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Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Panama Canal & Central America
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Great Panama Canal Cruise on Jewel
"We recently returned from 14 great days on Jewel, cruising from San juan to San diego celebrating our wedding anniversary. First a little about ourselves - this was our 8th RCI cruise, 11th in total. We are both..."Read More
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Panama Canal Cruise was a Bucket List High!

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Cindy Sea

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

My husband and I have been cruising with Royal Caribbean for years. We love the cruise line and have always had a good experience. It was my bucket list item to go on a Panama Canal Cruise. We usually take about one cruise per year but had never gone for more than one week. The Panama Canal cruises usually run 15-16 nights. We decided NOT to wait until after we retired!. We went on the Jewel ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


16Nt RC East Bound Panama Cruise on the Jewel OTS

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Welly9

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We picked it for the Cruise Destinations, thru the Panama. Started in San Diego, loved SD, stay at the Sheraton (close to airport and cruise port) and walked around, to Little Italy, the docks, Dinner at the Fish Market. We love the Jewel, food and service, superb! Clean and not small not huge. Los Cabos - walked around, visiting shops, stopped at a cpl bars for Mexican home made salsa ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Ilulissat

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony

26 Helpful Votes


Cruising on Jewel of the Seas, including comparison to Carnival

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Astromaid

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We typically cruise with Carnival, but wanted to do a full transit through the Panama Canal, which Carnival rarely offers. So we booked a cruise on Jewel of the Seas, we have been on Explorer of the Seas back in 2002. We have been on nine cruises, we are in our mid sixties, husband and wife. We have never had a bad cruise and we did enjoy Jewel, Some people might be upset that I am doing a ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Ilulissat

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

33 Helpful Votes


Panama Canal Cruise

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Dlqueen721

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Nice ship, just the right size for this type of cruise. Nice crew. The waiters in the main ding room went out of their way to remember what your favorite food items were. Disappointed that our spacious ocean view balcony was really an obstructed barely ocean view balcony (still awaiting a response from RCCL on that one). Good food. Windjammer was actually a nice experience on this ship with a ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Ilulissat

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Traveled with children


Great except for last day

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jujdred2018

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Bucket-list cruise. Check-in was a bit rough: new program scanned my wife's passport and said she was born on some tropical island I've never heard of; a supervisor had to be called to update the location to NY. Night 2, around 9:45, we were in the Schooner bar having a drink and listening to Joy Wade the piano player. He was going along quite nicely, until he got bored or ran out of popular ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Ilulissat

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony

1 Helpful Vote


Worst cruise of our 16 cruises!

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Cat butler

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

The Ship was Tired. The windows were either dirty and had not cleaned in a while or the plain were in need of replacement. The seals were clearly gone in the double pained windows and we watched water "sloshing" in one window as the Ship rocked. Elevator lights did not function and this was common. Stateroom: Balcony door was difficult to open and handle was extremely lose. Dust bunnies ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


Panama Canal

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gerwin2

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We selected this cruise since we have always wanted to see the canal. We decided this time of the year to get away from cold and snow in Kansas and to give my wife a break from her cancer treatments. We also made the cruise to celebrate our 50th anniversary and both our 72nd birthdays. We found the cruise extremely interesting, enjoyable and relaxing which is what we were wanting. The Jewel is ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Interior

1 Helpful Vote


Great Cruise with a few snags

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Gretel1128

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

My Husband and I cruised the Panama Canal from Acapulco to San Juan 25 years ago for our Silver Weeding Anniversary. So when # 50 was on the Horizon, we decided to do it again, this time in the other direction. Unfortunately my Husband got ill and could not go, but I found a friend who could travel with me, so all was not lost. Embarkation went without a snag and we were on board in less ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

16 Helpful Votes


Great Cruise; New Menu Really Bad

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Okeydoker

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Our Panana Canal cruise was wonderful! A full 15 days with great ports, many sea days aboard a great ship with a fantastic crew. Leaving Los,angeles we went to two Mexican Ports, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo. Then on to Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, through the Canal then on to Colombia and ending in San Juan Puerto Rico. a great iteniary. The only disappointment was Royal Caribs new menu which ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Departure Port: Hong Kong

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

2 Helpful Votes


Great Panama Canal Cruise on Jewel

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DJTowls

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

We recently returned from 14 great days on Jewel, cruising from San juan to San diego celebrating our wedding anniversary. First a little about ourselves - this was our 8th RCI cruise, 11th in total. We are both in our early 40's. We stayed in the hilton caribe the night before the cruise which worked out fine - around $15 to the ship in a cab. Embarkation was very easy with no line at the ...
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Sail Date: May 2015

Departure Port: Nadi

Cabin Type: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

33 Helpful Votes


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