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Empress of the Seas

Empress of the Seas is a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that, after a refurbishment in 2016, harks back to the days when cruising was all about the sea. She is one of the smallest ships in Royal Caribbean’s fleet, carrying 1,602-passengers to destinations across the Caribbean.

Though she doesn’t boast the signature Royal Caribbean FlowRider or North Star capsule, Empress of the Seas enchants you with delicious dining, endless relaxation and unforgettable itineraries. This vessel’s intimate size offers more on-board freedom while still offering some fantastic amenities such as the ‘Quest’ scavenger hunt, relaxing in the Viking Crown Lounge, dining in the Windjammer Marketplace and enjoying the fantastic service from outgoing crew members.

  • Launched: 25 Jun 1990
  • 692 feet
  • 2020 passengers

what's-on-board-icon What's On-board

Plate of steak in Chops Grille on-board Empress of the Seas

Dining

Empress of the Seas favours quality over quantity with a choice of three unmissable restaurants. Windjammer Marketplace offers casual, buffet-style dining piled high with cuisine from around the world, while Chops Grille presents quality, hand-cut steaks with a contemporary twist, as well as Maine lobster, veal parmesan, and other succulent dishes. The third restaurant, Chef’s Table offers a VIP dining experience where the Chef de Cuisine talks you through each course and an expert sommelier pairs each dish with the perfect wine.

Stateroom on-board Royal Caribbean's Empress of the Seas

Accommodation

Whether you are craving stunning views or luxury amenities, Empress of the Seas has the stateroom for you. Stylish Interior staterooms offer an escape from the main thoroughfare of the ship, surrounding you with home comforts. Ocean View staterooms help you greet the morning through windows revealing stunning seaside views, and suites (Junior, Owner’s and Royal) offer oodles of space complete with indulgent perks.

Children jumping into the pool on-board Empress of the Seas

Activities

Empress of the Seas might not have all the bells and whistles of Royal Caribbean’s biggest ships, but she is still absolutely perfect for families. The Adventure Ocean® Youth Program will entertain children of all ages. Three to five year olds will have an educational blast in the Aquanauts group; six to eight year olds will be entertained by activities like themed parties in the Explorers program; and nine to 11 year olds will be taken on an educational thrillfest by the Voyagers group. Empress of the Seas offers plenty to keep you occupied morning, noon and night. Learn to salsa, swing or ballroom during energetic dance classes, grab a paddle and challenge your loved ones to a game of table tennis or take part in game shows like Battle of the Sexes. Head to the pool deck for cocktails and fun and games, or admire stunning Caribbean views from the top of the climbing wall.

Cocktails in a bar on-board Empress of the Seas

Entertainment

Entertainment is everything on this stunning ship. Pool parties complete with DJs, midnight buffets, original theatre shows and live bands will all work to capture your imagination. There are also plenty of bars to choose from to take your dancing shoes on-board Empress of the Seas. Boleros Latin club offers sizzling salsa and samba music accompanied by tantalising cocktails and the Schooner Bar offers classy nights with accompaniment from a glistening grand piano. Add outdoor movie nights and a casino to the mix, and there is something for everyone.

    • Bolero’s Latin Lounge
    • Selection of activities for all of the family
    • Daily Sunday brunches
    • Outdoor movie screen for family cinema trips
    • Windjammer Cafe
    • Boutiques of Centrum shopping area
    • Award-winning Adventure Ocean Kids Club
    • Family-friendly connected staterooms with slides!
    • Portofino Italian trattoria
    • Thrilling rock-climbing wall for adrenalin seekers

deck plans Empress of the Seas Deck Plans

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Empress of the Seas Cabins

Interior Stateroom - Guaranteed

Interior Stateroom - Guaranteed

Interior Stateroom - Guaranteed

Interior

Interior

Two twin beds that convert to Queen, vanity area, and a private bathroom. Select staterooms have two pullman beds. (109 to 131 sq. ft.)

Ocean View - Guaranteed

Ocean View - Guaranteed

Ocean View - Guaranteed

Small Oceanview Stateroom

Small Oceanview Stateroom

Small Oceanview Stateroom

Small Ocean View

Small Ocean View

Two twin beds, private balcony, and private bathroom. Stateroom: 108 sq. ft

Ocean View

Ocean View

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 139 sq. ft.

Oceanview Stateroom

Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, vanity area, and a private bathroom. (137-206 sq. ft.)

Balcony Stateroom - Guaranteed

Balcony Stateroom - Guaranteed

Suite - Guaranteed

Suite - Guaranteed

Suite - Guaranteed

Royal Suite - 1 Bedroom

Royal Suite - 1 Bedroom

Master Stateroom with double bed, private bathroom with whirlpool bathtub, separate seating and living areas with refrigerator and wet bar. Room: 508 sq. ft. Balcony: 161 sq. ft.

Owner’s Suite - 1 Bedroom

Owner’s Suite - 1 Bedroom

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, and private bathroom. Room: 272 sq. ft. Balcony: 140 sq. ft.

