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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 921 guests have reviewed Empress of the Seas, giving it a rating of 4 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

4 out of 5(921 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples50.4%
Singles/Friends15.4%
Families w/older children11.7%
Families w/young children6.2%
Groups4.2%

Most Recent Reviews

Great itinerary, ship was less than ideal

Mar 21st, 2020

We were very surprised that RC keeps this ship in its fleets. Heard many people also making similar comment about the ship and food. If you take this cruise and do not have a high opinion, don’t give up, try another RC cruise. As many were saying, other ships are much nicer and offer better food and amenities. One person said it best, this is the Motel 6 of cruises. Other RC cruises are more like the Marriott.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

4-6 cruises

Little ship, big fun

Mar 14th, 2020

6 night cruise, 3 port stops, beds were really comfortable.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

2-3 cruises

Loved this baby ship. Great service, shows and food

Mar 12th, 2020

Little ship great time would do it again. Drink package way better than carnival's staff was awesome loved our dining room staff.

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

7+ cruises

Caribbean cruise

Mar 10th, 2020

It was a awesome cruise just to relax and have a good time not the biggest cruise but it had everything in it

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Inside

Experience

4-6 cruises

Great Cruising

Mar 8th, 2020

Love the Empress. Food is good. Staff is the best.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

4-6 cruises

Awsome

Mar 8th, 2020

All in all the the cruise was ok. The ship staff wonderful. The problem was nothing to do even at pool side no events. On another cruise ship was something there everyday.

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

2-3 cruises

Cuba

Mar 8th, 2020

First time in Cuba, interesting, makes you appreciate the USA, would not go again. Empress of the sea, The state rooms are small so go for a balcony and book early.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Suite

Experience

7+ cruises

The UPs and Downs for the Empress of the Seas

Mar 7th, 2020

So many people have written about the size of the cabins and bathroom and how cold it is in the cabins, and I always commented saying " come on you're not moving in you'er just staying for the week", how right they were! I have 51 cruises under the belt, with that said, I had to ask the cabin steward to separate the beds just so we could get in the room and have room to move and store our suitcases under the bed with ease. The smallest, coldest cabin at sea for sure, and lets not get talking about the bathroom size, it was like an RV and the tiniest shower as well. If you are size challenged please keep this in mind (I had an inside cabin). The ship is definitely for people who want to sit around and relax. If you need constant simulation then you need to get on one of the larger more active ship on the RCI fleet. The Bands were great, the food and service in the main dinning room were great. The buffet food during the sea days was tasteless and lukewarm at best. It is a very good looking ship on inside, but not up to Royal standards on the outside as it resembled a rusted Carnival ship on the outside. There were a lot of smoking areas which ruined beautiful outdoor areas for the 90% non smokers. I had fun meeting really nice passengers on board as well as interacting with really friendly staff members throughout the ship. Again bands were great, shows and comedians were great, people seems happy overall. A zero for outside look of the ship, and a zero for daytime buffet food. Remember you may experience a much different cruise so cruise with an open mind always no matter what you read.

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

7+ cruises

wonderful cruise

Mar 5th, 2020

It was so easy booking with . However, I did not pay attention to the ship at all. The service and staff was great but I would have preferred a bigger ship.

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

7+ cruises

Wonderful-Fabulous Time!!!

Mar 4th, 2020

I went with my Son, Sister and Brother and 2 nieces and 2 nephews we all had fun and loved our nightly dining at the same table everynight and being spoiled by the Royal Carribian crew!!

Traveler Type

Large Group

Experience

4-6 cruises

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