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The ship was clean at all times. The staff is always cleaning and busy taking care of your needs. The ship may be the smallest in the fleet but it certainly has the best crew. The cabin is small as expected but clean and comfortable enough. The cabin service is exceptional. Dining in the starlight is awesome, the food is good, service is terrific, and the atmosphere uniquely fulfilling. The entertainment is ok. We particularly enjoyed the karaoke shows and the Broadway show at the end of the cruise. Other shows were a bit boring. The Key West excursion for snorkeling was good, gives you time at the end to explore the town. Belize tour of the Kukumba beach is certainly overrated. Not good at all. The place is not clean, the infrastructure of Belize leaves much to be desired. Pass. Costa Maya was phenomenal. We went to the Beach and ruins tour. Excellent! Beautiful place! A must see for everyone. Definitely worth the money spent. The buffet is great and drinks are included. Definitely a recommendation. Chichen Itza tour was good. Except it's so far and the bus ride takes 2 hours each way. You are rushed through the site due to the time constraint. Great tour if given at least an additional hour to spend on your own to look around. The ruins are well kept and at all times safety is not a concern,

Cruise initiation was a great experience!

Empress of the Seas Cruise Review by jbritt

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The ship was clean at all times. The staff is always cleaning and busy taking care of your needs. The ship may be the smallest in the fleet but it certainly has the best crew. The cabin is small as expected but clean and comfortable enough. The cabin service is exceptional. Dining in the starlight is awesome, the food is good, service is terrific, and the atmosphere uniquely fulfilling. The entertainment is ok. We particularly enjoyed the karaoke shows and the Broadway show at the end of the cruise. Other shows were a bit boring.

The Key West excursion for snorkeling was good, gives you time at the end to explore the town.

Belize tour of the Kukumba beach is certainly overrated. Not good at all. The place is not clean, the infrastructure of Belize leaves much to be desired. Pass.

Costa Maya was phenomenal. We went to the Beach and ruins tour. Excellent! Beautiful place! A must see for everyone. Definitely worth the money spent. The buffet is great and drinks are included. Definitely a recommendation.

Chichen Itza tour was good. Except it's so far and the bus ride takes 2 hours each way. You are rushed through the site due to the time constraint. Great tour if given at least an additional hour to spend on your own to look around. The ruins are well kept and at all times safety is not a concern,
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Cabin 8525
Clean. Excellent service. Small as expected.
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Beach
    Skip it if possible. The town does not have the resources to host visitors. Did not feel safe 100%. The beach is a pool not the sea. OK if we know what to expect. Over rated and expensive to get food and drinks.
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  • Beach
    Perfect tour! A must see for everyone. Costa Maya is a hidden [paradise. Great food, ruins toured were very nice. Always felt safe. The beach is SO clean and nice with great food buffet of typical food and free drinks. Service is exceptional.
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  • Chacchoben Mayan Ruins
    Perfect tour! A must see for everyone. Costa Maya is a hidden [paradise. Great food, ruins toured were very nice. Always felt safe. The beach is SO clean and nice with great food buffet of typical food and free drinks. Service is exceptional.
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  • Mayan Ruins
    The tour of Chichen Itza is excellent! Except the place is so far from the port that you are rushed to finish. No time whatsoever to look at the home port to shop.
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  • Snorkeling
    Good time. Great time spent in the activity. Not too many people. Just the right amount of time to go to the town afterwards.
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    Great port to take a cruise.
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