I read the sewage smell on the Sovereign of the Seas was bad and I didn't understand. Now I do. We cruised on the Sovereign May 3 and when we arrived in our cabin the odor would knock you over. I immediately went to the purser's desk and they said they would take care of the problem.
When I asked further about the cause I was informed that their systems are old and they can't even get parts anymore. The ship is scheduled for a $3million overhaul in November. They did mask the odor, and it did get better every day of the cruise. However, if anyone is highly sensitive to odors or mold I would suggest waiting until after November for cruising on the Sovereign. Everything else was fine and the entertainment on board was excellent.