...do not book with "Pacho" he is outside gates when you dock. He is very difficult to understand.

COLON, PANAMA - what can I say...tour was definitely highlight of whole trip. (www.myfriendmario.com) REY - tour guide was funny and so easy to understand. He is absolutely fabulous!! Went to Gatun Locks, then the Waterfall and Embera Indian Village by motorized canoe. This is a fantastic experience...worth every More penny!!

PUERTO LIMON, COSTA RICA - Very good "Rainforest / EcoTour / Sanctuary / Boat tour. Our guide was a little "dry" with information, took out books explaining...way too much info!! Town is absolutely FULL of garbage...very disgusting...(www.greenwaytours.com). Other than that the tour was very worthwhile...

GEORGETOWN, GRAND CAYMAN - Snorkel / Stingray City Tour...(www.mobydicktours.com) Lots of humor and guides are pretty good to look at!!! This tour was very good, we all held stingray, even 80 year old mother. Those who wanted were dropped off at 7 mile beach after...

Overall, this cruise was 1st Class...the port schedule is fabulous...days at sea between port of calls...Would we do this again??? In a minute! We also enjoyed the assigned dining seating, food is fabulous and Windjammer Cafe above is also exceptional...Will not go wrong by booking this cruise! Library was very poor! Main Dining Waiters Alberto and Luis were so much fun!! Thanks guys! Less

Published 02/25/10

Cabin review:

We were 3 women sharing this cabin with balcony and we felt it was spacious enough for us...it was what we expected, a person is rarely in the room anyways.

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