Empress of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

More Than I Expected

Sail Date: September 17, 2016

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Inside

I paid a very good price for this cruise through .  And based on the low price and the age of the ship, I was pleasantly surprised by everything on board.  The food was fair; but the entertainment was excellent!  The ship has been pleasantly refurbished and absolutely loved the three Jacuzzi's on the top deck.  Also, having the band play music on deck added to the festive atmosphere.   The service from everyone on board was mind-boggling excellent! The only thing that truly bothered me, is that the drinking water was horrible!  I would however, travel again on the Empress of the Seas. 

Cabin / Stateroom
The mattresses were as hard as rocks. The Steward did try to help by placing blankets on top of the mattresses. That didn't help much.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Very Good.
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Most times the food was way to salty.


If you are not traveling by plane, bring your own drinking water.

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