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  Sovereign (Pullmantur Cruises)

Sovereign | Pullmantur Cruises
Royal Caribbean cruise ship Sovereign of the Seas, at Coco Cay
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Sovereign | Pullmantur Cruises
Royal Caribbean International cruise ship MS Sovereign of the Seas.
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Formerly called the Sovereign of the Seas, the MS Sovereign continues to rule the Mediterranean. It is currently owned by Pullmantur, and is considered a family-oriented luxury cruise ship. There are amenities here for children three years old and up. Video game rooms are also installed for teens. There are plenty of entertainment and relaxation facilities for adults. You’ll be traversing the Mediterranean seas while relaxing in this five-star cruise ship if you decide to join one of Sovereign’s eight-day-cruises. Please do note, though, that the Pullmantur Cruises is based in Spain. A lot of the announcements and materials onboard will be in Spanish. The crew may speak English, but it would be more convenient for you if you familiarize yourself with a few useful Spanish travel phrases.

The cruises aboard this ship begin and end in Barcelona, Spain. All-year-round, the ship crosses the seas to visit choice stops in Spain, Italy and Greece.

The MS Sovereign was built in 1987 in Saint-Nazaire, France. It was built by Chantiers de l’Atlantique, originally for the Royal Caribbean International. At the time, it was christened the Sovereign of the Seas. It wasn’t until 2008, after being sold to Pullmantur, that the Sovereign of the Seas’ name was shortened to MS Sovereign. It was refurbished in 2005 while it was still owned by RCI.

There is a total of five restaurants onboard the Sovereign. Buffet style meals are served in the Buffet Panorama and The Grill. The other three restaurants serve a la carte food from 8AM to 10PM. The Wu Fusion is notable because it serves Far Eastern cuisine. The seats here are limited, though, and you will have to make reservations onboard. The dress code is informal except for the Gala Night which is held weekly. During this night, the guests are requested to wear formal attire.

There are a lot of amenities for entertainment on the Sovereign. Children 3 to 11 years old can stay at the Tibu Club or the Cap Club. There is a video game room for older teens. An internet lounge and a library are also available onboard. Among the entertainment highlights are the Broadway Lounge, the Disco Room and the Casino. There are pools, a spa, a gym, and a sports deck for those who would like to keep in shape.

Superior cabins are slightly bigger than standard cabins. You can choose between outside (with a view) and inside layouts for the last two cabin types. The most luxurious cabins onboard the Sovereign are the Royal Suite, the Deluxe Suite, and the Junior Suite.

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Ship Summary
Operator:Pullmantur Cruises
Built by:Chantiers de l’Atlantique, Saint-Nazaire, France
Date Completed:1987
Gross Tonnage:73192
Length:268.3 m
Width:32.2 m