Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review by sptym
- Sail Date: March 2011
- Destination: Western Caribbean
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ArubaWe had been to Aruba before so we didn't plan an excursion. The one we took in Oct. was all day and we really didn't see downtown. We went shopping and found m,any bargains. No one bothered you but when shopping in the tents outside check the prices because they are all different. If you see something unusual and like it buy it the stuff goes fast. My sister missed out on something she wanted.View All 1,635 Aruba Cruise Port Reviews
We went to the casino and my sister won $200.00 dollars and yes they pay in US dollars. We had lunch at 7 West across from Dunkin donuts. Recommended by a local . We had great ribs and a cold drink and a great view of the ocean for about $10.00 each.
I bought a beautiful table cloth at Little Holland with 4 napkins for $22.00.
The people were all very friendly.
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Cartagena (Colombia)I imagined jungle with many people wanting to rob and kill or abduct me. What a surprise. This was my favorite island. It is just beautiful. There is the old walled city and then you look and see the new Colombia.View All 719 Cartagena (Colombia) Cruise Port Reviews
We went on a Pirate ship. There was a folklore show throughout the tour . very talented young people. They served refreshments, both drinks and chip type stuff.
There is an area to get post cards and send them in their small terminal.
After we got off the boat we went on a tour of the old city. watch out . As soon as you get off the bus they are in your face to sell you everything. They make you nervous. I just kept saying No Thanks. and they went away till the next one came over.
We saw the Vice President of Colombia and there was a lot of armed security and helicopters.
The people do everything to get money from you. If they pose for a picture with you they want money.
I got some coffee where the tour guide took us to buy it and it was much cheaper than the other places.
The shopping was in many small shops.
I had a local cold drink and it was very good.
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Colon (Cristobal)Once in a life time Ferry trip through the canal. What a wonderful experience. They severed a very nice buffet . The weather was very warm because it takes quite awhile to get through the locks but they had plenty of free cold drinks and water.View All 444 Colon (Cristobal) Cruise Port Reviews
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Grand Cayman (Georgetown)Very pretty. Tourist trap. Many shops. Very expensive. We went on a tour to the turtle farm that was in fast mode. No time to see a lot. We did go over to see the dolphins. Then we went to the town of hell. I can now say I have been to hell and back. They have a few small shops and a post office and of course the grey colored formations . Then they said we were going to a rum cake factory. It was a rum cake shop. I did buy a rum cake.View All 3,387 Grand Cayman (Georgetown) Cruise Port Reviews
Had some local meat pies in a small shop downtown. They were delicious.
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Puerto LimonI was told by many of my friends that this place was beautiful and I was going to love it. well I liked it it was nice but not my favorite. We went on the coffee bean tour. An air-conditioned bus thank goodness because it took 2 hours to get there. The factory was closed but we still had a great tour and got to have some incredible coffee. I bought 20 lbs of coffee to be delivered to the house. included in the tour was a lunch at a very nice hotel . We had an incredible lunch on a patio under a canopy, by the pool. It was beautiful.View All 342 Puerto Limon Cruise Port Reviews
There was a volcano that we could see the steam coming out of. That was fun to see. We drove through part of the rain forest. Saw many Banana trees, and of course coconut trees.
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