Royal Caribbean Sovereign of the Seas

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  • Worst Cruise Ever

    Aug 25, 2008 by
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    Pros: Casino
    Cons: Everything

    Summary: Went on Cruise with girlfriend, worst vacation I have ever been on. The Windjammer buffet is gross, we are both athletes and we had trouble eating the nastiness. We had 8:30 dinner seating, they sat is with two other couples both for 50 years old and ... read more

  • A great first time cruise

    Jul 27, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: The staff was very helpful and friendly. Great design of ship.
    Cons: There were no whole days that were just cruising days so couldn't do many activities.

    Summary: This cruise was very relaxing. 4 days, 3 nights was great. The beds were very comfortable to sleep in. The food was GREAT! The dining room was a great experience to be in. It was a place to try new dishes like escargot without paying each meal ... read more

  • Sewage smell, unattended kids running around...

    Jul 12, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Decent price. Drinks were reasonably priced. (alcholic)
    Cons: Stale cookies. Tomato and cucumber salad was old.

    Summary: We traveled July 7-11, 2008 for our honeymoon on Sovereign of the Seas to Bahamas for 5 days. It is really 4 days...not 5. Not sure why they include Friday as a full day when you have to get off the ship by 11am. Anyway, here were my complaints: a) ... read more

  • Fun And Relaxation At Sea

    Feb 7, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Variety of food and entertainment.
    Cons: The cabins are quite small.

    Summary: Royal Caribbean's Sovereign of the Seas is the total package when looking to go on a cruise vacation. I boarded this ship back in September 2006 and fell in love with it's beauty. It is not a very big ship, but it is quite astounding. I went on a very ... read more

  • Jan 2008 Bahamas Cruise.

    Feb 1, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Old Beauty! Loved every minute on the ship.
    Cons: Seasickness is the only thing, but that can't be held against the ship ;).

    Summary: Wonderful Experience! My husband and I have cruised a few times before but always with Carnival Cruise Lines. We found a good deal on travelocity for a 3 night crusie to Bahamas and decided to take it. The experience began at Port Canaveral ... read more

  • This trip stinks for toddlers

    Apr 13, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: good for illegal drinking and underage college students
    Cons: bad for toddlers under 3 and their parents

    Summary: We had the worst time on a March 2007 cruise aboard the Royal Caribbean ship Sovereign of the Seas, mostly because the ship cared more about its college-age passengers celebrating Spring Break than its families with small children. Complaints to Customer ... read more

  • Really loved it!

    Jan 6, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: food coco cay shows at night
    Cons: more family orientated (if you're single or part of the younger crowd)

    Summary: I read several of the reviews, so I knew what to expect. Now that I'm back, I thought that it would be a good idea to give my own opinions about the cruise. Since lots of people have already touched on most of what I'm about to say, I'll try to cut it ... read more

  • Great getaway

    Nov 9, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great get away for the money
    Cons: Small cabins

    Summary: This was our first cruise so we had nothing to compare it to but after reading some of the bad reviews I was very skeptical. My husband and I were celebrating our 25th anniversary and we took our children (sons) age 9 and 11. We spent 3 days at ... read more

  • Royal Caribbean Sovereign of the Seas

    Oct 15, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Price, Helpful friendly Crew , Clean ship
    Cons: Food was not the greatest, the cabins are very small

    Summary: Let me begin with I knew this was a budget cruise. This was a very inexpensive cruise, but you get what you pay for. We are close to 60 years old and are not party animals, we retire early and are early risers so we skipped alot of the late night ... read more

  • Decent budget cruise on an older vessel

    Oct 2, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Friendly and helpful RC staff, excellent service, great food in the formal dining room
    Cons: Rude passengers who cut in line, mass confusion on group outings, free drink fountains empty

    Summary: My son (17) and I traveled on the "Sovereign of the Seas" on the 4-night cruise to the Bahamas, departing 8-10-03. Since we are budget-conscious travelers, we chose to book an inside cabin at the bottom of the ship. We had hoped to be upgraded at the ... read more

  • Not quite sovereign of the seas but fun nonetheless

    Sep 19, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: The beds were very comfortable. The staff was attentive. Ship was clean.
    Cons: The food is decent at best. The alcoholic drinks were expensive. Avoid art "auction".

    Summary: My wife and I just got back (yesterday) from a four day vacation on the Sovereign of the Seas. It was my first cruise and it was about what I expected. She booked our trip on Travelocity and I believe the cost was $250 per person. The cruise left Port ... read more

  • Bahamas May 06

    Jun 22, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: not being at work!!!!!!
    Cons: the rain

    Summary: Well, I used this website a lot when looking for the perfect getaway. So I wanted to contribute what I learned on a whirlwind week of vacationing in the Bahamas and a side trip to Key West. First, this ship was nice and spacious. This was our first ... read more

  • Update: Change of Opinion 12/2007

    Feb 22, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Service, staff,class.
    Cons: Food lacking, sewer smells, activities.

    Summary: I just deleted an unfavorable review I had written back in December 2000. I just returned Friday (17th) from with such a difference of opinion. This was the 7th overall cruise (all others have been on Carnival- NEVER again). We were treated with ... read more

  • A Great Introduction to Cruising

    Jan 13, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Terrific service, great food, well-run kids'program
    Cons: Costly excursions, costly drinks, uncontrolled smoking

    Summary: My wife, 5-year-old daughter, and I joined my wife's family for a four-night cruise (Canaveral/Coco Cay/Nassau/Canaveral) January 9-13 2006. I had never cruised before and was skeptical. Royal Caribbean's Sovereign of the Seas, despite its age, convinced ... read more

  • Sovereign 4-night Bahamas December 12-16, 2005

    Dec 19, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Price of stateroom
    Cons: Long lines, not enough elevators, expensive excursions and onboard items

    Summary: Sovereign of the Seas ~ December 12-16, 2005 Itinerary: Port Canaveral ~ Coco Cay ~ Nassau, Bahamas ~ Port Canaveral Parking: If you drive your own vehicle to Port Canaveral the parking fee is $10.00 per day payable upon ... read more

  • Taking SAME Cruise next month

    Oct 21, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Friendly staff, clean rooms, lots of activities
    Cons: I am a picky eater, so not a large choice of plain food items.

