Good, but not Great...

Sovereign of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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3 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 04, 2008
Ship: Sovereign of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Overall, we had a good experience on the ship, however this was not our best cruise. The entertainment was ok, the dining room was so-so, and some of the public spaces (e.g. Schooner bar) were odd-shaped and served as more of a pass-through than a destination.

We spent a good amount of time in the Viking Crown Lounge, which was a great destination bar with a panoramic view. We watched the ship dock at Nassau from that location, and it was a great view of the whole town.

On the last night, they told us that the ship would no longer be in service at Royal Caribbean starting in Oct, and that the ship staff would be split up at that point. Since the date is so close, it made me wonder if that was part of the reason why some of the staff seemed a bit detached (either because they would be leaving or because they were new).
3 out of 5
Overall, the town was basically a big strip mall. Not a lot of public spaces, quite a lot of agressive street vendors. The straw market was very depressing (and very hot on the day that we visited). In the afternoon, we went over to Atlantis, and that's where we should have spent our entire day! Parts of it reminded me of the Bellagio in Las Vegas, and there was a lot to do over there.
Don't Miss: Atlantis
3 out of 5
The ocean was a bit choppy, but we still had a good time snorkeling and laying out on the beach chairs.
Don't Miss: Go to the other side of the island away from everyone, and it feels like your own tropical paradise

Pros: Viking Crown Lounge, Coco Cay, Spatious Pool Deck

Cons: Dining room experience was uneven

Recommends Sovereign of the Seas? No.

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