Empress of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Third Mate

1 cruise (first)


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3 out of 5

Confusion Sometimes With Services

Sail Date: June 16, 2016

Reviewed: 3 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Cabin: 5438

I had a purchased a drink plan for unlimited bottled water, sodas, nonalcoholic drinks and was disappointed that often the bottled water was often at room temperature or some drinking areas didn't have them and sent you elsewhere to get bottled water!.  Did not even know the premium coffee/teas on the plan were available at just one area (Bolero?), so never even got a specialty coffee until the last night.  Stopped providing food after midnight.  Casino not open until evening time.  Pool on Deck 10 too small and always full of kids.  The workout room was a joke, too small; 2 treadmills were down--you had to walk thru an ongoing fitness class to get to equipment on other side of room.  SPA too expensive to try.

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Small but that is to be expected. The staff that services that area is outstanding. Only praises for their care and services.
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It is smaller but still have lots of activities, and plenty of room and space to be comfortable and enjoy your time with family and friends. I don't think it's for small kids--pool small and fills up quickly, not many activities for small children; teens would enjoy though.

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