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Jewel of the Seas Review

3.5 / 5.0
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Panama Canal Cruise

Review for Jewel of the Seas to the Panama Canal & Central America
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10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Mar 2019
Cabin: Spacious Ocean View Balcony
Traveled with children

Nice ship, just the right size for this type of cruise. Nice crew. The waiters in the main ding room went out of their way to remember what your favorite food items were. Disappointed that our spacious ocean view balcony was really an obstructed barely ocean view balcony (still awaiting a response from RCCL on that one). Good food. Windjammer was actually a nice experience on this ship with a great variety at lunch. Excellent Chef’s Table. Service slow in both Giovanni’s and Chops, but good food. Decent shows. Five of the six ports were good, the exception being Colon, Panama - a disgusting, dirty, garbage strewn city as soon as you leave the confines of the port. The only good part of our tour was going to the Agua Clara Locks Visitor Center, but we barely had any time there. Thrilling to transit the canal. Even though the ship is older, they keep it immaculate.

Cabin Review

Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Cabin 1B

Plenty of storage for two people for sixteen days. Furniture and carpet could stand a good shampooing. This cabin should be sold as an obstructed view - there is a window cleaning ladder apparatus on the left side, blocking your view!

Port Reviews

San Diego

Toured on our own.

Cabo San Lucas

Toured on our own as we had been there before.

Puerto Vallarta

Toured on our own as we had been there before

Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)

Took a tour to a coffee plantation, very nice.

Cartagena (Colombia)

Old city was lovely and clean.


Disembarkation was seamless.

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