CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Sovereign of the Seas Bahamas May 3, 2004

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.

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