June 2014 - Jewel of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern
This was our second cruise and we reserved a balcony stateroom. For this type of island hopping cruise the balcony room is a must ,as you can view all of the sights from the confort of your own stateroom. We did not feel the need to eat at the specialty restaurants as the food at the Windjammer and Tides was delicious and varied. The crew was helpful and friendly and the service was outstanding. We also enjoyed the nightly shows and trivia/quest games. The piano player in the Schooner bar was great. The only negative comment that we have is that there was no ironing board and iron available to guests so that we can iron our wrinkled clothes. I understand the concern about the danger of fires, but they could have a checkout program, where you are allowed to use the iron for say 1 hour and then you must return it. The highlight of the excursions was the swim with the sting rays in Antigua, truly a close encounter of the third kind!!!