Empress of the Seas

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.


    • 48563

    • Tonnage
    • 668

    • Crew
    • 5

    • Bars
    • 1

    • Pools
    • 1

    • Casinos
    • Malta

    • Registration Country

Sailings

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Sail Date Cruise Line Ship Destination Departs Nights Price You Save Discounts
Apr 06, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasBahamasMiami4$328
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Apr 19, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCaribbean - WesternMiami5$908
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Apr 24, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCaribbean - WesternMiami4$318
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Apr 30, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa7$949
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May 07, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCaribbean - WesternTampa4$408
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May 11, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCaribbean - WesternTampa4$338
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May 20, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$828
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May 29, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$808
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Jun 03, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCaribbean - WesternTampa4$328
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Jun 07, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$638
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Jun 12, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCaribbean - WesternTampa5$489
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Jun 17, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa4$478
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Jun 21, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$538
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Jun 26, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$738
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Jul 01, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa4$529 
Jul 05, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$598 
Jul 10, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$698 
Jul 15, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa4$529 
Jul 19, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$598 
Jul 24, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$678 
Jul 29, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa4$429 
Aug 02, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$458
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Aug 07, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$678 
Aug 12, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa4$429
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Aug 16, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$478 
Aug 21, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$648
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Aug 26, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa4$429
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Aug 30, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$449 
Sep 04, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$668
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Sep 09, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa4$448 
Sep 13, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$479
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Sep 18, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$638 
Sep 23, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa4$448 
Sep 27, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$449
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Oct 02, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$648 
Oct 07, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa4$478
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Oct 11, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$528 
Oct 16, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$658
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Oct 21, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa4$469
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Oct 25, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$528 
Oct 30, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$668 
Nov 04, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa6$769
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Nov 12, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaMiami4$469
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Nov 16, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasBahamasMiami4$238
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Nov 20, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaMiami6$629 
Nov 26, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaMiami4$429
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Nov 30, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasBahamasMiami4$198 
Dec 04, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaMiami5$638
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Dec 09, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCaribbean - WesternMiami5$309 
Dec 14, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasBahamasMiami4$198
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Dec 18, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasBahamasMiami6$728
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Dec 24, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaMiami5$698 
Dec 29, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasBahamasMiami4$449 

Ship Information


  • Tonnage: 48,563 tons
  • Length: 692.00 feet
  • Avg Speed: 19.50
  • Normal Crew Size: 668
  • Registration Country: Malta
  • Cabin Features

    • Children Activities
    • Children Playroom
    • Telephone
    • Television
    • Youth Program
  • Special Requests

  • Fitness Facilities

    • Fitness Center
    • Rock Climbing Wall
    • 1 Swimming Pools
  • Services

    • 5 Bars
    • Beauty Salon
    • 1 Casinos
    • 1 Clubs
    • Library
    • Movie Theatre
    • Shops
    • Spa

Dining

Main Dining Room
Extensive menus are offered daily in this dining room.

Chops Grille
Elegant and upscale, this restaurant is the place to go when you're hungry for the perfect steak.

Boleros
Taste the true meaning of caliente with a take on Mexican standard, the Royal Michelada, or cool off with the Triple Coconut Mojito, an updated Cuban classic.

Windjammer Cafe
This seaside cafe offers buffet-style breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.

Please Note: Hours may vary according to the ship and itinerary, so be sure to check your Cruise Compass and Daily Planner.

DRESS CODE- During the day, casual clothes are fine for the main dining room. In the evening, there are three distinct types of dress onboard: casual, smart casual and formal. 

Casual: Sport shirts and slacks for men, sundresses or pants for women. 
Smart Casual: Jackets and ties for men, dresses or pantsuits for women. 
Formal: Suits and ties or tuxedos for men, cocktail dresses for women. Bare feet or bathing suits are not allowed at any time in the dining room and shorts are not permitted at dinner. Each ship also offers a variety of casual dining options, for example, the Windjammer Cafe.

Formal Nights
3 to 5-nights cruises - One formal Nights, all other nights are casual.
6 to 9-nights cruises - Two formal nights, one smart casual night and four casual nights.
10 to 13-nights cruises - Three formal nights and three smart casual nights, all other nights are casual.
14 and 15-nights cruises - Three formal nights and four smart casual nights, all other nights are casual.

Age Restrictions

No guest under the age of twenty-one (21) will be booked in a stateroom unless accompanied by an adult twenty-one (21) years of age, or older. This age limit will be waived for minor children sailing with their parents or guardians in adjacent staterooms or under-aged married couples (proof of marriage is required). Royal Caribbean International reserves the right to ask for proof of age. Please note: An individual's age on the date of sailing determines his or her status for the entire cruise vacation. Royal Caribbean International's age policy for gambling and consumption of alcoholic beverages is as follows: 

Guests eighteen (18) years of age and older are welcome to play in our casinos (for all Alaska sailings, guests must be 21 years of age in order to play in our casinos). 

Guests eighteen to twenty (18-20) years of age are welcome to enjoy beer and wine (for all Alaska sailings, guests must be 21 years of age in order to consume beer, wine and any other alcoholic beverages). Please note that a beverage waiver must be signed by a parent or legal guardian and they must also be sailing with the 18-20 year old.

