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Clean Cruising was great & we wouldn't hesitate recommending you to other people,but we are still deciding if we are the 'cruising type'. Some things are great but other aspects of cruising are a bit repetitious. 9 nights is about as much as we could handle."
- Anne W

Why Clean Cruising?

  • Family owned & operated
  • Australian based team
  • Same consultant from start to finish
  • Free printed documentation and ticket wallet
  • Combine with flights, hotels, insurance and save
  • Flexible payment options including interest free finance and layby

Empress of the Seas has an overall score of out of 5
based on 0 guests we surveyed after their cruise.

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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
Passenger capacity: 1600
Number of crew: 685

What's onboard? ▼

  • Atrium social centre
  • Staterooms, room service
  • Shops, Souvenirs
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Main Dining Room (with Family Time dining)
  • Daily brunch, complimentary drink
  • Windjammer café
  • Room service dining
  • Beverage packages
  • Anytime, or traditional set-time, dining options
  • COVER CHARGE DINING
  • Chops Grille (dinner)
  • CASUAL DINING
  • Bars, clubs, lounges (5)
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Broadway Production
  • Royal Theatre
  • Boleros Lounge, salsa music
  • Nightclub
  • Casino
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • VOOM high-speed Internet (pay)
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Swimming pool
  • Whirlpools
  • Sun deck
  • Vitality Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Rock-climbing wall
  • Internet, Wi-Fi (pay)
  • Library/Card room
  • Photo studio
  • UNDER 18
  • Youth Program, lounge
  • Adventure Ocean kids club
  • OTHER
  • Laundry, drycleaning (pay)
  • Mobile phone reception
  • Elevators
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Medical centre

What's included? ▼

  • Flight/s and/or transfers as specified
  • Gratuities for Australia and NZ sailings
  • Bar service charges included in Aus/NZ sailings
  • All main meals on-board
  • In-cabin breakfast at no charge
  • Coffee, tea, iced water, lemonade 24 hrs
  • Anytime or fixed sittings, & multi-venue dining
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • 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
  • In-cabin dining menu USD 7.95 per order
  • 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 y)
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Itineraries may change due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Cabins may change for operational reasons
  • GRATUITIES if NOT Australia or NZ sailings
  • USD 14.50 (USD 17.50 Grand suites and above) pp/day all ages
  • May modify at Guest Services on board
  • May pre-pay gratuity on booking
  • Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
  • Service charge 18% automatically added to bar, mini-bar, spa & salon services.
  • REMINDERS
  • Check passport valid for 6 months after end of voyage
  • Check stateroom ‘responsible adult’ requirements when booking
  • Confirm with bank and ship ahead of cruise your credit/debit card intentions
  • Check dress code: Formal, best black-tie look; Smart Casual, dress to impress; Casual, shorts for b’fast & lunch
  • Special needs, dietary requests, arrange at booking
  • Smoking on board in designated areas only
  • Check stateroom ‘responsible adult’ requirements when booking
  • Don’t bring electrical extension cords
  • Aerial drones allowed: not operated on board, only on shore when legal

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Happy Customers

Christie was exceptional...both in knowledge of our itinerary/plans, as well as extremely helpful and courteous...and got us good deals on excellent stays in Southern Kruger (Kapama ) and Cape Town..both 10/10. Thanks (Also good advice on cabin selection on QM2)"
- Adam S