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Sovereign of the Seas
by Jessica
October 15, 2007

My husband and I started our 4 night cruise out with a pre-cruise stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites since we were flying in from Arizona. They picked us up around 10:30 in the morning and we were at the port by 11:30. We were on the ship in no time at all. Since our room 9046 wasn't ready yet, we went and ate at the Windjammer. The lunch wasn't too bad. Then we went and explored the ship. We found table number 5 that we had for dinner in the Illusions dining room. Our room was okay. The bathroom was very small, and the hot water didn't work when you wanted it to. We asked our stateroom attendant if he could have it fixed for us. Well he tried maybe. All I know is that I was taking lukewarm showers.

Before dinner we saw the comedian Phil Tag. He was great. Then we went and had dinner. We were the 2nd seating which was great because we didn't have to rush to get there.

The next morning I went to the Windjammer for breakfast which was pretty good. They had anything you wanted from an omelet bar to cold cereal. Then we made our way over to CocoCay. We spent the morning on the beach relaxing and the afternoon hiking all over the island. They have trails that you can follow. We didn't eat on the BBQ on the island because there were flies all over the food. So we headed back to the ship for lunch and a nap before the formal dinner.

Day 3 was in Nassau, Bahamas. We took a water taxi over to Atlantis; it cost $3 each way. We did our own excursions; we saw the aquarium and the beaches. We didn't want to wait for the water taxi to come back so we walked back to the ship. Let's just say it's a long walk back. It took us about 45 minuets or so. At dinner one of our tablemates proposed to his girlfriend which was so sweet. She said yes. We all went to see the Love and Marriage show. This is a must see.

Day 4 was a day at sea. We did nothing. Sat by the pool and watched the belly flopping contest. For lunch we ate at Johnny Rockets. Before dinner my husband and I watched a thunder storm roll in. It was very beautiful. For dinner we ate for the last time with our tablemates. That night we went to play in the Quest game. This too is a must do. It's a good laugh if anything.

When we got off the ship the next morning, it was very easy. We were off the ship by 9:00 and at the airport by 10:30. We had a late flight so we just hung out at the airport.

All in all it was a great 4 night cruise. My husband is already planning our next cruise.