A beloved ship returns to Miami with a new name, new facilities, and exciting new itineraries, including possible short cruises to Cuba…just perfect for meetings, incentives, and private charters!

Empress of the Seas 4 and 5-nt cruises from Miami

After undergoing $50 million in upgrades, the “new” Empress of the Seas (the former beloved Nordic Empress) is back in the Royal Caribbean fleet and sailing from Miami. Four and five night alternating itineraries feature longer stays in ports including Nassau, Coco Cay, Key West, and Grand Cayman. But there’s one more tropical island that might be added to the mix…

Empress of the Seas may add short cruises to Cuba!

Because of the ship’s smaller size (801 rooms), Royal Caribbean International has confirmed that Empress of the Seas could be the first ship in the fleet to sail to Cuba from Miami. Pending government approvals from both the U.S. and Cuba, itineraries might begin featuring calls to the once-forbidden island as early as August 2016.

After being off-limits to U.S. travelers for decades, a cruise to Cuba is the ultimate incentive, sure to motivate and inspire long after your program ends!

The Extreme Ship Makeover

Empress of the Seas now offers Royal Caribbean’s signature amenities including a thrilling rock-climbing wall; new pools and whirlpools, including an adults-only Solarium; and a spa with an extensive treatment menu.
Faster pier-to-ship boarding with earlier boarding times of 11:00 a.m. will help your attendees maximize their time. After your meetings, they can languish over daily ‘Sunday’ brunches served with a complimentary mimosa or Bloody Mary, enjoy flexible dining with no formal nights, take in the new Las Vegas-style show, and then meet up for late-night dancing in the newly reimagined Boleros Latin Lounge.
A variety of dining options include the casual indoor/outdoor Windjammer Café and fine dining at the brand’s signature steakhouse Chops Grille. And no worries about staying connected during your cruise event – Empress of the Seas offers Voom, the fastest internet at sea!
Want complete customization and exclusivity for your group? With a double occupancy capacity of 1,602, Empress of the Seas is a perfect ship for private charter! Not too big..not too small…just right for an intimate experience with big-ship amenities.

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