The warm and friendly crew of the Empress of the Seas is a perfect complement to Royal Caribbean’s small ship experience. The professional and varied entertainment venues completed a great cruise experience.
Here are all the details about eating and drinking aboard the Empress of the Seas. I’ve detailed our experiences with My Time Dining and included hours of operation in the various venues. With very few exceptions we thought the food was great and I only gained about three pounds on this cruise!
This is my second post about our recent cruise on the Empress of the Seas. Today I will talk about the ship itself and how good things often come in small packages.
The Empress of the Seas is Royal Caribbean’s smallest ship, yet provides a great cruise experience. We sailed on her recently on a five-day itinerary out of Tampa to Mexico, and enjoyed the good food, excellent service and entertainment. In this post I’m discussing our trip down to Tampa Port.
I recently sent a cruise out for bid on Cruise Compete. I got three bids from different travel agencies and the prices varied by more than $1000!
As I was doing research for a Baltic cruise this summer, I found that round trip airfare costs the same or less than it did ten years ago!
I use Cruise Critic extensively for all aspects of cruise planning. In this post I’ll go into detail about how I use the Cruise Critic forums to find cheap parking and plan shore days.
In this second installment of my virtual cruise life, I’ve decided to add a Norwegian Spirit round-trip cruise from Rome. I’ve also investigated the costs and logistics of getting from Copenhagen to the Port of Rome at Civitavecchia.
My newest blog project is to plan a summer of Mediterranean travel using last-minute cruise bookings interspersed with land travel. I want to see what the ratio of land/sea travel would turn out to be, and to come up with an approximate cost.
Booking last-minute hotels on a quick cross-country road trip taught us the value of using CASH to book last-minute budget hotels. We never paid more than $60 a night for hotels that were basic but adequate. This experience makes me question the value of hotel points that I have been saving.