Empress of the Seas

3.8 out of 5

Overview

Empress of the Seas is a large ship, carrying 1840 passengers and crew, and sails from Miami, Florida and Tampa, Florida.

Sails from: Miami, Florida, Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida, Tampa, Florida

Cruises to: Cuba, Caribbean - Western, Caribbean - Bahamas

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5 out of 5

Fantastic Cruise

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The ship is beautiful and well kept. It is clean and in good shape. The food on board is beyond delicious. The chefs do an excellent job at making sure the food is beautifully presented and brought to the table hot. The buffet is a great room with windows all around to afford a view of the sea. The food is very good and there is plenty of it. The waiters will bring drinks to the table for you. There are so many activities on board to keep you busy and entertained and the entertainment is always top notch.

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5 out of 5

Beating Irma

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Our cruise was cut short by Irma but RC gave us the opportunity to stay on the ship and head back out to sea. We were even given a partial refund. We stayed for an additional 3 days and loved every minute! They are our #1 cruise company now!

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5 out of 5

Alot of fun had

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I had a great time and got some great memories. wanted to do this survey to say how great it was but this box should not require 150 characters before it lets you submit. Also I didn't have any kids but it won't let you skip that question or ports I didn't go out on. Now I'm slightly dissatisfied.

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4 out of 5

Don't expect much

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Besides the ports, there was nothing spectacular about the EotS. The food and staff were the best parts of the ship. I can see why this ship was retired. They may have updated some things, but it's still outdated.

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3 out of 5

Worst cruise ever

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I did not enjoy this cruise I found there was hardly any choice for me to eat as I'm a vegetarian. There was all kinds of meat dishes even the macaroni had ham in it. Plus Royal Carribbean told my husband that we had to have an excursion booked to be able to go into Havanna this was not the case. Other people said they were told the same thing. The excursion we went on was terrible. We drove around on the bus way too fast so you couldn't see anything. We spend far too much time in a cemetery. Then on to a fort that was closed so we were crushed in a small room to buy cigars. This process took far too long. The tour guide forgot our vouchers so we stood around in the hot sun. They took off leaving people behind so we had to go back for them. Waiting around for people in the hot sun was terrible. In the end we ditched the tour and looked for something else to do. In order to see Havanna we hired a private tour in one of the old cars. I've already told lots of people I know not to take a tour with Royal Carribbean just organize their own tour.

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  • Price: $

  • Size: L

  • Total Passengers: 1840

  • Built: Aug 1989

  • Refurbished: 2 yrs ago

  • Number of Decks: 9

  • Total Cabins: 795

  • Cabin Categories: 18

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bernie.43b0a
Contributor Level: Purser
Sep 17, 2016

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

Drlopez
Contributor Level: Purser
Sep 01, 2016

Little ship with a big heart

younggeo86
Contributor Level: Purser
Aug 28, 2016

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

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