Number of Cruises: 1
Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean
Ship: Sovereign of the Seas
Sailing Date: February 21st, 2005
I learned a lot from reviews before we sailed so hope this helps those checking reviews.
My fiancé, myself and 70 of our friends and family boarded the Sovereign of the Seas 2/21/05 for a 5 day 4 night wedding cruise. Embarkation was very smooth. We arrived at 2pm. And had no problem at all. Everyone did the meet and greet at the pool bar and this soon became the gathering place. Bartenders were are as nice as they could be even with 30 of us needing buckets of beer rather frequently.
I would recommend eating dinner in the main dining room and getting the early seating. Food was that of a nice restaurant and being able to order multiple appetizers was nice. I would eat breakfast in the Windjammer since breakfast for me was just the normal eggs and such. Breakfast in main dining staff was too attentive always asking you if you wanted something. At the Windjammer no one bothered you, if you wanted it you went and got it.
Coco Cay was fabulous. Could not believe how blue the water was. Went snorkeling and saw some neat fish, moray (sp?) eel and huge manta ray. Got out a ways and had to fight current but did not want to cry for help. Just out of shape and hangover. Well supervised if someone does get into trouble. Food was your average cookout with plenty to eat. Some people say water too expensive but a lot of drinks provided (sweet tea, lemonade, Soda if you had the pass. Would say bring small amount of liquor and water with you to pad some of the cost if you have concerns about price. But for the most part remember you are on vacation and what counts is having a great time.
I would recommend this for anyone wanting a great experience for the money. It was a wedding cruise and we did get married in Nassau at the Radisson cable beach. People drive like fools down there. Don’t be surprised. To sum it all up, oh yeah we all stayed on decks 2 and 3 and must say they were ample sized, clean and comfortable. All we did was use it to change and shower in, and store our clothes. If it was a 2 week cruise I would get a bigger cabin, sister in law had junior suite w/ balcony but for that much more money not all that impressed. If you are in a junior suite with balcony be careful when you wake up and are in port, there may be another ship docked next to you as my new brother in law found out in Nassau. He says some people probably saw more of him then he would have liked! Remember to have a good time and if there is bad weather don’t blame it on the cruise line.
If anyone wants to email me and get more specifics please feel free to do so.