Empress of the Seas (RETIRED) Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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2-3 cruises


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4 out of 5

Great time in the southern Caribbean.

Sail Date: April 10, 2006

Reviewed: 11 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

El Convento Hotel in Old San Juan is a wonderful place to stay before going on a cruise. It's elegant, and has charm, and class. Security is great. The only downside was the internet. The computer in the library had 111 unsent messages stored. I notified the staff, but I don't know if they did anything about it.

Pros: The ship, the hotel, the beaches.

Cons: Turtle Beach, St. Kitts

Service and Staff
Children's Programs
All the children I saw with the staff looked cheerful and happy.
Ship Quality
Royal Caribbean's Empress of the Sea is a good ship. The staff was great. The ship is well cared for.
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
The rooms on this ship are small but nice. Suitcases had to go under the bed.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Orient Beach was nice.
Castries, St. Lucia
St. John's, Antigua
Willemstad, Curacao
Basseterre, St. Kitts
Turtle beach had cow, and goat dung on it. There was a goat tied to a tree within arms reach from our chairs. Loads of seaweed on the beach. A large hog strolled down into the water to cool itself.
Don't Miss: Don't miss the broken lounge chairs on the beach.
Oranjestad, Aruba
Beautiful beach. Expensive. $10 = umbreller $8 = lounge chair rentals
Margarita Island
Great beach at the end of the Island. Too many vendors. People near us on the beach had their money $280.00 stolen from their beach bag.
Bridgetown, Barbados

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