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Empress of the Seas
Last refurbished
2016
Last refurbished
Passengers
1600
Passengers
Ports Visited
33
Ports visited
Cruises from $148 per day
$148
From Price per day

Empress of the Seas Cruises

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(from 1 verified customers)

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.)

Ship Specification

Maiden voyage: 1990
Number of decks: 9
Tonnage: 48563
Cabins: 800
Passengers: 1600
Number of crew: 685
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Onboard Experience

  • Dining

    Dining on the Empress of the Seas

    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.

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  • Bars

    Bar on the Empress of the Seas

    In all, the ship has 8 bars, clubs and lounges)

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment on the Empress of the Seas

    A signature feature of RCI vessels is a Broadway-style production in the Main Theatre. A second entertainment centre is the Colony Club, with its music, dancing, comedy and cabaret shows. Live music features around the pool, in the main dining room, and in many lounges, bars and specialty venues. There are always parties and parades to join.)

  • Activities

    Activities on the Empress of the Seas

    Try your hand at gaming in Casino Royale or 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. Activities include use of the outdoor sports deck, mini-golf course, golf simulators, three whirlpools, billiards & pool tables, and a basketball court.

    And every RCI ship has a rock-climbing wall.

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  • Health & Fitness

    Fitness on the Empress of the Seas

    The Vitality Spa and Fitness Center is fully equipped and runs a variety of beauty services and fitness classes.)

  • Kids

    Kids activities on the Empress of the Seas

    Youngsters will love Adventure Beach pool and slide. Teens have their own lounge areas and disco, video game arcade, and the Adventure Ocean youth programmes that cater for all ages.)

  • Inclusions

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

    The health and wellbeing of passengers and crew is of the utmost importance for Royal Caribbean Cruises and for us at Clean Cruising. Health and safety policies are constantly under review and being enhanced to reflect the latest advice from health authorities and leading-edge innovations.

    Initiatives including universal health screening and COVID-19 testing pre-embarkation, hospital grade-air filtration systems, increased sanitation measures, extended ship to shore safety, social distancing practices aboard, additional medical staff and facilities, daily temperature checks and contingency planning in case of suspected cases. For further information, visit our Travel Advisory page

Customer cruise ship ratings

Empress of the Seas has an average of 5 Stars based on 1 Guest Review

  • Overall
    5
  • Cabin
    4
  • Dining
    4
  • Entertainment
    5
  • Service
    5

Destination & Ports

Visited Ports

Highlights

  • Empress of the Seas is your ticket to the world’s best cruise destinations in the east coast. Whether you’re setting sail on a romantic getaway or a tropical escape with your best friends, this cruise ship knows how to take you deeper into destinations few other ships can visit.

  • Redefining the cruising experience one room at a time. The staterooms are an alluring escape from the non-stop action the ships are known for. From the spectacular views to the deluxe amenities, a stay with us is like nothing at sea.

  • Rise and shine with a mimosa in hand at the Bottomless Galley Brunch, soak up the sun poolside and rock out on the Rock Climbing Wall. And night time is the right time to belt out your favorite tunes at karaoke. Enjoy a different live concert every night. Watch a dive-in movie under the stars. Or dance to live DJ beats at the best pool party at sea.

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.)

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  • Inside

    Inside on the Empress of the Seas Inside on the Empress of the Seas

    Cabin Types

    6V, 4V, 3V, 2V, 1V, ZI, Z

    Average Cabin Size – 10.0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size approx: 117 sq. ft. Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space. Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Two Pullman beds in staterooms with up to 4 guests. One bathroom.

  • Oceanview

    Oceanview on the Empress of the Seas Oceanview on the Empress of the Seas

    Cabin Types

    2O, 2M, 8N, 7N, 4N, 3N, 2N, 1N, YO, Y

    Average Cabin Size – 11.4 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size approx: 108 sq. ft. Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space with a great view. Up to 2 guests. Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. One bathroom. Some staterooms have an obstructed view.

  • Suite

    Suite on the Empress of the Seas Suite on the Empress of the Seas

    Cabin Types

    RS, OS, J4, J3, WS, W

    Average Cabin Size – 25.1 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 13.7 m2

    Size approx: 508 sq. ft. Balcony: 161 sq. ft. Relish an extraordinary vacation in this luxurious suite. Up to 2 guests. Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Separate seating and living areas. Dining room. Vanity area. Private bathroom with whirlpool bathtub.

Deck Plans for Empress of the Seas

Legend

  • Connecting Staterooms
  • Sofa Bed Eligible
  • Stateroom has 3rd & 4th Pullman bed
  • Stateroom has 3rd Pullman bed
  • Stateroom has 4 additional Pullman beds
  • Stateroom has an obstructed view
  • Stateroom opens only on the starboard side
  • Stateroom with Sofa Bed
  • Stateroom with Sofa Bed & 3rd Pullman bed
  • Wheelchair accessible stateroom

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