Empress of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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2 out of 5

It was different

Sail Date: September 22, 2016

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Suite

We were surprised to see all the non-inclusive, nickel and dinging.  You actually had to pay $2 for popcorn at a venue.


If you book first or business class on an airline, you are covered for everything.  Why would a suite not have special amenities?


We were billed for everything from daily tips to internet on a multi thousand dollar suite.


We did not have one proficient person to explain the beverage ticket so we just paid ourselves. We didn't mind paying $50 a night for an $8 bottle of wine at dinner each night, but not being able to bring (according to you FAQs) one great bottle aboard for a suite seems to be an issue.


We've had 1000 ft + suites on other cruise lines, we felt like we booked on Carnival...not good!


The staff made up for most of the inconvenience.

Cabin / Stateroom
Beautiful cabin, BUT the air did not work most of the time or not at all for severely hot weather. It was difficult to enjoy a large suite especially to sleep.
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Prices for the beverages passes were unreasonable for what you get for free on other cruise lines.

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