Number of Cruises: 2
Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean
Ship: Sovereign of the Seas
Sailing Date: April 13th, 2007
Itinerary: NOT FOUND
My second time on Sovereign of the Seas was better than my first. I traveled with a group of friends and we all stayed in the same stateroom.
The first day on ship was a little boring, but still fun. We mainly relaxed and talked. We had second seating at dinner, which is better than first (I had first seating on my previous voyage). You don't feel as rushed and you still have plenty time after dinner to do things.
The stateroom was a little small with four girls in it, but we were only there to sleep and shower, so it was bearable. We requested more hangers for the closet and our stateroom attendant, Jorge, brought us more later in the day.
The Bahamas was great. Don't waste your money on a tour, take one yourself. We took a cab for $4 over to Paradise Island and Atlantis and walked around most of the day. We even got to see what a $25,000 a night suite looked like because of a generosity of a maid. We didn't ask to go in, but she let us in none the less. The room was beyond gorgeous and the view was spectacular.
We took a $3 ferry ride back to Nassau and went through the straw market. Didn't stay long, you can feel claustrophobic really quickly. If you try, you can get good bargains, but be careful or you may come home with bags full of useless stuff.
The food on board was great! I tend to be a picky eater, but could always find something I loved.
The Love and Marriage show on the second night was hilarious. Shane, the cruise director, was a fabulous host and kept the night rolling.
CocoCay was great. We went snorkeling and saw a plane wreck. The water was freezing, but you get over that quickly. The barbecue was also good on the island. The only problem I had on the island was the huge line that I had to wait in to get on the tender to get back to the ship.
I loved my time, but the only gripe I have is beverage choices. Lemonade, tea and other beverages were offered for free from room service, but you have to pay to get some fresh water. And it's not cheap, I was desperate and paid $2.69 for a bottle of water. Not worth it.
Overall, a great experience and I can't wait to go back.