Does anyone know how the re-furbishing is going on the Soverign?
I understand it is in dry-dock right now, due to come back out next week.
We are scheduled to sail on Dec 27th. Just checking to see if they are still on schedule.
Here is a copy of their latest press realease on Soverign:
Royal Caribbean Re-Launches Sovereign Of The Seas
Extensively Renovated Ship Makes Debut At Port Canaveral With New Balconies, Additional Dining And Entertainment Options
Miami - December 10, 2004 - Royal Caribbean International's Sovereign of the Seas re-enters service on Monday, Dec. 13, after an extreme makeover that includes bow-to-stern renovations and several new entertainment and dining options. Sovereign, which offers year-round three- and four-night Bahamas cruises from Port Canaveral, also added 62 individual balconies on Deck 10, creating the ship's first balcony staterooms.
"Sovereign of the Seas was the world's biggest and most exciting ship when she debuted in 1988, and she has remained a favorite despite the introduction of new, larger ships," said Dan Hanrahan, senior vice president, Marketing and Sales, for Royal Caribbean International. "With her latest renovations, she is once again at the forefront of some of our latest concepts, such as our hot Latin lounge."
Entertainment is high-octane on the new Sovereign of the Seas. Boleros Latin lounge is sure to be the ship's hottest nighttime spot, with drink favorites from Brazil, Cuba and Central America, such as caipirinhas, mojitos and specialty tequilas, as well as dueling piano players and live Latin jazz performances.
The newly refurbished Follies Theater features two musical production shows that take guests back in time with favorite songs throughout the ages. "Dancin' Thru the Movies" brings back classic movie soundtracks, including Dirty Dancing, Saturday Night Fever and The Blues Brothers. "Flashback" revisits '50s to '80s music with songs from legends from Elvis to Aretha to Prince.
Sovereign serves up several new dining options, including a new casual dining concept, the Windjammer Marketplace, which builds on the line's Windjammer Café concept. Windjammer Marketplace features multiple self-service islands, each offering regional dishes. Initial island themes include Asian, Latin, Mediterranean and American/Eclectic. A cooked-to-order pasta station, carving station, deli, and soup and salad bar round out the Marketplace offerings.
Above the Windjammer, guests can grab a slice at the new pizzeria, Sorrento's, or enjoy juicy hamburgers and thick shakes at the specialty restaurant, Johnny Rockets® , an all-American diner at sea. They also can sip specialty espresso drinks from Seattle's Best Coffee® and sample their favorite flavors from Ben & Jerry's® at the sit-down Latte'tudes coffee shop and ice cream parlor.
Fitness buffs have everything they need for a full workout at the relocated and expanded ShipShape Fitness Center and Sovereign Day Spa. The new facilities feature a bigger gym with additional cardio equipment, and a full-service spa with a hair and nails salon and 11 treatment rooms, including a two-person room for couples.
Royal Caribbean's younger set now have more space just for them in an expanded Adventure Ocean Youth Program center. Teens can stake out their own turf in three exclusive areas - the ultra-hip Fuel nightclub; a cool hangout lounge called The Living Room; and The Back Deck, a sun deck with an outdoor dance floor.
Guests needing to combine work and play have a new multi-purpose business complex, housing a conference center and business services office, to meet their meeting and communications needs.
Sovereign of the Seas offers three- and four-night Bahamas itineraries year-round from Port Canaveral, calling at Nassau and CocoCay. Through Royal Caribbean's Explorations! shore excursions program, guests going ashore can snorkel with stingrays or follow in the footsteps of pirates in Nassau, or wade into the many water sports at CocoCay - from parasailing, kayaking and snorkeling to a sun-filled day at Caylana's Castle Cove Aqua Park.
Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise brand currently with 19 ships in service and two more under construction. The company also offers unique cruisetour vacations in Alaska, Canada and Europe.