Background: My husband and I went on Sovereign of the Seas the year before to the bahamas. Loved the experience, so I researched online to find the perfect cruise for our honeymoon. I really liked all that the Voyager had to offer and it went with this cruise as it worked really well with our wedding plans. We scheduled our Wedding for a Friday night (day before cruise) in Kissimmee, close to where we lived. We got a lot of wedding for a little money. We got married at the little white wedding chapel. They did everything for us. When Alex (hubby) first suggested it, I was not very receptive. But after seeing it, it couldn't have been more perfect. It was elaborately decorated and very intimate. We had close family/friends and nothing more, very simple and effortless. Because we were the last couple scheduled, we got A LOT of attention. All we had to do was come in our wedding clothes and everything else was done for us. The bouquet and pedals matched my colors and everything to last detail. Very nice affair for our small needs. We woke up early in the morning to ready for the cruise. It may not have been breakfast in bed romance but who cares when you have a cruise to get on? We drove from Kissimmee to Miami. Not a bad trip. My husband is a great driver and we were there in no time. We stopped at the port to drop off the bags and had originally planned to drop me off to wait in line while hubby went to drop off the car, but alas the lines were RIDICULOUS at noon. We had rented a car so we had to spend a little time finding the car rental return...but once there it took no longer than 30 minutes to arrive at the terminal. Talked to some really nice folks on the way there and saw them throughout the cruise. They had two children with them and they had lots of questions (It looked like they had a blast by the way).
Embarkation: What a breeze! At 1:30 there were NO lines. We were on the boat in no time. Our room was ready and awaiting us when we arrived. They had our saving coupons for the trip on our bed along with countless other goodies. We were well pleased with the size of the room and HUGE size of the window. I mean ready, it took up over half the wall. It was perfect. My hubby had been eager to book for a 8th floor inside cabin BUT I changed the plans and snagged a oceanview. He was pleasantly surprised and thanked me for the change.
What to do: After dropping off our bags we toured the promenade. What a sight. We were so glad to have this much room to walk around and enjoy the shops and bars. We made good use of both the cafe and the pub during our cruise. The pints they serve at the pub are delicious (and I am not a beer drinker). We stopped off a made reservations for Portofinos (highly recommend it). After our tour it was off to the Windjammer. It was ok (good cakes though). I strongly felt that Sovereign's variety and flavor was much much better...but this IS a big ship. After lunch we explored the ship and went up to the Viking crown lounge. Oceanview seats had all been nabbed. So we sat at the bar instead. Alex had a beer and I had a long island iced tea. Let me tell you, I asked for the strongest drink they had and I never asked it again. Whew, he gave me exactly what I asked for and I had trouble drinking it :). From then on it was strictly drinks of the day, which were very pleasant. I think I only had one that I didn't think was delicious.