Empress of the Seas

3.7 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 1 yr ago    
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Empress of the Seas is a large ship, carrying 1840 passengers and crew, and sails from Miami, Florida and Tampa, Florida.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Small ship, small rooms.and etc.

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Good shows, pretty good food.   bad things,  no captians party, no past guest party and not (revealed by travel agent). small room was ocian view and we could not get close to window.  so that was money not well spent.  so all in all a little disappointing.  contact me if any questions.  

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
2 out of 5

4 Night RC Empress of the Seas

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I have cruised Royal Caribbean before (as well as other lines), but this was the worst experience I've had. The activities, and staff were amazing. There was so much to do and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. The first night of the cruise, we discovered that we did not have hot water in our cabin, so I made sure that staff was aware and they resolved the issue. When it was time to get off the ship in Cozumel, we were given two stained towels but we were not aware until we reached the beach. That being said, I had to walk to find a shop and purchase two beach towels for $12 a piece. When I got back on the boat, I took the towels to guest services to explain what happened. They said they would credit my account for the $24 but instead I was charged $50 for two unreturned towels (THAT I SPECIFICALLY HANDED TO THE GUEST SERVICES STAFF). The next day, our toilet completely overflowed. I told maintainence and they explained that plumbing was a ship wide issue and that they have been working on it for months now. We left the room and headed to dinner. When we came back, the toilet was fixed and the bathroom was re-cleaned but the carpet right outside the bathroom was wet causing the room to smell like sewer. THANK GOD IT WAS THE LAST NIGHT. 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Empress of the Seas Cruise to Cozumel

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

 Overall we had a good time, it was hard to find any areas that were quiet (if you wanted to read), even the library area always had people around talking.  The air in the casino wasn't working properly and I felt many areas of the ship were warm (and I am always cold).  The first night dinning sit down, was not enjoyable, very little attention at the beginning, had to wait quite a while for water etc.

 

The next evening, we moved to another area, David and Natalia took care of us for dinner the balance of the cruise, and they were awesome.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

All good

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Departure process was easy and quick.  We took our own luggage on board and we're in our room at 1:00 p.m.  Service was excellent as was the food.  The ship is old and supposedly recently refurbished, but couldn't really tell where updates were made.  The evening entertainment was exceptional.  We spent every day at the pool and returned early to the ship after a little shopping in Cozumel so we could enjoy some uncrowded time at the pool.  Disembarkation process was super fast and easy.  We took our own luggage off and were at our car in about 20 minutes.  I would cruise this ship again and look forward to a Cuba cruise in the near future.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Empress of the Seas vacation

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I enjoyed the foods and relaxing on board. The shopping on the port was my favorite part of the trip. The Cruise shopping specialist made the experience smoother and safer as a tourist.  We were given great deals and treated with professionalism, because of the cruise line's sessions for port shopping and site seeing.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

good cruise

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great ship. enjoyed it being a smaller ship.  not as crowed as most of the larger ships.  no problem getting setting out by the pool.  Buffet was never over crowed like larger ships.   staff was friendly and helpful.  the biggest problem was our room was flooded the last night and every thing was turned upside down and in a mess when returning to our stateroom after dinner and the show.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Excellent Service

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The food was excellent, especially the Brunches! The service couldn't be better. The onboard activities were plentiful. The ship was clean. All in all, it was a pleasurable cruise.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Great cruise

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Staff always friendly and helpful.  Good food and plenty to do if you wanted or just relax in the sun.  Pretty little ship, very clean, but it was an older ship so some things were showing age.

 

Was amazed at how fast we disembarked.  Wow!  Getting on took a little longer, but that process also went pretty fast.  Very efficient.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Family get together

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

the Ship was nice but our cabin was very small with very limited storage area and the thermostat didn't work so it was cold in our room.  The staff was very pleasant and helpful.  They did everything to make your vacation a good one.  

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Cuba Cruise

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The ship was old and small and needs updating. The rooms are small. However, the staff and food were great. The food here is the best among all the royal carribean ships I've been on. The Cuba itinerary was the highlight of this cruise and it was all worth it. 

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DECK FIVE

Deck 5 features the lower level of the Royal Theatre, the Centrum, Shore Excursions, Information and Next Cruise desks, Schooner Bar, Chops Grille, Focus...

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DECK TEN

Deck 10 features Windjammer Cafe, the Pool, Pool Deck and Pool Bar, the Spa, Adventure Ocean, Viking Crown Lounge, and the Rock-Climbing Wall.

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DECK SIX

Deck 6 features the upper level of the Royal Theatre, the Royal Shops, Casino Royale, Challenger's Arcade, and Boleros.

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DECK ELEVEN

Deck 11 features the Fitness Center.

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bernie.43b0a
Contributor Level: Purser

Take you two bottles of wine or champagne they allow along with you.

Drlopez
Contributor Level: Purser

Little ship with a big heart

younggeo86
Contributor Level: Purser

İ didn't do any research about the excursions will do next time .... will sail again

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Price

L

Size

Aug 1989

Built

1 yr ago

Refurbished

1840

Total Passengers

9

Number of Decks

795

Total Cabins

18

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