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There is a REASON there are very few pictures on RC website of this ship- it is because it is old and stinky has few amenities and is basically the WORST ship I have ever been on RC or otherwise (have been on Celebrity RC Gaugan NCL Carnival) The ship is very smelly with weird hot smelly pockets The ship is LOUD - I was up until 2 last night with the constant noise The Gym SPA and pool area are a JOKE THE FOOD IS ROUGH - They charge now for ROOM SERVICE so heads up on that (10 with the mandatory tip include for a RS order) The boat is a non-stop attempt to sell you CRAP (and when I say crap I mean crap) The info talk given regarding disembarking in Cuba the ship staff made INAPPROPRIATE comments about the Women working the port in Cuba - it was sexist creepy unnecessary and rude Cienfuego is a waste of time of a stop - there is nothing really there - it smells walking into town and you are BOMBARDED with taxis or shore excursions (typical 3rd World) peddlers they are mildly aggressive - Everything has been broken - ice machine ice cream machine drink machines - this ship is like the WORST car at the USED CAR LOT I would NEVER NEVER NEVER recommend this BOAT to anyone and frankly RC is on my poo list too- I will NOT use RC for any cruise ever again - this is ridiculous I am still on board - it is so bad I felt compelled to write this NOW

This Ship Is Horrible

Empress of the Seas Cruise Review by jmwt

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2019
  • Destination: Cuba
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View Stateroom
There is a REASON there are very few pictures on RC website of this ship- it is because it is old and stinky has few amenities and is basically the WORST ship I have ever been on RC or otherwise (have been on Celebrity RC Gaugan NCL Carnival)

The ship is very smelly with weird hot smelly pockets

The ship is LOUD - I was up until 2 last night with the constant noise

The Gym SPA and pool area are a JOKE

THE FOOD IS ROUGH -

They charge now for ROOM SERVICE so heads up on that (10 with the mandatory tip include for a RS order)

The boat is a non-stop attempt to sell you CRAP (and when I say crap I mean crap)

The info talk given regarding disembarking in Cuba the ship staff made INAPPROPRIATE comments about the Women working the port in Cuba - it was sexist creepy unnecessary and rude

Cienfuego is a waste of time of a stop - there is nothing really there - it smells walking into town and you are BOMBARDED with taxis or shore excursions (typical 3rd World) peddlers they are mildly aggressive -

Everything has been broken - ice machine ice cream machine drink machines - this ship is like the WORST car at the USED CAR LOT

I would NEVER NEVER NEVER recommend this BOAT to anyone and frankly RC is on my poo list too-

I will NOT use RC for any cruise ever again - this is ridiculous

I am still on board - it is so bad I felt compelled to write this NOW
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Cabin Review

Ocean View Stateroom
Cabin 3N 3534
small old - beds are rock hard
you can hear your neighbors thru the wall - they are talking normal - not being loud or wild - just PAPER THIN WALLS - left tv on to block neighbor noise
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