Sovereign of the Seas (RETIRED) 232 Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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2 out of 5

Not much fun at all.

Sail Date: April 04, 2008

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The Sovereign of the Seas is clearly an aged ship. The shower in the cabin overflowed everytime it was used and the toilet didn't flush period for two of the three days of the cruise.
It was my spouses birthday and I ordered her a cake and room decorations. Besides costing $41, the cake tasted like garbage and was dry as a bone.
This was our first cruise EVER and our entire second day at Coco Cay was cancelled (5 minutes before disembarking) because the captain felt that the inclement weather (of which there was none seen) was coming in 3-4 hours and he didn't want to put everyone in harms way. So for the cost of the cruise, we got to spend about 1 hour in the ocean and about 36 hours on the ship.
The smarter thing to do would have been to just fly to Atlantis, which we visited while in Nassau. Everyone looked like they were having fun there!

Pros: Getting off the boat.

Cons: Having our entire 2nd day cancelled and the 10-12 foot waves on the first night.

Recommends Sovereign of the Seas (RETIRED) 232? No.

Nassau, Bahamas
You must see Atlantis. It is breathtaking. The Stingray Snorkel adventure was pretty neat, but just like everything else, all they do is try to get you to buy more stupid stuff. The rest of the island is scummy or a tourist trap. Wathc out for the ladies at the port wanting to "braid your hair", as they are very pushy! Hit the Hard Rock Cafe, it's okay.
Don't Miss: Atlantis or the Stingray Adventure
Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island)
Never got to see the island since our captain decided it was unsafe and the ship needed to make more money selling jewelry and other garbage.
Don't Miss: We missed the whole island thanks to captain safety

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