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A last look at Royal Caribbean's Empress of the Seas

28 Dec 2020
Matt Hochberg

With Royal Caribbean having sold Empress of the Seas, I thought it would make sense to take one last look around the ship before she leaves the fleet.

Empress of the Seas has been sold to an undisclosed party, based in Asia-Pacific and many cruise fans will miss being able to sail on this iconic cruise ship.

Empress of the Seas was launched in 1990, transferred to Pullmantur Cruises in 2008, and then brought back to Royal Caribbean in 2016.

ListenRoyal Caribbean executives share stories from Empress and Majesty of the Seas

As we say goodbye to Empress, please enjoy these photos of around the cruise ship one last time.

Empress of the Seas pool deck.

View of the bow of Empress of the Seas

Windjammer buffet

View alongside the side of the ship

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Chops Grille specialty restaurant

Views of the Centrum


Royal Theater

Main dining room

Schooner Bar

Casino Royale bar

Cafe Royal


Viking Crown Lounge

Many thanks to Michael Poole and Billy Hirsch for providing these photos.

Matt started Royal Caribbean Blog in 2010 as a place to share his passion for all things Royal Caribbean with readers. He oversees all the writers at Royal Caribbean Blog, and writes a great deal of content on a daily basis.  He has become one of the foremost expert on a Royal Caribbean cruise.

Over the years, he has reached Pinnacle Club status with Royal Caribbean's customer loyalty program.

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