Empress of the Seas returns to Royal Caribbean in 2017 after sailing with Pullmantur and is the smallest in the fifty thousand tonne class of ships in the Royal Caribbean fleet. Despite its relatively modest dimensions, the ship is perfect for the demands of its 1,800 passengers thanks to an intimate and high level of service. On board six hundred and seventy crew members provide a favourable personnel to guest staff ratio offering customers an unforgettable experience.
Empress of the Seas offers coast hugging itineraries into sparkling harbours, coves and bays often not accessible to bigger ships. This is a valued alternative for those who have visited the Mediterranean and Caribbean several times and simply want to combine a mini-cruise in the Caribbean or enjoy a closer understanding of the countries on the itinerary. For your convenience, Royal Caribbean and Planet Cruise also offer flights and if you want to extend your stay you can choose the nights before or after the cruise in one of the hotels according to your preferences and the number of nights.
Built and recently revitalised in the world famous SFX Atlantic shipyards in Saint-Nazaire in April 2016, the new philosophy of "One lives only once" prevails throughout the ship offering more variety and choice of features for the whole family and all on board. Facilities for all are its goal, so if you're lucky, visit the Casino Royale Las Vegas or refresh yourself in the Spa with a wide range of treatments. You will find wellness in the two hot tubs, the hammam and sauna rooms as well as the swimming pools, one for children and one for adults and children where tranquility prevails and you can relax sipping your favorite drink.
Empress of the Seas offers short itineraries around Key West as well as day sailing to Cozumel. Four to five nights from Miami to Nassau, Costa Maya are popular as well as six, seven or eight-night itineraries exploring further destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico.
The four-night short itineraries are from Miami with a tour on the exclusive private island. For more nights please consult the itineraries on our website or if you prefer, call one of our experts Planet Cruise who will be pleased to provide you with any additional information.
On board Empress of the Seas, the entertainment program is similar of a much larger ship. You can enjoy unforgettable Broadway-style shows in the magnificent main theater with music, dance and theatrical performances. The 5 bars, Bolero Latin lounge and Night Club ensure your evenings and nights on board provide just the right atmosphere. There is also a variety of Tax Free branded stores, where you will find jewelry, perfumes, and stylish clothing for adults, youth and children.
Gastronomy and food on board is worthy of a smart restaurant and the regulars of Royal Caribbean compare it with the finest dining at sea. The main restaurant will continue to offer three meals a day in a sophisticated setting with superb service to match and the Windjammer Café is very popular for the best buffet. There are also specialty restaurants such as Chops Grille, Sorrento Pizza, Compass Deli and others all themed and tasteful.
After so much adventure, what better choice than to head for your nice cabin to rest? They are all designed to be a haven of comfort and relaxation and recharge energy levels for the next day. You will find all cabins of a modern design and comfort of a high level throughout the whole range from the lead in cabins for two people to the luxurious suites with large balcony area.