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Empress of the Seas Review

3.0 / 5.0
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1388 reviews
13 Awards

The smallest and oldest ship in the fleet which is why we tossed about all week

Review for Empress of the Seas to the Mexican Riviera
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First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Oct 2016

This was our first cruise, so we had nothing to compare it to. The unfortunate timing of the rough waters made it pretty much suck. Being the smallest ship, it rocked back and forth and up and down 24/7. Which ruined any excitement or enthusiasm one would have for the experience. Of course everyone we meet from cub cruisers to veteran cruisers said it was the worst cruise (as far as being tossed about) that they had been on and not to let it ruin our desire to go on others. But when you're eating breakfast and the dishes, apples and plexiglass protector come flying off the buffet because of the ship's rocking, one has to understand why we didn't enjoy the cruise.

However, with that being said, it's not royal caribbean's fault the waters were really rocky. So here's my opinion of the onboard ship experience.

Food and service was fabulous

Cabin Review

Cabin was clean and made up several times a day. No complaints about the look or cleanliness of it.

The fact that it was above the ceiling speakers of the theater below, made it a terrible choice of cabins.

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