Guests twenty-one (21) years of age and older are welcome to enjoy all alcoholic beverages. Applicable age restrictions apply while the ship is in port, in accordance with local age limitations.

Alcoholic beverages that are purchased duty-free from the Shops On Board will be stored by Royal Caribbean personnel and delivered to your stateroom on the last day of your voyage.

In addition, any liquor purchases that are made by a guest in a land based location, will be stored onboard when they enter the vessel, and will be delivered to their stateroom on the last night of their voyage.

Tipping

As of March 1, 2013, Royal Caribbean will automatically add a $12.00 USD gratuity ($14.25 USD for Suite guests) to each guest’s onboard SeaPass® account on a daily basis. This gratuity is shared by Dining Services staff, stateroom Attendants other Housekeeping Services Personnel that work to enhance your cruise. The daily automatic gratuity amounts are recommended and are based on customary industry standards. Effective on sailings departing on or after March 1, 2013. This gratuity replaces our previously recommended gratuity guidelines and will apply to all guests who did not prepay gratuities before February 28, 2013. As with previous gratuities, you will still have the option to prepay before sailing, rather than having the automatic gratuities applied onboard. Bookings that prepay their gratuities before sailing will not be charged daily onboard.  As with previous gratuity guidelines, the amount of the automatic gratuity is at your discretion. In the unlikely event you're completely satisfied with the service while onboard, you may visit Guest Services to modify the amount of the daily gratuity. Other onboard gratuity policies remain the same: a 15% gratuity is automatically added to beverages, mini bar items, and spa & salon services, and will be itemized on your receipt.

Note: These gratuities apply to guests of all ages. Gratuities for other service personnel are at your discretion. A 15% gratuity will automatically be added to your bar bill or wine check when you are served. Notice to Guests: Gratuities may be shared with other crew members depending on the particular service requirement. Envelopes for gratuities will be provided in your stateroom on the last night of the cruise. Gratuities may be paid in the following ways: Pre paid by having them added to your reservation by your booking agent. Added to your onboard SeaPass account. Paid in cash at the end of the cruise.

Cabins

Inside

Inside

Category Code(s): K,L,M,N,Q,Z

  • 109 to 131 square feet
  • Deck 3, 4, 7, 8, and 9
  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King
  • Private bathroom and sitting area
  • Hair-dryer
  • TV, radio, phone, mini refrigerator, and safe

Oceanview

Oceanview

Category Code(s): F1,F2,F3,G,H,I,Y

  • 111 to 206 square feet
  • Deck 3, 4, 7, 8, and 9
  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King
  • Private bathroom and vanity area
  • Hair-dryer
  • TV, radio, phone, mini refrigerator, and safe
Oceanview

Category Code(s): SO

  • 111 to 126 square feet
  • Deck 4, 7, and 8
  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King
  • Private bathroom and vanity area
  • Hair-dryer
  • TV, radio, phone, mini refrigerator, and safe

MiniSuite

MiniSuite

Category Code(s): JS

  • 112 to 155 square feet
  • Balcony: 40 to 120 square feet
  • Deck 7, 8, and 9
  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King
  • Sofa bed
  • Balcony
  • Private bathroom with bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • TV, radio, phone, mini refrigerator, and safe

Suite

Suite

Category Code(s): OS,W

  • 184 to 238 square feet
  • Balcony: 140 to 288 square feet
  • Deck 7, 8, and 9
  • Queen sized bed
  • Private balcony
  • Private bathroom
  • Hair-dryer
  • TV, radio, phone, mini refrigerator, and safe
Suite

Category Code(s): RS

  • 508 square feet
  • Balcony: 161 square feet
  • Deck 8
  • Queen sized bed
  • Private balcony
  • Whirlpool bathtub
  • Separate living room with refrigerator and wet bar
  • Hair-dryer
  • TV, radio, phone, mini refrigerator, and safe

Life on Board

Dining

Chops Grille

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.

Windjammer Café

Windjammer Café

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.

Main Dining Room

Main Dining Room

Extensive menus for your breakfast, lunch, and dinner needs are offered daily in this dining room.

Spa and Beauty

The Spa

The Spa

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

Onboard Activities

Royal Theatre

Royal Theatre

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

Challenger's Arcade

Challenger's Arcade

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.

royalcaribbean online

royalcaribbean online

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.

Library & Card Room

Library & Card Room

Peace, quiet, and your next great read – find it all at the well-stocked library, featuring a variety of genres, plus tables for cards and board games. Everything's complimentary for your enjoyment.

Casino

Casino Royale

Casino Royale

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

Night Life

Schooner Bar

Schooner Bar

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

Viking Crown Lounge

Viking Crown Lounge

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.

Youth Activities

Adventure Ocean

Adventure Ocean

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

Sports and Fitness

Rock Climbing Wall

Rock Climbing Wall

The signature rock climbing walls are the 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.

Fitness Center

Fitness Center

The seaside fitness center features modern exercise equipment.

Pools

Pool

Pool

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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