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 Nordic Empress

Nordic Empress 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
  • Bill Johns 50 1 Western Caribbean

    Cruise Line: RCI Sailing Date: November 16th , 2002 Because we spent the night of the 15rh in Tampa we went down to the ship earlier than the time on our ticket. We gave our...read more

  • Bill, Carla, and Laura 34, 33, 4 Two Western Caribbean

    Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean Sailing Date: November 2nd , 2002 We had the privilege of sailing on the first Nordic Empress cruise from Tampa this fall, to Grand Cayman,...read more

  • Patricia Hfman NOT FOUND NOT FOUND NOT FOUND

    Patricia Hoffman Here's the unbiased facts on the Nordic Empress to Bermuda from NYC.   At 43 years old, you get the in betweens where you may want a party cruise or you...read more

  • Nancy 41 to 50 First Cruise New York to Bermuda

    This was our first cruise and we decided to take it because we did not have to fly, we live two hours from New York.   Royal Caribbean sent a bus to pick us up and took us to New York....read more

  • Melissa Fabiano 21 to 35 3 to 5 Cruises St. George

    We had a family reunion on the Nordic Empress.   We had booked this cruise 1 year in advance and were very enthusiastic about it.   I myself have been on two other cruises...read more

  • Daniel Michels 21 to 35 6 to 10 Cruises Bermuda inaugural cruise

    EMBARKATION: New York has a long way to go to make the embarkation process smoother. Even though embarkation didn't officially start until 2:00, we, along with a couple of...read more

  • John Burns 36 to 45 First Cruise San Juan/St Thomas/St Maarten/St Croix/San Juan

    My wife and I were first time cruisers on the Nordic Empress, sailing on 10/19/98 from San Juan. We elected to use the air/sea program, since we could not find a cheaper airfare. We flew...read more

  • Harry Johnston 46 to 55 6 to 10 Cruises Bahamas

    The best things: 1) Beautiful ship, one of the nicest we’ve seen. 2) Friendly, lively crew. 3) Absolutely no hassle about bringing or buying liquor on board for use in your cabin. The...read more

  • Ben 16 3 Western Caribbean

    Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean Sailing Date: December 21st , 2002 I am 16 and I took my 3rd cruise aboard the Royal Caribbean ship, Nordic Empress. It had its ups and downs, but I...read more

  • Barbara Gabe 64 app 40 Western Caribbean

    Cruise Line: RCI Nordic Empress Sailing Date: December 7th , 2002 My friend Cyndy and I just returned from a cruise on the Nordic Empress. Although I've been cruising since...read more

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Ship Summary
  • Operator:Royal Caribbean Int.
  • Capacity (double occupancy):2
  • Builder:Chantiers de l'Atlantique
  • Full Capacity:
  • Inaugurated:1990
  • Space Ratio:30.4 / 24.0
  • Gross Tonnage:48,563 gt
  • Crew:690
  • Length:692 ft. / 211 m