Empress of the Seas

photo: Royal Caribbean
photo: Royal Caribbean

Empress of the Seas Ship Profile

  • Launched: 1990 originally, 2004 as Empress of the Seas
  • Size: 48,563
  • Capacity: 1,840
  • Itinerary: Bahamas and Caribbean
  • Good For: Solo Travelers, Couples, and Millennials
  • Popular Amenities: Boleros Latin-themed lounge, a revamped casino, Chops Grille steakhouse, a full service spa, and 5 bars and lounges.
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After being with cruise line Pullmantur for a time, Empress of the Seas is back with Royal Caribbean sailing from Miami. The ship is the oldest in the fleet, and pretty small, but is still a perfect getaway for those in southern Florida who want a quick vacation.  The ship features three whirlpools, five bars and lounges, the line’s signature steakhouse Chops Grille, and a full service spa.