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Well, I suppose you get what you pay for...See my review about the cabin size, however the rest of the cruise was a bit of a let down. The entertainment on board was to say the least poor apart from a comedian on the second night. The production shows would have bee great for my dad in 1970 but not for today's family audience and as for the magician things went from bad to worse when he got a nine year old girl up from the audience to act as his stooge. Positives.. The Argentinian music and dancing group, they saved the best till last. The bar prices on board are the same for all RCI ships( expensive) however the bartenders on this vessel must be under strict orders to dispense the bare minimum of alcohol into any cocktails, you've herd of bang for your buck...This was more a whimper for your buck! Out excursion to Amiga island at the port of Labadee, was value for money, but this was the only ship excursion we took, striking out on our own for the rest of the ports of call. The crew were the highlight of the cruise most of them in a happy and positive mood. All in all, if you want to recreate a cruise from the1980's this may be for you... However we will never book a cruise on this ship again, that being said, we're looking forward to our RCI transatlantic in April

Not up to the usual standard for RCI... February 2020

Empress of the Seas Cruise Review by Centurions

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2020
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View Stateroom
Well, I suppose you get what you pay for...See my review about the cabin size, however the rest of the cruise was a bit of a let down.

The entertainment on board was to say the least poor apart from a comedian on the second night. The production shows would have bee great for my dad in 1970 but not for today's family audience and as for the magician things went from bad to worse when he got a nine year old girl up from the audience to act as his stooge.

Positives.. The Argentinian music and dancing group, they saved the best till last.

The bar prices on board are the same for all RCI ships( expensive) however the bartenders on this vessel must be under strict orders to dispense the bare minimum of alcohol into any cocktails, you've herd of bang for your buck...This was more a whimper for your buck!

Out excursion to Amiga island at the port of Labadee, was value for money, but this was the only ship excursion we took, striking out on our own for the rest of the ports of call.

The crew were the highlight of the cruise most of them in a happy and positive mood.

All in all, if you want to recreate a cruise from the1980's this may be for you...

However we will never book a cruise on this ship again, that being said, we're looking forward to our RCI transatlantic in April
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Cabin Review

Ocean View Stateroom
Cabin 2N
Under no circumstances should anyone book this cabin, it is absolutely TINY with a small circular port hole.
If it were used as a double, one of the party would have to climb over the other to use the bathroom in the night, or to exit the bed at anytime.
If you check out the deck plan you can see what the problem is...
And if you were looking for somewhere quiet...forget it. You can hear every word from the cabin next door, and as for the noise from some piece of equipment below decks, it was deafening on departure.
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