Sail Date: January 2018
Some background on us, 25+ RCI cruises plus 10 on other lines. Cruising every January since 1983. Also Cruised on this boat when it was the Nordic Empress. Top three reasons we cruise: Service, Food, Ports. This trip, first 2 of 3 ... Read More
Sail Date: December 2017
This was my first time cruising with Royal Caribbean. I highly recommend this cruise line mainly for the smooth way for embarkation and disembarkation. Also for their cleanliness, food, great entertainment, friendliness around the ship, ... Read More
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2017
Except for the staff I would not recommend a single thing about this experience. The quality of the food is extremely poor (How can you feed over 2000 people with good quality food?) and the stare rooms are ridiculous small. I have been ... Read More
Sail Date: December 2017
I chose this cruise because it was local, inexpensive and over new years. I didn't expect much because of the age of the ship but I was completely wrong! The ship is wonderful! The food at Chops was excellent, our state room was always ... Read More
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: December 2017
We were very excited to go on this cruise to Cuba and happy to say it met our expectations. Cuba was incredible and we had an overnight in Cuba so we were able to spend a lot of time on land. The people of Cuba are extremely friendly and ... Read More
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2017
We had 3 generations wanting to get away for Christmas and wanting to go to Cuba. The Empress is smaller as everyone knows, but I felt it was in pretty good shape for an older ship. Our stateroom was small (deck 3), but what I expected. ... Read More
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: December 2017
It fit our time slot We were an intergenerational group of 8 and we were looking for a safe and interesting space for older teens to enjoy and experience. The pool is of course noisy with lots of music for the pool group. There is ... Read More
Empress of the Seas Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 3.0 3.6
Dining 3.0 3.9
Entertainment 3.0 3.9
Public Rooms 4.0 4.0
Fitness Recreation 2.5 3.4
Family 2.0 3.4
Shore Excursion 4.5 3.8
Enrichment 4.0 3.5
Service 4.5 4.3
Value For Money 4.0 3.8

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