Very good trip to Havana. Flaw: too little time in Havana. RC should skip Grand Cayman.

Empress of the Seas Cruise Review to Cuba

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
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Empress of the Seas

7 Night Best Of Cuba (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 12, 2018

Ship: Empress of the Seas

Cabin number: 4137

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

The 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.


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Windjammer Café

5 out of 5

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

5 out of 5

Excellent. Very good food and even better attention. If I could give 20 to the waiters I would!


5 out of 5

Very nicely decorated, good music.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


4 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

4 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

3 out of 5


4 out of 5


5 out of 5


5 out of 5
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