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Empress of the Seas Cruise Review
3.0 / 5.0
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Empress of the Seas Cruise Review by parkerwarnick

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2019
  • Destination: the Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View Stateroom

We choose this cruise because of timing with families schedule. The idea of a small ship was appealing.

Pros - super nice, fun, helpful crew. Trivia’s in the Scooners Lounge was an everyday thing. Getting on and off the boat was super easy. Pool band was awesome!

Ports Of Call- Labadee was awesome. Set up camp at Nellies Beach. Explore the area but stay away from the market. There is a donation drive if u want to help the locals. Get to buffet early it was good.

St. croix don’t explore alone if female. Men on Frederiksted Pier will ask u to drink and smoke weed. Don’t go to Frederiksted Beach by the pier rocky, loud music and shady men.

St. Thomas Crown Center pier is better than the other one. It’s next to the Marina where u can hop water taxi $10 round trip to awesome Honeymoon Bay. Drive to Brewers Bay and snorkel e sea turtles and rays.

Cons- food was terrible and this WAS NOT THE WAIT STAFFS FAULT. Management went over board addressing the complaint every single night. I should have lied when they asked how it was. Cabins are very very small and out dated. No fitted sheets, bedding constantly came off and it was old. I thought this ship had a makeover recently, if so it didn’t show.

Constantly bombarded by Chops sales people, annoying. Can’t enter the tiny pool without everyone starring. Pool games were lame, they didn’t show on the big screen. Shows were not good. No grandeur of a promenade. No pizza shop . Late night eats were in Windjammer with flocks of people at the pizza station.

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Ocean View Stateroom

Outdated and tiny. Makeup stains on the bathroom door. Old white sheets that were not fitted. Dirty portal hole, no window.

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Uncrowded, clean and beautiful water. Great music and plenty of chairs.

San Juan

Friendly people, safe walking around and full of culture.

St. Croix

Scary local men offering drink and weed. Loud music. Beautiful Xmas festival and delicious lobster empanadas.


Finntastic Tours 1/2 day

Went to one site and beach we could have driven too.

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