Empress of the Seas

3.6 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 1 yr ago    
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About Empress of the Seas

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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Empress of the Seas--Bahamas

The cruise was exactly as we had expected. The crew was courteous and pleasant. Dinner ... Read more
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5 out of 5

Empress of the Seas--Bahamas

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The cruise was exactly as we had expected. The crew was courteous and pleasant. Dinner  at Chops was outstanding and our waiter, Super Mario, was great. Nassau was fun and Cococay was beautiful. We jet ski'd and relaxed on a perfect setting. Having only cruised on RC's big ships, the experience on the Empress was not the least bit disappointing. Our room steward Ari was great and not once did any employee appear put off or disinterested. Once again RC was top notch and worth high praise. Thank you for making a quick 3 day event fun and eventful. Looking ahead to our next cruise with RC

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5 out of 5

Smooth Sailing

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Our cruise experience was outstanding. The service from our cabin steward to our designated wait staff was exceptional and made us feel like we were their only priority at the time. The entertainment was every bit as good as Las Vegas shows. The food was absolutely delicious and plentiful. We met some really nice people who dined with us and by the end of the cruise we were doing things together. The quarters were a little tight but we didn't spend much time in them and the ship is certainly showing her age, but clean. Only drawback was it was over too fast.

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4 out of 5

older folks cruise

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The staff was great. Everything on the boat closes after 1:30 which sucked. for my prev cruises there was always a 24 resturrant, ice cream and pizza. And also the room service after midnight cost for the delivery. The boat was a smallest one ive been on but was god for relaxation. The food taste was great but like i said before wish it was open later for the people that have different sleeping paterns. 

The rooms and bathrooms in the room were very outdated , but other parts of the ship were updated recently. 

But getting on and off the ship was the smoothest and quckest ive ever wet through out of all the cruises ive been on.

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4 out of 5

First Cruise

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Had a wonderful time on the Empress of the Seas.  We enjoyed the ship it wasn't overly big and everyone was very friendly and helpful.  I was expecting a lot of people and It to be crowded but it was perfect!!!!!!  The only complaint we had was the food we were expecting a lot of different options but with only 3 restaurants there wasn't.

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4 out of 5

Enjoyable cruise on a small ship with amenities other than dance clubs and pool area.

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HappyEnjoyed the nightly shows.  Food was especially good.  Individual service by waitstaff of Rosario and Artem was especially pleasing.  Kevin our cabin custodian was very helpful.  My wife and I enjoyed the "My Time Dining" with fresh faces every night.  Learned a lot about our fellow Americans as well as others.  Spent a minimum of 1.5 hours nightly at our dining table talking about everything from soup to nuts on this small quaint ship.  What they lacked for dance clubs and pool areas they made up on many other entertaining ways.

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5 out of 5

Empress of the Seas

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Although the ship is the smallest in the fleet it has the same amenities as the larger ships. There was no over crowding in the dinning area, eat anytime area, pool, bar, entertainment areas. Would consider taken this ship again.

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5 out of 5

A cruise to remember

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Absolutely enjoyed the cruise with it's fabulous service and staff. The experience was of a royal treatment with a cost effective pricing, which was amazing.

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4 out of 5

Family travel

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Great value for the money.  Lacking a little in the activities for the children, but otherwise a great get-away.  The food was great and the staff was excellent and always there to help or answer a question.  

 

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3 out of 5

4 night vaca.

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The Empress of the Seas was to my liking, in that the ship itself is not overwhelming in size and visual decor. Cruise staff were pleasant and conscientious to our visit. Our cabin was good for our needs. 

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5 out of 5

Key West Best

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I really enjoy the dining service.  The were great at trying their best to accommodate my dietary restrictions. They were exceptional.  I also enjoyed my spa treatment tooHappy  And had a really good time in Key West.

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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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