Small but BIG LOVE!: Empress of the Seas Cruise Review by michele2875

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michele2875
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Small but BIG LOVE!

Sail Date: June 2017
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Tampa
There is a Fantastic Cuban Restaurant (La Terresita) we visited the night before we embarked and it was beyond FANTASTIC! This is a must if you are spending the night in Tampa! This was the smoothest embarkation I have had and the staff checking us in was FUNNY and FRIENDLY! I already knew we were cruising on the smallest ship in the fleet but I was impressed when I got on board. The pool deck is really the only problem and I'm sure its because we were on a full ship (we never got to lay in the sun). Saving of seats were very prominent, but we got to sit at the Pool Bar and on the top deck to watch the activities. Our dining experience was AMAZING (I think because we had the best wait staff.Leonardo & Perminus). Food was great! The only negative is we had anytime dining and had to make reservations! The deck parties were great, the club parties were great. We never made it to Comedy due to Dinner times : ( Overall service was good, we only had a bad experience at the Pool Bar More and the Photo area, but it was minor and easy to look over! We ported in Cozumel and it was AWESOME (as always). We did an all day excursion at El Cid with all you can eat, drink, private pool, snorkeling and the service here was AMAZING! I traveled with 4 kids and 2 other adults (there was not a lot on the boat for them to do because of there age 15, 18 & 22) but they LOVED Cozumel! The boys loved the food, room service and gambling! The girls enjoyed the parties in the evening. Myself and 1 other adult had a massage and it was FANTASTIC! We enjoyed the deck parties the best, they should have them EVERY night! I would go again on this boat, especially to CUBA! Less

Published 06/19/17
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Cabin review: Interior8667

Our cabin was small (we expected this) but we only sleep, take a shower, get ready and go...A lot of closet space, hangers, bed was comfy, shower was small!

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Day pass @ El Cid. All you can eat, drink, private beach, outdoor pool, and more. The service, food and everything about the excursion was FANTASTIC! This is definitely a must do.

No Excursion, but we eat dinner at La Terrisita and it was FANTASTIC.
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