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Empress of the Seas

Empress the Seas

About Empress of the Seas

Empress of the Seas was one of Royal Caribbean International's first cruise ships and the smallest at an intimate 48,563-ton, 1,602-guest capacity. Always a crowd-pleaser, she is better than ever after an extensive $50-million refurbishment in 2016.

Enticing enhancements include new pools, a Cuban-themed lounge, a rock-climbing wall, three whirlpools, the adults-only Solarium and VOOM, dubbed the fastest internet at sea. Guests will enjoy Broadway-style shows, five bars and lounges, the revamped world-class casino, duty-free shopping, complimentary entertainment and live music, plus longer stays in port. Signature Royal Caribbean amenities also include the complimentary Adventure Ocean youth program ensuring a fun and memorable family vacation for all ages.

Delicious dining options include the casual Windjammer Café and the line's signature steakhouse, Chops Grille along with an elegant main dining room. Enjoy leisurely Sunday Brunches — everyday — along with a complimentary mimosa or Bloody Mary. Soak in the sun while enjoying the fun at pool parties. Choose from a wide selection of comfortable staterooms, ranging from balcony suites to interior. Book pampering treatments and services at the Vitality Spa and don't miss a work out at the state-of-the-art fitness center.

Updates on Empress of the Seas include a wide range of renovated staterooms — from balcony suites to interior options. Royal Caribbean International's signature Viking Crown Lounge is the perfect location to engage in great conversation. Watch thrilling Las Vegas-style entertainment, such as "Sequins & Feathers." Try your luck at the bustling and beautiful Casino Royale. The evenings are alight with excitement at Boleros Latin Lounge which is the perfect venue to spice things up with margaritas, tequilas and mojitos as well as dancing the night away to live salsa and meringue.

Ideal for first-time cruisers, families and groups, travelers who prefer a smaller ship and those looking for a cost-effective vacation will find this and much more on Empress of the Seas. Experience this charming cruise ship for yourself and see why she is a long-time favorite of Royal Caribbean cruisers.

Cruise on Empress of the Seas to the beautiful Bahamas and Caribbean islands.

Empress of the Seas

Crew Size 668
Regular Capacity 1602
Total Capacity 2270
Registry Bahamas
Year Built 1990
Year Refurbished 2016
Beam 100 ft
Draft 25 ft
Length 692 ft
Tonnage 48,563
Speed 19.5 knots
Spa yes
Casino yes
110 Electricity yes
Suites 69
Cabins inside 310
Cabins outside 416
Wheelchair Cabins 4
Elevators 7
Ship Type Empress Class
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F1

Oceanview

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, vanity area,
and a private bathroom.

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F2

Oceanview

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, vanity area,
and a private bathroom.

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F3

Oceanview

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, vanity area,
and a private bathroom.

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G

Oceanview Stateroom

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, vanity
area, and a private bathroom.

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H

Oceanview Stateroom

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, vanity
area, and a private bathroom.

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Oceanview

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, vanity area,
and a private bathroom.

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JS

Junior Suite with Balcony

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sofa bed,
balcony and a private bathroom with bathtub.

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K

Interior Stateroom

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, vanity area,
and a private bathroom.

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L

Interior Stateroom

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, vanity area,
and a private bathroom.

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M

Interior Stateroom

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, vanity area,
and a private bathroom.

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N

Interior Stateroom

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, vanity area, and a private bathroom

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OS

Owner's Suite

Private balcony, refrigerator, two twin beds (#8186 and Bridge Deck Owner's Suites have queen-size bed), Pullman bed, private bathroom, vanity area, hair-dryer, closed-circuit TV and phone.

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Q

Interior Stateroom

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, vanity area,
and a private bathroom.

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RS

Royal Suite with Balcony

Private balcony, queen-size bed, walk-in closet, separate living room with bar, refrigerator and entertainment center, whirlpool tub, private bathroom, vanity area, hair-dryer, closed-circuit TV and phone.

