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

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4 out of 5

Great time in the southern Caribbean.

Sail Date: April 10, 2006

Reviewed: 10 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
Entertainment
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.
Oranjestad, Aruba
Beautiful beach. Expensive. $10 = umbreller $8 = lounge chair rentals
Bridgetown, Barbados
Castries, St. Lucia
St. John's, Antigua
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.
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.
Willemstad, Curacao


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