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Royal Caribbean Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean
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Panama Canal & Central America
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91

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40

Average

13

Poor

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Terrible

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159 Royal Caribbean Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews


Cindy Sea avatar

Cindy Sea

1 Review Written

Panama Canal Cruise was a Bucket List High!

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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 ...
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Sail Date February 2019


Manymice avatar

Manymice

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Lousy cruise

I'm loyal to Royal and wanted to do a Panama Canal cruise. I have been on about 40 cruises with Royal and this was by far the worst cruise I've been on. 1) Embarkation was delayed due to an unknown issue and the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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AZcrew

4 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

AZ crew in the Panama Canal

We chose this cruise because the timing was good, it ended up in LA where we could drive home to Phoenix and we needed 15 days to make Diamond level. We arrived in Fort Lauderdale 2 days ahead hoping to do some ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Amdcu93

4 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Love the ship and staff, food could be better

The ship is wonderful. I love how small and easy to navigate she is compared to her bigger competitors and sisters. Not high-tech, which is fine with me. I'm happy with just music and trivia and silly games and ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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custard75

17 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Great cruise along the Panama Canal

Embarked in Miami - was on board quickly and cabins opened by 1.15pm. We tried the assisted boarding as my dad has bad arthritis and struggles to walk far now. We waited in an area with an awful lot of others in the ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Welly9

7 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

16Nt RC East Bound Panama Cruise on the Jewel OTS

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Astromaid

4 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Cruising on Jewel of the Seas, including comparison to Carnival

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Dlqueen721

2 Reviews Written

Panama Canal Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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jujdred2018

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great except for last day

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. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Cat butler

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise of our 16 cruises!

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" ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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bewitchingstitcher

1 Review Written

Some disappointing changes since our last cruise

I am a frequent cruiser and usually choose Royal Caribbean. I am a Diamond member of Crown & Anchor. The 2018 Panama Canal cruise was disappointing compared to previous experiences on Royal Caribbean Boarding in ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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gerwin2

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panama Canal

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Gretel1128

6 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise with a few snags

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. ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Manazefa

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nice ship, horrible food and excursion desk staff, tiny stateroom

We took a 16 day cruise from LA to New Orleans. This was out 5th RC cruise. We’ve enjoyed the others. The ship was nice, not too big. The cruise director was wonderful. Very friendly and creative. On this ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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traveljunkey

5 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

No refrigerator in the room, poor stateroom location, broken pipes, poor lounge

We wanted to go thru the Panama Canal from Miami to Los Angeles. We are diamond plus level cruisers and are supposed to be admitted to the concierge's lounge. We were forced to go to the diamond lounge or ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Razz21

7 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal Eastbound

We have been cruising since the early 1990's and have cruised mainly with NCL and Carnival. We have been on 50 plus cruises. This is our second Royal Caribbean cruise; our first was on the Allure. Our last cruise ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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AlansFantasyland

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Prison of the Seas

This was my first cruise ever and I came in completely optimistic, but it was an absolute disaster. From the first moment I entered this ship, you are greeted with this musty smell of this aging ship. The smell ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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PhilnPhil

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise on an Older Ship

We just returned from a week aboard the Vision of the Seas. Having previously cruised on the Oasis of the Seas with RCC, I was not sure what to expect from an older, smaller ship. However, we had a great time and ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Okeydoker

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise; New Menu Really Bad

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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DJTowls

2 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Santa_Barbara_Cruiser

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Above Average Cruise on Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas

Mexico - Panama Canal - Central America Cruise - 14 Nights. Overall, this cruise was above average but less than very good. I am an RCCL Diamond level cruiser and this was my 15th cruise - 10th with RCCL - 1st on ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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a1bigtuna

1 Review Written

Cruise from Galveston

First, like I usually do, I book a motel a day before the cruise (just to insure no timing problems). So I booked this cruise from Galveston and then a motel there. Then air from San Diego to Houston, and thinking I ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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pcox5270

1 Review Written

First Time on Royal Caribbean…..

We arrived at the Port of Galveston in plenty of time to be greeted by piles of suitcases and bewildered passengers with no guidance from staff. Took over an hour to get to the front desk to check in and the check ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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Koobie68

1 Review Written

Very Pleased with Cruise

My two 12 year old children and I went on a Navigator of the Seas cruise in late July. I have to admit that I have high standards in travel, and after reading some reviews on this website, I had wondered if we had ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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CarrieGirl

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

We must do more of these REPOSITIONING Cruises

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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