    Summary: My first was on Sovereign of the Seas for a 3 night cruise last Friday. I won the cruise from work and was DREADING it. I arrived at the port early, and the lady who checked me in was extremely helpful and friendly. My room wasn't ready as I got on ... read more

  • Time of my life

    Oct 1, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful ship and destinations, many activities, cheap rates, great food, and many more
    Cons: Older ship, small cabins

    Summary: We loved Sovereign of the Seas. My family of four and I had a great time on our first of 7 cruises and it is still one of my personal favorites. Although older than most of the other ships that I have traveled on, the service was exceptional and the ship ... read more

  • Older ship not worthy of Royal Caribbean name

    Jun 27, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good length of time in Bahamas, cheaper than flying and getting a hotel room
    Cons: Old ship with dated stabilizers, postage stamp-sized rooms and bland food

    Summary: This was my third cruising experience, the first being on the Carnival Fantasy and the second on Celebrity Galaxy. Now, I know comparing Celebrity with Royal Caribbean is apples to oranges. However, the Carnival Fantasy has a similar itinerary and ... read more

  • Quick Trip for an Anniversary

    Mar 10, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Service, Time together.
    Cons: Tablemates.

    Summary: Day One: My husband and I decided a short trip of three days would be a fun getaway from the boys for our 8th anniversary. Departing on Northwest Airlines on the first flight of the morning on cruise day does make me a bit anxious. I am always ... read more

  • Nightmare

    Mar 1, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Entertainment
    Cons: Unsafe condition of ship, Poor Customer Service, Poor service on ship

    Summary: I recently returned from my 5th cruise (2nd with RCCL). The first 4 were fabulous, but the Dec 13, 2004 sailing on the Sovereign of the Seas was disastrous. It was the maiden voyage, following a major renovation, which apparently was not completed on ... read more

  • The Crusie to Hell and Back on Royal Carribean...

    Jan 17, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Our assistant to our head waiter was great! Other than that-none.
    Cons: Straight out of dry dock and unprepared for voyage! Bad food, bad service, faulty equipment!!

    Summary: My first Cruise experience was onboard a Carnival Cruise ship. It was the best vacation experience, to date. I had often been told that Royal Carribean Cruises were on a completely different level than Carnival, so I decided to take my 17 year old son ... read more

  • An Oldie But A Goodie

    Oct 23, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The friendly staff and service
    Cons: It only lasted four days!

    Summary: We sailed Royal Caribbean's Sovereign Of The Seas October 18-23. This was my third cruise but my first on Royal Caribbean. We stayed at the Comfort Inn and Suites before the cruise and took advantage of their shuttle service to the pier. We got to ... read more

  • A Good First Cruise

    Aug 29, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Handicapped Accessible, Low cost, Great First Cruise, friendly helpful crew members,
    Cons: Small stateroom but comfortable for two. Older ship, but, in good shape for age

    Summary: My Wife and I Just returned from a four day cruise ,August 23-27 2004, on the Sovereign of the Seas. Royal Caribbean arranged for my flight from my home city to Orlando International Airport. Once there, a Royal Caribbean was at the baggage area waiting ... read more

  • Great family getaway!

    Aug 26, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Staff, pools, beaches, options, and fun! Not overrun by kids.
    Cons: Smaller stateroom, but manageable. Bathrooms in cabin, but they will be refurbished soon.

    Summary: This was our first time cruising. We had two kids aged 8 and 10 and two grandparents with us as well. Every one of us enjoyed this trip tremendously! Yes, the ship is older and the cabins are small, but the ship is clean, well maintained, and FUN! ... read more

  • A relatively inexpensive honeymoon

    Aug 22, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Crew treat you well. Great value for money. Excellent food for the most part.
    Cons: One of the oldest ships in the fleet. Marketing pitfalls. Small ship with limited resources.

    Summary: We arrived from a long drive to finish our paperwork and begin the boarding process. We had decided the evening before to drive from Pennsylvania due to the recent hurricane and not wanting to miss our cruise. We had spend so much money and did not want ... read more

  • fun, inexpensive get away

    Jun 19, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Relatively inexpensive, good family getaway.
    Cons: Any of the "extras" are pricey (excursions,drinks,etc.).

    Summary: This was our second family trip aboard the sovereign of the seas. Our boys are 9 and 13 and remembering how cramped we were in a quad cabin a couple of years ago, we opted for 2 separate connecting cabins. It was still a little tight, but it helped out ... read more

  • Family Cruising on Sovereign of the Seas to the Bahamas

    Mar 4, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great room, 5 day duration, EXCELLENT kids club.
    Cons: Unpredictable weather causes unpredictable island cancellation at this time of year I guess.

    Summary: Let me start by saying that I read EVERY one of these reviews on epinions about this cruise line and this ship before I went and it was a big help. Much has been said so I will not repeat the information adnauseum however practically nothing was written ... read more

  • You get what you pay for-read this before you cruise Sovereign of the Seas

    Mar 2, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap and fun short vacation
    Cons: Ship is dirty, old, customer service is non-existant. You won't be pampered in any way.

    Summary: I cruised on Grand Princess in Aug 03. We decided to cruise with RCCL in Jan 04 for a short, cheap winter getaway. We didn't have high expectations because the ship is 16 years old and the fare was cheap. Well, it was the worst vacation we ever took. ... read more

  • Never again with them

    Jan 20, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Food and on board service was fine at first
    Cons: Likes to double charge your C.C. and make you look like the guilty one,

    Summary: My wife gave me a cruise to go on with Royal Caribbean, our first cruise. Never again would I even ever think of going with them ever again. First thing is first, we where told it was a 4 night cruise, staying over in the Bahammas on Wednesday from 7 am ... read more

  • October 2003 Bahamas Cruise on the Royal Caribbean Sovereign of the Seas

    Nov 1, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive, loved the beach, good service
    Cons: A little older ship, a little rocky with all the traveling

    Summary: This was our second cruise, and our first "family" cruise. For a low price of $200 each (about the rate most reviewing this cruise seem to be paying) I went with my husband, 3 year old son, mother and father in law (mid 60's), sister in law (late 30's), ... read more

  • Very Nice Vacation Experience

    Oct 9, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Food, staff, great getaway
    Cons: boat is a bit older

    Summary: I recently took in the 4 night Bahamas Cruise on Royal Caribbean's Sovereign of the Seas vessel. Royal Caribbean offers this cruise, as well as a 3 night cruise, every week departing out of Port Canaveral (45+ minutes from Orlando Airport). Here's a s ... read more

  • What a great time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sep 6, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good service and friend people.
    Cons: Sixth floor is under the running deck. Noisy at times.

