Date Date Location Location Arrival Arrival Departure Departure
Mon, Jun 01, 2020 CAPE LIBERTY, NJ (NY METRO) -- 4:00 pmTue, Jun 02, 2020 NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND 7:00 am 3:00 pmWed, Jun 03, 2020 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 11:30 am 6:00 pmThu, Jun 04, 2020 BAR HARBOR, MAINE 8:00 am 6:00 pmFri, Jun 05, 2020 SAINT JOHN,NB (BAY OF FUNDY) 7:00 am 2:30 pmSat, Jun 06, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA 11:00 am 5:30 pmSun, Jun 07, 2020 SYDNEY, NOVA SCOTIA 11:00 am 6:30 pmMon, Jun 08, 2020 CRUISING -- --Tue, Jun 09, 2020 CRUISING -- --Wed, Jun 10, 2020 QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC 8:00 am --Thu, Jun 11, 2020 QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC -- 3:00 pmFri, Jun 12, 2020 MONTREAL, QUEBEC 7:00 am --
Arrival | Departure Thu, Jun 04, 2020
8:00 AM | 6:00 PM
Arrival | Departure Thu, Jun 04, 2020
8:00 AM | 6:00 PM
Arrival | Departure Wed, Jun 10, 2020
8:00 AM | --
Arrival | Departure Thu, Jun 11, 2020
-- | 3:00 PM
Arrival | Departure Fri, Jun 12, 2020
7:00 AM | --
Royal Caribbean is an award-winning global cruise line with a 45-year legacy of innovation and excellence in the cruise industry. It has redefined cruising with exciting onboard activities such as rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, zip lines, bumper cars, the signature FlowRider surf simulator and exclusive skydiving thrills of RipCord by iFLY. Royal Caribbean was the first to bring the best of Broadway to the high seas, staging full-length productions of hit musicals like MAMMA MIA!, Cats and We Will Rock You. The world-class entertainment program includes dazzling only-on-Royal stage, ice, aerial, dive and multimedia shows, plus dance clubs, bars and lounges that never charge a cover. The newest ships in the fleet - Oasis Class and Quantum Class - are equipped with advanced technology, with the fastest Internet at sea, and the widest variety of accommodations, from single rooms with a balcony, to family-connected staterooms and luxurious two-story lofts. Royal Caribbean International is redefining family and adventure travel with its newest ship, Symphony of the Seas. Bringing to life every family's vacation dreams, the ship is a playground of thrill and chill experiences carefully designed with guests of all ages in mind. Families can go head to head in a glow-in-the-dark laser tag adventure, take the plunge down the tallest slide at sea, or soak up some sun after getting drenched on the ship's epic waterslides and surf simulators, discovering exactly how Symphony of the Seas is the new sound of adventure for the whole family. The Royal Amplified program is set to reveal multimillion-dollar upgrades, including Sky Pad, Battle for Planet Z, a glow-in-the-dark laser tag experience; The Perfect Storm trio of waterslides and a new Escape Room: The Observatorium challenge, where competitors can solve a series of high-tech riddles to unravel a mystery. Not to mention the addition of new dining venues, from Fish and Ships - a seaside seafood spot with freshly battered fish and chips and other guest favorites - to Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade, Izumi Hibachi and Sushi and Sugar Beach. Scheduled for completion in fall 2019, the new Perfect Day at CocoCay will offer endless discoveries and shareable moments among seven distinctive island experiences to deliver the ultimate family destination in the Caribbean with the perfect combination of thrills and chills for everyone. Combined with personalized, attentive service, Royal Caribbean is committed to delivering the best vacation experience to its guests. And for the last 12 years, it has been honored as both the best cruise line in the Caribbean and best cruise line overall by the readers of Travel Weekly.
SMALLER PORTS, BIGGER ADVENTURE
From adventure-filled days to unforgettable nights, Empress of the Seas is all about new discoveries.
Empress of the Seas is your gateway to the most sought out shores from the Caribbean to the Great White North. Discover the hidden grottos of the Virgin Gorda baths. Wander scenic New England towns and windswept coasts on your way up to Montreal. Or earn your bragging rights with your besties at a private destination where all paths lead to adventure - the new Perfect Day at CocoCay. No matter who you're traveling with, incredible is on the itinerary.
