Very good trip to Havana. Flaw: too little time in Havana. RC should skip Grand Cayman.
Empress of the Seas Cruise Review to Cuba
Review summaryThe ship is small and a little old but well maintained. Crew is AWESOME with capital letters especially in the restaurants and the cafe. Food, for being a cruise, is very good. Embarcation and disembarking was fast except in Cienfuegos, where you had to use the tenders to get ashore and it took us like an hour and a half to be called (plus almost the hour under the sun to change currency, that takes 2-21/2 hours of the time you get to spend there). The entertainment is okay. Only complain: we lost precious time in Grand Cayman and too little time in Havana.
Food and Dining
Although the food was not as fancy as the dinning room, still the service was outstanding. I do not understand Royal Caribbean's way of evaluating the service of the waiters by the reviews on the food. They are two very different things.
The Main Dining Room
Excellent. Very good food and even better attention. If I could give 20 to the waiters I would!
Very nicely decorated, good music.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom