One word: Amazing!!!
Im gonna make this short and sweet...
Our first day at sea was great..we hung out on our lounges, enjoyed the sun..the inside cabin was fine for the three of us...very small, which was ok, we didnt spend much time there. I wish I could have affored the balcony cabin..I got up one morning thinking it was 1am..stuck my head outside, and a room steward said "good morning" I asked what time it was..he said "7am"..and here I thought it was the middle of the night.
First stop: Cozunel...we took a taxi to Paradise Beach..since we did some shopping, we got there about 12pm..not a lounge chair to be found. So we threw out towels on the sand and camped there. Now for the bad part..my 19 year old daughter rented a jetski..I figured she would be ok as I have one and shes ridden it before..unfortunately..as she was riding along, another jetski from another company hit her, threw her off the 'ski. She was cut and brusied, but she was talking to me and she was alert..so I refused the offer to have her taken to the hospital. We found out later, the other girl that hit her was drunk..didnt have time to make a report, since we had to catch the ship..figured I'd take her to the ship's doctor if I had to. She's ok..spent the next day at sea in bed though since she was so sore...
Beautiful...so clean...we did Capt Bryans Stingray City tour..I highly recommend him to everyone..there were only about 20 people on our catamaran..he went into the water and caught a stingray for everyone to hold..surprisingly enough, my 19 year old took right to it..the 15 year old wanted nothing to do with "slimy sea things" as she called them...so she chose to sunbathe on the boat. Again..Capt Bryans is the way to go!! We paid $40/pp...and it was more than worth it...
Jamaica: I booked a Dunns River Falls tour over the internet..we were the only people on the bus, which was great! The falls were tricky..I wound up in a pool of water, flailing around like a turtle on its back..my poor teenagers were humiliated. I was too busy thinking how many bones in my body I would break if I fell.
After that our guide took us on a tour on the mountains..he stopped at a little straw market and the girls wanted to shop...we get off the bus, and the shop owners swarmed on us..I felt very uncomfortable, since they were pulling the girls away from me, shoving things in their hands. We felt so uncomfortable, I herded them back on the bus, which is a shame because we were willing to spend money there, but they wouldnt leave us alone to look.
All in all..the cruise was great, our cabin steward was wonderful with all the towel animals he made, and he checked on my injured daughter during the day while my other daughter and I were at the pool. We're thinkin of doin it again next Feb!