    Summary: We took our two daughters (19 and 15) on the five night cruise to the Bahamas. We had a blast. Our l5 year old daughter had a friend from school aboard and they were with the teen club most of the time (except for when we went to Nassau and nighttime ... read more

  • 2003 4-Day Bahamas Cruise on the Sovereign

    Aug 8, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The crew, the value, the food in the dining room
    Cons: Crowds

    Summary: After reading some reviews of the Sovereign, I was somewhat dreading getting on the boat, not knowin ... read more

  • Sovereign, Twice the Charm

    May 17, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: 3-night or 4-night sailings, almost all-inclusive, great staff and activities.
    Cons: Having to leave the ship!

    Summary: I have sailed on Sovereign of the Seas twice now, and She is the only ship I have ever cruised on. My first cruise on Sovereign was booked through Wal Mart Vacations in late August 2002 for the December 22 Christmas cruise. We selected ... read more

  • What a disappointment!!

    Apr 15, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Courteous staff, decent shows.
    Cons: Lousy food, late arrivals in both ports, many canceled excursions

    Summary: We booked this cruise for 22 people to celebrate a 50th anniversary. Boarding was no problem - swift and efficient. The dining room staff was courteous, but food was not too hot. I've cruised with Celebrity twice and there was no comparison to the food - ... read more

  • Sovereign of the Seas 16MAR03-20MAR03

    Mar 21, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great bargain, customer-oriented staff, something for everyone!
    Cons: Small staterooms

    Summary: This was the first cruise for my family: my husband (54), our daughter (14), and myself (49). We will cruise again, because it was a very relaxing vacation, and the phrase, “floating hotel” fits the description of what a cruise truly is. No ... read more

  • This cruise was not at ALL what it's rated to be.

    Mar 10, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The Schooner Lounge with Peity, the bartender.
    Cons: Moldy shower, bad room attention, unfriendly crew, mediocre food in the Windjammer.......

    Summary: We were quite happy with boarding procedure as it was very simple and speedy. Yet once on-board our experiences got quite questionable. Upon arrival we made our way to one of the lounges for a cocktail as we waited for our luggage to ... read more

  • Great Short Cruise!!!

    Feb 9, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice staff, clean ship, wonderful private island "Coco Cay"!
    Cons: To short of a cruise!

    Summary: You start your cruise by looking across the waterway at NASA in Cape Canaveral, which is an amazing site! Then you make your way to your room, to find a nice spacious room with wonderful room attendants. When you sit down to plan your shore ... read more

  • Not Sovereign to all

    Jan 18, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Service and staff
    Cons: Children's program, TV programming, small staterooms

    Summary: I just returned from this trip, which I was on from 1/12/03-1/16/03. The staff and the service were excellent. My stateroom attendant made sure we were comfortable and helped to resolve a problem I had with my a/c by calling the repairman twice to make ... read more

  • Decent introduction to the pleasures of cruising!

    Jan 17, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent food, friendly staff
    Cons: Tight quarters, too few elevators

    Summary: I took this cruise with my wife and two kids in August of 2002. The itinerary included stops in CocoCay (RCCL's own island) and Nassau. The ship was very nice and clean. The rooms were quite OK, but quite tight for 4 people. The biggest problem ... read more

  • A Rather Poor Cruiseline

    Jan 3, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Dining Room Service/Service Overall, Cococay
    Cons: Food, Expensive "extras" (soda, excursions, photos, etc.), commercial atmosphere

    Summary: I recently travelled on board the Sovereign of the Seas for a 4 day trip to Cococay (Little Stirrup Cay) and Nassau, Bahamas. I had previously been on a Holland America cruise and was looking forward to my time aboard the SOTS. ... read more

  • My 4 Experiences on Sovereign of the Seas

    Nov 27, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: service, food, activities, Cococay (if you go)
    Cons: not stopping at Cococay 3 out of 4 times, old ship

    Summary: The Sovereign of the Seas is an older boat. It was built in 1988 and it is starting to show it. Its not like some of the newer RCCL boats...with ice skating, mini golf, and more than Sovereign's 3 dining options. Sovereign does have a rock climbing wall ... read more

  • Already planning my next cruise....

    Nov 20, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great ship, fantastic entertainment, wonderful service/staff, good casino, a breeze of a check in process!
    Cons: Food was decent but not great. Excursions are pricey--but no more than any other ship.

    Summary: I've cruised a number of times with different cruise lines (look for my less than pleased review of the Norwegian Sea) and enjoyed this cruise the most. We chose a short (too short, really) weekend cruise as a getaway from January's dreary, ... read more

  • Sovereign-A great value-A lot of bang for your buck!

    Oct 6, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: This cruise is a great value. Great idea for first time cruisers.
    Cons: You get what you pay for in cruising. The food left much to be desired.

    Summary: We sailed the lovely Sovereign on a 4 night Bahamas cruise in October 2000. We booked this cruise on Expedia (we were sorry for that later, but that's another story) on a kind of last minute deal. We paid just under $250/pp including port charges and ... read more

  • Sovereign of the Seas Rocks!!!

    Sep 12, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything
    Cons: Nothing

    Summary: Booked a cruise on Sept 2nd thru VacationsToGo,, (check out my review of them,for the Sept 8th trip to the Bahamas. Embarkation: Very Smooth,pier pickup on the tickets, took less than a hour to board the ship. The Ship: ... read more

  • The Sovereign is Still Sovereign!

    Aug 29, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good dollar value. Very enjoyable.
    Cons: The coffee was disappointing. The Caribbean is where good coffee should be.

    Summary: Cruises are so exciting that their destination doesn't matter. We chose to cruise on The Royal Caribbean Sovereign OF The Seas because of its proximity to us and the cost, which is less than a hundred dollars daily per person. We arrived in Port ... read more

  • Great cruise-Sovereign of the Seas

    Jun 19, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: great food, service, lots to do
    Cons: none

    Summary: We just returned from our first cruise aboard the Sovereign of the Seas. We have nothing to compare it to, so I can only tell you that we thought it was great. The service and crew members were wonderful. Always helpful and polite. Our ... read more

  • A good first time cruise

    Apr 25, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Friendly staff, good food and entertainment
    Cons: Not enough time to enjoy it

    Summary: This was the first time we had been on a cruise so we decided to do a short one (3 nights) to check that we enjoyed it and didn't get seasick. If we did we would go on a longer one next time. This turned out to be a good idea and we really ... read more

  • Great first-time cruise

    Apr 20, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Staff, ship and the private island
    Cons: Age of ship, cost of drinks, unpredictability of weather

    Summary: We took our parents for their first cruise on the Sovereign, and they loved it. We had cruised several times before, and were very pleased, ourselves. Boarding was smooth. We had chosen to spend several days prior to the cruise in Florida, ... read more

  • Fun for first-time cruising families

    Apr 6, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good value, great kids programs, courteous staff, well-maintained ship, good entertainment
    Cons: Too short and hectic pace, Spotty service.

