Empress of the Seas

Why cruise on this ship?

Set a course for an exotic adventure onboard the spectacular Empress of the Seas®, offering four and five-night tropical getaways to some of the hottest spots in the Caribbean and Bahamas. With lively entertainment at Bolero’s Latin Lounge, daily Sunday brunches, a pool-side DJ and much more, every day is a celebration onboard this incredible ship.

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Dining

With an impressive array of culinary delights, serving delicious cuisine from all around the globe, there’s something to satisfy any appetite, day or night, onboard Empress of the Seas®.

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Chops Grille

Indulge your palate with juicy steaks, fresh seafood, delicious sides and tempting desserts at the stylish Chops Grille—brand new to Empress of the Seas®.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Surf_Turf
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Main Dining Room

Take a seat at this elegant setting for exceptional, multi-course meals, accompanied by super-personal service from our dedicated waiting staff.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Varies
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Windjammer Cafe

Whether you want a quick snack after a session in the pool or at the gym, or a laid-back dinner, just take a seat and take in the view. It’s all easy.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Cafe

Entertaining

Cut loose from everyday life onboard Empress of the Seas. Designed with pure pleasure in mind, you’ll start to relax as soon as you arrive.

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Boleros

This Latin themed bar is a night time hot spot for all onboard. Passengers can enjoy a cocktail or two from the extensive menu and hit the dance floor to experience some of the best Latin beats at sea.

Features

  • Bar
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Schooner Bar

Enjoy your drink with a side of trivia at one of the regular quiz nights held in this relaxed venue.

Features

  • Bar
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Viking Crown Lounge

A Royal Caribbean signature. Perched high above the ocean, this comfortable lounge offers spectacular vistas by day and turns into a lively dance club at night.

Features

  • Bar
  • Lounge
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Pool Bar

The ship's pool bar makes it easy to stay cool in the sun without having to stray too far from the deck chair. They offer a range of refreshing drinks and cocktails for passengers to enjoy.

Features

  • Bar
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Casino Royale

Roulette, Craps, Texas Hold ‘em, Blackjack and more are all on offer at this exciting venue. Take a roll of the dice, and keep your fingers crossed!

Features

  • Casino
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Boutiques

Browse for something special to take home at one of the fabulous onboard fashion boutiques, where you can buy luxury products from designers including Michael Kors, Pandora, Tag, Ralph Lauren, Fossil, Ray-Ban, Ted Baker and Guess.

Treat yourself to something extra special – or pick up a present for that special someone – at the exquisite jewellery shop onboard.

Features

  • Shop
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Royal Theatre

Spanning two decks, this Broadway-style performance space offers contemporary and Broadway-inspired shows, headline musicals and live comedy. Enjoy Broadway-style musical spectaculars at the fantastic onboard theatre, where colourful, lively performances will take your breath away.

Features

  • Theatre
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The Centrum

The Centrum is surrounded by bars, lounges and unique shops which offer an array of merchandise ranging from perfume and jewellery to liquor and cruise wear. It’s best compared to the lobby of a grand hotel.

Features

  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Shop

Enrichment

Enrichment programs, or ‘Explorer Academy’ classes cover a wide range of topics.

Classes include:

  • Wine tasting - learn about wines from around the world
  • Casino tuition - from poker to blackjack, learn how to play some of the casino's most popular games
  • Dance and fitness - including yoga, pilates, ice skating and dance
  • Language
  • Cookery - try your hand at cupcake decoration

Health and fitness

The ship features a fantastic array of health and fitness facilities including a spa, a fitness centre, a rock climbing wall and much more.

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Rock Climbing Wall

You’ll feel on top of the world when you get to the top of the wall! The climb is worth it for some of the best views around.

Features

  • Sports Court

Pools & Whirlpools

Cool off at one of several onboard pools—whether you want to take a dip or simply stretch out in the sun!

Features

  • Pool
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi

Vitality Spa & Fitness Centre

Treat yourself to a little ‘me’ time onboard Empress of the Seas® at the indulgent onboard spa, offering a fantastic range of treatments from massage to facials.

Features

  • Spa

Solarium

This tranquil, adults-only space is the perfect place to unwind. Settle back with a book, do some swimming, or just enjoy the sun shining through the stunning glass-domed roof.

Features

  • Pool

Kids and teens

Royal Caribbean International's cruise ships offer a wide range of options for the whole family, as well as a great range of just-for-kids options.

Accommodation

Whether you’ve had a full-on day sightseeing or a laid-back day in the sun, it’s good to know you’ve somewhere relaxing to come back to; somewhere you can recharge and refresh in private. That’s why all the staterooms on board Empress of the Seas are designed with your comfort in mind.

Wonderfully airy and extremely well appointed, they are all tastefully decorated in soft, calming colours. There are four main categories of stateroom; once you’ve chosen a category you can then choose a specific room type depending on your needs.

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Royal Suite - 1 Bedroom

Master Stateroom with double bed, private bathroom with whirlpool bathtub, separate seating and living areas with refrigerator and wet bar.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Dining Area
  • Shower
  • Whirlpool Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Owner’s Suite - 1 Bedroom

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, and private bathroom

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Junior Suite

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, and private bathroom.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Ocean View

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Small Ocean View

Two twin beds, private balcony, and private bathroom.

Features

  • Twin
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Interior

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Deck plans

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Deck 3

  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
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Deck 4

  • Superior Ocean View Staterooms
  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Centrum
  • Main Dining Room
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Deck 5

  • Main Dining Room
  • Royal Theatre
  • Shore Excursions
  • Centrum
  • Guest Services
  • Focus Photo Gallery
  • Schooner Bar
  • Chops Grille
  • NextCruise
  • Picture This
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Deck 6

  • Royal Theatre
  • Casino Royale
  • Challenger's Arcade
  • Royal Shops
  • Lounge
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Deck 7

  • RCI Online
  • Junior Suites
  • Owner's Suites
  • Superior Ocean View Staterooms
  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
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Deck 8

  • Royal Suite
  • Junior Suites
  • Owner's Suites
  • Superior Ocean View Staterooms
  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Card Room
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Deck 9

  • Junior Suites
  • Owner's Suite
  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Library
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Deck 10

  • Windjammer Cafe
  • Pool Deck
  • Pool
  • Pool Bar
  • Spa
  • Adventure Ocean
  • Viking Crown Lounge
  • Rock Climbing Wall
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Deck 11

  • Fitness Centre
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Ship facts
Passengers
2270
Crew
668
Launched
1990
Last refit
2016
Tonnage
48563t
Length
211m
Width
31
Speed
19kts
Decks
9
Wheelchair cabins
No
Currency
USD