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We chose this ship as it was a very economical choice. We sailed two back to back cruises. The cabin had plenty of storage space for our belongings even though it was small. A bit of a struggle to get into bed at nights but doable. The food was fine, much better than stated in many reviews. We enjoyed sharing a table every night during My Time dining. We never waited more than a few minutes to be seated. We found the hot tubs and pool easy to access. The ship was very clean. We found the entertainment mediocre with the exception of a juggler who was an excellent comedian also. We found the "washee washee" employee in the Windjammer very irritating. I think adults know enough to have clean hands without being greeted every time with him. The staff was excellent - very friendly and efficien. We won a bottle of champagne on the first cruise. Our room attendant found a champagne bucket and kept it filled with ice until we finished it. We found the music (too much reggae) much too loud at the pool so we escaped to the sixth floor to sit outside in a quiet area. If you were a musician you would know what I mean by boring 2-chord "music." Overall the cruises were a very pleasant experience.

Efficient friendly staff

Empress of the Seas Cruise Review by joanmaryp

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2019
  • Destination: Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom
We chose this ship as it was a very economical choice. We sailed two back to back cruises. The cabin had plenty of storage space for our belongings even though it was small. A bit of a struggle to get into bed at nights but doable. The food was fine, much better than stated in many reviews. We enjoyed sharing a table every night during My Time dining. We never waited more than a few minutes to be seated. We found the hot tubs and pool easy to access. The ship was very clean. We found the entertainment mediocre with the exception of a juggler who was an excellent comedian also.

We found the "washee washee" employee in the Windjammer very irritating. I think adults know enough to have clean hands without being greeted every time with him. The staff was excellent - very friendly and efficien. We won a bottle of champagne on the first cruise. Our room attendant found a champagne bucket and kept it filled with ice until we finished it. We found the music (too much reggae) much too loud at the pool so we escaped to the sixth floor to sit outside in a quiet area. If you were a musician you would know what I mean by boring 2-chord "music." Overall the cruises were a very pleasant experience.
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Cabin Review

Interior Stateroom
Cabin 3V
Small but plenty of space for belongings.
Deck 8 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Suite Cabins