    Summary: We really benefitted from detailed reviews on this and other cruise review sites to help out first-time cruisers like our family. I thought it’d be helpful to offer a recent family-oriented review. To start off, our family of four (my wife ... read more

  • Great for first time cruisers!

    Mar 27, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good service, clean ship
    Cons: 4-day has one day at sea, expensive drinks

    Summary: Sail date: March 17-21, 2002 Ship: Sovereign of the Seas Price: $440.00 per person Stateroom: outside on deck 9 (9508) My husband and I booked this cruise with another couple and found the ship to be better than what we had ... read more

  • Great trip for adults

    Mar 12, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Oustanding service, good food, Coco Cay
    Cons: Hair braiders in Nassau, not much for kids to do

    Summary: Took a cruise on the Sovereign March 7-10th 2002. Let me first say that it was a business awards trip so this is not at all based on price, in fact I have no idea what it cost. The entire cruise was fantastic. I found breakfast and lunch to be ... read more

  • From a travel agent's point of view...

    Feb 9, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Clean ship, Beautiful Decks, and the most fun you can have!
    Cons: Hurricane Michelle of Nov. 2001

    Summary: In Nov. of 2001 I took a crise to the bahamas on Royal Carribian cruise line's Sovereign of the seas. This was the best vacation I have ever been on. ***Food*** First let me tell you about the food, the staff of the Sovereign made suh ... read more

  • For the money, you'll have a fine time.

    Dec 19, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent value, great food, friendly service.
    Cons: Tiny rooms, crowded dining room.

    Summary: I was a virgin cruiser until last January when I took a four day cruise on Royal Caribbean's Sovereign of the Seas, departing from Port Canaveral with ports in Nassau and Coco Cay. It had been a miserably chilly winter so far, even in Florida, and I just ... read more

  • For the money, you'll have a fine time.

    Dec 18, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent value, great amenities, friendly service.
    Cons: Tiny cabins, crowded dining room.

    Summary: I was a virgin cruiser until last January when I took a four day cruise on Royal Caribbean's Sovereign of the Seas, departing from Port Canaveral with ports in Nassau and Coco Cay. It had been a miserably chilly winter so far, even in Florida, and I just ... read more

  • A must read !!!! The worst cruise ever.

    Nov 24, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The worst cruise ever.
    Cons: The worst cruise ever.

    Summary: November 24, 2001 My wife and I took a disastrous cruise on the “Sovereign of the Seas” ship, which departed Port Canaveral, FL on November 18, 2001, cruising to Nassau and Coco Cay, Bahamas. The only word that could possibly sum this tiring ... read more

  • I just got home and I still feel the motion of the ocean!

    Oct 1, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very clean ship, nice escape for a great price, great atmosphere!
    Cons: Cannot control the weather at sea; menu a little stagnant

    Summary: I just returned yesterday from a 3 day Bahamas cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Sovereign of the Seas that was September 27-30, 2001 and departed from Port Canaveral. I went on this cruise with my boyfriend who has never been on a cruise. I cruised once ... read more

  • City on Sea

    Aug 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything is included
    Cons: Motion sickness

    Summary: Cruises are such a great experience. You pay from the very beginning and then you have nothing to worry about once your on the boat. Eat all you want, take advantage of all the activities, see all the shows, relax, get to see some beautiful islands. It ... read more

  • Sovereign of the Seas -An experience of a lifetime!

    Jul 10, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful and impressive ship with a lot to offer!
    Cons: Slow Elevator service for a ship with so many elevators, small cabins.

    Summary: If you are thinking about or planning a Cruise on Royal Caribbean International's Sovereign of the Seas, than you have made a wise decision. This was my first cruise, so I am probably a little naive about the Cruising industry but I must say that this ... read more

  • A must for couples

    Jul 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great for all ages, especially older crowd, non-stop fun
    Cons: finding flights

    Summary: My girlfriend and I went through a travel agency for the actual cruise, but found the flights ourselves, which turned out to be mistake. However, despite the less than pleasant flight experience, the cruise itself was absolutely amazing. The food is ... read more

  • Only Facts -- Why not to sail Royal Caribbean

    Jun 16, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very Very few... read my message
    Cons: Lost luggage, Mixed up table assignments, Horrible Private Island and more! Read the message.

    Summary: Here is the message I sent to Royal Caribbean. Oh yeah, they tried to appease us by sending us an "oh we're so sorry letter," and 2 $100 vouchers for our next cruise. Bye the way ... We WON'T EVER be sailing Royal Caribbean again. So here it is.... ... read more

  • Good deal!!

    Jun 11, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Convenient 4 day cruise with great price
    Cons: Drinks are expensive

    Summary: Cruised on the Sovereign out of Port Canaveral in September 2000. The price was great. We booked the guarantee rate of $279 and had an outside cabin on the main deck. We were worried that we would be sleeping in the engine room. Fortunately we got a ... read more

  • Sovereign of the Seas: What to Expect from a Three or Four Night Cruise

    Jun 8, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great service and attention to detail.
    Cons: Small staterooms. Public areas showing signs of wear.

    Summary: The Sovereign of the Seas was the first Royal Caribbean ship I sailed on back in the early 90's, when she was new and running a seven night Western Caribbean itinerary. Her design was very contemporary then and continues to fare well, when compared to ... read more

  • More Than I hoped for!!

    May 23, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Friendly Staff,Immaculate Ship,embarkation a breeze
    Cons: missed Coco Cay

    Summary: After cruising with Norwegian,my wife and I decided to try RCCL and see what people always seem to compliment.We cruised the Sovereign of the Seas for the 4 night Bahamas and Coco Cay itinerary. First Impression: As we approached ... read more

  • Only God can control the weather.

    May 14, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Choices, good food, good crew, great fun!
    Cons: Didn't take a longer cruise!

