The ship may be small, but the smiles were HUGE!
Empress of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean
Sail Date: April 01, 2017
Ship: Empress of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 8620
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 11 months 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.
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The pool is small and there is only one. Set swim expectations accordingly.