Jewel of the Seas Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

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4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

First time with Royal Caribbean.

Sail Date: April 03, 2009

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Mid size ship that was very nice.
Not enough elevators, constantly waiting.
Also no laundry facilities for guests to use

Pros: Wonderful experience traveling though the locks of the Panama Canal

Cons: Unfortunately they may stop going through due to the expense to the ships.

Recommends Jewel of the Seas? Yes!

Ship Quality
Ship is 5 years old and starting to show some wear on the furniture.
Cabin / Stateroom
Small room and the bed was short.
Service and Staff
Very nice, but the cleaning wasn't as good as it should have been.
Food and Dining
Excellent food and great service.
Out of the 10 day trip, only 4 days had real shows, the rest were "one man bands".
But they did bring the "Platters" on for a performance, which was excellent.
Cristobal, Panama
Great place to buy your souvenirs.
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Don't like Jamaica and this is only my opinion.
Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)
Awesome, especially Dragon Breath and the Zip-Line.
Cartagena, Colombia
Alot to see there, had a nice tour in the city and to the Fort.
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
I tour through the river was very nice.

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