We booked this 3 day cruise for great price and even better used our points to cover it. We weren't sure what to expect , so we went with open minds ready for anything.
All easy on arrival....parking across the street and we just wheeled our luggage aboard. The boat is a bit older ,but kept up and really clean. Our room with window is comfortable with a king size bed and lots of storage. We have a TV and our ice bucket is full. We brought a couple of bottles of wine aboard..the allowable limit. It's nice to have and we enjoyed the first bottle before dinner.We are more than pleased with our room and one bonus with this ship is all the rooms are quite large by cruise standards.
Without much further ado we head upstairs to the buffet. We can't imagine how people find their way on a larger ship as its a it of a hike to the dining room.
Tons of food so we try to be selective...not easy. The desserts are amazing too. We are now on day 3 and I can honestly say I can't remember what hungry feels like anymore . If the money we paid was for food only I think by now we would have broken even. Best meal so far was Maine lobster with shrimp at dinner last night.
We have the buffet for breakfast and dinner and a sit down dinner each evening. We chose the open seating plan which fit our schedule better. We could have had reserved dining at 6:pm or 8pm at the other dining room. there is a late night buffet ....which we succumbed to one night and a 24 hour Pizza Hut.
Each evening there is a show and also a comedy act. last night the show was great. It was a very professional Vegas style show with wonderful dancers and singing. Just loved it and really impressed with the quality of the performance!
Yesterday was our full day stop in Nassau .
I loved taking a Ship to Nassah. It seems most of the Hotels are very expensive or pretty shabby. Then after your on shore, taxi cabs are a good way to get around. Also a limo is the best way of seeing the city. Some even rent cycles or mopads. (Be forwarned they drive WILD down there).
MY FAVORITE is the Buggy and Horse ride.
Be aware that they drive on the left side of the road and that helmets are mandatory for all motor scooters.
Sovereign of the Seas is how we arrived here the first time. A fairly old and small cruise ship it was a perfect choice for our first cruise.
Arriving by cruise ship you get to see the port and the island unfold slowly in front of you while you arrive. The highlight of the arrival is of course the lighthouse. Make sure not to miss it. It'll be on the port side as you arrive.
Sovereign is no longer sailing with Royal Caribbean and was bought by an Italian Cruise Line.
Well that all up to you. Most of my trips to Nassau I did by ship. In another words, cruising. I have friend that go by plane. Anyway you go, just enjoy.
The best way to get around Nassau, well if you have an adventure spirit, just rent a scooter. Then you still have other options: Taxi, jitneys, rental cars, bicycles, water taxis, surreys, and even a helicopter for those who wants to see Nassau and surrounding islands from a bird's eye view. Transportation in Nassau is not a problem, and it is inexpensive (except for the helicopter).
Many cruise ships leaving or going to Florida stop at Nassau for a day. They dock at Prince George Wharf, which is about a 5 to 10 minute walk into town.
We walked a short distance to charter a boat to get to Paradise Island. There are many others means of transportation.