Empress of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Contributor Level: Purser

7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

Good value for money

Sail Date: September 22, 2016

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Inside

This was first time with Royal Caribbean and to be perfectly honest I still prefer Norwegian Caribbean.  The staff were excellent and the food, but the ship really needs an upgrade.  When I cruise I like to read and go to the movie theatre, so when I found out there was no "library" as such or movie theatre I was disappointed.  The TV was simply dreadful it was the same programs repeated hour after hour for 4 days.  With Norwegian you get a free liquor package for drinks on board but with RC I had to pay.

Cabin / Stateroom It would have been nice to have a shower cap, also a clock would be useful
Ship Quality
Very clean but the ship is old and needs refurbishing
Destinations and Excursions
I went on the Charm & Beauty of Nassau. Where we went was anything but beautiful & charming. We passed lots of used car lots and our driver took us to an empty parking lot where there were 3 people selling somewhat "tacky" souvenirs. He told us to remember the van, and as one person remarked we are the only van here ! Did not consider this tour value for money at all
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Miami, Florida
Key West, Florida
This is the fourth time I've been here & each time the humidity gets worse ! Key West has some beautiful houses and gardens but all overshadowed by numerous bars and Tshirt shops
Nassau, Bahamas


Take a shower cap and if you intend to read take books/Kindle as their "library" has very few books

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