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Empress of the Seas (RETIRED) 223 Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Empress of the Seas (RETIRED) 223

11 Night Exotic Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail Date: December 04, 2006

Ship: Empress of the Seas (RETIRED) 223

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Review Summary

Excellence service and entertainment aboard. Food was good although a little to repetitive towards the end. Too much emphasis on shopping during the next port information day. For our 11 night sailing of the caribbean in December the ship rolled too much for me and I was sea sick most of the cruise. Other than that it was the best itenerary for a southern cruise of all the cruise lines. A very good price for the number of ports

Ports Of Call

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
Beautiful city and great shopping
Don't Miss: Palm beach

Castries, St. Lucia

5 out of 5
Be sure and see Reduit beach. A very beautiful beach One of the best islands on the cruise. A beautiful port.
Don't Miss: Reduit beach Would definately go back again!

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5
Did the Antigua Highlights tour. Very beautiful scenery.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Good beaches
Don't Miss: Very good shopping

Basseterre, St. Kitts

3 out of 5
We were harassed too much by beach vendors at Turtle beach

Margarita (Isla De Margarita), Venezuela

3 out of 5
Don't do the shopping in Margarita tour. You just go to a modern shopping center like you would find in any big city. Too far from the port.
Don't Miss: Not a good stop

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
One of the best ports on the cruise. Take theCuracao Sea and see tour. Be sure and buy the Liqueur at the factory. The best price on the cruise.Seaworld Explorer was worth it also.Lots of fish.
Don't Miss: Great shopping after thectour

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
One of the best ports on the cruise. Take theCuracao Sea and see tour. Be sure and buy the Liqueur at the factory. The best price on the cruise.Seaworld Explorer was worth it also.Lots of fish.
Don't Miss: Great shopping after thectour

Basseterre, St. Kitts

3 out of 5
We were harassed too much by beach vendors at Turtle beach

Margarita (Isla De Margarita), Venezuela

3 out of 5
Don't do the shopping in Margarita tour. You just go to a modern shopping center like you would find in any big city. Too far from the port.
Don't Miss: Not a good stop

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
Beautiful city and great shopping
Don't Miss: Palm beach

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5
Did the Antigua Highlights tour. Very beautiful scenery.

Castries, St. Lucia

5 out of 5
Be sure and see Reduit beach. A very beautiful beach One of the best islands on the cruise. A beautiful port.
Don't Miss: Reduit beach Would definately go back again!

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Good beaches
Don't Miss: Very good shopping

Pros: The number of ports visited

Cons: Too short of time in some ports

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

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