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Empress of the Seas

Empress of the Seas

launched 1990

tonnage 48,563

length 692 m

crew 668

capacity 2,020

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.

Solarium Bistro

Be good to yourself at this hearty but healthy destination with soups, crepes, salad bars, freshly-cut fruits and more.

The Dog House

Gorge at this gourmet hotdog destination, featuring sausages, bratwursts and other tasty toppings, all encased in a freshly baked bun.

Coastal Kitchen

Fuse Mediterranean influences with the unmatched riches of California’s bountiful farmlands. Exclusively for Pinnacle Members or Grande Suite Guests and above.

Sorrento’s Pizza

Grab a slice (or two) at our New York style pizzeria, serving up freshly baked Italian pizza, loaded to the brim with delicious toppings. Open ’till late.

Windjammer

Enjoy all you can eat from our mouthwatering buffet bars, offering the best in global cuisine and jaw-dropping sea views.

Main Dining Room

Take a seat at this elegant setting for exceptional, multi-course meals, accompanied by super-personal service from our dedicated waiting staff.

Casino Royale

BET ON BIG ACTION It’s the lights of the slots, the sound of a fresh deck being shuffled, and the roar when the dice come up right. Players love Casino Royale℠, a slice of Vegas right onboard every ship. Explore thousands of square feet of games, from penny slots to poker tables to roulette. Check out complimentary sessions to learn how to play the most popular games, or show off your skills at a tournament at sea.

Boleros

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.

Schooner Bar

THE SCHOONER THE BETTER Is the pianist playing your song? Join the fun at Schooner Bar, where a nautical theme, warm decor and perfectly mixed cocktails come together. Cozy up in a seat under the mast, by the portholes, or right by the gleaming grand piano. The sing-along’s starting soon.

Pool Bar

SPLISHY. SPLASHY. FROZEN DAIQUIRI. How about a drink as colorful as the Caribbean sunset? You don’t have to stray too far from your poolside lounge to enjoy a frozen Mojito, exotic Mai Tai, Virgin Daiquiri, cool imported pilsner and more.

Shopping

SHOP IT LIKE IT’S HOT Shop the biggest designer names and onboard exclusives, all at prices you won’t find on land. Swiss timepieces, liquor, fine jewelry, beauty and high fashion are all here, tax and duty free, plus special sale savings and our price match guarantee.

Original Productions

CHART TOPPERS AND SHOWSTOPPERS We’ve got the venues and we know how to use them. Every sailing features original productions you can only see onboard. Amazing vocalists and dancers deliver rousing performances wrapped up in stunning sets and transcendent multimedia productions. Whether it’s a jazz excursion, techno-inspired cabaret or something beyond, prepare to be amazed.

Live Orchestra

STAY COMPOSED No PLAY buttons here — a full ensemble orchestra complete with conductor, strings and wind section, accompanies every main theater performance on every ship. *Venues, performers and events vary by ship.

Guest Entertainment

KICKED UP CAMEOS Royal Caribbean® steps up the stage presence even more with specially invited guest performers who join our full-time roster of musicians, comedians, dancers, jugglers and magicians in awing audiences daily.

Night Life

SUN GOES DOWN, WE TURN UP Every night onboard is an opportunity to party. Explore an array of venues— all without a cover charge— to suit your mood, tastes and moves. Try salsa dancing or heat up the floor at our night clubs, featuring DJ mixmasters, as well as celebrity scratch DJs on select sailings. Sit back and enjoy live acoustic tunes at the pub or bust out the show tunes at a Schooner Bar piano singalong. And don’t hold back at karaoke— just let it go.

Theme Nights

TOTAL TIME WARP Whether you prefer a masquerade mystery or traditional toga, you’re in luck. Themed nights and parties may vary in era, but always deliver in fun.

Outdoor Movie Nights

WATCH A DIVE-IN MOVIE Why watch a movie inside? Lounge on the pool deck with an ocean breeze, the moon, and movie stars as big as all outdoors. The 220 square foot movie screen presents first-run movies, live sporting events and more at the pool area on select ships.

Pool Parties

A HOT PARTY AT THE POOL When the stars come out, the party heats up on the Pool Deck. The DJ will be spinning club anthems and dance classics and the drinks will be pouring to keep you fueled up, so you’ll be able to dance all night.

Games Shows

BRING YOUR GAME FACE Bring your skills for game time thrills and take on the challenges in Love & Marriage, Battle of the Sexes and the adults-only Quest. Collaborate or calculate your next move and join in on the fun as a star or a spectator— it’s up to you.

Spa & Fitness Centre

AHH INSPIRING Emerge renewed, relaxed and rejuvenated at the Vitality℠ Spa. Professional spa products from acclaimed brands such as Elemis®, bliss®, La Thérapie and Ionithermie bring the most advanced services to the sea. Massages, wraps, facials and acupuncture, or choose medi-spa treatments to smooth wrinkles, lift and tone. A more brilliant smile is just a tooth whitening away, while a salon completes the perfect look with hair and nail services.

