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Norwegian Jewel Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 43

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Norwegian Jewel

14 Night Panama Canal Eastbound (Los Angeles To Miami)

Sail date: January 06, 2017

Ship: Norwegian Jewel

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 8008

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

The countries visited were awesome.  Trying to get a view of the canal crossing was just impossible. People crowded in and would not budge, even for a nice request for a quick photo. So disappointed!  Gave up and watched from the tv in our room. The entertainment was ok, but not up to cruise ship standards. The Epic was so much better.  I should say the Russian circus couple did do a great job.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Not one lobster tail...unless you paid extra fee.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5


2 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Just as expected. Cabin steward was very pleasant and followed up on all our requests.

Ports of call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

3 out of 5

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

3 out of 5

Acapulco, Mexico

3 out of 5

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

3 out of 5

San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

3 out of 5

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

3 out of 5

Panama Canal Transit

2 out of 5
Get up before 5:00 am to get a spot.

Cartagena, Colombia

3 out of 5
They are very aggressive trying to sell goods to you while on shore excursions. If you don't want chased all over the place do not show ANY interest

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5
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