CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Sovereign of the Seas by Erland Chau Bahamas August 11, 2002

RCI's 3/4 cruise to the Bahamas is a nice side trip for those who are vacating in Orlando, FL. or want to have a taste of cruising. The difference between the 3 and 4 days cruise is the one extra day at sea. Bahamas (Nassau) is a nice trip but nothing to brag about. You get to see some historical locations, Atlantis Casino (aquarium), and the straw market.

RCI's private island (CoCo Cay) is a great place to spend a day at the beach and water sports activities. Buffet luncheon is served (ribs, corn on the cob, hot dogs, hamburgers, fresh fruit, assorted salads and grilled chicken). Tenders leaving every 1/2.

Quality of food on the ship is not outstanding but very good. No lobster dinners! Espresso and cap cost extra with your meals. Upper deck cafeteria food was average quality. Our dinning room service was excellent. Cabins were well maintained (size - small) and staff overall were very professional and courteous. Interior of ship is starting to show its age but is well maintained. Entertainment is average. My family and I drove to the port and parked ($35.00). Embark and dembark procedures were easy - fill out your declaration form and drop it in the box and proceed to your baggage. Overall, the cruise was worth the cost and had a good relaxing time. I have enjoyed traveling with RCI (14 times). Next ship is Adventure of the Seas.

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