Empress of the Seas

The Empress of the Seas offers an experience that is packed with meaningful moments and a “do it your own way” mentality. Guests aboard this ship will find many ways to relax and be entertained, starting with their luxurious staterooms. During the day, the Empress of the Seas allows passengers to recharge by the pool or visit the full-service spa for a chance to wind down. At night, the pool becomes a hot spot for an island party. The ship also boasts the world class Casino Royale with complimentary live music. For more evening entertainment, a visit to Boleros lounge provides a Latin infused experience with live Salsa music. The Viking Crown Lounge transforms from a comfortable spot with amazing sea views during the day to a lively dance club at night. For dinner, enjoy a complimentary meal in the Main Dining Room or Windjammer Café, or visit Royal Caribbean’s signature steakhouse, Chops Grille for a premium cut of steak. After dinner, guests can find themselves at the Royal Theater for a special performance, or take a stroll around the Centrum and stop in at one of the bars or lounges for a drink with friends. The Empress also offers the Challenger’s Arcade, a rock climbing wall, Adventure Ocean, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

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Ship Statistics
Year Built 1990
Last Refurbished 2016
Tonnage 48,563 tons
Registry Bahamas
Length 692 feet
Beam 101 feet
Passenger Capacity 2,020
Crew Size 668
Total Inside Cabins 329
Total Outside Cabins 485
Cabins & Suites w/ verandas 69
Suites 6
Maximum Occupancy per room 4
Age Restrictions One person must be 21 or older
Dinner Seatings 2
Seating Assignments
in Main Dining Room
Dining Hours 5:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Tipping Expected? Yes
Tipping Guidelines
Royal Caribbean will automatically add $14.50 per day, per guest ($17.50 per day, per guest for suites) to your onboard account. These amounts can be adjusted onboard. A 18% tip is added to all beverage orders.
Onboard Currency US Dollar
Services & Amenities
Bars/Lounges 6
Beauty Salon/Barber Shop Yes
Casino Yes
Chapel Yes
Disco/Dancing Yes
Elevators 3
Hot Tub 4
Cell Phone Service No
Internet Access Yes
Internet Center No
Wireless Internet Access No
Laundromats (self service) No
Laundry/Dry Cleaning Yes
Library Yes
Movie Theatre No
Outdoor Movie Screen No
Onboard Weddings No
Shops Yes
Showroom Yes
Spa Yes
Video Arcade Yes
Fitness & Sports Facilities
Basketball Court No
Fitness Center Yes
Golf Driving Net No
Golf Simulator No
Ice Skating Rink No
Jogging Track Yes
Mini-Golf Course No
Rock Climbing Wall Yes
Swimming Pool 2
Tennis Court No
Water Slide No
Water Sports Platform No
Cabin Features & Amenities
24-Hour Room Service Yes
Hair Dryer Yes
Safe Yes
Telephone Yes
Television Yes
Kids Facilities
Babysitting Yes
Children's Playroom Yes
Kiddie Pool Yes
Supervised Youth Program Yes
Teen Center Yes
Water Playground/Splash Park No
Special Needs & Requests
Adjoining Cabins
     (private connecting doors)
Kosher Meals Yes
Single Occupancy Cabins No
Single Share Program No
Wheelchair-Accessible Cabins 4