Rock Wall

You’ll feel on top of the world when you get to the top of the wall! The climb is worth it for some of the best views around.

Pools

Cool off at one of several onboard pools—whether you want to take a dip or simply stretch out in the sun!

Fitness Classes

EXERCISE YOUR OPTIONS Start a healthy new habit or keep your fitness routine on track. VitalitySM Fitness Center© has an array of the most popular training classes including yoga, Pilates, spinning, sculpting and more. Trained instructors make it easy for everyone to have a great time and get fit. Fee applies for some classes.

Adventure Ocean

SMALL HANDS ON DECK When the kids are happy, parents are happy. And our award-winning Adventure Ocean® Youth Program is designed with that in mind. Tiny travelers ages 3-5 will have an education blast in the Aquanauts group. The Explorers program keeps 6-8 year olds entertained with activities like themed parties and more. And learning is a thrillfest for 9-11 year olds in the Voyagers group. AGE RANGE 3-11 years INSIDER TIPS Adventure Ocean space varies by ship

Arcade

GAME ON If you find yourself fleeing a gang of ghosts, saving deep space from invaders, or starting a dance revolution, you might be at the Royal Caribbean Arcade. Your favorite games from the 1980s and 1990s are onboard, as well as modern favorites. NOTE Individual games and arcade layout vary by ship.

Voyagers

TIME FOR A FANTASTIC VOYAGE The Voyagers group at Adventure Ocean® offers endless ways for kids age 9 – 11 to play. They can stoke their competitive spirit at sports tournaments and video game showdowns. Show off their skills in talent shows. Join in a scavenger hunt around the ship, and much more. AGE RANGE 9-11 years

Dance Classes

SHALL WE DANCE? Salsa, hip-hop, swing or ballroom. Learn the latest moves from instructors and bring your newfound skills to your favorite Royal Caribbean dance floor.

Card Room

CARDS, CHARACTERS AND FRIENDLY COMPETITION Vacations don’t have to be all about the action. Take a breather in between deck-side delights at a cozy, quiet retreat where you’ll find all kinds of relaxing ways to pass the time — especially if you have a competitive streak. Enjoy the ambiance while indulging in a game of Solitaire or challenge a friend to a round of blackjack or Scrabble. Well-stocked with plenty board games and spaces to play, this peaceful onboard oasis is the perfect spot to recharge before your next big adventure.

Guest Lectures

TOPICAL TALKS From stargazing to meditation, and a ton of topics in between, you’ll hear experts from different fields give insights and offer new perspectives during our Guest Lecture series. Fee may apply.

Learn a Language

CIAO, HOLA, SALUT! Immerse yourself in the language of the locals with foreign language lessons onboard. Learn greetings, phrases and questions so you can enjoy chatting with the residents.

Culinary Classics

CHOP TIL YOU DROP Come home ready to rock the kitchen. Onboard culinary classes invite you to watch seasoned chefs create culinary masterpieces right before your eyes. Get the tips and techniques to create your own gourmet appetizers, main dishes and desserts. Culinary classes have an additional cost and vary by itinerary.

Sushi Making Class

ROLL WITH IT Learn how to prepare your own Far East feast during a sushi-making class, where our chefs will walk you through the basics of creating a hand-rolled sushi lunch. Once you’ve mastered the skills, it’s time to dig in.

Special Requirements

Any guest with a condition that may affect fitness to travel, or any other special need, is asked to provide full details by filling in the appropriate form at the time of booking, and may be asked to submit a doctor’s certificate. The Company can refuse the booking or the carriage of any guest who is deemed to be unfit for travel or whose condition may constitute a danger to themselves, the vessel, aircraft and/ or other Guest on the grounds of safety.
Any specific transport and/on lodging and/or assistance needs must be communicated at the time the reservation.
Our guests who are pregnant and have exceeded their 24th week are also not invited to sail. This is due to the lack of medical equipment needed to accommodate their needs.

Disabled Facilities

Onboard have accessible cabins for all our guests. We also have wheelchair availability, hearing and visual aids. Guests with hearing impairments can opt for TDD systems kits to be in their cabins. Guests with visual impairments are advised to travel with a Carer – we also allow healthy and travel-safe guide dogs on board.
We ask our guests with specific requirements to inform travel agents before booking so we can prepare accommodations.

Special Diets

Most special diets can be catered for on board if requested when booking your cruise. Kosher meals (pre-packaged) and Halal products (beef, lamb and poultry) are available if requested at least two months before departure. The Cruise ship can provide gluten free menus worldwide in the main restaurants on board. Pre-packaged gluten-free snacks, biscuits, croissants, sponge cakes and muffins are also available on board.

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