    Summary: This was my first cruise and I had a ball! I did lots of research and read lots of opinions prior to my cruise (Cruise411.com; epinions.com; travelocity.com; expedia.com; etc.). There were enough negative opinions about Sovereign of the Seas ... read more

  • Sovereign's ok, but NO Coco Cay!!

    Mar 28, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good Food and Service in Dining Room
    Cons: Missed Coco Cay due to bad weather

    Summary: We sailed on the 3/4/01 Sovereign cruise. It was a nice experience overall but our four night cruise only visited to Nassau. The day at Coco Cay the private island was canceled due to high seas and wind. They added activities on board but it was not ... read more

  • Simply Unforgettable!

    Mar 5, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Large Ship, Beautiful Ship, Simply Amazing Service
    Cons: None

    Summary: NOTE: Before I start this review, I want to make it clear that I took the Royal Caribbean Sovereign of the Seas on a 7-night Eastern Caribbean vacation. At that time, the Royal Caribbean Sovereign of the Seas was still operating on Caribbean ... read more

  • Four days on the Caribbean

    Mar 1, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great food, beautiful stops
    Cons: Lack of interesting activities on the boat

    Summary: Last week, my wife and I returned from our second cruise in as many years. We took our first cruise aboard Carnival's Sensation last year, a seven-day affair. Sovereign of the Seas' 4-day cruise was our choice this year. While the service and ... read more

  • Veteran Cruiser sez: Retire this Tub!

    Jan 3, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The excellent cabin and dining room staff
    Cons: Where do I begin?

    Summary: Notes from a cruise-pro on a family cruise aboard the Sovereign of the Seas, Dec. 28-31, 2000. I jotted these thoughts down as we sailed, as is my wont. They are in no particular order, but do give you a flavor of what this cruise was really like. ... read more

  • Lots of Fun

    Dec 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Food, Fun & Sun
    Cons: None Really

    Summary: This last summer my family planned on driving down to school with me. We live in Maryland and I attend the University of Miami. We decided that we would stop in Port Canaveral (where it left on our trip) and take a 5 day cruise. My family had taken ... read more

  • Honeymoon from Hell

    Dec 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: None
    Cons: Lack of Class

    Summary: This cruise was booked from 11/19/00 - 11/23/00. The cruise was a package deal from Liberty Travel for approx. $2300.00. This cruise was the worst vacation I have ever been on, let alone my honeymoon. The First day we arrived we were put on a bus ... read more

  • Absolutely FABULOUS!!!

    Nov 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Friendly people, fantastic food, luxurious surroundings
    Cons: NONE

    Summary: This was my second cruise. My first was with another well known cruise line. When I saw this ship, it took my breath away. The other ship was like a fishing boat compared to the Splendour of the Seas. The food was UNBELIEVABLE! Enjoyed the snails so ... read more

  • A Must For The Whole Family

    Nov 16, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: For everyone to enjoy
    Cons: That it wasn't longer.

    Summary: My husband and I wanted to renew our 10 year wedding anniversary vows, instead of going back home (Chicago) we decided to look into a cruise. This was our first cruise and we bought with us our 9 year old daughter. We purchased the tickets from our ... read more

  • Wonderful

    Oct 31, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Clean ship, great crew, just a wonderful time
    Cons: Nassau/Cocoa Cay(not landing in)

    Summary: Sovereign of the Seas Oct 22, 2000 $599CDN each Deluxe Ocean View. We didn't see much sign of the ships age and yes the cabins can be on the small side. Cabin steward took good care of us, Dining room(Kismet) great, waiter Sah was the best. Food was ... read more

  • Nice Ship!

    Oct 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great value, plenty of activities and food
    Cons: Small stateroom, hated Bahamas

    Summary: My wife and had a 4 night 3 day cruise to the Bahamas on Sovereign. I was amazed by the ship size at first sight! The ship is beautiful! I was my luck that I had the flu for the first 3 nights of the cruise and was really unable to enjoy the ship to ... read more

  • Honeymoon on a budget - no one will know

    Oct 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Many
    Cons: Few

    Summary: I've read most of the other reviews and can validate them. Our first cruise, but met some wonderful people, other honeymooners, and truly enjoyed the "couples massage." We cruised just after Thanksgiving, and hit some rough weather, so e were ... read more

  • Great for first timers

    Oct 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: food atmosphere ports of call
    Cons: fairly long wait for non-U.S.citizens at port of miami to check in

    Summary: My wife and I took a 4 night cruise in april/99. This was our first cruise and also it was our honeymoon. The ship departed from the port of Miami around 5:30 pm. We sat on chairs on the pool deck and took in all the sights while sipping ... read more

  • 20-something couples first cruise...see our pros and cons.

    Oct 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Snorkeling on their private island.
    Cons: Cleanliness of rooms.

    Summary: My husband and I just went on our first cruise. We took a 4 night, 5 day Bahamas cruise aboard the Sovereign of the Seas. I was very hesitant to say the least. My biggest concerns were hidden charges (like port charges and taxes, etc.) and ... read more

  • High Quality Vacatiion for both kids and adults!!

    Oct 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything except....
    Cons: Small rooms-- we didn't know how small they were until we got there. I'd suggest a step from the norm if u have a family of 4 or more

    Summary: I took this cruise about a year ago and it was the funnest<---(I don't know if that's a word, stupid education) vacation I'd ever had. There was so much do and see just on the ship let alone the islands. The food was spectacular, some of the best ... read more

  • 1st ever cruise...

    Oct 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Once at the pier, everything is excellent
    Cons: The lousy transfer service contracted by RCL.

    Summary: This was our first cruise. My wife, brother, sister-in-law, and nephew chose to sail Royal Caribbean, the Sovereign of the Seas. It was a 3 night cruise to Nassau, and CoCo Cay. We departed on a Thursday and returned the next Sunday. Overall ... read more

  • 14 decks of elegance

    Sep 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Top-flight staff, amenities, food and entertainment, all at a bargain price -- and on an elegant megaliner destined to be a classic.
    Cons: Small staterooms, the risk of feeling `overlooked' among 2,800 other passengers.

    Summary: A generation from now, cruise enthusiasts just might record Sovereign of the Seas as being the Queen Mary - or Queen Elizabeth - of our era. When it was launched just 12 years ago, Royal Caribbean's Sovereign of the Seas was the biggest cruise ... read more

  • When we going again?

