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Empress of the Seas

Have you ever wondered what it might be like if every day of the week was like the weekend? Well, wonder no more, Empress of the Seas® puts an emphasis on rest and relaxation, whatever day of the week it is.

About Empress of the Seas

Combine the anticipation of Friday night, the party atmosphere of Saturday and the luxurious languor of Sunday for the entirety of your cruise and step back onto dry land feeling fully recharged and refreshed after a cruise on Empress of the Seas.

What better way to kick-start the day than with a decadently drawn-out Sunday brunch, every single day of the week? Choose from an array of a la carte options and indulge in a complimentary mimosa or Bloody Mary to set you up for the afternoon’s activities, which will more than likely consist of more eating, drinking and watching the world go by. Of course, you can always break up the sunlounging with a dip in the outdoor pool or a soak in any one of the four onboard whirlpools.

As far as the gastronomy goes, there are six exquisite restaurants offering a variety of menus guaranteed to get any set of taste buds salivating. And after you’ve sampled some top quality food, it might be time for more liquid refreshments, found aplenty in the three onboard bars. You certainly won’t run out of things to do on Empress of the Seas. There’s live music and entertainment throughout the week, with the Bolero Latin lounge providing the perfect spot to dance the night away once the sun has dipped beneath the waves.

Serving some truly tropical hotspots such as the Bahamas, the Florida Keys and the Western Caribbean, Empress of the Seas® is sure to delight, whichever destination you pick. So next time you’re in the market for a holiday in every sense of the word, treat yourself to a few days of indulgence aboard this magnificent ship.

See What's Inside

Deck 3

  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms

Deck 4

  • Superior Ocean View Staterooms
  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Centrum
  • Main Dining Room

Deck 5

  • Main Dining Room
  • Royal Theatre
  • Shore Excursions
  • Centrum
  • Guest Services
  • Focus Photo Gallery
  • Schooner Bar
  • Chops Grille
  • NextCruise
  • Picture This

Deck 6

  • Royal Theatre
  • Casino Royale
  • Challenger's Arcade
  • Royal Shops
  • Lounge

Deck 7

  • RCI Online
  • Junior Suites
  • Owner's Suites
  • Superior Ocean View Staterooms
  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms

Deck 8

  • Royal Suite
  • Junior Suites
  • Owner's Suites
  • Superior Ocean View Staterooms
  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Card Room

Deck 9

  • Junior Suites
  • Owner's Suite
  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Library

Deck 10

  • Windjammer Cafe
  • Pool Deck
  • Pool
  • Pool Bar
  • Spa
  • Adventure Ocean
  • Viking Crown Lounge
  • Rock Climbing Wall

Deck 11

  • Fitness Centre

With an impressive array of culinary delights, serving delicious cuisine from all around the globe, there’s something to satisfy any appetite, day or night, onboard Empress of the Seas®.

Chops Grille

Indulge your palate with juicy steaks, fresh seafood, delicious sides and tempting desserts at the stylish Chops Grille—brand new to Empress of the Seas®.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Surf_turf

Main Dining Room

Take a seat at this elegant setting for exceptional, multi-course meals, accompanied by super-personal service from our dedicated waiting staff.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Varies

Windjammer Cafe

Whether you want a quick snack after a session in the pool or at the gym, or a laid-back dinner, just take a seat and take in the view. It’s all easy.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Cut loose from everyday life onboard Empress of the Seas. Designed with pure pleasure in mind, you’ll start to relax as soon as you arrive.


This Latin themed bar is a night time hot spot for all onboard. Passengers can enjoy a cocktail or two from the extensive menu and hit the dance floor to experience some of the best Latin beats at sea.

Schooner Bar

Enjoy your drink with a side of trivia at one of the regular quiz nights held in this relaxed venue.

Viking Crown Lounge

A Royal Caribbean signature. Perched high above the ocean, this comfortable lounge offers spectacular vistas by day and turns into a lively dance club at night.

Pool Bar

The ship's pool bar makes it easy to stay cool in the sun without having to stray too far from the deck chair. They offer a range of refreshing drinks and cocktails for passengers to enjoy.

Casino Royale

Roulette, Craps, Texas Hold ‘em, Blackjack and more are all on offer at this exciting venue. Take a roll of the dice, and keep your fingers crossed!


Browse for something special to take home at one of the fabulous onboard fashion boutiques, where you can buy luxury products from designers including Michael Kors, Pandora, Tag, Ralph Lauren, Fossil, Ray-Ban, Ted Baker and Guess.

Treat yourself to something extra special – or pick up a present for that special someone – at the exquisite jewellery shop onboard.

Royal Theatre

Spanning two decks, this Broadway-style performance space offers contemporary and Broadway-inspired shows, headline musicals and live comedy. Enjoy Broadway-style musical spectaculars at the fantastic onboard theatre, where colourful, lively performances will take your breath away.

The Centrum

The Centrum is surrounded by bars, lounges and unique shops which offer an array of merchandise ranging from perfume and jewellery to liquor and cruise wear. It’s best compared to the lobby of a grand hotel.

The ship features a fantastic array of health and fitness facilities including a spa, a fitness centre, a rock climbing wall and much more.

Rock Climbing Wall

You’ll feel on top of the world when you get to the top of the wall! The climb is worth it for some of the best views around.

Pools & Whirlpools

Cool off at one of several onboard pools—whether you want to take a dip or simply stretch out in the sun!

Vitality Spa & Fitness Centre

Treat yourself to a little ‘me’ time onboard Empress of the Seas® at the indulgent onboard spa, offering a fantastic range of treatments from massage to facials.


This tranquil, adults-only space is the perfect place to unwind. Settle back with a book, do some swimming, or just enjoy the sun shining through the stunning glass-domed roof.

Royal Caribbean International's cruise ships offer a wide range of options for the whole family, as well as a great range of just-for-kids options.

Adventure Ocean

With three distinct age groups – Aquanauts (3-5 years), Explorers (6-8 years) and Voyagers (9-11 years), kids of all ages will have countless adventures at their award-winning clubs, including science experiments, theatre workshops, scavenger hunts and much more.


Enjoy the magic of Bubbling Potions, uncover the dinosaur-sized secrets of Jurassic Jr, and take over the ship with the Pirate Party Parade. Parents of three-year olds can opt for pagers so Adventure Ocean staff can stay in touch.


Space Mud, Fossil Fever and Meteorology Madness. Hands-on science gets young minds churning – along with explorations of arts with Adventure Art and Adventure Theatre. Round out the night with dancing through the decades and ice cream for all.


For 9 to 11 year olds there’s a range of cool and educational activities including science experiments, backstage tours and new sports like Gagaball.

Ship Specifications

211m (692ft)
31m (102ft)
19 knots
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