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Old 06-24-2006, 12:20 AM
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Any one going on the Soverign soon? We've never been on this one and have atrip planned and are just a little curious
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Old 06-24-2006, 06:18 AM
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Burr, I'll be escorting a family reunion group on the Sovereign on Friday. Is there anything in particular you want to know about it?

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Old 06-24-2006, 06:49 AM
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We went on her about 5 months ago and really enjoyed it what did you want to know.
It is smaller but still a nice ship. The entertainment was good and the food was okay, although not quite as good as a 7 day itenary.
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Old 06-24-2006, 10:53 AM
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We are just curious. We have been doing Disney and everyone says that this can't compare. However we are taking no kids this time (anniversary.

Just looking for expectations, food, entertainment, service,
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Burr, if you're considering the Sovereign for a 4-night adults-only cruise, you may also want to consider either Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas or Celebrity's Century, both of which do or will do 4 and 5 night cruises from Ft. Lauderdale. Access from the airport to the ship from the Ft. Lauderdale Airport is much quicker and easier than access from the Orlando Airport to Port Canaveral, from where the Sovereign and Disney ships leave.

If you're looking for a 3 night cruise, also consider Majesty of the Seas from Miami. If you go after January 2007, the ship will have just gone through a major renovation and refurbishment. Royal Caribbean's 3 and 4 night cruises tend to be quite a bit less expensive than Disney.

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Old 07-04-2006, 05:59 AM
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Adults only cruise?
I don't think RCI offers an "adults only" cruise. When we were on the Sovereign for a 4-day last year, it was far from adults only.
In fact, if the OP sails during the summer, there will be a number of families with children. But that's true of every cruise ship in the summer months. The 4-day to the Bahamas is a pleasant (but too brief) cruise. RCI food is good, entertainment is fun, with one "headliner" night and a second show night along with the two production shows by RCI singers/dancers. Service is superb. Cost is usually half of what we found for Disney. GrayLine runs shuttles frequently from MCO airport to Port Canaveral. Embarkation is smooth. Here is link for other transportation options: http://www.portcanaveral.org/portinfo/groundtrans.htm

Enjoy your cruise. You could probably take two trips for the price of one Disney cruise.

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Burr, I got off the Sovereign yesterday. The food and service were great, and the new beds were very comfortable. The long distance from the Orlando Airport to the pier is a bit of a hassle, unless you live near Orlando or will be there for some other reason. Access from Miami or Ft. Lauderdale to those piers is much easier.

The ship is very nice, but you won't find some of the more innovative features of a newer ship, such as the Disney ship you've been on.

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Old 07-05-2006, 08:02 AM
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My husband and I will be sailing on this boat in August. I'm looking forward to it and appreciate all of the wonderful help and advice everyone is giving. Thanks!
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I hear that it is a very good ship. We had friends that loved it. Have fun!




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Old 07-05-2006, 06:40 PM
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we went last nov.and had a wonderful time great food and great weather.have a nice cruise!
 
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