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Empress of the Seas cruises for 2020-2021


Empress of the Seas is RC’s smallest and oldest ship: not a floating theme park, much of the vessel still maintains the elegance of the early days. For most of the year Empress of the Seas is based in Miami and offers 4- to 8-night getaways to some of the most popular islands in the Caribbean: Nassau, The Bahamas, Cozumel and Costa Maya in Mexico, Grand Cayman and Key West. So you have a wide number of choices for your getaway. From May to October 2020 Empress of the Seas relocates to Cape Liberty, NJ, across the Hudson from Manhattan, and some cruises departing from Montreal. From there Empress runs 5- to 8-night cruises to the New England States, Maritime Provinces of Canada, and as far along the St Lawrence seaway to Quebec. The autumnal colours of the land scape stand out, and you can enjoy wandering the smaller ports of the region. Through 2021 Empress sails out of New York to the New England area, and from San Juan to the arc of islands separating the Atlantic from the Caribbean Sea. Empress has no formal dining evenings. The ship is ideal for first-time cruisers, budget travellers or simply those who enjoy a more intimate voyage.
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Empress of the Seas Cruise Calendar

Sold out Available OBC = onboard Credit
Date Route Cruise From $/Day
2020 CRUISES

14

NOV

Empress of the Seas cruises

8

NIGHTS

$1,530

$191

22

NOV

Empress of the Seas cruises

6

NIGHTS

$1,343

$224

28

NOV

Empress of the Seas cruises

8

NIGHTS

$1,441

$180

6

DEC

Empress of the Seas cruises

6

NIGHTS

$1,330

$222

12

DEC

Empress of the Seas cruises

8

NIGHTS

$1,359

$170

20

DEC

Empress of the Seas cruises

6

NIGHTS

$1,254

$209

26

DEC

Empress of the Seas cruises

8

NIGHTS

Popular Cruise!

$1,653

$207

2021 CRUISES

3

JAN

Empress of the Seas cruises

6

NIGHTS

$1,108

$185

13

JAN

Empress of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$921

$230

17

JAN

Empress of the Seas cruises

6

NIGHTS

$973

$162

23

JAN

Empress of the Seas cruises

8

NIGHTS

$1,077

$135

31

JAN

Empress of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,088

$155

7

FEB

Empress of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$965

$138

14

FEB

Empress of the Seas cruises

6

NIGHTS

$925

$154

20

FEB

Empress of the Seas cruises

8

NIGHTS

$1,050

$131

28

FEB

Empress of the Seas cruises

6

NIGHTS

$837

$140

6

MAR

Empress of the Seas cruises

8

NIGHTS

$1,058

$132

14

MAR

Empress of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$870

$124

21

MAR

Empress of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$877

$125

28

MAR

Empress of the Seas cruises

6

NIGHTS

$925

$154

3

APR

Empress of the Seas cruises

8

NIGHTS

$1,146

$143

11

APR

Empress of the Seas cruises

6

NIGHTS

$844

$141

17

APR

Empress of the Seas cruises

8

NIGHTS

$1,091

$136

25

APR

Empress of the Seas cruises

6

NIGHTS

$865

$144

4

MAY

Empress of the Seas cruises

6

NIGHTS

$1,412

$235

10

MAY

Empress of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,563

$223

17

MAY

Empress of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,522

$217

24

MAY

Empress of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,606

$229

31

MAY

Empress of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,564

$223

7

JUN

Empress of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,658

$237

14

JUN

Empress of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,721

$246

21

JUN

Empress of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,767

$252

28

JUN

Empress of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,735

$248

5

JUL

Empress of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,739

$248

12

JUL

Empress of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,789

$256

19

JUL

Empress of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,933

$276

26

JUL

Empress of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,810

$259

2

AUG

Empress of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,749

$250

9

AUG

Empress of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,699

$243

16

AUG

Empress of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,835

$262

23

AUG

Empress of the Seas cruises

11

NIGHTS

Empress of the Seas cruise from New York (Cape Liberty, NJ) to Montreal
Departs: New York (Cape Liberty, NJ) | Arrives: Montreal

$2,327

$212

3

SEP

Empress of the Seas cruises

10

NIGHTS

$2,236

$224

13

SEP

Empress of the Seas cruises

11

NIGHTS

$2,524

$229

24

SEP

Empress of the Seas cruises

10

NIGHTS

$2,259

$226

4

OCT

Empress of the Seas cruises

11

NIGHTS

$2,205

$200

15

OCT

Empress of the Seas cruises

15

NIGHTS

Empress of the Seas cruise from Montreal to San Juan
Departs: Montreal | Arrives: San Juan

$1,869

$125

6

NOV

Empress of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,416

$202

13

NOV

Empress of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,430

$204

20

NOV

Empress of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,418

$203

27

NOV

Empress of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,383

$198

11

DEC

Empress of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,471

$210

24

DEC

Empress of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,603

$229

2022 CRUISES

8

JAN

Empress of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,224

$175

19

FEB

Empress of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,394

$199

26

FEB

Empress of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,348

$193

5

MAR

Empress of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,367

$195

12

MAR

Empress of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,368

$195

19

MAR

Empress of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,394

$199

2

APR

Empress of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Popular Cruise!

