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Sovereign of the Seas

A new look for a trendsetter

December 2004 — The first thing I noticed while waiting to board the newly rejuvenated and relaunched Sovereign of the Seas was the addition of 62 balconies on her uppermost passenger accommodation deck. When we sailed on her twice in the 90s, she had none. Her original look was 80s tropical pastel, but even back then she held some surprises.

Despite the lack of balconies, which weren't that common nearly seventeen years ago, Sovereign of the Seas was the hottest ticket in town when she arrived in Miami for her maiden season in 1988. At a bit over 73,000 tons, she was the largest cruise ship ever built and towered over her fleetmates, as well as every other ship in port! 

Inside she contained an innovation nearly as startling as her size—The Centrum. Multi-deck atriums with panorama elevators have become synonymous with modern cruise ships and Sovereign of the Seas was the trendsetter that introduced them.

Her brass gleams, reflecting all new carpeting and colorful new drapes and upholstery. She's warm and inviting—a grand lady with expanded gym, spa, and centers for children and teens. Her dining options have grown as well with the addition of Sorrento's Pizza and Johnny Rockets diner to the reconfigured Windjammer Marketplace as well as Latte'tudes, serving up Seattle's Best coffee and Ben & Jerry's ice cream.

The most exciting change is the addition of Bolero's lounge. The hottest dance club outside South Beach serves mojitos, caipirinhas, and specialty tequilas to the beat of sizzling Latin rhythms. 

In addition to an Internet center, WiFi hot spots are conveniently located in lounges and personal cell phone service is on the way.

There's no reason NOT to go to sea and Sovereign of the Seas is a great way to 'get out there' from her homeport in Port Canaveral.

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Junior Suite with Balcony

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