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Summary

On Empress of the Seas, that “you only live once” philosophy means just a few days are packed with moments that count. Seek further, unwind like you mean it, and do it all your own way. With fast and early boarding, dining what you want when you want it, and longer stays in port. Enjoy a sunset on every cruise and decadent Sunday brunch with a complimentary Mimosa or Bloody Mary every day of the week. And the party does not stop onboard. Every night is Saturday, with live music, amazing entertainment, and dancing the night away at Boleros Latin lounge.

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Dining

If the ideal cruising experience includes fine cuisines, the perfect dining atmosphere, and the convenience of room service 24 hours a day, you’ve boarded the right ship. No matter what type of preference your appetite acquires, our highly skilled chefs are capable of satisfying even the pickiest of taste buds.

  • Carmen Dining Room
  • Windjammer Cafe

This Spring, Enjoy the Cuisine:

Increased dining options are in high demand among cruisers, and the renamed Empress of the Seas will feature a new specialty restaurant, Portofino, serving Italian Cuisine, in addition to an upgraded Windjammer Cafe and refurbished main dining room. In between meals, guests can enjoy specialty coffee drinks from Seattle’s Best Coffee or indulge their sweet tooth with 16 different flavors from Ben & Jerry’s at a new, combined Latte’tudes Coffee Bar and Ice Cream Scoop Shop.

Activities

Entertainment & Technology

  • Boleros lounge, an experience infused with Latin passion and live Salsa music
  • Sequins and Feathers Broadway-style show
  • 5 bars and lounges that never have a cover
  • Revamped world class Casino Royale
  • Duty-free shopping
  • Complimentary entertainment and live music
  • Surf, stream, and share in real time with VOOM, the fastest Internet at Sea.

Dining Options

  • Enjoy complimentary multi-course dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Main Dining room. Choose to dine in our pre-determined seating or at your own time.
  • Sunday Brunch every day with a complimentary Mimosa or Bloody Mary
  • Additional complimentary options served in Windjammer Cafe
  • Chops Grille, our signature steakhouse serves premium cuts of steak*


*Additional charges may apply.

Rest & Relaxtion

  • Recharge your batteries poolside or dive right in for island vibes at the hottest pool party at sea
  • Newly renovated staterooms
  • Full-service spa with an extensive treatment menu**
  • Jacuzzies and a pool

**Additional charges may apply.

Entertainment

  • Strike Up the Band Showroom
  • High Society Lounge
  • Carousel Pub
  • Viking Crown Lounge
  • Casino Royale

It is Time to Have Fun:

Vacationers looking for high-quality entertainment will find plenty to choose from. The former High Society Lounge on Deck 6 now will be Royal Caribbean’s Latin-themed bar, Boleros, offering specialty tequilas and cocktail favorites like mojitos, as well as outstanding live entertainment. Empress of the Seas also will feature the line’s popular Schooner Bar, a Nautical-Themed Lounge with Sing-Along Piano Entertainment, which replaces the mid-ship Carousel Bar on Deck 5.

The ship’s Casino will be moved to Deck 6, and a new card room will be created off the Centrum. In addition, the Main Theater, the Strike Up the Band Showroom, will be updated with new carpet and upholstery.

Facts

  • Gross Tonnage: 48,563
  • Length: 692 ft
  • Max Beam: 100 ft
  • Draft: 25 ft
  • Cruising Speed: 19.5 knots

SPECIAL EXCLUSIVE FARES

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Book By 31-12-2025

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