Sold out

N/A

9

APR

Empress of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,491

$213

16

APR

Empress of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,516

$217

This month's most popular Empress of the Seas cruises


1. 15 night Empress of the Seas cruise from Montreal to San Juan ex Montreal on 15 Oct 2021, from $1,869
2. 11 night Empress of the Seas cruise from Montreal return ex Montreal on 4 Oct 2021, from $2,205
3. 8 night Empress of the Seas cruise from Miami return ex Miami on 26 Dec 2020, from $1,653

Empress of the Seas — Ship Review Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.

Life aboard Empress of the Seas
Empress of the Seas is RC’s smallest and oldest ship: not a floating theme park, much of the vessel still maintains the elegance of the early days. For most of the year Empress of the Seas is based in Miami and offers 4- to 8-night getaways to some of the most popular islands in the Caribbean: Nassau, The Bahamas, Cozumel and Costa Maya in Mexico, Grand Cayman and Key West. So you have a wide number of choices for your getaway. From May to October 2020 Empress of the Seas relocates to Cape Liberty, NJ, across the Hudson from Manhattan, and some cruises departing from Montreal. From there Empress runs 5- to 8-night cruises to the New England States, Maritime Provinces of Canada, and as far along the St Lawrence seaway to Quebec. The autumnal colours of the land scape stand out, and you can enjoy wandering the smaller ports of the region. Through 2021 Empress sails out of New York to the New England area, and from San Juan to the arc of islands separating the Atlantic from the Caribbean Sea. Empress has no formal dining evenings. The ship is ideal for first-time cruisers, budget travellers or simply those who enjoy a more intimate voyage.

Empress of the Seas recently returned to Royal Caribbean fleet, following her refit in 2016. As the fleet’s smallest vessel the number of dining and activity options are fewer, yet proportional to the 1600 guests. Her specialty is offering short breaks, with entertainment for the young and families. There’s good Wi-Fi ship wide and wheelchair access for two interior and two oceanview staterooms. Décor throughout is warm and attractive and there are five bars and lounges, a library and card room for relaxation. You pay for many extras including gratuities, and need to plan where to eat and what to purchase, so order packages online before your cruise.

Accommodation
Staterooms come in five main categories and 16 price points, with variations based on guests’ needs: Royal Suites, Owner’s Suites, Mini-suites, Oceanview (some with restricted view), and Interior. The Suites have balconies. When selecting accommodation consider the view, the level of privacy, and location near to or far from activity areas. All staterooms come with private bathroom, twin or King size bed, vanity area, hair dryer, interactive TV and phone. Many cabins are family-friendly with up to two additional Pullman or sofa beds. There are no single or inter-connecting cabins, and four are wheelchair-accessible. In-cabin service and dining is available 24-hours, with a full menu service to the top suites.

Suites come with priority check-in, balconies, and depending on the suite you may have whirlpool tub, bath, and other amenities. The stateroom’s TV enables guests to request room service, to book show tickets, shore excursions, movies and specialty dining, and keep track of their onboard account. Smoking is not permitted inside any stateroom and any stateroom balcony. Cigarette, cigar, e-cigarette and pipe smoking is permitted in designated outdoor areas.

Food and Dining
For the Main Dining Room select from three dining choices before cruising: fixed seating at the same table nightly, at either early or late sitting; open-seated anytime dining (with pre-paid gratuities) at a flexible time; and early sitting My Family Time Dining that allows children aged 3 to 11 years to leave for their Adventure Ocean kids club. Menus feature healthy, vegetarian and kosher options. Special dietary needs can be catered for by giving advanced notice. Menus change daily throughout the cruise. Evening dress is casual or smart casual.

There’s the specialty venue (cover charge) Chops Grille for signature dining and premium cuts of steak. Other complimentary eating options include buffet-style Windjammers Café open around the clock, and 24-hour room service. In all, the ship has 8 bars, clubs and lounges, with no cover charges. There are package deals for wine, juice, sodas and bottled water.

Entertainment
A signature feature of RCI vessels is a Broadway-style production in the Main Theatre. A second venue hosts cabaret shows and late-night adult entertainment. Try your hand at gaming in Casino Royale. Live music features in the lounges, bars and specialty venues. If you want a quiet cruise, try another ship. Alternatively, just stroll around and shop duty-free, or for a quiet time retire to the Library/Card Room or Internet Café.

