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

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

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3 out of 5

Disappointed in Royal Caribbean

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Would go to Cuba again, just not on Royal Caribbean. I know there are other cruise companies that I am familiar with and they don't have most of my concerns with Royal Caribbean. Enjoy the old cars in Cuba and take the air conditioned bus tour but get other tours once you are off the ship. You can go to the Tropicana for much less than the ship charges and old cars are available for a fraction of what the ship charges.

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4 out of 5

5-Night Cruise

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Nice ship, good food, but wish the pool had been larger. Too small! Havana was the highlight of the trip. Our stateroom was just right for us, and kept clean by the staff.

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4 out of 5

Havana & Key West Review

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It was very interesting to travel to Cuba and see Havana and meet some of the people. Probably only a small on Americans will get to go and experience this. Royal Caribbean was adequate and overall did a good job. Whereas they provided good service I think the line overall is mid range in the industry. I have sailed Holland America many times and feed that they ars a class act and overshadow RC. Oversall RC provided a fine service but is a step below in elligiance commitment and that extra touch. I think both lines know their markets well and provide commerence service ,facilities ,entertainment and quality.

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4 out of 5

There is room for improvement

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I would be nice if there was even more time in Havana. I suggest to make a 3-4 day cruise there. Getting on and off the ship was convenient and port is right in the city. I would repeat this cruise if the time in Havana was 3-4 days.

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4 out of 5

Great experience

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The cruise was great. Key West I've been there before but Havana, that was another story. Great city. Amazing and friendly people. If you go with open mind and without expectations is a great place to visit. We reserved fro next year. 

Only thing I noticed that concerned me was the crew. They gave a great service as usual, but looked very tired and at points I believe they were unhappy. This was sad. 

 

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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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