Empress of the Seas

 

Empress of the Seas is all about new discoveries.

Gateway to the most sought out shores from the Caribbean or the Great White North. Discover the beautiful white sandy beach and crystal clear waters of Smuggler’s Cove in Tortola. Wander scenic New England towns and windswept coasts on your way up to Montreal. Or earn your bragging rights with your besties at a private destination where all paths lead to adventure — the new Perfect Day at CocoCay.

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Onboard the Empress of the Seas

Ship Rating

2.5 of 5 stars

Costco Member Rating:
4.2/5 (696 Ratings)

On Empress of the Seas®, that “you only live once” philosophy means just a few days are packed with moments that count. Seek further, unwind like you mean it, and do it all your own way. Enjoy a sunset on every cruise and decadent Sunday brunch with a complimentary Mimosa or Bloody Mary every day of the week. And the party does not stop onboard. Every night is Saturday, with live music, amazing entertainment, and dancing the night away at Boleros Latin lounge.

Onboard Activities

Activities & Services (included in cruise)

Rock-Climbing Wall

  • Casino
  • Disco/Nightclub
  • Theater/Show Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool - Outdoor
  • Rock-Climbing Wall
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Art Gallery
  • Bars/Lounges
  • Children's Indoor Play Area
  • Organized Age Specific Activities
  • Teen Center or Disco
  • Teen Programs
  • Concierge Desk
  • Dry Cleaning/ Laundry Service
  • Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
  • Elevators
  • Safe Deposit Boxes

Activities & Services (available for an extra fee)

Full-Service Spa

  • Game Arcade
  • Fitness Classes
  • Full-Service Spa
  • Spa Services/Massage
  • Picture This Photo Studio
  • Infirmary/Medical Center
  • Wedding/Vow Renewal

Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the cruise line without notice. Staterooms designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Dining

Main Dining Room

Main Dining

Main Dining Room: Royal Caribbean’s main dining room serves exceptional, multi-course meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Extensive menus are offered daily in this dining room.

Chops Grille℠

Specialty Dining

Chops Grille℠: Royal Caribbean's popular signature steakhouse, featuring grade-A premium cuts of steak cooked to your specifications, plus fresh seafood, hearty side dishes and signature desserts in an upscale, contemporary setting. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Chef's Table: A once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience – join up to 14 guests in an exclusive enclave to savor a five-course, gourmet menu specially prepared and presented by the Chef de Cuisine. Every course pairs with a wine chosen to enhance your enjoyment of the dish. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Café Promenade

Casual Dining

Windjammer Café: A culinary destination loaded with an array of delicious food for every meal and snack time – all with spectacular views and a comfortable, casual atmosphere. Browse multiple serving stations featuring pastas, omelettes made-to-order, global cuisine, salads, soups, sandwiches, meat-carving, and tons of tantalizing desserts.

Café Promenade: The multi-level Royal Promenade is the heart of our ships – and the best spot for people watching. Pick a table with a view at Café Promenade, serving Starbucks or illy coffee, snacks, pastries and sandwiches throughout the day and into the night – so you can enjoy the action when you please.

Room Service: Room service is available 24-hours a day (a convenience charge applies to each order placed).


Times, costs and other specifics are outside the control of Costco Travel. All information is at the sole discretion of the cruise line and is subject to change without notice. Dining time and table size preferences are submitted to the cruise line on a first-come, first-served request basis and are confirmed aboard ship. Questions, concerns and/or special needs regarding dining arrangements must be addressed with the maitre d' hotel aboard ship. Every effort is made to accommodate travelers' preferences; however, Costco Travel cannot guarantee dining arrangements. In specialty restaurants, space is limited and reservations are recommended. A cover charge and dress code may apply.

Staterooms

Interior Stateroom (Category: 1V)

Category: 1V
Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to Royal King
  • Two Pullman beds in staterooms with up to 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 117 sq. ft.

