Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas Wraps Renovations

empress of the seas arriving in miami

Royal Caribbean International reports that the Empress of the Seas has arrived in its homeport of Miami following a $50 million revitalization project. 

The ship will embark on its first sailing Friday, May 27, visiting Royal Caribbean’s private island CocoCay, the Bahamas, and Nassau, the Bahamas. The ship will then offer short four- and five-night getaways from Miami to Nassau, the Bahamas; Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico; Grand Cayman and Key West, Florida. The itineraries will offer longer stays in every port, and, on select five-night itineraries, guest can experience overnights in Cozumel, Mexico.


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Empress of the Seas will offer amenities including a rock-climbing wall; new pools and whirlpools; a spa with an extensive treatment menu; and a complimentary Adventure Ocean youth program. Empress also will offer a variety of dining options, including the casual Windjammer Café and fine dining at the brand’s signature steakhouse Chops Grille. In addition, the ship will offer Voom, the line’s high-speed Internet service. 


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Located on Deck 6, at the forward-most part of the vessel, the Bow Lounge will provide the closest access to water level via the foredeck.