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Empress of the Seas Review

3.0 / 5.0
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1384 reviews
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Great staff on a small boat

Review for Empress of the Seas to the Eastern Caribbean
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daiseyjill105992
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jan 2020
Cabin: Ocean View Stateroom

We decided to try RC again after a VERY BAD experience in 2015. I am happy that we did.

Most of the staff weref friendly, welcoming, and professional. The only exceptions were the guest relations desk who felt the need to tell me that the question I had asked they had answered two days before - clearly I didn't remember; one of the cruise director staff members - he was a little snarky, and one bartender at Labadee who told me that the drink hut that I stopped at was only for the other RC ship in port (another bartender apologized and said that all huts were for all RC ships). Cabin had a beautiful large window on deck. One con was that the movie pool side was difficult to view due to pool cabana set up and they had the prime seats blocked for their cigargs and cognac promotion which no guests were attending. Another con was ice cream was stopped at 6pm - I lke ice cream with my movies. Food was teriffic and wait staff was as good as a 5 star. Bathrooms incredibly tiny - toilets set at an angle due to small space. I just wish that on sea days there were more things to do on ships during the day except sitting in the sun or gambling - this one and all cruise ships

Cabin Review

Ocean View Stateroom

beautiful large window - terrible bathroom

Port Reviews

Miami

easiessst embarkation ever

Labadee

Not much there. Lots of beach chairs

San Juan

Arrived late due to weather did not get a good idea of island

Virgin Gorda

Did not go to this port due to weather - had excursion was fully refunded. Went to Saint Croix instead and loved St. Croix

St. Thomas

Due to previous hurricane many things not open, but drive was wonderful and beach beautiful.

St. Thomas

Due to previous hurricane damage many tour items not open - dissapointing but understandable

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