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u7mg0
Member Since 2006
1 review
7 forum posts
Had no real issues with the ship itself. Outside of ship terrible rusted and in dire need of attention. We are Diamond Plus and sailed the Enchantment many years ago. The interior seems fairly updated except for a few areas of carpet. ... Read more
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CVANTHO
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
We chose this cruise for the destinations that fit both our work schedules and budget. The size of the ship being so small never entered into the decision. While having cruised on larger ships, I found the ship to be adequate. Dinner ... Read more
brisus1305
Member Since 2010
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
We choose this ship because this was our first cruise exactly 14 years ago this month out of Tampa. Back then it was called The Nordic Empress and it was slightly smaller. Since then the ship was sold and slightly added to in length and ... Read more
Rjjcruiser
Member Since 2010
1 review
9 forum posts
We chose this cruise because it is a smaller ship than other Royal Caribbean ships and the atmosphere was very casual with no 'dressing for dinner'. Plus the price was right. And the clincher was that we went to Key West, one of my ... Read more
cracra
Member Since 2017
1 review
We have cruised 4 times before, three of which were with RC. This ship is it's smallest which isn't a bad thing depending on what you are looking for. I think for first time cruisers its probably a great time. We were a group this time, my ... Read more
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chicky8787
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
staff is friendly and helpful. our cabin was big enough to be comfortable but no storage except closets w/ limited hangers. drawer space was too small for actual storage. We had difficulty finding an unobstructed view in the theater. They ... Read more
JohnSwartz
Member Since 2008
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
I'll temper my remarks by saying that this was a great value for a warm-weather vacation in the cold winter months. Whatever complaints I might have, are mitigated when I reflect on what I was paying. That said, the Empress of the Seas ... Read more
flygirlmare
Member Since 2010
1 review
24 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Wanted a smaller ship so not as much walking from Point A to Point B. Didn't take long to learn the ship's layout. Walking stem to stern felt about half the distance of the big ships, but that suited us just fine. Our inside cabin on ... Read more
krisnut
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
this was a rare 7 day cruise for empress, from the check in to the last day everything was great !!!!!!!the staff went out of their way to be accommodating, food was good..comedians were very good....I didn't know what to expect because we ... Read more
Decpl
Member Since 2006
1 review
104 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
We grabbed this cruise on the Empress as a quick winter getaway. We had the pleasure of taking the last sailing on this ship before they tranfered it to their other parnter. So we decided to try it again. The ship is showing its age, ... Read more
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leono
Member Since 2017
1 review
Cruise was recommend by our travel agent, It was our first cruise and we wanted a relative small ship with good reviews. Ship was excellent, service was excellent, selection of food choices on Deck 10 buffet was good but always cold by the ... Read more
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PattyPR
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
I highly recommend Royal Caribbean. Not only was the service great and clean, but the food was delicious. Crew was attentive to your needs and very friendly. Cleanliness of the ship gets an A plus. From the cabin to the public ... Read more
Mae Thunder
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
6 forum posts
I wanted to see Nassau. I went on the Enchantment in October 2016 and because of Hurricane Matthew we didn't visit the original itinerary. We ended up in Cozumel, which was fine. THIS TIME we did keep to itinerary and I had a wonderful ... Read more
kaykels
Member Since 2004
12 reviews
759 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I have 25 cruises under my belt and usually sail Freedom Class, and Oasis or Allure. But I wanted an inexpensive getaway and this fit the bill. It was a quick cheap escape from the cold weather so I wasn't expecting much. I know its an ... Read more
Iggyauthor
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
I chose this particular cruise because it was an affordable way to get away from the dreary winter and take my mother on a vacation. Having cruised quite a bit, previously, I was at first surprised at how SMALL my window view stateroom ... Read more
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dreamweaver89
Member Since 2006
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Last minute winter getaway for a friend and me. Could not ever get the Royal Caribbean online app to work. Website not all that helpful. The Empress of the Seas is a smaller, older ship, it did not feel crowded and we rarely waited ... Read more
TABG
Member Since 2001
5 reviews
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The troubles with this trip started at the very beginning, embarkation. The only had a hand full of representatives to check all the gold level in making checking in take over an hour. Upon walking onto the ship it was evident this ship ... Read more
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cruizinsuz
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
We just returned from a 5 day cruise to the Bahamas on Enchantment. This was my 4th Royal Caribbean Cruise, it was my second cruise on this ship and it didn't disappoint. I know there are a lot of bad reviews out there on this ship - but ... Read more
dpw1967
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
First time and last time with Royal Caribbean if this ship is anything to go by. Old, dated, I am guessing used as a training ship for crew, especially the chefs and entertainment department as entertainment was simply poor bordering on ... Read more
SAILINKNOT
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Very small ship oldest in the fleet . i cruised on it in 1992 and wanted to check it out . if your a crown &anchor member don't expect any special treatment or perks . no lounge or get to gather . loud music in centrum last night ... Read more
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BONITAJ
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
I first sailed on Empress out of NYC in 2001 just before 911. Being back on board filled me with mixed emotions. Overall, it is a really quaint ship. I must admit that I missed the lack of activities for Crown and Anchor members. There ... Read more
Dibleyboy
Member Since 2013
1 review
58 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the itinerary as we have never been to the ABC islands before. We were also interested in taking a cruise that was loner than a week and found the 9 night to be wonderful. We had folks from 21-80 and everyone ... Read more
LUV2CRUISE2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our second cruise with RCI. We enjoyed the first one so much we booked another one with NextCruise. We sailed out of Miami to Labadee, Curacao, Aruba & Bonaire. The ship is fantastic. Clean, well appointed and plenty of great ... Read more
bhandelh
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We were cruising with a group and they, having cruised before, chose this trip of 9 days. Pro: The ship was very clean. The staff is very attentive, friendly and well-trained. Check-in was efficient and quickly done. The ... Read more
hicksze
Member Since 2011
1 review
70 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise for the ports. The cruise was overall pretty good the ship is in pretty good shape for her age there were a couple things that needed repair but were taken care of in a timely manner. The food was fairly good we ate ... Read more
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