Royal Caribbean announced several months ago that MS Empress would be leaving Pullmantur Cruises and would be returning to Royal Caribbean’s fleet. The 48,000 gross ton, 2,000 passenger cruise ship first entered service in 1990. The ship sailed with Royal Caribbean until 2008 when the vessel was transferred to Pullmantur Cruises, a subsidiary of Royal Caribbean.
Empress of the Seas will be sailing three to five night cruises out of Miami, Florida to the Bahamas and Western Caribbean starting at $198 per person. So far, Royal Caribbean has released six different itineraries for Empress of the Seas starting with a five night Western Caribbean sailings on March 30, 2016. The itineraries that have been released are as follows:
- Three night cruise – Port stops in Nassau and CocoCay, Bahamas
- Four night cruise – Port stops in Key West and CocoCay
- Four night cruise – Port stops in CocoCay and Nassau, Bahamas
- Five night cruise – Port stops in Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico
- Five night cruise – Port stops in Key West and Grand Cayman
- Five night cruise – Ship overnights in Cozumel
Empress of the Seas cruises are now open for bookings at RoyalCaribbean.com. The additions of Empress of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas, and Ovation of the Seas in the spring of 2016 will give Royal Caribbean 26 cruise ships in their fleet, the most of any cruise line.
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