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Empress of the Seas (RETIRED) 223 Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Empress of the Seas (RETIRED) 223
8 Night Exotic Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 09, 2006
Ship: Empress of the Seas (RETIRED) 223
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 11 years ago
While we had only a minor water problem, we know other passengers had major pluming problems and also a soot problem from the exhaust stacks from the ship contaminating their balconies

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All food was very good, particularly dinners in the dining room. Lunch in the buffet could be improved.


5 out of 5
All activities and entertainment was outstanding. Only act on last night of cruise was average or below.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Great service from all of the staff we encountered on the cruise.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Public areas were nice for the most part. We liked the size of the ship and the number of people on the cruise.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Our stateroom worked well for us, it was smaller last the room we had on the Enchantment of the Seas.
3 out of 5
Took a tour of the island. Not alot of historical things to see, but island is fairly nice.
5 out of 5
Probably the best port. Less poverty and best shopping. Attractions were also nice.
Don't Miss: Shipwreck of German Freighter in the Bay.
3 out of 5
Took an island tour - it was nice. Alot of poverty, island not kept very well.
3 out of 5
While there is some poverty, most of the island is nice. The Brimstone Hill Fortress was nice
Don't Miss: We heard Frigate Bay was very nice
3 out of 5
Took another island tour. A number of beautiful views around the island. Not alot of historical things to see.
Don't Miss: Visit to Stony Hill plantation was very nice.

Pros: The shows, ports, and the food

Cons: Ship needs updating, possibly removed from the fleet

Recommends Empress of the Seas (RETIRED) 223? Yes!

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