Empress Of The Seas
CUBA'S BOLDEST SHORE EXPLORER
This is not itinerary idling. This is delving deep into shores that few have explored on the most adventurous cruise ship sailing Cuba - Empress of the Seas?. Let a local give you an insider's perspective on a classic car ride along Havana's historic Malecon. Go cobblestone road rambling and Afro-Cuban beat bumping in Santiago de Cuba, where some of the islands' most influential musicians got their start. And get your eco-tour on in Cienfuegos to discover why they call it the "Pearl of the South." All while immersing yourself in the Cuban culture onboard, like special entertainment, cuisine and guest lectures. No other major cruise line shows you Cuba like this.
If the ideal cruising experience includes fine cuisines, the perfect dining atmosphere, and the convenience of room service 24 hours a day, you've boarded the right ship. No matter what type of preference your appetite acquires, our highly skilled chefs are capable of satisfying even the pickiest of taste buds.
- Carmen Dining Room
- Windjammer Cafe
This Spring, Enjoy the Cuisine:
Increased dining options are in high demand among cruisers, and the renamed Empress of the Seas will feature a new specialty restaurant, Portofino, serving Italian Cuisine, in addition to an upgraded Windjammer Cafe and refurbished main dining room. In between meals, guests can enjoy specialty coffee drinks from Seattle's Best Coffee or indulge their sweet tooth with 16 different flavors from Ben & Jerry's at a new, combined Latte'tudes Coffee Bar and Ice Cream Scoop Shop.
- Strike Up the Band Showroom
- High Society Lounge
- Carousel Pub
- Viking Crown Lounge
- Casino Royale
It is Time to Have Fun:
Vacationers looking for high-quality entertainment will find plenty to choose from. The former High Society Lounge on Deck 6 now will be Royal Caribbean's Latin-themed bar, Boleros, offering specialty tequilas and cocktail favorites like mojitos, as well as outstanding live entertainment. Empress of the Seas also will feature the line's popular Schooner Bar, a Nautical-Themed Lounge with Sing-Along Piano Entertainment, which replaces the mid-ship Carousel Bar on Deck 5.
The ship's Casino will be moved to Deck 6, and a new card room will be created off the Centrum. In addition, the Main Theater, the Strike Up the Band Showroom, will be updated with new carpet and upholstery.
Entertainment & Technology
- Boleros lounge, an experience infused with Latin passion and live Salsa music
- Sequins and Feathers Broadway-style show
- 5 bars and lounges that never have a cover
- Revamped world class Casino Royale
- Duty-free shopping
- Complimentary entertainment and live music
- Surf, stream, and share in real time with VOOM, the fastest Internet at Sea.
- Enjoy complimentary multi-course dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Main Dining room. Choose to dine in our pre-determined seating or at your own time.
- Sunday Brunch every day with a complimentary Mimosa or Bloody Mary
- Additional complimentary options served in Windjammer Cafe
- Chops Grille, our signature steakhouse serves premium cuts of steak*
*Additional charges may apply.
Rest & Relaxtion
- Recharge your batteries poolside or dive right in for island vibes at the hottest pool party at sea
- Newly renovated staterooms
- Full-service spa with an extensive treatment menu**
- Jacuzzies and a pool
**Additional charges may apply.
When the stars come out, the party heats up on the Pool Deck. The DJ will be spinning club anthems and dance classics. The drinks will be pouring. And with a tasty midnight buffet to keep you fueled up, you'll be able to dance all night.
Rock Climbing Wall
The view alone is worth every step. Climb forty feet above deck on the signature Rock Climbing Wall, where everyone from beginners to speed climbers can strap in and go vertical. With no reservation required at this complimentary activity, you could visit the view again and again.
- 70s Disco Party
- Adventure Ocean
- All Access Tour
- Bottomless Galley Brunch
- Culinary Classes
- Dance Classes
- Dancing Under The Stars
- Fitness Classes
- Folding Artistry
- Game Shows
- Guest Lectures
- Latin Dance Classes
- Latin Fiesta
- Learn a Language
- Live Bands
- Night Life
- Outdoor Movie Nights
- Salsa Dancing
- Scuba Certification
- Spanish Classes
- Table Tennis
- Theme Nights
- Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center
- Wine Tasting
Bars & Nightlife
Whether it's after dinner or after party, nighttime sizzles at Boleros, a Latin-themed club and hot spot serving Cuban mojitos, Brazilian capirinhas, or your favorite classic cocktails. A live six-piece band and singer belt out the Latin rhythms that get you moving, because it's all about the salsa, cumbia, merengue and samba. So get on the floor and dance.
How about a drink as colorful as the Caribbean sunset? You don't have to stray too far from your poolside lounge to enjoy a frozen Mojito, exotic Mai Tai, Virgin Daiquiri, cool imported pilsner and more.
Is the pianist playing your song? Join the fun at Schooner Bar, where a nautical theme, warm decor and perfectly mixed cocktails come together. Cozy up in a seat under the mast, by the portholes, or right by the gleaming grand piano. The sing-along's starting soon.
- Guest Entertainers
- Live Orchestra
- Original Productions
For more than a decade, the chefs of Chops Grille have proudly presented quality, hand cut steaks at this hallmark Royal Caribbean restaurant. Now, they give you a fresh twist on a favorite, with a revamped menu that brings contemporary flair to traditional steakhouse offerings. Most intriguing: our exceptional prime meat. This prime beef is joined by Maine lobster, veal parmesan, grilled branzino and other succulent dishes paired with addictive sides and irresistible desserts.
If you enjoy gourmet fare paired with the finest of wines, then dining at Chef's Table is an absolute must. Located in an intimate, exclusive spot onboard, this private epicurean experience for a limited number of guests treats you to a five-course, upgraded menu and wine tasting. Dinner at Chef's Table is both experiential and educational, as the Chef de Cuisine specially prepares and presents each course, while explaining its cooking techniques, ingredients and flavors. Then a sommelier pairs every course with wine chosen to enhance your enjoyment of the dish.
Sweeping, multi-level ambience, world-class cuisine and the most attentive staff at sea. Our main dining room serves exceptional, multi-course meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy a new dinner menu each evening in an elegant setting, with extraordinary personal service from your dedicated wait staff. Main Dining Room offers reservations for My Time Dining, giving more flexible options for you to book or Traditional dining, which secures the same seating and table every evening.
- Room Service
- Sushi Making Class