The Empress of the Seas is a one-of-a-kind cruise that offers an authentic Cuban theme. It’s ideal for couples, families and everyone who appreciates a taste of the exotic. The cruise ship was launched by Royal Caribbean Int. in 1990, fully refurbished in 2015 and holds approximately 1600 passengers, with over 600 crew to offer premier service.
Itineraries include 4 and 5-night cruises to Havana, Florida, Key West and Mexico, from Miami. Guests enjoy a range of exciting shore excursions, including discovering Havana’s atmospheric plazas, seeing the San Pedro de la Roca Castle in Santiago de Cuba, exploring waterfalls in Cienfuegos and cenotes in Cozumel.
On board, Empress of the Seas offers newly re-designed interior and oceanview staterooms with amenities such as spacious wardrobes, individual climate control and nightly turndown service. For added luxury, guests may choose suites with extra space and private balconies. Staterooms are also available to cater for people with special needs and extended groups or families.
Entertainment ranges from a Bolero lounge for Cuban cuisine and music, to fitness classes, a spa, boutiques, live bands, outdoor movies, pool parties and dance lessons. Children are well catered for, with a games arcade, youth programs and swimming pools. For dining, guests may indulge in room service, multi-courses in the Main Dining Room, prime steaks at Chops Grille and a specialty menu at Chef’s Table, among many options. The Empress of the Seas offers Cuban-themed excitement, both on and off the cruise ship.