Good service, good food, old ship.

Empress of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Key West & Cozumel (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 23, 2016
Ship: Empress of the Seas
Cabin Number: 7164
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 1 year ago

I would love to give this trip a better review, but when you see the commercials for Royal Caribbean, you only see the fun from the new boats. I booked this cruise under the label that Empress was "recently renovated." While that might be true, the renovations maybe amounted to new paint and some cosmetic clean up. The service, and the food was great. The staff tried their best. But I do not think I will take another cruise aboard Empress. My girls are very used to cruises where there are lots of things to do from morning to night.   

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Excellent! Maria Our server was top notch!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very Good!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Old boat. Built in 1990.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

If you have thrill seeking teenagers, this boat is not for you.

3 out of 5
Awful port
5 out of 5
Nice place to visit.
5 out of 5
Loved Key West.
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