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

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4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

A winning trip...once again!

Sail Date: September 01, 2006

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

After we got through the parking fiasco, check in was a breeze. We went from terminal to ship in about 5 minutes. This was our 3rd cruise on this ship so we knew what to expect.

The ship is in really good shape. The rooms are small but adequate for as much as you use them. Everything was sparkling clean, as usual. We checked out the few changes that had been made since we had sailed previously. They added Johnny Rockets and Sorrento's. We actually didn't even try Johnny Rockets. And, they had expanded the Windjammer and changed a few other things as well.

We started off with the muster drill. Which was quick and painless. Then, dressed for dinner and had a couple of drinks at the Schooner bar (which is always our favorite). Dinner was yummy and we had great tablemates. Then, we went to the show. It was pretty good.

The next day, we stopped in Nassau but not until about lunchtime. We enjoyed an awesome breakfast with pancakes, eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, cinnamin rolls, etc. So, we spent an overcast morning on the pool deck relaxing and reading. Then, we decided instead of rushing to get off the ship, we would have lunch in the windjammer and then head out. Lunch was awesome! Tacos, refried beans, etc. Yummy! We expored a few shops in Nassau and went to the sweltering straw market. Purchased a few souvenirs and then got back to the ship in time for a nap and to change for dinner. We had our drinks and then dinner was yummy as well. This night there was NO entertainment scheduled at a suitable time. We are young but we have small children at home so we are used to going to bed early. I was dissappointed. I wanted to do the love and marriage game but we fell asleep right when it was starting (10:30ish).

The next day was Coco Cay! My favorite...nothing to do except lay on the beach or swim in the ocean. The buffet was ok. Nothing to write home about. Burgers and hot dogs (no chili). But, we took a nature hike that ended up taking us around the whole island. We weren't prepared for that and we were getting a little worried about how long it would take us to get back. But, we made it. We went back to the ship and did the usual...nap, dress, drinks, dinner. Dinner was fabulous again! There was the last show that night and it was really good...Dancing Through the Movies. We enjoyed it.

Disembarkation was fine. I am glad they have the express way now though. You don't have to give up your luggage and then find it in customs. So, yay RCCL! We really had a great long weekend getaway without the kids. Thanks for yet another wonderful memory!

Pros: Food, Ports of call

Cons: Entertainment

Nassau, Bahamas
We basically have seen Nassau many times and just went over to get a few souvenirs for the kids.
Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island)
Great place...Buffet is ok.
Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island)
Great place...Buffet is ok.
Nassau, Bahamas
We basically have seen Nassau many times and just went over to get a few souvenirs for the kids.

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