    Sep 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quick Weekend Getaway
    Cons: Hurricane Destroys Island

    Summary: What to get pampered? Go with Royal Caribbean. For the 4 days and 3 nights, I felt so relaxed and stress free, I almost missed the stress and deadlines I deal with on a day to day basis at work. I live in Miami, FL, so getting to the Port was ... read more

  • Neveragain

    Sep 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good Food
    Cons: Poor Service

    Summary: I took this cruise to the Bahamas to celebrate my remission from cancer. This was May 30, 1999 to June 2, 1999. It was absolutely awful. The toilets were not working for two days of my three days on the ship. The cabins were much smaller than other ... read more

  • Looking for your next cruise?

    Jul 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful ship, great crew
    Cons: casino, cabin size

    Summary: Thinking about going on a Royal Caribbean Cruise on Sovereign of the Seas? Well you have come the right place..... In one simple answer "YES" This was my first cruise and yes maybe I do not have the experience to go ... read more

  • Memorial Day - Wonderful Trip

    Jun 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful ship, great food, excellent service.
    Cons: Smaller cabins, 24 hour coffee station not available. Need real Ice Cream not the fake stuff.

    Summary: My husband and I just returned from our 3rd cruise. This time we went on the Sovereign of the Seas - I am a Disney nut and have to include a trip to Disney when we go to Fla. This was the first sailing from Port Canaveral for the Sovereign of the Seas ... read more

  • Loved it mean it

    Jun 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: everything
    Cons: too short, I wished it lasted a whole week

    Summary: I went on my first cruise when I was 16 years old. The thought of being on the open water was a tad bit terrifying. Especially since I knew we had a storm coming the first night. So I was a little scared, and then it hit me- I am in paradise, live it up ... read more

  • Great,but no sleep!

    Jun 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Service, amenities
    Cons: Location of cabin

    Summary: We returned from our 4-day cruise yesterday. This was our first cruise, and didn't know quite what to expect. As this was an Anniversary trip, we decided to upgrade to a "c" class suite which was beautiful. However, little did we know ... read more

  • JUST DO IT!!

    May 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Food, beautiful destinations, plenty to do
    Cons: cost of alcohol and some activities is high

    Summary: Food, Fun, Food, Exotic Locations, Food...what more could you ask for??? My wife and I took our second cruise aboard the Sovereign of the Seas and, once again, had the absolute time of our lives! I'm not going to focus on the destinations of ... read more

  • Whatever floats your boat

    May 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: It's an experience of a lifetime
    Cons: none

    Summary: The Sovereign of the Seas was the most amazing cruise ship that I have ever been on. From the moment I walked onto the luxurious ship until the moment I stepped off, I was in aw. Here's a brief but exact description of what you'll see as soon as you ... read more

  • Fun Was Had By All

    Apr 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great service, activities, food
    Cons: Trip was too short!!

    Summary: I traveled on Soverign of the Seas in June of 1999 with my 2 middle-aged parents and younger (15) year old sister. We had two 2-person rooms, both beautifully kept despite the expected limited size of cruise accomodations. Our trip was a 4 day, 3 night ... read more

  • Anniversary Fun

    Apr 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: VERY FRIENDLY STAFF
    Cons: Mostly For older people

    Summary: My husband had surprised me for our first anniversary with a 3 night 4 day cruise to the Bahamas on Royal Caribbeans Sovereign of The Seas. Our ports of call were Nassau and Coco Cay. The staff on the Sovereign were outstanding. Everyone was so very ... read more

  • Floating Utopia

    Apr 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent food and great attractions
    Cons: too much service

    Summary: This was my first cruise and was not quite sure what to expect. I was blown away by the decadence and the absolute fulfillment of all of my wishes. In my opinion this was the only down side to the entire trip. There was almost too much service. ... read more

  • Looking for romance?

    Mar 31, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Staff, food, excursions, activities
    Cons: Length of cruise

    Summary: My husband and I took a 5 day 4 night cruise for our honeymoon on "The Soveriegn of the Seas". This ship has the perfect mix of everything for everyone. There are so many things to do on the ship that you could never get bored. The planned ... read more

  • A Great Cruise!

    Mar 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Hospitality,food,acommodations
    Cons: Cruise photos,minor language barriers with crew

    Summary: My wife and I just returned from a 4 day,three night cruise on Royal Caribbeans Soverign of the Seas. We took the bus shuttle, provided by Royal Caribbean,to Miami after flying in to Ft. Lauderdale airport. We were probably some of the first people to ... read more

  • Great Vacation

    Mar 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice ship, great food, friendly staff
    Cons: Too cold

    Summary: My wonderful step-mother booked a cruise for the two of us three years ago when I turned 30 years old. Best present I have ever received! This was my first cruise and really enjoyed it. We went to the Bahama's for 4 days the third week in April. I ... read more

  • Sovereign of the Seas -Some Good Things, Some Bad

    Mar 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great food, CocoCay private island
    Cons: Tiny, noisy cabins

    Summary: We usually take Disney's Nassau cruise (8 times so far), but last Memorial Day weekend we decided to take Sovereign of the Seas for comparison. We had often seen SOS in Nassau and had heard good things about RCCL, so SOS became our first cruise ... read more

  • Magnifique

    Feb 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: stunning, endless activity, much food.
    Cons: my bed folded down from the wall.

    Summary: This ship was built to standards near perfection for I was breathless when my eyes fell upon this beauty. I was merely 13 when my family and I went on a cruise to Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and Cocokay. When we arrived at the port, i had to tilt my ... read more

  • the loOOOoove boat..

    Feb 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: About 10 seconds in beautiful exotic places, Relaxing
    Cons: Mere promises of beautiful places that you will eventually have to make plans to re-visit later in life for the full effect.

    Summary: Me and my family went on a cruise about 8 years ago.. the Sovereign of the Seas was awaiting our arrival... First we touchdown in Miami, the ships port, between departing from the plane and boarding the ship, we saw an entire 10 minutes of ... read more

  • Relaxation in paradise

    Feb 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: RELAXATION
    Cons: BIG FAT GOOSE EGG for nothing wrong

    Summary: My trip on royal Caribbean cruises has been very good. The ship has a very relaxing enviroment and the crew gave service with a smile. The cruise had a reasonable price and gave me the time of my life. While my kids went off and made friends I sat on ... read more

  • Bad Cruise

    Feb 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: nothing
    Cons: They need to do some changing..

