Sovereign of the Seas (RETIRED) Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Deck Hand

2-3 cruises


Helpful Votes

3 out of 5

A Good Cruise for the most part

Sail Date: June 09, 2006

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Inside

The formal dining room food was very good. The casual dining food was not so good. Breakfast was especially poor -- watered down orange juice, horribly greasy bacon, awful tasting sausage, runny eggs, etc... If you are an avid soda drinker, I highly suggest you buy the soda package ($20 for all you can drink soda). On our three day cruise I drank at least 25 cokes.

On deck five (where the main auditorium is located), to get to one end of the ship to the other you were forced to walk through smoke (casino or bar). The smell of smoke was evident throughout the ship, especially in the hallways. If you are sensitive to smoke, avoid this ship.

Getting back on the ship at Nassau took an excruciating 45 minutes of waiting in the sun while people were walking straight onto other cruise ships.

On the positive side, the cruise director was fantastic. The onboard shows and activities were excellent. Cococay (their private island) was very nice and they had a great BBQ buffet for us.

The inside cabin room we had was of course small, but it was spacious enough for the amount of time we spent in the cabin. The tile grout in our shower was riddled with black algae (or some other unknown substance).

One big warning: Be cautious when using your Royal Caribbean SeaPass card they give you. It is way too easy for you to use them everywhere on the ship casino included. In fact, they dont take cash in most places on the ship. This card is tied to your credit card, so unaware people having a good time may end up with a big shocked face when they slide that bill under your cabin door the last day of the cruise.

Would I go again on this ship? Probably so.

Pros: Onboard entertainment

Cons: Informal Dining Food and the Stench of Smoke

Was this review helpful? 1

Be the first to comment

Leave a Comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.


* is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top