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.Others:
- 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
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.
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.
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
- 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.
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.Others:
- Room Service
- Sushi Making Class
- Maiden Voyage: June 25, 1990
- Guest Capacity: 2,020
- Crew Capacity: 685
- Tonnage: 48,563
- Length: 692 ft.
- Width: 101 ft.
- Draft: 24 ft.
- Cruising Speed: 19 knots
- Registry: Bahamas
Please note: Stateroom images and features are samples only. Actual furniture, fixtures, colors, configurations and window/porthole views may vary.
The Cape Liberty Cruise Port sits right on the shore in the midst of the New York Bay and the Newark Bay in Hudson County. The name Bayonne was formulated either one of two ways either after the Bayonne in France or for the simple fact that it''s situated between two bays. The original settlers of Bayonne were the Dutch, but in 1664 the British took over the city.
A posh summer resort with a vivid history dating back to colonial times, Newport is home to fabulous summer "cottages" of the turn-of-the-century wealthy. You can tour the "Breakers," a 70-room estate surrounded by magnificent grounds and pounding surf or "Marble House," patterned after Versailles, or "Belcourt Castle," a 62-room mansion resplendent with treasures from 32 countries. Other fascinating historic sites include the beautifully preserved Trinity Church, with its Tiffany windows, and the Touro Synagogue National Historic Site, the oldest synagogue in America. Once home to the America's Cup Races, there are, of course, yachts, and a quaint town to wander.
The history and brick-laid beauty of Boston is easy to enjoy. Just follow the Freedom Trail past the Old North Church, Paul Revere Park, Fanieul Hall, the Commons, Old Ironsides and more landmarks of America's birth. Across the Charles River is Cambridge and Harvard. You can also venture to Marblehead and Salem to the south, or Lexington and Concord to the north. Back in town, you have your choice of clam chowder at the wharf, or great Italian food in the North End.
Drawn by the pines, granite shores, fresh lobster and stunning views from Cadillac Mountain, captains of industry once kept summer homes here. The charming little town, and all the rest, remain. And the rocky boulder beaches on its shoreline are now Acadia National Park, a preserved expanse of vintage Down East scenery.
Canada's oldest incorporated city, Saint John sits at the juncture of the Saint John River and the Bay of Fundy. Here, visitors may witness the world-renowned phenomenon of the reversing falls, created by the Bay of Fundy's 28 1/2-foot tide swell rising above the level of the Saint John River at high tide. Saint John also has Canada's oldest museum and you'll want to visit Market Square with its charming shops and restaurants.
Ascend the hillside streets to the Citadel, a star-shaped fort built in 1749, where the traditional Noon Gun recalls the British garrison. Visit the restored wharves of Historic Properties, now filled with shops, and Halifax Public Gardens, the oldest formal Victorian gardens in North America. Or drive out along the Lighthouse Route to the rustic fishing village of Peggy's Cove, for postcard-perfect Nova Scotian scenery: lobster pots, fishing boats, and a shining Atlantic seascape just offshore.
Nova Scotia's second largest city, Sydney is located on Cape Breton Island. While the tradition is definitely Scottish, one of the highlights of a visit to Sydney is the restored French fortress at Louisbourg-where shopkeepers and inhabitants dress, live and produce goods in the tradition of the 18th century. At Sydney, you'll also find some of Eastern Canada's most beautiful parks and trails. The Alexander Graham Bell Museum is worth a visit, too.
The only walled city in North America and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Quebec City has a distinct French flavor and is blessed with a spectacular location on a cliff overlooking the St. Lawrence River. Dominating the skyline is the splendid hotel Chateau Frontenac, a romantic sight with its steep-pitched roofs and French-style turrets. Quebec City is an explorer's delight with cobblestoned streets, 17th and 18th-century buildings, an immense star-shaped fortress and a funicular that you can ride between the upper and lower towns. Visit the Petit Champlain quarter, the oldest part, the Place des Armes and Plains of Abraham-all with a genteel, European character.
Founded by fur trappers, Montreal is now the largest French-speaking city outside France. Cosmopolitan and lively, it is a center for cinema, high fashion and finance. Here the finest shops are underground, around the modern subway. Ascend Mont-Royal for a view, or venture into the Laurentian Mountains for the stunning scenery.