    Summary: I had a client that went on a Cruise in August 99. They went on Sovereign of the Sea. They had a bad time. They said that they would never go on the Sovereign of the Sea again. They did not get there lugage until the next day. There was no entertainment. ... read more

  • Re-routed trip

    Jan 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good customer relations when ship was re-routed
    Cons: Specialty drinks were quite expensive

    Summary: Myself and a friend took this ship in Dec 98- originally scheduled to travel from Miami to Cancun and Cozumel, Mexico. On the day of departure we learned that due to engine trouble, we would be going to Freeport and Nassau, Bahamas, instead. This being ... read more

  • A Great Weekend Getaway

    Jan 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Ports Of Call, Tons of Night life, Great looking ship
    Cons: Food isn't the best, but adequate

    Summary: The Sovereign Of The Seas sails 3 and 4 night cruises out of Miami to the Bahamas, and Coco Cay, a private island owned by the company. The ship isn't anything to great compared to the ships built in the past couple years, but it's still pretty ... read more

  • Can we go again....NOW!

    Jan 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Food, Service, and Relaxation
    Cons: You eventually have to go home!

    Summary: The title says it all.....THIS WAS GRRRRREAT!!! I have taken 14 cruises on just about every local line (FLORIDA), and none can even come close in comparison. This was the best weeks vacation that I have ever had. When you first get ... read more

  • Great vacation value

    Jan 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great value cruise package
    Cons: Sodas can be a bit pricey

    Summary: Royal Caribbean offers a good cruising experience. I cruised on the Sovereign of the Seas in late October of 1997. I booked airfare separately because at the time I could get a better deal. Since I didn't purchase airfare through the cruise line, ... read more

  • Can't wait to go back

    Jan 24, 2000 by SurgRN911 is a Lead on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful decor,2 dining halls,professional entertainment
    Cons: with so many planned activities, little time to sleep.

    Summary: One of the things I learned.....book early. our reservations were made a year in advance of our trip. By locking in at that time we were upgraded from a lower level inside cabin to a upper level outside cabin. Now I don't think the cabin makes a ... read more

  • Disappointed

    Jan 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great casino
    Cons: Mediocre food

    Summary: My 4 sisters and I took our mother on the 3-day cruise for her 75th birthday January 14-17, 2000. This was my second cruise. My first cruise was a "10" on Norwegian Cruise Line. This cruise was only about a "5". Granted, the ... read more

  • Sovereign Of the Seas Indeed..

    Jan 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything
    Cons: Nothing

    Summary: This was one of my favorite vacations ever. Last year I went to the Bahamas with my whole entire family. We all needed a vacation. But I don't think any of us expected it to be that good. First we took a plane from Hartford, Conn to Miami Florida where ... read more

  • Great Ship!

    Jan 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Staff
    Cons: too few parties

    Summary: The Sovereign of the Seas provided an excellent first time sailing experience. I was thrilled at how friendly the staff were and how exciting the atmosphere was. The food was unbeatable. The midnight buffets were more like four course ... read more

  • Nice Lobby Small Rooms

    Jan 16, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Islands, Nice meals, Beautiful lobby
    Cons: Rooms that are too small for midgets

    Summary: I had a nice experience on the Sovereign the entire time I was outsite of my room. The service was excellent, had some of the best lobster. Won some money in the casino on their Sega black jack machine. The islands were sunny, and the excursions were ... read more

  • Sovereign - An Aging Beauty

    Jan 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Big ship with lots to do; great ports of call
    Cons: Sovereign shows its age; less than fairy tale experience

    Summary: My fiancee and I wanted to take a cruise for our honeymoon, and a visit to the travel agent turned us on to Royal Carribean (RCCL). We'd both considered this particular cruise line to be upscale and more adult oriented than Carnival or the others, so we ... read more

  • Awesome week!

    Jan 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: food, activities, service, ports of call
    Cons: high price, as with all cruises

    Summary: For Spring Break of my freshman year in college, my family took a Caribbean cruise aboard the Sovereign of the Seas. What an amazing week! We left Chicago at 5am, and left Miami later that same day. The food was amazing, service impeccable, and the ... read more

  • First Cruise?

    Jan 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: To many to List
    Cons: None come to mind!

    Summary: My wife and I first sailed on Sovereign of the Seas in 1988, At the time she was the world's largest cruise ship! To put our experience in a nutshell, it was a wonderful experience and turned us on to the joys and pleasures of cruising. The ship was ... read more

  • Royal Treatment- Royal Caribbean

    Dec 27, 1999 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice itineraries and ports
    Cons: Getting off the ship at end of cruise

    Summary: Having cruised a few times I think it only fair to pat a cruise line on the back when they seem to give exceptional service. Royal Caribbean treats it's customers like royality. Maybe they don't have that stuff shirt appearance like a few of the ... read more

  • Ship of Dreams?

    Dec 23, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Food, Entertainment, and Service
    Cons: Rooms

    Summary: The Sovereign of the Seas is a beautiful ship. I was very impressed with the atrium and the entire ship was elegantly decorated. The service was prompt and the employees were friendly. My only complaint is that the rooms were really small. ... read more

  • Royal Caribbean

    Dec 23, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lovely ship, magnificient food, had plenty of time to tour the islands
    Cons: small cabins

    Summary: Me and a group of 15 of my friends went on a cruise our senior year of high school. We stayed in quad cabins. The cabins were very small, especially for four people. But we got an affordable rate of $350. It was a five day cruise begining on a monday ... read more

  • Heaven on earth!

    Dec 21, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: food, value, activities, shopping
    Cons: wasn't long enough

    Summary: I took this cruise about 2 years ago. This is the most memorable vacation I have ever had (including my honeymoon!!!) My husband of 11 years at that time, and I decided to get away for the first time ever without the kids! Even though the kids ... read more

  • Cruising on Sovereign of the Seas

    Dec 20, 1999 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: excellent accommodations & itinerary
    Cons: way too short!!

    Summary: In December 1997, my husband and I went on a 3-day cruise on the Sovereign of the Seas. The accommodations were excellent and the food was well-prepared. Although I liked the casino slots, my husband loved the shows. The itinerary was well thought out. ... read more

  • An ACE Ship to Cruise on!

    Dec 20, 1999 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: a great time
    Cons: to short of a cruise this time

    Summary: My husband and I took our cruise aboard the Sovereign of the Seas and we were treated like royalty. Our cruise was Oct. 25-30-99 The cabin steward was excellent. You never saw him. When you left the cabin he would some how know it and clean up ... read more

  • Not too short but Delightful

    Dec 17, 1999 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: All you have to do is rise each morning
    Cons: Going home, again

    Summary: For those who feel shackled by leaving their children or pets alone for a prolonged period, this IS for you. A delightful four day cruise disembarking from Miami with stops in Nassau, Coco Cay, and Key West. We engaged a cruise ... read more

  • Different is better

    Dec 12, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful cabins, sumptuous food
    Cons: Attention to details?

