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159 Royal Caribbean Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews
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PhilnPhil
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
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 were pleased with the ... Read more
Okeydoker
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
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, ... Read more
DJTowls
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
12 forum posts
5 helpful votes
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. ... Read more
Santa_Barbara_Cruiser
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
38 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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 Jewel. PRE CRUISE: We ... Read more
a1bigtuna
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed February 2015
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 would just rent a car ... Read more
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pcox5270
Member Since 2014
1 review
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 in staff had no idea what ... Read more
Koobie68
Member Since 2014
1 review
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 made a mistake in booking ... Read more
CarrieGirl
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
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
12 reviews
190 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
354 forum posts
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
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
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
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
3 reviews
58 forum posts
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
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
575 forum posts
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
4 reviews
2,949 forum posts
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
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
6 forum posts
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
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
2 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
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
281 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
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
3 reviews
1 forum post
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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