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mj167267
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
Sailed two weeks ago
Second time we were on this cruise. Enjoyed the ports and embarking process. They were quick and efficient in Boston. Staff pleasant and hard working. Main dining food was good and service was great. Entertainment was ok but we had ... Read more
RoLoHa
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
226 forum posts
Sailed two weeks ago
We chose the cruise because it was priced lower than average and we enjoy smaller ships. We booked a junior suite as it was the only balcony cabin offered. We live in Florida and drove to Miami. My husband is disabled. We parked ... Read more
kennysnelling@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was about our 10th cruise but as we were sailing on our smallest ship ever, the Royal Caribbean Empress of the Seas, so we were a little timid going in. But from the minute we got on the ship until the minute we got off, we were ... Read more
ontherox
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
My wife desired to cruise on a mega ship; a trip to Bermuda was her destination choice. There was some difficulty scheduling a dinner time before 9:00 PM seating . We were unaware of the need to reserve EVERYTHING months in advance, but ... Read more
ilovegoldens
Member Since 2012
9 reviews
5 helpful votes
We have taken 16 cruises, 5 of them previously with RCI. We chose this cruise because of the itinerary, which was very good. Embarkation was smooth in Rome and luggage was delivered within a couple of hours. Junior Suite stateroom ... Read more

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Jonwa
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
First time cruising on the "Empress of the Sea". Except for the very small cabins, we had a wonderful cruise. The staff was exceptionally polite, friendly and helpful, one of our friend cruising with us, had a walker, and the ... Read more
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Yuly
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We had an excellent experience, perfect room service, the food very well maintained daily spot the attention of very impeccable waiters restaurants. The diversity of programs for very entertaining and elegant distraction.We would repeat ... Read more
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Christine adele
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose reading Voyage Prive ad. Which showed 3 types of rooms we chose the most expensive one with a balcony never imagining the dreadful position of a cabin we would get.8293.Boardwalk. next to dazzle night club over roundabout with ... Read more
cruiselady66
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
370 forum posts
2 helpful votes
From the start at embarkation to the disembarkation our cruise was great. Our cabin attendant was excellent. "Saturday Night Fever Musical" was lively and entertaining. The dining room staff were quick and attentive. The ... Read more
Archers Fan
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first time on Independence since 2013, and she looked almost as good as ever. We love the ship. She is beginning to show signs of wear, but after 8 years that is to be expected. She is not the biggest now, but loyal fans ... Read more

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candoez
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
66 forum posts
I'll try not to repeat information already posted. We were on Sept 8 New England 9 day trip. After finding the terminal??? embarkation was great. Having agents outside with laptops was efficient. Speaking of laptops the passenger ... Read more
njskilady1
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 forum posts
It was a big birthday & I thought of being on the ship on my big day to celebrate. It did not disappoint! Many frequent cruisers on the ship complained re: how different it was, with rotating restaurants & reservations even if you ... Read more
JeannetteB
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Chose the Anthem because it was new and Dancing with the stars recommended the shows, which were all very good including a few surprise shows. The ship offers many activities and the itinerary that interested us. The ship itself was ... Read more
vette1cruiser
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
1 forum post
16 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We did the 9 day cruise out of Bayonne,NJ, leaving on 9/8/16 and returning on 9/17/16. We chose this cruise as we liked the itinerary..The weather for the 9 days turned out to be great. The Anthem of the Seas is a beautiful ship. However ... Read more
bsg5698
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
49 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
ThE ship is big and beautiful! It didn't feel crowded to me or the 13 others I was with during our 9 day adventure to New England and Canada. The fool was delicious and plentiful in the Windjammer where we ate ALL our meals! The lunch and ... Read more

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jessicas mom
Member Since 2010
1 review
322 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We loved our 9-night New England/Canada cruise on the Anthem, which is a beautiful ship. Embarkation day was challenging, due to crowds and some issues with check-in and our cabin (tv, safe, and remote for virtual balcony all ... Read more
Willymoon
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We had a great time on this ship and had lots of fun. I didn't like the idea of making reservations for all of our meals and shows. The cruise director was great and all of the shows were great. The best restrauant to eat at was the Grand. ... Read more
askjojo
Member Since 2011
1 review
49 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I have sailed on many cruise lines, including Rccl, and believed that since this ship was older and smaller, the experience would below what I would come to expect from Rccl. THAT WAS FAR FROM THE TRUTH. Empress surpassed my expectations, ... Read more
Colapanda
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Staff were highlight of the ship. Overall decor and appearance of ship is dated as expected for the age. Food was good although some nights could be hit/miss. Tables and furniture could get a bit sticky probably from the moisture in the ... Read more
pgepetto
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We have been on numerous RCCL vessels and have maintained our trips to the mid-size ships. We had always heard rumors that the larger ships were too impersonal. Our vacation on Oasis found this to be entirely false. The crew was very ... Read more

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Bertaj
Member Since 2016
1 review
The price was excellent and the timing was right for us. We enjoyed our cruise completely and was very happy with the cabin, crew, waiters and the entertainment. The toilet in the cabin lost it's suction and had to be fixed a few ... Read more
TexasBelle
Member Since 2003
1 review
96 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because it fit our schedules, was during the school year, and was a one way trip. We figured it would maximize our viewing of scenery and port visits. We flew into Anchorage and stayed overnight. Hampton Inn ... Read more
cokemandude
Member Since 2016
1 review
This overall for my first experience was very good, the ship was very well maintained service was a 9.3 out of 10 one red headed lady in guest services was some what hateful the ship always had something happening (the band that played at ... Read more
mosca1254@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We have never cruised to Mexico and wanted to. The staff on the empress of the seas are second to none and for the smallest ship in the fleet the food, shows, itinerary were fantastic, always something to do. The food was Great. the chief ... Read more
antonytsui
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
Short but relaxing. But the ship is too small windy n rainy n cold The food in the buffet in Lido deck is not so great.no matter in the morning, lunch or dinner.Should be lot of improvment in need. Most of the crews say hi, good ... Read more

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