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Sovereign of the Seas
by Russell
August 17, 2007

I just completed a weekend cruise aboard Sovereign of the Seas staying in stateroom 1064, a Junior Suite on deck ten. This stateroom is absolutely deplorable and Royal Caribbean should be ashamed to present it to the public, much less call it a suite. Mold (and lots of it) has been allowed to grow unabated in, on and around the shower all the way to the bathroom floor tile grout. There is even mold growing on the corners of the granite vanity top. There were several stains on the bathroom walls (likely mold as well) and the toilet has not had a good cleaning in a long time. During the cruise I had to have maintenance unclog the shower drain. You do not want to know what was removed. The whole bathroom was absolutely unsanitary and likely a health hazard.

Unfortunately the horror did not end in the bathroom. The stateroom's carpet had too many stains to be ignored and was not vacuumed once during the weekend. Doors on the cabinetry were falling off their hinges to the point that they would not close properly. The television was also substandard with color fields on the screen that would cause any picture within the field to be a certain color, either red, purple, etc. There were even stains on the ceiling that looked like ketchup (at least I hope).

The only positive to the room was the balcony, but unfortunately one cannot sleep or groom on the balcony. The fact that I was stuck on this ship in the room I reserved at booking is one reason I may never cruise again. Had this been a land-based hotel, I would have run!

Never mind that Nassau was exhilarating or that Coco Cay was both beautiful and relaxing, the idea of what I would eventually return to on the ship left a nasty taste in my mouth. I only wish photos could be added to this review for I have them and would love for you to see. Only take this ship if your next choice is the Titanic!