We chose the Jewel based on the dates. It is extremely hot where we live and we wanted the change to cooler weather! We were NOT disappointed! The weather was cool almost cold but delightful! It rained/misted for much of the trip, but even that was pleasant! However, during the excursions, Alaska showed her best by NOT pouring rain on us!
The excursions were well organized and executed to be the best experience for each guest! Plus, there was a wide variety available catered to the abilities each guest was able to tolerate.
The food was available to each guest was outstanding, and the specialty dining options we tried (Moderno, Teppanyaki, and Le Bistro) were exceptionally excellent, and the service in each was top notch!
The cabin stewards were the best ever! They knew our names after being introduced the first day and called us by name each time we saw them afterwards. Even in the hallways, they recognized us and greeted us by name!
The Butler was great! Never had one before, so we weren’t quite sure what to do with him! But he proved to be an asset in many ways, showing us better methods to plan our days, bringing breakfast to our room before excursions, helping with acquiring items we needed in our suite!
Overall, the entire staff of the cruise treated us and all the guests we observed with respect and courtesy!
The entertainment planned as diverse and quite enjoyable, as well as an awesome experience!
I highly recommend both this ship and this cruise line to all who wish to be treated like royalty!
Spacious, comfortable, well appointed, well furnished, beautiful view!