Junior Suite with Balcony

Junior Suite with Balcony

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sofa bed, balcony and a private bathroom with bathtub. (112 to 155 sq. ft. Balcony 32 to 140 sq. ft.)

Junior Suite

Junior Suite

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, and private bathroom. Stateroom: 225 sq. ft. Balcony: 40 sq. ft.

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Cabin Categories

  • WSSuite - Guaranteed
  • RSRoyal Suite - 1 Bedroom
  • OSOwner’s Suite - 1 Bedroom
  • JSJunior Suite with Balcony
  • J4Junior Suite
Deck 3
Deck 4
Deck 5
Deck 6
Deck 7
Deck 8
Deck 9
Deck 10
Deck 11

Empress of the Seas Cabins

Interior Stateroom - Guaranteed

Interior Stateroom - Guaranteed

Interior Stateroom - Guaranteed

Interior

Interior

Two twin beds that convert to Queen, vanity area, and a private bathroom. Select staterooms have two pullman beds. (109 to 131 sq. ft.)

Ocean View - Guaranteed

Ocean View - Guaranteed

Ocean View - Guaranteed

Small Oceanview Stateroom

Small Oceanview Stateroom

Small Oceanview Stateroom

Small Ocean View

Small Ocean View

Two twin beds, private balcony, and private bathroom. Stateroom: 108 sq. ft

Ocean View

Ocean View

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 139 sq. ft.

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Oceanview Stateroom

Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, vanity area, and a private bathroom. (137-206 sq. ft.)

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Balcony Stateroom - Guaranteed

Balcony Stateroom - Guaranteed

Suite - Guaranteed

Suite - Guaranteed

Suite - Guaranteed

Royal Suite - 1 Bedroom

Royal Suite - 1 Bedroom

Master Stateroom with double bed, private bathroom with whirlpool bathtub, separate seating and living areas with refrigerator and wet bar. Room: 508 sq. ft. Balcony: 161 sq. ft.

Owner’s Suite - 1 Bedroom

Owner’s Suite - 1 Bedroom

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, and private bathroom. Room: 272 sq. ft. Balcony: 140 sq. ft.

Junior Suite with Balcony

Junior Suite with Balcony

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sofa bed, balcony and a private bathroom with bathtub. (112 to 155 sq. ft. Balcony 32 to 140 sq. ft.)

Junior Suite

Junior Suite

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, and private bathroom. Stateroom: 225 sq. ft. Balcony: 40 sq. ft.

Select Deck

Cabin Categories

  • WSSuite - Guaranteed
  • RSRoyal Suite - 1 Bedroom
  • OSOwner’s Suite - 1 Bedroom
  • JSJunior Suite with Balcony
  • J4Junior Suite
Deck 3
Deck 4
Deck 5
Deck 6
Deck 7
Deck 8
Deck 9
Deck 10
Deck 11

itineraries-iconEmpress of the Seas Itineraries

Departure Date Itinerary Embarkation port Nights Prices from
07 July 2019 Western Caribbean
Miami 6
CALL view
13 July 2019 Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day
Miami 8
£4359pp view
21 July 2019 Western Caribbean
Miami 6
CALL view
27 July 2019 Western Caribbean & Perfect Day
Miami 8
£2899pp view
04 August 2019 Western Caribbean
Miami 6
£1519pp view
10 August 2019 Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day
Miami 8
£1469pp view
18 August 2019 Western Caribbean
Miami 6
£1459pp view
24 August 2019 Western Caribbean & Perfect Day
Miami 8
£1249pp view
01 September 2019 Western Caribbean
Miami 6
£1099pp view
07 September 2019 Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day
Miami 8
£979pp view
15 September 2019 Western Caribbean
Miami 6
£969pp view
21 September 2019 Western Caribbean & Perfect Day
Miami 8
£1119pp view
29 September 2019 Western Caribbean
Miami 6
£899pp view
05 October 2019 Key West & Perfect Day
Miami 5
£979pp view
10 October 2019 Western Caribbean & Perfect Day
Miami 7
£959pp view
17 October 2019 Western Caribbean
Miami 8
£1089pp view
25 October 2019 Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day
Miami 8
£1329pp view
02 November 2019 Western Caribbean
Miami 5
£879pp view
15 November 2019 Western Caribbean
Miami 8
£1469pp view
23 November 2019 Western Caribbean
Miami 7
£1099pp view
30 November 2019 Western Caribbean
Miami 5
£889pp view
05 December 2019 Western Caribbean
Miami 4
£929pp view
09 December 2019 Western Caribbean & Perfect Day
Miami 7
£939pp view
16 December 2019 Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day
Miami 8
£1239pp view
24 December 2019 Western Caribbean & Perfect Day
Miami 6
£1539pp view
30 December 2019 Key West & Perfect Day
Miami 4
CALL view
03 January 2020 Havana Overnight Cozumel
Miami 6
CALL view

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