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Empress of the Seas

Set a course for an exotic adventure onboard the spectacular Empress of the Seas®, offering four and five-night tropical getaways to some of the hottest spots in the Caribbean and Bahamas. With lively entertainment at Bolero’s Latin Lounge, daily Sunday brunches, a pool-side DJ and much more, every day is a celebration onboard this incredible ship.

How about with a mimosa over brunch (which happens every day, not just on Sunday) then a dip in the pool, followed by a bit of glitz at the fabulous Vegas-style bar? Onboard Empress of the Seas®, every day is a fiesta!

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With an impressive array of culinary delights, serving delicious cuisine from all around the globe, there’s something to satisfy any appetite, day or night, onboard Empress of the Seas®.

Chops Grille

Experience: complimentary

Food: surf_turf

Indulge your palate with juicy steaks, fresh seafood, delicious sides and tempting desserts at the stylish Chops Grille—brand new to Empress of the Seas®.

Main Dining Room

Experience: complimentary

Food: varies

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

Windjammer Cafe

Experience: complimentary

Food: cafe

Whether you want a quick snack after a session in the pool or at the gym, or a laid-back dinner, just take a seat and take in the view. It’s all easy.

Cut loose from everyday life onboard Empress of the Seas. Designed with pure pleasure in mind, you’ll start to relax as soon as you arrive.


This Latin themed bar is a night time hot spot for all onboard. Passengers can enjoy a cocktail or two from the extensive menu and hit the dance floor to experience some of the best Latin beats at sea.

Schooner Bar

Enjoy your drink with a side of trivia at one of the regular quiz nights held in this relaxed venue.

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.

Pool Bar

The ship's pool bar makes it easy to stay cool in the sun without having to stray too far from the deck chair. They offer a range of refreshing drinks and cocktails for passengers to enjoy.

Casino Royale

Roulette, Craps, Texas Hold ‘em, Blackjack and more are all on offer at this exciting venue. Take a roll of the dice, and keep your fingers crossed!


Browse for something special to take home at one of the fabulous onboard fashion boutiques, where you can buy luxury products from designers including Michael Kors, Pandora, Tag, Ralph Lauren, Fossil, Ray-Ban, Ted Baker and Guess.

Treat yourself to something extra special – or pick up a present for that special someone – at the exquisite jewellery shop onboard.

Royal Theatre

Spanning two decks, this Broadway-style performance space offers contemporary and Broadway-inspired shows, headline musicals and live comedy. Enjoy Broadway-style musical spectaculars at the fantastic onboard theatre, where colourful, lively performances will take your breath away.

The Centrum

The Centrum is surrounded by bars, lounges and unique shops which offer an array of merchandise ranging from perfume and jewellery to liquor and cruise wear. It’s best compared to the lobby of a grand hotel.

Enrichment programs, or ‘Explorer Academy’ classes cover a wide range of topics.

Classes include:

  • Wine tasting - learn about wines from around the world
  • Casino tuition - from poker to blackjack, learn how to play some of the casino's most popular games
  • Dance and fitness - including yoga, pilates, ice skating and dance
  • Language
  • Cookery - try your hand at cupcake decoration

The ship features a fantastic array of health and fitness facilities including a spa, a fitness centre, a rock climbing wall and much more.

Rock Climbing 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 & Whirlpools

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

    Vitality Spa & Fitness Centre

    Treat yourself to a little ‘me’ time onboard Empress of the Seas® at the indulgent onboard spa, offering a fantastic range of treatments from massage to facials.


    This tranquil, adults-only space is the perfect place to unwind. Settle back with a book, do some swimming, or just enjoy the sun shining through the stunning glass-domed roof.

      Royal Caribbean International's cruise ships offer a wide range of options for the whole family, as well as a great range of just-for-kids options.

      Adventure Ocean

      With three distinct age groups – Aquanauts (3-5 years), Explorers (6-8 years) and Voyagers (9-11 years), kids of all ages will have countless adventures at their award-winning clubs, including science experiments, theatre workshops, scavenger hunts and much more.


      Enjoy the magic of Bubbling Potions, uncover the dinosaur-sized secrets of Jurassic Jr, and take over the ship with the Pirate Party Parade. Parents of three-year olds can opt for pagers so Adventure Ocean staff can stay in touch.


      Space Mud, Fossil Fever and Meteorology Madness. Hands-on science gets young minds churning – along with explorations of arts with Adventure Art and Adventure Theatre. Round out the night with dancing through the decades and ice cream for all.


      For 9 to 11 year olds there’s a range of cool and educational activities including science experiments, backstage tours and new sports like Gagaball.

      Disabled Facilities

      Wheelchair accessible staterooms are available on request. These can include electric entrance doors and accessible shower facilities. Priority and assisted boarding is also available on request.

      The ship has ramps and lifts on most decks, and hoists are available on request at certain pools and jacuzzis. Please note that passengers must provide their own wheelchairs/scooters or hire from an outside vendor.

      Dress Code

      There are three distinct types of evening on board: casual, smart casual and formal. Suggested guidelines for these nights are:

      • Casual: Polo shirts and trousers for men, sundresses or trousers for women.
      • Smart Casual: Jacket and shirt for men, dresses or trouser suits for women.
      • Formal: Suits and ties or tuxedos for men, cocktail dresses or trouser suits for women.

      There are however certain restaurants onboard which maintain a casual dress code throughout the cruise. On a typical 14 night cruise, 8 nights will be casual, 3 nights will be smart casual and 3 nights will be formal, however this depends upon individual cruise itineraries.

      Special Dietary Requirements

      Special meals can be provided on all ships, when requested in advance, however not all requests are guaranteed. Requests must be submitted no later than 60 days prior to sailing.

      A wide range of vegetarian and gluten free meals are available onboard as standard.

      Age Restrictions

      For sailings that depart from a port in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South America and Asia, the minimum age for purchase and consumption of alcohol is 18. , For any sailing which commences outside of the above stated areas, the minimum drinking age is 21. Therefore any ships departing from or calling at a port in North America the minimum drinking age will be 21.

      Passengers who wish to use the spa, casino and adult nightclub must be 18 years or over. Those wishing to use the solarium and whirlpools must be 16 years or over. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult when attending the theatre.


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