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The Empress of the Seas started sailing in 1990 . Former names: Nordic Empress, Empress. The Empress of the Seas is registered in Valletta, Malta. The Empress of the Seas has 796 cabins. 9 percent of the staterooms on board have balconies.

You can expect between 1592 to 1910 passengers on a typical sailing. This means that at the higher number (usually peak and holiday sailings) Empress of the Seas has a space ratio of 25.4 . (A space ratio less than 33 means that you may find the ship crowded in areas. A space ratio greater than 39 means that there should be plenty of space for each passenger.) When this ship isn't sailing at capacity the space ratio can be as good as 30.5.

The Empress of the Seas has 671 crew members on board. There are 3 passengers for every crew member on board. There are no self serve laundromats on this cruise ship.

The ship last major refurbishment was in Feb 2019 .

There are 11 decks on this ship. The highest deck number is 11. The number of decks with passenger cabins is 5.


There are 4 special needs cabins on this ship. These cabins have been modified for accessibility purposes.

The abbreviation Royal Caribbean uses for this ship is NE.

EMPRESS OF THE SEAS was built for Admiral Cruise Lines as FUTURE SEAS but was taken over by RCI during construction. She was one of the first cruise ships built for 3 or 4 day cruises. She was delivered as NORDIC EMPRESS. In March 2008 she was transferred to Pullmantur Cruises and operated as Empress. In March 2016 the ship was returned to Royal Caribbean and she now operates as MS Empress of the Seas.

External Website - www.royalcaribbean.com www.royalcaribbean.com.au

Smoking Policy     smoking
  • Smoking cigarettes, cigars, electronic cigarettes, and pipes is permitted only in designated outdoor areas that have signage (mainly on the starboard side)
  • Smoking is not permitted inside staterooms or balconies, Central Park or Boardwalk neighborhoods, dining venues, theaters, bars, lounges, hallways, pools, elevators, or jogging tracks
  • The casino allows smoking and has a designated area for non-smoking on most cruises.
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Activities
  • 1 Outdoor Pools swimming
  • 3 Whirlpools (hot tubs)
  • Rock Climbing Wall rockclimbing
  • No Flow Rider
  • No Ice Rink
  • No Bowling
  • No Zipline
  • No Waterslide
  • No Water Park
  • No Ropes Course
  • No Mini Golf
  • No Golf Simulator
  • No Sports Court
  • No Boxing Ring
  • No Jogging Track
Features
  • WIFI Ship Wide casino
  • Casino casino
  • No Cigar Lounge
  • No Chapel
  • Video Arcade
  • No Cinema
  • Show Lounge
  • Hair Salon
  • Spa
  • No Fitness Center
  • Library library
  • No Bridge Viewing Area
  • No Outdoor Movie Screen
  • No Teen Lounge
  • Passenger Promenade Deck
  • No Upper Deck Sea Viewing Lounge
  • No Adult Only Outside Lounge Area



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Empress of the Seas Cruise Deck Plan Key
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= Connecting staterooms

Four pullman beds symbol

= Four pullman beds

Handicapped facilities symbol

= Handicapped facilities

One pullman bed symbol

= One pullman bed

Sofa and pullman bed symbol

= Sofa and pullman bed

Sofa bed symbol

= Sofa bed

Two pullman beds symbol

= Two pullman beds

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