Had a Great Time!
Empress of the Seas (RETIRED) 223 Cruise Review to Bermuda
Ship: Empress of the Seas (RETIRED) 223
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 8 years ago
We really enjoyed our cruise to Bermuda aboard the Empress of the Seas. The food and service in the dining room were excellent. Our waiter was very attentive and was full of helpful suggestions regarding menu choices. We ate most of our breakfasts and lunches in the Windjammer. We never had a problem finding a seat or had to wait in a long line to get our food. The food here was also of very good quality and nicely presented. Our staterooms were small, but since we were not in them very long except to sleep, the size was not a problem. Our children enjoyed the towel animals each night. The entertainment was top notch and there was a wide variety of different types of shows (comedy, production shows and singers). The pool area could have been larger to accomodate the number of guests on the ship. Another problem was the "saving" of lounge chairs. There did not seem to be enough chairs to go around. You needed to get up early in the morning to stake your claim for a chair, if you wanted one for the day. We liked the fact that the drink station and frozen yogurt were right in the pool area. On other ships you had to go inside to get to these two areas. The ship was clean and well maintained. One problem that was annoying was the hassle that some of the Royal Carribean security staff would give the guests as they were re-entering the ship from Bermuda. Some of them had really bad attitudes. We loved crusing to Bermuda and enjoyed both stops at St. Georges and Hamilton, Bermuda. We definitely would do it again!
Pros: The Destination - beaches in Bermuda were beautiful
Cons: Hassle with the security people getting on and off the ship