The ship may be small, but the smiles were HUGE!

Empress of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Verified Review
Western Carribbean
Sail Date: April 01, 2017
Ship: Empress of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 8620
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 1 year ago

Fourth cruise for myself and my SO (second on RCC), but first for our 8yo son.  Everyone had a blast.  The food in the dining room was great, and Windjammer was generally good if slightly uneven. Son particularly enjoyed the towel (and napkin!) animals and Adventure Ocean.  I set up snorkel excursions at Key West and Cozumel through third parties; both turned out terrific.  Embark/debark were very smooth, maybe because of the lighter passenger load.


The ship being smaller, there was less variety of such things as dining options, shows/entertainment, pools, etc. So if that stuff is crucial for your cruise enjoyment, you may need to reconsider. But I can say we had a wonderful time.


Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5
The acts were good, except for the one standup (a ventriloquist) who was trying too much to be Jeff Dunham and failing quite spectacularly.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

The pool is small and there is only one. Set swim expectations accordingly.

3 out of 5
3 out of 5
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