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

Sail Date Cruise Line Ship Destination Departs Length Price You Save Discounts
Jul 10, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$959
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Jul 15, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa4$844
Onboard Credit!
Jul 19, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$1,009 
Jul 29, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa4$2,526 
Aug 02, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$939 
Aug 07, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$952
Onboard Credit!
Aug 12, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa4$633 
Aug 16, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$747
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Aug 21, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$658
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Aug 26, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa4$500
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Aug 30, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$922
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Sep 04, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$608 
Sep 09, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa4$465
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Sep 13, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$630
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Sep 18, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$576 
Sep 23, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa4$501
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Sep 27, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$556 
Oct 02, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$759
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Oct 07, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa4$499
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Oct 11, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$679 
Oct 16, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$799
Onboard Credit!
Oct 21, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa4$519 
Oct 25, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$599 
Oct 30, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$959
Onboard Credit!
Nov 04, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa6$1,099 
Nov 12, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaMiami4$519
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Nov 16, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasBahamasMiami4$265
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Nov 20, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaMiami6$669
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Nov 26, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaMiami4$439
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Nov 30, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasBahamasMiami4$275
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Dec 04, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaMiami5$909
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Dec 09, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCaribbean - WesternMiami5$309
Onboard Credit!
Dec 14, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasBahamasMiami4$265 
Dec 18, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasBahamasMiami6$719 
Dec 24, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaMiami5$1,321
Onboard Credit!
Dec 29, 2017Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasBahamasMiami4$609
Onboard Credit!
Jan 02, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaMiami4$456
Onboard Credit!
Jan 06, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCaribbean - WesternMiami5$346 
Jan 11, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasBahamasMiami4$325 
Jan 15, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaMiami6$566
Onboard Credit!
Jan 21, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaMiami5$531
Onboard Credit!
Jan 26, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasBahamasMiami3$288 
Jan 29, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaMiami5$531 
Feb 03, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCaribbean - WesternMiami5$299
Onboard Credit!
Feb 08, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasBahamasMiami4$279 
Feb 12, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCaribbean - WesternMiami5$299 
Feb 17, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCaribbean - WesternMiami5$349 
Feb 22, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasBahamasMiami4$289
Onboard Credit!
Feb 26, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCaribbean - WesternMiami5$299 
Mar 03, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCaribbean - WesternMiami5$299 
Mar 08, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasBahamasMiami4$329
Onboard Credit!
Mar 12, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaMiami6$599
Onboard Credit!
Mar 18, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasBahamasMiami4$329 
Mar 26, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaMiami5$729
Onboard Credit!
Apr 05, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasBahamasMiami4$329 
Apr 09, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaMiami5$699 
Apr 14, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasBahamasMiami4$299 
Apr 18, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaMiami5$699 
Apr 23, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaMiami5$649 
Apr 28, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaMiami6$649 
May 04, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasBahamasMiami3$249
Onboard Credit!
May 09, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$649
Onboard Credit!
May 14, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$649
Onboard Credit!
May 19, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa4$429
Onboard Credit!
May 23, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$699 
May 28, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$649 
Jun 02, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa4$479 
Jun 06, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$729 
Jun 11, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCaribbean - WesternTampa5$389 
Jun 16, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa4$479
Onboard Credit!
Jun 20, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$729
Onboard Credit!
Jun 25, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCaribbean - WesternTampa5$399 
Jun 30, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa4$479
Onboard Credit!
Jul 04, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$629 
Jul 09, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$729
Onboard Credit!
Jul 14, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCaribbean - WesternTampa4$349 
Jul 23, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$849 
Jul 28, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa4$479
Onboard Credit!
Aug 01, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$729
Onboard Credit!
Aug 06, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCaribbean - WesternTampa5$349
Onboard Credit!
Aug 11, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa4$479
Onboard Credit!
Aug 15, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$699 
Aug 20, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCaribbean - WesternTampa5$299 
Aug 25, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa4$429
Onboard Credit!
Aug 29, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$599 
Sep 03, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCaribbean - WesternTampa5$299
Onboard Credit!
Sep 08, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa4$429
Onboard Credit!
Sep 12, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$649
Onboard Credit!
Sep 17, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCaribbean - WesternTampa5$299
Onboard Credit!
Sep 22, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa4$429
Onboard Credit!
Sep 26, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$649
Onboard Credit!
Oct 01, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCaribbean - WesternTampa5$299 
Oct 06, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa4$429
Onboard Credit!
Oct 10, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$599 
Oct 15, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$529 
Oct 20, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa4$429
Onboard Credit!
Oct 24, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaTampa5$599 
Oct 29, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCaribbean - WesternTampa5$299 
Nov 05, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaFt. Lauderdale6$649 
Nov 11, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasBahamasFt. Lauderdale4$279
Onboard Credit!
Nov 15, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaFt. Lauderdale4$429
Onboard Credit!
Nov 19, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaFt. Lauderdale5$699
Onboard Credit!
Nov 24, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCaribbean - WesternFt. Lauderdale5$349
Onboard Credit!
Nov 29, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaFt. Lauderdale4$399
Onboard Credit!
Dec 03, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCaribbean - WesternFt. Lauderdale5$299 
Dec 08, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCaribbean - WesternFt. Lauderdale5$299
Onboard Credit!
Dec 13, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaFt. Lauderdale4$479
Onboard Credit!
Dec 17, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaFt. Lauderdale5$729 
Dec 22, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCaribbean - WesternFt. Lauderdale5$499 
Dec 27, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaFt. Lauderdale4$599
Onboard Credit!
Dec 31, 2018Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaFt. Lauderdale5$849
Onboard Credit!
Jan 05, 2019Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCaribbean - WesternFt. Lauderdale5$299
Onboard Credit!
Jan 10, 2019Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaFt. Lauderdale4$429
Onboard Credit!
Jan 14, 2019Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaFt. Lauderdale5$649
Onboard Credit!
Jan 19, 2019Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCaribbean - WesternFt. Lauderdale5$299
Onboard Credit!
Jan 24, 2019Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaFt. Lauderdale4$429
Onboard Credit!
Jan 28, 2019Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaFt. Lauderdale5$649 
Feb 02, 2019Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCaribbean - WesternFt. Lauderdale5$299
Onboard Credit!
Feb 07, 2019Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaFt. Lauderdale4$429
Onboard Credit!
Feb 11, 2019Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaFt. Lauderdale5$649
Onboard Credit!
Mar 02, 2019Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCaribbean - WesternFt. Lauderdale5$299
Onboard Credit!
Mar 07, 2019Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaFt. Lauderdale4$429
Onboard Credit!
Mar 11, 2019Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaFt. Lauderdale5$649 
Mar 16, 2019Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaFt. Lauderdale5$649 
Mar 21, 2019Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaFt. Lauderdale4$479
Onboard Credit!
Mar 25, 2019Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCubaFt. Lauderdale5$699 
Mar 30, 2019Royal CaribbeanEmpress of the SeasCaribbean - WesternFt. Lauderdale5$349 

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.

Main Dining Room

Main Dining Room

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Royal Theatre

Royal Theatre

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

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.

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

Fitness Center

Fitness Center

The seaside fitness center features modern exercise equipment.

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.

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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