Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

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4 out of 5

Great Itinerary

Sail Date: April 18, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The itinerary on this cruise was awesome. The Panama Canal should be on everyone's must do list. Also all of the ports we visited were full of adventures. I would not recommend this cruise for small children since the average age of the passengers was 66. The one issue that we had was with some of the service. While all of our problems were taken care of it was unfortunate that we had to complain since service is one of the main reasons we cruise. The food was excellent. We ate at the buffet for breakfast and lunch and the specialty restaurants for dinner. We enjoyed each of the different options.

Ship Quality
The ship needed touch up paint on the outside and new carpets throughout.
Food and Dining
All of the food was exceptional.
Cabin / Stateroom
Needed new mattresses. Also, we paid for a balcony window but had to clean it ourselves
Service and Staff
Two exceptional staff members: Hermann in Le Bistro and Jorge, the cruise co-ordinator.
Onboard Activities
We especially enjoyed the martini tasting.
Destinations and Excursions
One of the best cruises as far as destinations.
Cartagena, Colombia
We did the On/Off bus tour. Enjoyed it a lot
Panama Canal Transit
Must see. AWESOME
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Loved the crocodiles!
Huatulco, Mexico
Acapulco, Mexico
Great feeling of security. It was nice to be one of the first cruise ships to come back.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Walked the pier, shopped and had lunch.
San Francisco, California
Sourdough bread and clam chowder on the wharf.
Astoria, Oregon
Walked the town, tried some beer and promised ourselves we would come back.
Victoria, British Columbia
We did the On/Off bus tour-. Lots of information and a great guide.


Watch the carpet in the hallways to find which way is forward. The fish always swim to the bow.

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