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

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7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

Great cruise

Sail Date: January 28, 2008

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

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

Pros: service

Cons: small cabins

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

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