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

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 22

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
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Jewel of the Seas

16 Night Panama Canal Eastbound (San Diego To Miami)

Sail date: March 13, 2019

Ship: Jewel of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 9011

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

great experience of a lifetime! all the shore excursions except one were great, educational, and enjoyable


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
fitness center-pilates, yoga, nightly movies when out to sea, swimming, card making class, tour of the galley, line dancing, nightly musicals, spa


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
best waiters and stateroom attendants ever!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
perfect size for two, wouldn't recommend for a very large person to try and fit in the shower

Ship tip

14% gratutity added daily. $20 internet fee daily if used

Ports of call

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

5 out of 5
kayaking and snorkeling with Chris was the best! did the camel tour, once is enough

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5
took taxi into the old town and did our own walking tour

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

5 out of 5
visiting Antigua and seeing active volcanoes was very culturally enlightening. Visited Teresita hot springs, lunch was excellent

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

5 out of 5
boat crocodile tour and fruit market stand (smoothies!)

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5
very educational

Colon, Panama

5 out of 5
Colon, Panama unfortunately is not safe to go out on you own. Streets are full of garbage. Opted for the arial tram tour which offered views of monkeys, birds, view of the Gamboa rainforest, visited reserve to view sloths, poisonous frogs, and orchids

Cartagena, Colombia

1 out of 5
made reservations for hop on hop of bus which was a 'no show' at the cruise port, was told they were further down the road, after wasting 2 hours looking for them we opted for another tour from a salesman offering a van and walking tour of the old city

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5
booked hop on hop off bus, wasn't too impressed due to all the heavy traffic


5 out of 5
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