Empress of the Seas

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line


Date Commissioned:1990

Date Refurbished: 2015

Country of Registration: Bahamas

Regular Capacity: 1602

Maximum Capacity: 1840

Number of Crew:668

Crew Nationality: International

Officer Nationality: International

Language(s) Spoken: Spanish, English

Tonnage: 48563

Length: 692


Empress of the Seas (formerly the Nordic Empress) may be smaller than the other Royal ships, but don't let its size fool you. You'll find everything you've come to expect onboard a Royal Caribbean ship, like panoramic ocean views from the two-story ShipShape Day Spa and Fitness Center, romantic dinners in Portofino, our specialty Italian restaurant and dancing in the Latin-themed bar, Boleros. Its unique combination of smaller size and amazing amenities has put Empress of the Seas in a league of its own.

Facilities/On-Board Activities

Athletic/Exercise Facilities

  • Fitness Center
  • Gymnasium
  • Jogging /Walking Track
  • Rock Climbing Wall


  • Conference Center
  • E-Mail
  • Internet Connection


  • Baby Sitting Services
  • Children Center
  • Children's Playroom


  • Dining Rooms
  • Room Service


  • Art Gallery
  • Bars/Lounges -6
  • Casino
  • Photo Shop and Photo Gallery
  • Pool Bar
  • Pools - Outdoor -2
  • Video Arcade
  • Whirlpools -4

Health and Beauty

  • Massage Room
  • Medical Center
  • Sauna/Steam Rooms

Room Amenities

  • Flat Screen TV
  • Hair Dryers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Radio/Stereo
  • Telephones


  • Beauty Salon
  • Shore Excursion Desk

Ship Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bow Thrusters -2
  • Complimentary Deck Chairs
  • Elevators -7
  • Guest Self-Service Laundry
  • Stabilizers -2
  • Stern Thrusters


  • Duty Free Shops

Dining Information


No. of Dinner Sittings: 2

No. of Dinner Sittings: 6:15pm & 8:30pm

Special Diet: Available Upon Request

Dress Code: Varies each night

Gratuity Policies

Suites (GS & Above) $17.50 per guest per day

Standard (JS & Below) $14.50 per guest per day