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SO

Ocean View Stateroom

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W

Guaranteed Suite

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Y

Guaranteed Ocean View

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Z

Guaranteed Interior

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Boleros

Deck: Deck 6

Live music, dancing, and entertainment.

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Chops Grille

Deck: Deck 5

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

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Main Dining Room

Deck: Deck 4

Extensive menus are offered daily in this dining room.

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Windjammer Café

Deck: Deck 10

This seaside café offers buffet-style breakfasts and lunches. In the evenings, the café's casual atmosphere is complemented by a changing menu and restaurant-style service.

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Royal Theater

Decks: Deck 5 Deck 6

Enjoy the glitz, glamour, and special effects of Broadway or Las Vegas.

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Casino Royale

Deck: Deck 6

Our glittering casino features electronic slot machines, video poker, blackjack, craps, roulette and Caribbean stud poker.

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Card Room

Deck: Deck 8

Tables for cards and board games. Everything is complimentary for your enjoyment.

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Library

Deck: Deck 9

Our onboard library features comfortable reading chairs as well as an impressive selection of books and guidebooks.

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royalcaribbean online

Deck: Deck 7

It's high tech on the high seas! With royalcaribbean online, for a small fee you can access the Internet, send e-mails or send your family an e-postcard with your picture in it.

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Pool

Deck: Deck 10

The perfect place to take a refreshing dip or relax in whirlpools with friends. Expansive, retractable glass roof ensures year-round enjoyment.

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Focus Photo Gallery

Deck: Deck 5

Original art is displayed in the onboard art gallery as well as throughout the ship. To purchase something for your own collection, visit an onboard art auction.

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Rock Climbing Wall

Deck: Deck 10

Our signature rock climbing walls are our most popular feature and are available on all Royal Caribbean cruise ships. Whether it's your first time on a rock wall or you're a seasoned climber, there are challenges for all levels of experience. We'll provide all of the equipment, including shoes, helmets and harnesses. All you need to do is bring a pair of socks and, of course, your sense of adventure.

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Picture This

Deck: Deck 5

Have a portrait taken in our photo studio. A great memento for families and couples.

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Shore Excursions

Deck: Deck 5

Explore every port-of-call with Shore Excursions, the best way to have fun outside the ship. Stop by the Shore Excursion desk to book or for more details.

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Adventure Ocean

Deck: Deck 10

A spacious playroom offers toys, books and games for little sailors.

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Loyalty Ambassador Desk

Deck: Deck 8

Crown & Anchor Society® loyalty program information.

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NextCruise

Deck: Deck 5

Enjoy savings on your next Royal Caribbean vacation. While onboard, meet with our Cruise Sales staff to reserve your next cruise, and you can enjoy reduced deposit and up to a $500 instant onboard credit.

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Fitness Center

Deck: Deck 11

Our seaside fitness center features modern exercise equipment.

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The Spa

Deck: Deck 10

Our full-service spa offers a beauty salon and spa treatments, including massage, manicures and seaweed body wraps.

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Arcade

Deck: Deck 6

Blips, bleeps, clangs and cheers. Play to win in a classic arcade atmosphere with timeless games like Pacman and table hockey, plus the latest - Guitar Hero, Fast and Furious Drift and more.

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Guest Services

Deck: Deck 5

Questions or concerns? Stop by the Guest Services desk, where our knowledgeable staff is available to assist with general ship information, reporting lost or damaged goods, exchange money, cash traveler's checks and more.

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Pool Bar

Deck: Deck 10

No day at the pool is complete without an ice-cold beer or cocktail to cool off.

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Schooner Bar

Deck: Deck 5

This nautically themed bar is the perfect spot to enjoy a drink with friends.

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Viking Crown Lounge

Deck: Deck 10

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.

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The Centrum

Deck: Deck 5

The Centrum, a seven-story atrium surrounded by bars, lounges and unique shops, is best compared to the lobby of a grand hotel.

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