Number of Cruises: first cruise
Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean
Ship: Nordic Empress
Sailing Date: July 20th, 2003
The Nordic Empress was a FANTASTIC ship! Everything in general was wonderful. The room was a bit small but I didn't spend much time in there ( too many other things to do ) so it didn't really affect anything. The beds were actually quite comfy. The pool was also a little on the small side but it was still very relaxing and the whirlpools were great. You could never go hungry because there was always something to eat and the food was EXCELLENT!! I ate in the Carmen Dining room every night.
The service was spectacular. My waiter was a Hungarian named Arnold Kekesi. He was very good. He was funny, sweet and had a great personality. For any future cruiser that read this, request a table that he serves because he will make your vacation twenty times better. My assistant waiter was a Woman named Rosaline from Romania and she was also superb. I couldn't even take a sip of my iced tea without her refilling it. She was also very nice and funny. The room service was also good. My maid was excellent.
On to the activities. I liked how they had the Compass to tell you the day activates and in general they were all very fun. The shows were so good and the comedians were hilarious. Dan the party man was so funny!!! ( hi Dan ) I could go on forever with this but it's got to end sometime. I am hoping to be able to go on another cruise like this someday.