We cruised on the Jewel of the Seas to Panama and Costa Rica last month. We didn't take any excursions while visiting the Canal. We were happy to stay on the ship and snap hundreds of pictures of the locks and experience the thrill of actually being in the Panama Canal.
We have been to Costa Rica twice and love the rainforest. On our first trip there, we booked the excursion called "Tortuguero Canals". We booked it through the ship. It is a great tour. We liked it so much, we booked it again for our last cruise. We were not disappointed. We saw so much wildlife. Of course, the monkeys were our favorite!