On-shore excursions and explorations can be pre-booked or arranged on board. Choose from a range of classes and seminars to bring out your creativity and expand your knowledge. The Vitality Spa and Fitness Center are fully equipped and runs a variety of beauty services and fitness classes. Teens have their own lounge areas and disco, a video games arcade, and the Adventure Ocean youth programmes that cater for all ages. And every RCI ship has a rock-climbing wall.

Explore the decks

Empress of the Seas deckplans

Empress of the Seas deckplan

Cabins on Deck 11 (Aloha Deck)

AA
Suite with balcony
AB
Mini-suite with balcony
BB
Outside with balcony
CC
Outside
J
Inside
  • Sofa bed
  • Two pullman beds
  • Handicapped facilities
  • Four pullman beds
  • One pullman bed
  • Connecting staterooms
  • Sofa and pullman bed

Cabins

Staterooms come in five main categories and 16 price points, with variations based on guests’ needs: Royal Suites, Owner’s Suites, Mini-suites, Oceanview (some with restricted view), and Interior. The Suites have balconies. When selecting accommodation consider the view, the level of privacy, and location near to or far from activity areas. All staterooms come with private bathroom, twin or King size bed, vanity area, hair dryer, interactive TV and phone. Many cabins are family-friendly with up to two additional Pullman or sofa beds. There are no single or inter-connecting cabins, and four are wheelchair-accessible. In-cabin service and dining is available 24-hours, with a full menu service to the top suites.

Suites come with priority check-in, balconies, and depending on the suite you may have whirlpool tub, bath, and other amenities. The stateroom’s TV enables guests to request room service, to book show tickets, shore excursions, movies and specialty dining, and keep track of their onboard account. Smoking is not permitted inside any stateroom and any stateroom balcony. Cigarette, cigar, e-cigarette and pipe smoking is permitted in designated outdoor areas.

Decks
Empress of the Seas

Royal Caribbean

Ship facts

Star rating: Empress of the Seas star rating
Maiden voyage: 1990
Number of decks: 9
Tonnage: 48563
Cabins: 800
Passengers: 1600
Number of crew: 685

What's onboard? ▼

  • Atrium social centre
  • Shops, Souvenirs
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Main Dining Room
  • My Time Dining or Traditional (2 sittings)
  • My Family Time Dining (kids eat early)
  • Dress for casual, smart casual, & formal dress nights
  • Daily brunch, complimentary drink
  • Windjammer café
  • Room service continental breakfast
  • Beverage packages
  • COVER CHARGE DINING
  • Chef’s Table (14 guests, formal dinner)
  • Chops Grille (lunch, dinner)
  • Room service: meals other than continental breakfast
  • CASUAL DINING
  • Bars, clubs, lounges (5)
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • The Royal Theatre (3 decks)
  • Boleros Lounge, salsa music
  • Movies on pool deck
  • Nightclub
  • Casino
  • Guest lecturers
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • VOOM fast internet package (pay)
  • VOOM fast internet + streaming package (pay)
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Swimming pool
  • Whirlpools (4)
  • Scuba (Caribbean)
  • Solarium adults only pool
  • Sun deck
  • Vitality Spa
  • Fitness Centre, gym
  • “Quest” Scavenger Hunt
  • Culinary classes, wine tasting
  • Other classes for all sorts of things
  • Table tennis
  • Internet, Wi-Fi (pay)
  • Library/Card room
  • Photo studio
  • Conference Centre
  • Weddings, Vows at Sea
  • WAIVERS NEEDED FOR:
  • Rock-climbing wall
  • UNDER 18
  • Adventure Ocean (programs for 3-5, 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-17 y)
  • Video games arcade (pay), Teen disco
  • Royal Babies & Tots activities (18-36 mths pay)
  • “Late Night Party Zone” group sitting
  • OTHER
  • Laundry, drycleaning (pay)
  • Mobile phone reception
  • Elevators
  • Electricity 110/220V
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Medical centre
  • No emotional support animals

What's included? ▼

  • All main meals on-board
  • Coffee, tea, iced water, lemonade 24 hrs
  • Anytime or fixed sittings, & multi-venue dining
  • In-cabin dining at no charge
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • Bridge director on select cruises
  • Infant crèche, kids clubs & teen programs
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Special needs requests & service animals allowed
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers

What's excluded? ▼

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Alternate specialty dining venues
  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Certain entertainment, fitness classes
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry and/or valet charges
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Babysitting, individual or in groups (from 1 yr)
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
  • Service charge: A$ 11.90/US$ 12) per guest (A$ 14.20/US$ 14.25 for suite guests) pp/night is included in pre-paid fare. Or, service charges can be paid onboard. For all ages. Modify for inadequate service.
  • Service charge 15% automatically added to bar, mini-bar, spa & salon services.
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