Empress of the Seas

3.9 out of 5


Empress of the Seas first set sail in 1990. Originally sailing for Royal Caribbean, the vessel did a stint with Pullmantur Cruises before returning to Royal to operate itineraries to Cuba and the Caribbean in 2016. Since Empress only holds 1,840 passengers, it's a perfect ship for couples or families who want a more laid-back, intimate atmosphere during their voyage. Families onboard the ship will enjoy pool parties, learning how to make towel animals, scrapbooking, outdoor movie nights, and the rock climbing wall. There are kids clubs onboard, divided up by age: Aquanauts for ages 3-5, Explorers for ages 6-8, and Voyagers for ages 9-11. Adults can enjoy some time to themselves at the Latin-themed Boleros club, dance the night away at Club 20, enjoy the piano at the Schooner Bar, participate in the wildly popular Quest game, and watch Broadway-style original productions in Empress’ main theater. Come mealtime, enjoy the main dining room, Windjammer buffet, Chef’s Table, or Chops Grille steakhouse. Special touches across the ship to celebrate sailing to Cuba include Cuban dishes in the buffet and main dining room, a corner in Boleros for playing dominos, salsa dancing lessons, and Cuban-style coffee in the cafe. Guests can also attend lectures onboard that delve into Cuban culture, and learn Spanish during a foreign language workshop.

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

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5 out of 5

Cruisin' To Fun Times! by debnalex

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It was very good , the only thing that really turned me off was the constant hocking of merchandise and jewelry on board . I was here to have fun ... not to be pointed to constant shopping for things I do not want nor can afford .

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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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bernie43b0a says ...
Sep 17, 2016

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

Drlopez says ...
Sep 01, 2016

Little ship with a big heart

younggeo86 says ...
Aug 28, 2016

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

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