Not Cuba, but a great vacation

Empress of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 57

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
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Empress of the Seas

8 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 16, 2019

Ship: Empress of the Seas

Cabin number: 4623

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Review summary

Would travel on Empress again, nice and relaxing, the crew made this a special trip due to the attention they seemed to give all passengers


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Would have been nice to have another venue or so, but small ship. Service in main dining small glitch, quickly rectified, great staff

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
perfect for ship size, gym rats probably would not be happy. Does need sauna or steam for gym, neither at spa


4 out of 5
lot of fun, very good, nice that they did not overdo the holiday music, this is a Caribbean vacation, right?

Children's Programs

no children with us

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
It seems that everyone on this ship went out of their way to know the customer by sight, from day one with stewards, then servers, etc

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
all clean

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
excellent for what it was, inside cabin

Ship tip

No smoking in casino, whatever you read elsewhere, but sufficient areas available that are WELL ventilated

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

4 out of 5
No excursions

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island)

4 out of 5
originally set to be CoCo Cay, but this was nice. Get the lounger for 2 option. Try to see right hand side of island

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 out of 5
there from 4-10, just not impressed.

Frederiksted, St. Croix, U.S.V.I.

5 out of 5
Loved this port, excellent scuba diving

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5
good port, lots to do, just a bit commercial


5 out of 5
smooth and quick
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