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Empress of the Seas

Empress of the Seas

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Royal Caribbean's Empress of the Seas, formerly the Nordic Empress, returns to the fleet newly revitalized bow-to-stern, and boasting modern additions like VOOM, the fastest internet at sea. Empress offers 4 and 5 night roundtrip voyages departing from Miami to the Caribbean, with stops in Key West, Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Costa Maya.

Beginning in 2017, Empress of the Seas will offer voyages to Cuba. Following her maiden Cuba-departure on April 19, 2017 from Miami, Empress will then reposition to Tampa for the 2017 Summer season.

Onboard updates to Empress of the Sea will include newly redesigned staterooms, a re-imagined Casino Royale, extensive spa services, and more! Experience live Salsa music at Boleros Latin Lounge, or all the glitz and glam of a Broadway-style show in the Royal Theater. Savor every day Sunday Brunch, with a complimentary Mimosa or Bloody Mary. Or get your feet wet, and take the new Plunge while you're poolside!

The upcoming revitalization will also see the addition of the specialty restaurant Chops Grille, Royal's signature steakhouse serving premium cuts of steak. Guests can relax in the perfect steakhouse setting at sea, with rich ambiance and modern menu options.

Then sample delicacies and delicious beverages at any of 5 onboard bars and lounges. Or enjoy complimentary, multi-course dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner in Empress of the Sea's Main Dining Room. Choose to dine at a per-determined time each night, or at your own time!

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, Empress of the Sea makes a grand re-entrance to the Royal Caribbean fleet starting March 30, 2016.

Empress of the Seas Facts

Ship Class: Sovereign Class
Maiden Voyage: June 25, 1990
Refurbished: March 2016
Tonnage (GRT): 48,563
Country of Registration: Malta
Guest Occupancy*: 1,840
Crew: 668
Length: 692 feet
Beam: 101 feet
Draft: 24 feet
Passenger Decks: 9
Cruising Speed: 19.5 knots

Total: TBA
Suites, with balcony: --
Ocean View, with balcony: --
Ocean View, without balcony: --
Inside, Atrium View: --
Inside: --

Dining Type: Traditional or My Time Dining

Casino: Yes

*Based on double occupancy
Ship Highlights

Rock-Climbing Wall
Guests looking for a little excitement during their Empress of the Seas cruise can try climbing the ship's large rock wall. There are paths of different difficulty levels, giving guests of all experience and comfort levels the opportunity to enjoy this fun area of the ship.

Chops Grille
Royal Caribbean's popular signature steakhouse, featuring grade-A premium cuts of steak cooked to your specifications, plus fresh seafood, hearty side dishes and signature desserts in an upscale, contemporary setting. There is a per person cover charge to dine at this popular venue.

Casino Royale
The large Vegas-style casino aboard Empress of the Seas is filled with some of the most popular games. For instance, there's roulette, craps, poker and a variety of slot machines. During a typical cruise, there may even be gaming tournaments, such as Texas Hold'em.

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Suites top
Royal Suite Royal Suite with Balcony (Category RS)
Approximate Size: 587 square feet, with a 288 square foot balcony
Located on: Decks 8

These luxurious suites offer a separate bedroom, a private balcony, whirlpool bathtub, and separate living room with refrigerator and wet bar.
Owner's Suite Owner's Suite with Balcony (Category OS)
Approximate Size: 184-238 square feet, with a 140-288 square foot balcony
Located on: Decks 7, 8 and 9

These spacious suites offer a Queen-size bed, a separate living area, bathroom, private balcony and a mini bar.
Junior Suite Junior Suite with Balcony (Category JS)
Approximate Size: 112-155 square feet, with a 32-140 square foot balcony
Located on: Decks 7, 8 and 9

These suites offer a comfortable bedroom with two twin beds that convert to Royal King, a small sitting area with sofa bed, bathroom, and a private balcony.
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Superior Ocean View Stateroom Superior Ocean View Stateroom (Category SO)
Approximate Size: 137-206 square feet
Located on: Decks 4, 7 and 8

Accommodations include two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, a vanity area, and a private bathroom.

Please note: Most staterooms on Deck 7 have an obstructed view.

Some staterooms are handicap accessible.
Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom (Categories F1, F2, G, H and I)
Approximate Size: 137-206 square feet
F1 located on: Decks 7, 8 and 9
F2 located on: Decks 7, 8 and 9
F3 located on: Decks 7, 8 and 9
G located on: Decks 3 and 4
H located on: Decks 3 and 4
I located on: Decks 7 and 8

Accomodations include two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, a vanity area, and a private bathroom.
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Interior Stateroom Interior Stateroom (Categories K, L, M, N and Q)
Approximate Size: 109-144 square feet
K located on: Decks 3, 4, 7 and 8
L located on: Decks 8 and 9
M located on: Deck 7
N located on: Deck 4
Q located on: Deck 3

This standard stateroom offers two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, a private bath, long vanity area, and all the amenities of a standard stateroom.

Some staterooms are handicap accessible.

All stateroom descriptions are subject to change. Photos provided are not guaranteed to accurately represent the room listed. Some staterooms in the same category may have different furniture arrangements or be a different size than listed. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all details with the cruise line directly.

Empress of the Seas Deck Plans

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Category Legend
RS Royal Suite
OS Owner's Suite
JS Junior Suite
SO Superior Ocean View Stateroom
F1 Ocean View Stateroom
F2 Ocean View Stateroom
F3 Ocean View Stateroom
G Ocean View Stateroom
H Ocean View Stateroom
I Ocean View Stateroom
K Interior Stateroom
L Interior Stateroom
M Interior Stateroom
N Interior Stateroom
Q Interior Stateroom

Deck Plan Key
Symbol Stateroom with sofa bed.
Symbol Stateroom has third Pullman bed available.
Symbol Stateroom has third and fourth Pullman beds available.
Symbol Stateroom with sofa bed and third Pullman bed available.
Symbol Stateroom has four additional Pullman beds available.
Symbol Connecting staterooms.
Symbol Indicates accessible staterooms.
Symbol Stateroom has an obstructed view.

Deck plans are subject to change. The deck plans of Empress of the Seas provided on this page represent those from March 2016 forward. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all information with the cruise line directly.
Deck 7
Empress of the Seas Deck Plans

Empress of the Seas Photo Gallery

Here's a look at some of the highlights of Empress of the Seas:
For photos of staterooms, please click the accommodations tab provided above. Ship is subject to modifications.
Windjammer Café
Windjammer Café
Spa (Treatment Area)
Spa (Treatment Area)
Casino Royale
Casino Royale
Schooner Bar
Schooner Bar
Sports Deck
Sports Deck
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