Introduction

Set a course for an exotic adventure onboard the spectacular Empress of the Seas®, offering four, five and six-night tropical getaways to some of the hottest spots in Bahamas and the Caribbean including Cuba. 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. 

How about with a mimosa over brunch (which happens every day, not just on Sunday) then a dip in the pool, followed by a bit of glitz at the fabulous Vegas-style bar? Onboard Empress of the Seas®, every day is a fiesta!

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Main Info
  • Children Allowed
  • Nursery -
  • Smoking Some
  • Style Resort
  • Decks9
  • Cabins795
  • Size -
  • Ship Type Ocean
  • Wheelchair Cabins4
  • Crew Members668
  • Refurbished2016
  • CurrencyUSD
Unique Features


Disabled Facilities

Wheelchair accessible staterooms are available on request. These can include electric entrance doors and accessible shower facilities. Priority and assisted boarding is also available on request.

The ship has ramps and lifts on most decks, and hoists are available on request at certain pools and jacuzzis. Please note that passengers must provide their own wheelchairs/scooters or hire from an outside vendor.

Dress Code

There are three distinct types of evening on board: casual, smart casual and formal. Suggested guidelines for these nights are:

  • Casual: Polo shirts and trousers for men, sundresses or trousers for women.
  • Smart Casual: Jacket and shirt for men, dresses or trouser suits for women.
  • Formal: Suits and ties or tuxedos for men, cocktail dresses or trouser suits for women.

There are however certain restaurants onboard which maintain a casual dress code throughout the cruise. On a typical 14 night cruise, 8 nights will be casual, 3 nights will be smart casual and 3 nights will be formal, however this depends upon individual cruise itineraries.

Special Dietary Requirements

Special meals can be provided on all ships, when requested in advance, however not all requests are guaranteed. Requests must be submitted no later than 60 days prior to sailing.

A wide range of vegetarian and gluten free meals are available onboard as standard.

Age Restrictions

For sailings that depart from a port in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South America and Asia, the minimum age for purchase and consumption of alcohol is 18. , For any sailing which commences outside of the above stated areas, the minimum drinking age is 21. Therefore any ships departing from or calling at a port in North America the minimum drinking age will be 21.

Passengers who wish to use the spa, casino and adult nightclub must be 18 years or over. Those wishing to use the solarium and whirlpools must be 16 years or over. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult when attending the theatre.

Drinks Packages

The following drinks packages are available onboard:

Deluxe Beverage Package

Enjoy any individual beverage item up to $12 (retail value) available onboard, choosing from selected cocktails, spirits, liqueurs, wines, beer, soda beverages, bottled water, freshly squeezed juices, mocktails, premium coffee and premium tea. Plus a 40% discount on bottles of wine under $100 and 20% off bottles over $100. Prices start from $65/day (Including onboard tax)

Refreshment Package

Enjoy our selection of premium coffees and teas, bottled water, fresh-squeezed juices, non-alcoholic cocktails, plus fountain soda with a free Coca-cola souvenir cup. Prices start from $30/day (including onboard tax)

Classic Soda Package

Quench your thirst for just a few dollars a day with unlimited fountain soda refills and receive a free Coca-cola souvenir cup. Prices start from $10/day (including onboard tax)

Café Select Coffee Card

Indulge in your favourite brews with a card that entitles you to any 15 speciality espresso-based coffees, premium teas, and hot chocolate all for one low price. Prices start from $36/day (Including onboard tax).

Deck Plans
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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Accomodation
Royal Suite - 1 Bedroom

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

Owner’s Suite - 1 Bedroom

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

Junior Suite

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

Ocean View

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

Small Ocean View

Two twin beds, private balcony, and private bathroom.

Interior

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

Entertainment

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.

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.

Schooner Bar

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.