Empress of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

4-6 cruises


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5 out of 5

"This should be Illegal"

Sail Date: July 28, 2016

Reviewed: 2 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

"This should be illegal" the words my boyfriend said to me while we sipped on our drinks from our unlimited drink package from Royal Caribbean and enjoying the view of Bahama's, Key West and the amazing ocean floating by. It was a dream. For 4 days we felt like millionaires! Did I mention that the Unlimited Drink Package extended to the Bahama Island, CocoCay because they OWN the island. (we paid for this separately when we got on the ship). Just absolutely stunning views. 


Cabin / Stateroom
Very small but a surprising amount of drawer space. Royal Caribbean ALWAYS keeps a hair dryer stocked in one of the drawers for you to use while you stay! It was very dark all the time without the lights which allowed for best sleeping! Our only qualm was location. This is right below the Pool. That has its advantages. The only drawback to being below the pool is trying to sleep during the DJ after party that happens EVERY NIGHT from around 11pm-3:30am. Good luck sleeping during those hours. We found it best to just join the party. If you're looking to SLEEP during those hours don't get a room on the floor below the pool.
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Miami, Florida
Get there early. Traffic is rough
Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island)
The unlimited drink package through Royal Caribbean extends to the island because they own it!
Key West, Florida
Bring sunscreen and a bunch of $5 bills! (EVERYTHING is $5) except the "diamond in a pearl" This is a must-see. You will never see this ANYWHERE in the world but in Key West. The store is literally called Conch Jewelers. and they're suprisingly affordable ($899 and up) and it comes with the chain. If I had the cash on hand I would have bought it for sure. ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. See a sneak peak for yourself. It's stunning. http://conchjewelers.com/


GET THE UNLIMITED DRINK PACKAGE. It pays itself off after 10 drinks with tips. It's an absolute no brainer to have a no surprises bill on the last day. This allows you to live carefree even on a tight budget. :)

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