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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 1590
Total Capacity 2258
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 313
Cabins outside 411
Wheelchair Cabins 4
Elevators 7
Ship Type Empress Class
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Ocean View

These staterooms offer a gorgeous view, two twin beds and a private bathroom. Beds-Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, Two Pullman beds or bunk beds in staterooms with up to 4 guests. Size-Stateroom: 139 sq. ft.

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Interior

This standard stateroom offers two twin beds, a private bath and all the amenities of our standard staterooms. Beds-Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, Two Pullman beds in staterooms with up to 4 guests. Size-Stateroom: 117 sq. ft.

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Ocean View

These staterooms offer a gorgeous view, two twin beds and a private bathroom. Beds-Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, Two Pullman beds or bunk beds in staterooms with up to 4 guests. Size-Stateroom: 139 sq. ft. Accessible-These staterooms offer a gorgeous view, two twin beds and a private bathroom. Beds-Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Size-Stateroom: 144 sq. ft.

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Studio Ocean View

These staterooms offer a gorgeous view, a Royal King bed and a private bathroom. Beds- Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Size-Stateroom: 108 sq. ft.

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Interior

This standard stateroom offers two twin beds, a private bath and all the amenities of our standard staterooms. Beds-Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, Two Pullman beds in staterooms with up to 4 guests. Size-Stateroom: 117 sq. ft. Accessible-This standard stateroom offers two twin beds, a private bath and all the amenities of our standard staterooms. Beds-Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Size-Stateroom: 117 sq. ft.

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Ocean View

These staterooms offer a gorgeous view, two twin beds and a private bathroom. Beds-Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, Two Pullman beds or bunk beds in staterooms with up to 4 guests. Size-Stateroom: 139 sq. ft.

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Interior

This standard stateroom offers two twin beds, a private bath and all the amenities of our standard staterooms. Beds-Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, Two Pullman beds in staterooms with up to 4 guests. Size-Stateroom: 117 sq. ft.

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Ocean View

These staterooms offer a gorgeous view, two twin beds and a private bathroom. Beds-Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, Two Pullman beds or bunk beds in staterooms with up to 4 guests. Size-Stateroom: 139 sq. ft.

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Interior

This standard stateroom offers two twin beds, a private bath and all the amenities of our standard staterooms. Beds-Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, Two Pullman beds in staterooms with up to 4 guests. Size-Stateroom: 117 sq. ft.

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Interior

This standard stateroom offers two twin beds, a private bath and all the amenities of our standard staterooms. Beds-Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, Two Pullman beds in staterooms with up to 4 guests. Size-Stateroom: 117 sq. ft.

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Junior Suite

These suites offer a comfortable bedroom, small sitting area and a private balcony. Beds-Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests. Size-Staterooms: 225 sq. ft. Balcony: 40 sq. ft.

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Junior Suite

These suites offer a comfortable bedroom, small sitting area and a private balcony. Beds-Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests. Size-Staterooms: 225 sq. ft.Balcony: 40 sq. ft.

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Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom

These luxurious suites offer separate living area, private balcony and a mini bar. Beds- Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests, One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4 guests. Size-Stateroom: 272 sq. ft.Balcony: 140 sq. ft.

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Royal Suite - 1 Bedroom

Our Royal Suite offers a separate bedroom, balcony, whirlpool bathtub and wet bar. Beds-Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Size- Stateroom: 508 sq. ft.Balcony: 161 sq. ft.

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Suite Guarantee

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Ocean View Guarantee

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Interior Guarantee

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Boleros

Deck: 6

Nighttime sizzles at Boleros, a Latin-themed club and hot spot. Try a variety of specialty drinks inspired by the music— like Cuban mojitos and Brazilian caipirinhas— and get down to the pulsating live music with a six-piece Latin band. This is one after-dinner party you don't want to miss.

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Chops Grille

Deck: 5

For more than a decade, the chefs of Chops Grille? have proudly presented quality, hand-cut steaks at this hallmark Royal Caribbean restaurant.

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Main Dining Room

Deck: 4

Extensive menus are offered daily in this dining room.

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Windjammer Café

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: 5 6

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

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Casino Royale

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: 8

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

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Library

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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Royal Shops

Deck: 6

Royal Shops

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Picture This

Deck: 5

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

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Shore Excursions

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: 10

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

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Loyalty Ambassador Desk

Deck: 8

Crown & Anchor Society® loyalty program information.

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NextCruise

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: 11

Our seaside fitness center features modern exercise equipment.

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The Spa

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: 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: 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: 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: 5

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

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Viking Crown Lounge

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: 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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