Royal CaribbeanSovereign the SeasBahamasChristine Hanz
Number of Cruises: 2
Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean
Ship: Sovereign of the Seas
Sailing Date: NOT FOUND
Itinerary: NOT FOUND
Sovereign of the Seas
After reading the reviews posted on this website prior to my trip, I wanted to return the favor to future cruisers by sending in my review. This cruise was organized by our church so there were at least 70 people in our group on board. Kudos goes to our cruise organizer and bus drivers then to the ship’s staff.
The ship was well maintained and enjoyable. Although it did feel a bit stuffy at times
(the air conditioning could have used a boaster). The food was excellent and the view delightful (especially from the Windjammer). We preferred eating in the buffet which allowed awesome ocean views while dining and a variety of foods to choose from at each meal. The main dining room offered the supreme service expected with upscale dining however there was no ocean view and one had to be patient while dinner was being served.
The entertainment on-board was excellent. Especially enjoyable was the marriage proposal during the Love & Marriage Game. Both the magician and comedian were good, the juggler was ok. I really enjoyed the various music venues thru out the ship.
Day trip to Nassau was good. Sea Explorer excursion was cancelled; however, our family hired a tour taxi instead which was awesome. The aquarium at the Atlantis was really GREAT!!! The Straw Market was crazy and not worth the hassle. The locals were each competing with each other for your business in a compact, hot, and sweaty flea market type area. The Craft Festival was very clean and air conditioned with some unique goods (which their process reflected the environment). We did get some good buys from local vendors along the tour (make sure to bargain with the folk, they expect it). And, make sure to try the conch fritters.
Day trip to Coco Cay was awesome! Beautiful beach, excellent service, lots to do, very clean island, and nice pleasant ‘Straw Market.’ BBQ lunch was decent. Good hamburgers and mac & cheese. The island offers something for everyone.
Shopping on board was great as well. And, they really do tell you the truth when they claim to be less expensive than on the island (and you don’t have to bargain).
The only drawback to the cruise was that it wasn’t long enough, at 3 nights I was just getting settled in then my fantasy world was over…next time I will book a longer trip.