Empress of the Seas Tips

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Contributor Level: Purser
Sep 17, 2016

Take you two bottles of wine or champagne they allow along with you.

Contributor Level: Purser
Sep 01, 2016

Little ship with a big heart

Contributor Level: Purser
Aug 28, 2016

İ didn't do any research about the excursions will do next time .... will sail again

Contributor Level: Purser
Jul 10, 2016

like Royal Caribbean but may not go with empress of the seas or recommend .

Contributor Level: Purser
Sep 13, 2017

Make sure your hands are clean before eating. Try to get on deck for walks and get some sunshine. Be aware the walls are thin and your voice carries. Try to visit all of the ship and find what area you feel most comfortable in. There is so much to do and you probably won't have time for it all. Book tours before you leave from home so you won't be disappointed when they fill up. Patches are available from your Doctor in the form of a prescription if you think you may have a problem with the motion of the ship. Try and meet other people and make new friends. Try different foods in the dining room and enjoy everything that is offered. There are so many tours available and it is fun to try something new.

Contributor Level: Purser
Sep 11, 2017

It may not be the biggest and grandest of ships but if you just enjoy what they offer you will have a great time. The hospitality and friendliness of everyone more than makes up from what you may think is lacking.

Contributor Level: Purser
Sep 07, 2017

Get involved - there is much to do.

Contributor Level: Purser
Sep 06, 2017

Don't go on this ship expecting to be constantly entertained. This is all about the ports of call (specifically Havana) and interacting with other guests and the crew. We met so many wonderful people on this cruise that we enjoyed talking to and running into constantly because there are not too many places to go. We also got to talk with many of the officers on the ship, which was a real treat.

Contributor Level: Purser
Sep 03, 2017

The deck behind the Bavero's is a hidden gem. If you don't mind smokers.

Contributor Level: Purser
Sep 02, 2017

Find another ship.

Contributor Level: Second Mate
Sep 01, 2017

No formal night, bring casual dining clothes. Bring one white outfit for the "White" party.

Contributor Level: Purser
Aug 30, 2017

Bring a good book!

Contributor Level: Purser
Aug 28, 2017

We loved being near the aft elevator. We never had to wait long and the ship is so small there's not a long walk to either end. For Cuba starboard side is actually better for viewing as port is not very attractive.

Contributor Level: Purser
Aug 26, 2017


Contributor Level: Purser
Aug 23, 2017

Be very mindful of the time changes. Not a lot of clocks on board so adjusting a watch is highly advisable and don't rely on your phone even if you have wifi

Contributor Level: Purser
Aug 10, 2017


Contributor Level: Purser
Aug 10, 2017

This is a smaller ship. But, the service and the entertainment offers on this ship is as good or better than the bigger ship. The staff are very friendly especially in my time dinning.

Contributor Level: Purser
Aug 07, 2017

Pack lighter if you can. Space is limited with draw space though the closet has ample space for hanging clothing and a lot of hangers.

Contributor Level: Purser
Aug 02, 2017

Make dinner reservations.

Contributor Level: Purser
Aug 01, 2017

Go on the bigger ships, unless you want to go to Cuba, I do not recommend this particular ship. I lost wait not eating their nasty food.

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