Interior Stateroom (Category: 2V)

Category: 2V
Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to Royal King
  • Two Pullman beds in staterooms with up to 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 117 sq. ft.

Interior Stateroom (Category: 3V)

Category: 3V
Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to Royal King
  • Two Pullman beds in staterooms with up to 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 117 sq. ft.

Interior Stateroom (Category: 4V)

Category: 4V
Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to Royal King
  • Two Pullman beds in staterooms with up to 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 117 sq. ft.

Guarantee - Inside (Category: ZI)

Category: ZI
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Ocean View Stateroom (Category: 1N)

Category: 1N
Gaze into the beautiful views from your cozy room.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to Royal King
  • Two Pullman beds or bunk beds in staterooms with up to 4 guests

Size

Stateroom: 126 sq. ft.

Ocean View Stateroom (Category: 2N)

Category: 2N
Gaze into the beautiful views from your cozy room.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to Royal King
  • Two Pullman beds or bunk beds in staterooms with up to 4 guests

Size

Stateroom: 126 sq. ft.

Ocean View Stateroom (Category: 3N)

Category: 3N
Gaze into the beautiful views from your cozy room.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to Royal King
  • Two Pullman beds or bunk beds in staterooms with up to 4 guests

Size

Stateroom: 126 sq. ft.

Ocean View Stateroom (Category: 4N)

Category: 4N
Gaze into the beautiful views from your cozy room.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to Royal King
  • Two Pullman beds or bunk beds in staterooms with up to 4 guests

Size

Stateroom: 126 sq. ft.

Small Ocean View Stateroom (Category: 2O)

Category: 2O
Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space with a great view.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to Royal King

Size

  • Stateroom: 108 sq. ft.

Guarantee - Oceanview (Category: YO)

Category: YO
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Royal Suite with Balcony (Category: RS)

Category: RS
Relish an extraordinary vacation in this luxurious suite.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to Royal King

Size

  • Stateroom: 508 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 161 sq. ft.

Owner's Suite with Balcony (Category: OS)

Category: OS
Enjoy the ultimate suite for a perfect vacation.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to Royal King
  • One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4 guests

Size

  • Stateroom: 272 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 140 sq. ft.

Junior Suite with Balcony (Category: J3)

Category: J3
An incredible intimate suite with a great view.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to Royal King
  • One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests

Size

  • Staterooms: 225 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 40 sq. ft.

Junior Suite with Balcony (Category: J4)

Category: J4
An incredible intimate suite with a great view.

Beds

  • Two twin beds that convert to Royal King
  • One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests

Size

  • Staterooms: 225 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 40 sq. ft.

Guarantee - Suite (Category: WS)

Category: WS
This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

Deck Plan

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Key to Symbols
SymbolDescription
Stateroom with sofa bedStateroom with sofa bed
Stateroom has third Pullman bed availableStateroom has third Pullman bed available
Stateroom has third and fourth Pullman beds availableStateroom has third and fourth Pullman beds available
Stateroom with sofa bed and third Pullman bed availableStateroom with sofa bed and third Pullman bed available
Stateroom has four additional Pullman beds availableStateroom has four additional Pullman beds available
Connecting stateroomsConnecting staterooms
Accessible stateroomAccessible stateroom
Stateroom has an obstructed viewStateroom has an obstructed view
Porthole stateroomPorthole stateroom

Ship Facts

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  • Ship Name: Empress of the Seas
  • Year Refurbished: 2016
  • Year Entered Present Fleet: 2015
  • Ship Class: Sovereign
  • Number of Passenger Decks: 9
  • Number of Crew: 668
  • Officers' Nationality: International
  • Ocean-View without Balcony: 413
  • Total Inside Staterooms: 309
  • Tonnage (GRT): 48,563
  • Country of Registry: The Bahamas
  • Total Staterooms: 791
  • Suites with Balcony: 69
  • Crew/Hotel Staff Nationality: International
Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the hotel, resort or cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the provider without notice. Hotels, resorts, ships or accommodations designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

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