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Any recent reviews - RCI Empress of the Seas?

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Jul 9th, 2007, 03:58 PM
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Any recent reviews - RCI Empress of the Seas?

This will be my husband's first cruise, and I would like it to be a great experience. We are planning on Bermuda this fall, and it looks like RCI's Empress of the Seas has the best 7-night itinerary. I'm a little concerned about the size of the rooms on the ship and it's general old-ness. Any recent reviews would be helpful. Thanks
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Jul 9th, 2007, 09:14 PM
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Took the ship last year to Bermuda in June. Yes, the ship is older and the suites are shower only. We heard very loud thumping overhead at all hours from the pool above (we had a balcony JS). We thought the food was lousy and it was obvious RCCL was cutting food costs. Other than that Bermuda was amazing. If you are sailing out of Philly be aware that you will lose time sailing in and out of the river.

My revier is here:

http://www.cruisefools.org/showthread.php?t=9873

That being said.... if you want a balcony and to sail a week I think the Empress is the only ship offering the oprion right now unless I'm mistaken.

If you don't require a balcony I'd consider Celebrity. If you have any other questions don't hesitate to ask
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