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159 Royal Caribbean Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews
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Jatimer
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2011
This was our second family cruise. There were seven of us (grandparents, parents and 3 kids aged 13, 11 and 8). Previously we had sailed to the Western Caribbean on the coincidentally named, and similar sized, Norwegian Jewel. We booked ... Read more
laperuza
5 reviews
We took a flight from Charleston, WV to FLL by Spirit Airlines. Their service was unexpectedly good, not talking about the price: cheaper than possible. Unlike others I like their luggage rules and fees: because of that you can really ... Read more
Master-Cruiser
Member Since 2005
1 review
137 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2011
Boston to Miami - Our American Airlines flight arrived in Boston with an oil leak so our 2:30PM flight had to wait for another plane to arrive. We took off atfer 8PM arriving Miami at 11:30PM. They could not open the cargo door for 1 ½ ... Read more
Lonesome George
Member Since 2010
1 review
30 forum posts
This was all our second cruise on The Jewel; the previous one being in March 2006. Was very pleased to see how well the intervening years have not marred her beauty in any appreciable way. The ship was immaculate.We were all on-board ... Read more
Smithster
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
130 forum posts
My hubby and I have cruised many times but this was our first experience with RCCL. I have to say it is right up there in our great times in cruising. We live in Florida so we took Cruise Connection Bus to get to the port. This is the ... Read more
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10isgirl
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
18 forum posts
Not rated Sailed March 2011
We arrived a day early and stayed at the Marriott Courtyard next to the Multiplaza Mall. I highly recommend this location for a hotel. The mall is high-end and has restaurants. We used www.myfriendmario.com for transportation from the ... Read more
Leyton1262
Member Since 2011
1 review
95 forum posts
Sailed February 2011
This was our second cruise with RCCL. We sailed Feb 25/11 from Ft Lauderdale after a 5 day stay in Kissimmee to enjoy Disney World. We appreciated the 1st sea day really needing the rest after 4 full days of fun and sun at the Disney ... Read more
subtlefantasy
Member Since 2002
4 reviews
57 forum posts
This was our first RCL cruise. We drove from Canada and stayed in Plantation at the Hampton Inn. We did this last year as well and found it very convenient. We didn't want to stay too close to port as our car would be parked for an ... Read more
blublotter
Member Since 2011
1 review
44 forum posts
We boarded the ship on Feb. 14, 2011 and set sail from Ft. Lauderdale. The check-in process was quick and painless. Once on board the fabulous Jewel of the Seas, we proceeded to the buffet where there were plenty of food options. ... Read more
Akitkat118
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
372 forum posts
Well, first I am so excited that my husband and I finally made it to Panama and Costa Rica! We tried to do a cruise similar to this 10 day route (Ft. Lauderdale to Cartagena, Columbia, Panama, Costa Rica, Labadee Haiti and Grand Cayman ... Read more
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gr8times4us
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
405 forum posts
We chose this Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Sea Jan 24, 2011 Ultimate Caribbean/Panama Canal cruise because of the balance of 5 at sea days and 5 days in port. We were aware that the cruise ship did not actually enter the Panama ... Read more
Ninerlover
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
I'm part of a group of 6 (3 couples) who at minimum take a cruise vacation on an annual basis. Celebrity is our cruise line of choice, but at various times have taken Holland America, Carnival, and the last 2 years have sailed with Royal ... Read more
dcruisers
Member Since 2001
12 reviews
1,459 forum post
Sailed January 2011
BACKGROUND: My DH and I are retired (I am semi), fun loving, 60something cruisers traveling with 2 other couples with similar backgrounds and interests. We enjoy cruising, meeting people, laughing and just love life! This was our 16th ... Read more
snoozycruisee
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
208 forum posts
Background Information - Looking for New Ports to Visit and some R & R. Hotel Info (if any)- Hampton Inn Fort Lauderdale / Plantation. Booked via Priceline. Great Pre-Cruise Hotel and Great Price. Free Shuttle from FLL to Hotel ... Read more
Chipr62
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
74 forum posts
Sailed December 2010
My wife and I are active retirement folks who like to be around fun active people. This cruise we have hit the jackpot with a great group of table mates who are planning to cruise together again if our schedules permit. Ship: Jewel ... Read more
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pgaddict
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
We booked this cruise as a combined Christmas Eve / New Year's Eve family of four getaway. It was probably one of the only 10-night itineraries (FLL, Sea, Labadee, Sea, Cartagena, Colon, Puerto Limon, Sea, Gr.Cayman, Sea, FLL)) available ... Read more
AlanAllyn
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
3,058 forum posts
Sailed December 2010
We are diamond members of Crown & Anchor, but have also sailed on Celebrity, Princess, Holland America and Crystal. We are retired and were mainly looking for relaxation, having visited most of the ports previously. Embarkation: ... Read more
lnorland
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
61 forum posts
Sailed November 2010
First of all my wife and I have previously cruised 10 times now with a few different lines including RCL, Celebrity, Carnival, & Princess. We are pretty laid back and are not too picky. We choose to make our vacations very relaxing and ... Read more
Kimidfw
Member Since 2008
1 review
205 forum posts
Background Information: Repositioning cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to Panama Ship Info: First time on this ship and it was outstanding. The ship itself is dated but the captain and crew make up for it. Activities: We created our own ... Read more
andre4259
Member Since 2007
6 reviews
255 forum posts
Sailed November 2010
I had not cruised on a smaller ship. This changed my mind. The ship size seems to suit my needs better than larger builds. Why? Well I liked the fact that dinning option were limited to the main dining room and the buffet. This makes a ... Read more
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Samuelk728
Member Since 2010
1 review
We just got back from an 8 night cruise on board the Enchantment of the Seas - Royal Caribbean. Embarking out of Colon, Panama, with stops in Puerto Limon, Costa Rica; Cartagena, Colombia; Santa Marta, Colombia; and Oranjestad, Aruba; ... Read more
Live Life Large 24/7
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
Just two of us went cruising back eight years ago. It seems like we kept adding friends to go until we now have six of us - who get along famously and are very compatible (Lisa & Marty from Ohio, John and Sandy from Canada and Greg and ... Read more
emileletema
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
We (couple mid thirties from Finland/Europe who enjoys travelling the world) went on the 7th March departure, 11 day Jewel of the Sea cruise. We have cruised with Carnival and MSC previously and can only compare the Jewel and RCI to these ... Read more
Gemini01254
Member Since 2009
1 review
162 forum posts
The itinerary was great, the crew was fantastic, and the ship was amazing. Our itinerary consisted of Aruba, Columbia, Panama Canal, Costa Rica, and Grand Cayman. The seas cooperated for most of the trip providing a calm and relaxing ... Read more
sapelleti
Member Since 2004
1 review
46 forum posts
Where to begin... This cruise was billed by RCCL as a Panama Canal Cruise (the name has since been changed to "10 Night Caribbean & Panama Cruise"). Cool right? But other than stopping in the less than attractive or safe city of Colon, ... Read more
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