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159 Royal Caribbean Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews
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bikn4fn
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
1,091 forum post
Sailed March 2010
We arrived in Miami a day early to avoid any airport delays. We were glad we did. While there were no problems from Chicago, some East Coasters missed the ship and had to arrange for transportation to Aruba. We met up with a small group ... Read more
heroine
Member Since 2010
1 review
Sailed March 2010
Preface: My mom (60 y.o.) and I (30 y.o.) have gone on a couple cruises now together. We both like relaxing and reading in the sun, shopping for local goods (NOT name brands or jewels), and seeing the sights. We don't dress for formal ... Read more
enzyme2x
Member Since 2009
1 review
40 forum posts
Sailed March 2010
I was very satisfied with all aspects of this ship. I will make my review short, cute and to the point. Hopefully this will be easier for everyone reading. I took this cruise all by myself and by far this has been the best vacation I have ... Read more
kitchen1
Member Since 2010
1 review
11 forum posts
Sailed March 2010
We spent our first night before the cruise in Miami in a Marriott Hotel in Coral Gables. Really beautiful area. Getting there the day before makes things easier in terms of not missing any check points, and gives us a bit of extra time to ... Read more
Ready4Cruise
Member Since 2003
1 review
88 forum posts
This review is based on my likes and dislikes, so keep in mind that you and others may have differing opinions, which is fine. I thought overall that the Jewel of the Seas (JOS) and the cruise were excellent. But as I review the cruise I ... Read more
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shipnc
Member Since 2001
7 reviews
108 forum posts
Sailed January 2010
JEWEL OF THE SEAS JAN. 22-FEB 1 2010 WHY THIS CRUISE? We were looking for a warm weather getaway during January, and we were interested in revisiting the Panama Canal. This cruise was the right length with some new ports as well as the ... Read more
ccfishinggirl
Member Since 2010
1 review
Stayed at Holiday Inn Port of Miami across from Bayside Marketplace - excellent choice, only minutes from ship. ARUBA PORT - Jeep Safari Tour (www.abc-aruba.com) We were very pleased with this tour, took us all over sightseeing in ... Read more
cruisequeen007
Member Since 2001
3 reviews
357 forum posts
My biggest gripe before I start was that we parked our car in Terminal C and the ship docked in Terminal G on the return. It was not withing walking distance and the cruise terminal personnel were absoluting no help. Getting the answer on ... Read more
228rosestone
Member Since 2010
1 review
4 forum posts
The escape from the chills of US started on Jan 2 and continued to Jan 11 when we returned to Miami, a chilling 37 F. We totally enjoyed the experience of Jewel of the Seas which was our 6th cruise. We had 3 negative weather days but this ... Read more
lukesgrammie
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
311 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We were on the Jewel January 11 2010 sailing and cannot say enough about the ship...clean.spacious...great food. The main dining room in our opinion was wonderful as well as the Windjammer.We had dinner in Portofino's one evening and ... Read more
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jdbirch
Member Since 2007
12 reviews
68 forum posts
Arrived in Florida 4 days early to spend some time in Key West. One great day for a boat ride to the Dry Tortugas (I'm a birder - no rational person would want to go there), then the weather turned bad for the last two. We had frost on the ... Read more
cruisemom41
Member Since 2003
1 review
6 forum posts
Sailed January 2010
graduations of our 3 children ages 17.19 and 21. We have sailed many times and are loyal RCCL fans. The Jewel is my favorite ship-lots of windows ,easy to get around and not too big. We did my time dinning and loved it. We had the same ... Read more
Dewey1949
Member Since 2009
1 review
154 forum posts
We arrived in Miami the day before the cruise sailing date. We were greeted with cold temperatures and strong winds. While having dinner in the restaurant at the Wyndham Airport, a guest at another table asked the waitress to turn the air ... Read more
nancynana
Member Since 2004
1 review
23 forum posts
Well......we hadn't cruised in 5 years so I will include some observations on changes we noticed but all in all, we had a really great time. We flew in one day ahead in case bad weather might have created problems but the only weather ... Read more
ktcruiser
Member Since 2005
5 reviews
97 forum posts
This is my second cruise with Royal Caribbean, and other recent cruises have been with Celebrity. I've also sailed about 8 with Princess many years ago, one with Special Expeditions, and one on the QE2 back in '92. My husband and I booked ... Read more
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oilmanowen
Member Since 2007
1 review
9 forum posts
Well lets see where can I begin, Royal Caribbean's Jewel of The Seas..Truly is a gem.......The Cleanliness, The Service we had was the best in my opinion of any other cruise we have taken to date. The food was very good on board, the ... Read more
stargazerm31
Member Since 2000
3 reviews
23 forum posts
This was our 19th cruise and 14th with the Royal Caribbean family. This is our 3rd time on the Enchantment in the past 12 months. Since we live in Pamana now, we have been on her doing the round trip cruises out of Colon, Panama that last ... Read more
omarfci
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2009
We have take over 10 cruises in different Cruise lines. We booked a reposition cruise with Royal Caribbean on the Enchantment of the Seas. The cruise left from Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale in route to Panama with stops in Jamaica, ... Read more
smileyperry
5 reviews
My husband and I thoroughly enjoy cruising and vacationing. We are a young couple and recently traveled on the Jewel of the Seas Ultimate Panama Canal Cruise for our Honeymoon from November 9-20, 2009. We have been on a few Royal Caribbean ... Read more
coyoteb1
Member Since 2009
1 review
Sailed November 2009
Having been a long-time customer of NCL and (once upon a beautiful time) windjammer Barefoot Cruises, I set out on this cruise anticipating disappointment. Instead, my anticipation was disappointed! Okay, lets get the negatives out of the ... Read more
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Bulacan Group USA
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
1 forum post
Our Panama Canal cruise is the most outstanding cruise we've taken so far - we've been to Alaska, Caribbean, Mexican Rivera (a lot). This cruise vacation, as described by RCCL, is filled with boatloads of activities, wonderful adventures ... Read more
BachTrumpet
Member Since 2008
1 review
93 forum posts
Sailed April 2009
I enjoyed the cruise from the beginning until the very end I hated to leave the Jewel, but I do have to work sometimes!It is a beautiful ship. Our meet and mingle group was  very active online and we had several events planned. I ... Read more
Dizfan
Member Since 2006
1 review
97 forum posts
 Got back last week from the last Jewel of Seas sailing, April 24, through Panama Canal.  While nothing could stop us from having a great time, there were a few issues that were inconveniences.  If anyone needs a ... Read more
NCBill
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
48 forum posts
We booked this cruise fairly late.. six weeks prior to sailing, and got an excellent rate on an outside cabin (no balcony). We flew to SanJuan the night before (4/17) and stayed one night at the Sheraton OSJ using 11,000 Sheraton points ... Read more
unklez
Member Since 2009
1 review
1,251 forum post
Background Information We were first timers on this cruise. Having been to 2 caribbean islands before (Jamaica and Aruba) on 1 week get aways and seen cruisers get off and run to do their thing, we were not sure that a cruise was our ... Read more
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