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 Empress of the Seas

Empress of the Seas has been retired and is no longer in service

Originally planned for Admiral Cruises, this vessel was taken over by Royal Caribbean International when it was still under construction. She sailed as the Nordic Empress until 2004, when she underwent a major renovation and was renamed the Empress of the Seas.

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 User Reviews

  • Name Age # of Cruises Desitination
  • Shelley Askew 56 6 Southern Caribbean

    This was our fifth cruise with Royal Caribbean, having sailed on the Navigator twice, the Adventure and the Brilliance of the Seas. Our first three cruises were seven night cruises and we...read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Ray Coles 70 4 Eastern Caribbean

    The Ship, its Crew, the destinations and even the cabins were as expected with an RC ship but the food in both the main dining room and Windjammers was well below the standard expected....read more

  • Melissa 35 2 Eastern Caribbean

    This was my second cruise in 10 years and my husband's first. Our honeymoon was memorable. To begin with, I researched our vacation for 3 months and decided on RC and Empress based on...read more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Cindi Quarles 40 1st Western Caribbean

    To start off this was our 1st cruise and we felt this ship was perfect for the first time crowd. Boarding the ship was a breeze. Our travel agent told us to get there around 11am and...read more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • Shawn H 31 6 Western Caribbean

    My wife and I booked a cruise over 4 months ago to Mexico through Royal Caribbean Cruise lines. We were anticipating going to Keywest, Cozumel, and Costa Maya. We departed Ft. Lauderdale...read more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • Don Lehmer 53 4 Western Caribbean

    My wife and I sailed aboard the Empress of the Seas July 14th through the 18th, 2005. This was our third cruise with Royal Caribbean. The other two ships were the Sovereign of the Seas...read more

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • Kathy Hartman 53 1 Western Caribbean

    We were very excited about our first cruise, and were not disappointed! The ship was beautiful, very clean. We had expected a tiny stateroom, and were amazed at the actual size and...read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Paul Spencer 50 1 Western Caribbean

    Hi Gang, being that this was my first cruise, this is my first review, so be kind. We were a extended family group of 22 people ranging in age from 18 to 82. We sailed out of Ft....read more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Lisa Warfield 37 3 Western Caribbean

    I want to say that my family of 4 had the most Awesome time on Empress of the Sea. I was very concerned after reading others reviews. Where shall I start. Boarding was a breeze . We were...read more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • Rhonda Peterson 37 2 Western Caribbean

    First of all let me say it WAS GREAT! I was a little uneasy after reading several of the reviews myself one night. The ship is fabulous and the staff was outstanding...I sailed with two...read more

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Ship Summary
  • Operator:Royal Caribbean Int.
  • Capacity (double occupancy):1600
  • Builder:Chantiers de l'Atlantique
  • Full Capacity:2020
  • Inaugurated:1990
  • Space Ratio:30.4 / 24.0
  • Gross Tonnage:48,563gt
  • Crew:690
  • Length:692 ft. / 211 m