    Summary: Before the birth of my daughter, I cruised once or twice a year, so I have had the luxury of comparing cruise lines. Royal Caribbean is by far the best that I have tried. The new, spacious ships are the first thing to set these cruises apart. ... read more

  • Going On A 3-Day Cruise?

    Dec 12, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great entertainment, staff, food. Good tours available at Nassau.
    Cons: Limited activities on Coco Cay.

    Summary: Never having cruised, we decided to take a short one(3 days-Miami to Nassau to Coco Cay Island). The entertainment,food and the staff were perfect. We danced, had great shows, comedy and a midnight buffet. The three days were packed with things to do. ... read more

  • 86 Year old, 76 Year old, 50, 52 and 22 year olds - WE LOVED IT

    Dec 12, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Wonderful time, great food
    Cons: too short of cruise - we could stay longer!

    Summary: In July 1999, we took our mothers and son on a 4 night cruise to the Bahamas aboard the Sovereign of the Seas. Wonderful ship, wonderful time and just perfect for our mothers. I booked our cabins near the elevators so they would not have so ... read more

  • Wonderful Cruise

    Dec 12, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Food, Dining, Entertainment, Crew
    Cons: None

    Summary: We cruised on the Soverign of the Seas in December 1998. It was one of the best trips we've ever been on. The ship, crew and food were wonderful! This was a wonderful experience and in fact we plan to take this same cruise again in March, 2000. I ... read more

  • 8/16/99 - 8/20/99 4 Night Cruise

    Nov 26, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: ship was clean and well-maintained; many activities offered; other passengers were friendly
    Cons: cruise line air

    Summary: In August 1999, I took a four-night cruise on the Sovereign of the Seas with my fiance and his mother and aunt. We purchased the cruise plus air and transfers from Chicago (O'Hare airport). We booked the cruise in May through McCord Travel, as we had ... read more

  • Treat Yourself

    Nov 25, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Food, Fun, and Entertainment
    Cons: Getting There

    Summary: I recently took a five day/four night cruise on the Sovereign of the Seas ship in June with my family. It was my grandparent's 50th wedding anniversary and they decided to treat their entire family to a cruise to celebrate. Getting there was rough but ... read more

  • Sovereign during the cheap season

    Nov 12, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: cheap, high value
    Cons: didn't get to swim in the ocean due to the weather

    Summary: I booked a mid October four night cruise aboard the Sovereign of the Seas with my sweetheart. He had never cruised and this was his birthday present. He would rate the experience a 4 out of 5. I think I would say maybe 3.5. When you cruise in October ... read more

  • A Smart Man's Club Med

    Nov 9, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy, relaxing, beautiful, affordable.
    Cons: Seasickness, Bermuda triangle.

    Summary: "Destination: Paradise" is what my ticket should have read. Then I might have been prepared for a year's worth of raw enjoyment and satisfaction, crammed into a seven day Caribbean cruise. The Sovereign of the Seas is one of the largest ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • January 2008 5 day cruise

    Feb 13, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Friendly people, great food, yummy drinks
    Cons: This cruise did not last long enough

    Summary: I booked this 4 night cruise several months ago, before I started reading reviews on this ship. I must say I was a little worried because I had read one review that said"Only take this ship if your other alternative is the Titanic". I don't know if it ... read more

  • Sovereign of the Seas

    May 16, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: The food, staff, shows, EVERYTHING!
    Cons: Rocky seas, bad weather (missing Coco Cay) - but none of these were RCCL's fault.

    Summary: This was my first cruise, and I had a FANTASTIC time! The staterooms are a little small, but that is honestly the worst thing about the beautiful Sovereign. Check in and check out were both a breeze! I don't think we spent over half an hour doing ... read more

  • Ready to go again

    Jul 21, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Relaxing, entertaining, FUN
    Cons: small staterooms

    Summary: We took a 4 day 3 night cruise to the Bahamas in March 2006 and had a wonderful time. We enjoyed all aspects of the trip from the entertainment to the food to the activities provided on Coco Cay. The only complaint I would have, would be that the ... read more

  • Non-smokers beware!!

    Oct 1, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Johnny Rocket's, Ben & Jerry's, Cocoa Cay was amazing...very relaxing!
    Cons: smokers

    Summary: I sailed on Sovereign of the Seas September 26th-30th. My room was quite small, especially the bathroom where if your arms were stretched out could reach from one end to the other. The entire ship smelled of cigarette smoke and the designated smoking ... read more

  • DON'T

    Jul 16, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: CABIN AND WAITER SERVICE WAS GOOD. SMOOTH TRIP. ONLY LASTED FOUR DAYS. LIGHT BULBS WORKED
    Cons: POOR VALUE. FOOD MEDIOCRE. EXTREMELY NOISY ROOM. CUSTOMER SERVICE ON BOARD CONDESCENDINGLY UNHELPFUL.

    Summary: DON'T SPEND THE EXTRA MONEY FOR A SUITE UNLESS YOU'RE HEARING IMPAIRED. THEY ARE SITUATED RIGHT UNDER THE POOL AREA AND THE BANDS PLAY UNTIL 1:00 A.M. IF YOU LIKE TO REST IN THE AFTERNOON OR WATCH TV, FORGET IT! THIS WAS A VERY STRESSFUL EXPERIENCE. ... read more

  • Not so hot!

    May 4, 2005 by
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    Pros: Good Food and food service in the dining room.
    Cons: Charges for coffee, ice cream, burgers, cokes; sewage smell; small cabins; overcrowded buffet

    Summary: We took the 3 nighter that left on 4/15/05 and it was not so hot. The 16 of us had cabins on the 7th deck. The cabins are tiny and many cabin areas smell like sewage. They charge for lots of food items that should be free like soft drinks, ... read more

  • July 2004 Bahamas Cruise

    Dec 6, 2004 by
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    Pros: Great food, great service. Wonderful time.
    Cons: Ship showing some signs of wear.

    Summary: Royal Caribbean is a wonderful cruise line! I have traveled on Carnival and Holland America and the service on Royal Caribbean was just outstanding. The food was incredible with endless options, great staff, and a wonderful selection of activities on ... read more

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