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

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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11 Night Exotic Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 28, 2008
Ship: Empress of the Seas (RETIRED) 223
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 years ago

Great cruise, absolute flawless service. Happy, outgoing crew - all of them!

Food and Dining

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Watch out for "30 minute boatride" to Pitons which actually takes 90 minutes. How many people can you cram onto a boat? Not comfortable. Pitons beautiful, volcano and waterfall good, but very, very poor areas. The only place on our whole trip where we felt uncomfortable.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Nice downtown shopping. Great beaches. Good local food.
5 out of 5
Beaches! Forget "duty-free shopping!" That's the most overrated thing ever! Learn how to use "yahoo shopping" or go to Costco.
1 out of 5
Watch out for poisonous spiders by beach! Biggest things you'll ever see! I don't know why cruise ships even stop here. Nearest town is almost an hour away in a taxi. Decent beach by the ship, but who wants to swim next to a port? How clean do you think the water is?
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Very friendly. Good beaches.
5 out of 5
Best stop. Don't miss Brandon Beach. Very good food and beer.

Pros: service

Cons: small cabins

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

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