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#1
North Carolina
217 Posts
Joined Apr 2013
Does anybody have some good pictures of the dining room and the Centrum from the Nordic Empress or Empress of the seas you would be willing to post or link to? This was my first cruise ship and got me hooked on cruising. I was amazed by the dining room and Centrum and wanted to show my wife why I still compare boats to the Nordic Empress.

JM
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#2
Central Florida
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Joined Apr 2009
Originally posted by the_journeyman
Does anybody have some good pictures of the dining room and the Centrum from the Nordic Empress or Empress of the seas you would be willing to post or link to? This was my first cruise ship and got me hooked on cruising. I was amazed by the dining room and Centrum and wanted to show my wife why I still compare boats to the Nordic Empress.

JM
A Google search found these that include some of what you are looking for:

https://www.google.com/search?q=Nord...w=1366&bih=677
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Cunard-White Star MV Georgic 1951 Southampton - NYC; Song of America '96, '97 & '98 Bermuda; Nordic Empress/Empress of the Seas '99, '01 Bermuda. '16 Grand Cayman, Key West. '17 Yucatan; Sovereign of the Seas '00, '01, '03, '04, '05, '07, '08 Bahamas; B]Monarch of the Seas[/b] '03 Central Caribbean, '09, '10, '11, '12 Bahamas; '13 Farewell Week; Celebrity Horizon '04 Bermuda; Mariner of the Seas '08 Eastern & Western Caribbean; Freedom of the Seas '09 Eastern Caribbean, '11, '12, '13, '14, '15, '16 Western Caribbean; Jewel of the Seas '10, '11 Ultimate Caribbean, '11, '12 Western Caribbean; Celebrity Equinox '12, '14 Ultimate Caribbean; Enchantment of the Seas '13, '14, '15, '16, Bahamas; Brilliance of the Seas '14 Western Caribbean; Celebrity Constellation '14 Western Caribbean; Vision of the Seas '14 Western Caribbean and Bermuda; & Bahamas; Explorer of the Seas '14 Bahamas; Legend of the Seas '15 Lesser Antilles; Majesty of the Seas Feb, Apr, May, Jun, Oct, Nov, Dec '16, Jan '17 Bahamas

Most Recent: Empress, Feb 10, '17, Yucatan

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#3
South Florida
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Joined Feb 2010



Didn't have one of the dining room.
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Joe & Pat
Sunny South Florida, a short drive to the pier.
"Not all those who wander are lost." - J. R. R. Tolkien.
Ships sailed:
Nordic Empress
Monarch of the Seas
Majesty of the Seas
Freedom of the Seas
Independence of the Seas
Navigator of the Seas
Liberty of the Seas
Oasis of the Seas (including Maiden Voyage)
Allure of the Seas (Including Maiden Voyage)
Celebrity Century
Celebrity Equinox
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#4
South Florida
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Joined Feb 2010
One thing I remember about the dining room is it had wrap around windows. Our table was next to the aft windows and we could see the ship"s wake.
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Joe & Pat
Sunny South Florida, a short drive to the pier.
"Not all those who wander are lost." - J. R. R. Tolkien.
Ships sailed:
Nordic Empress
Monarch of the Seas
Majesty of the Seas
Freedom of the Seas
Independence of the Seas
Navigator of the Seas
Liberty of the Seas
Oasis of the Seas (including Maiden Voyage)
Allure of the Seas (Including Maiden Voyage)
Celebrity Century
Celebrity Equinox
On Deck: Celebrity Equinox & Eclipse
#5
North Carolina
217 Posts
Joined Apr 2013
Thank's OnePutt! Yea, the views were amazing from it. That is part of what I remember being so amazing. The other was the stairs & upper balcony.

I tried Yahoo & Google images searches and found no pictures that included the stairs unfortunately.

JM
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#6
Central Florida
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Originally posted by the_journeyman
Thank's OnePutt! Yea, the views were amazing from it. That is part of what I remember being so amazing. The other was the stairs & upper balcony.

JM
Searching on Empress of the Seas Dining found this on Google:



We sat at that table or the one just beyond it



I believe that this was the first two tier MDR in the cruise industry.

Sorry, can't find the stairs yet!
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Cunard-White Star MV Georgic 1951 Southampton - NYC; Song of America '96, '97 & '98 Bermuda; Nordic Empress/Empress of the Seas '99, '01 Bermuda. '16 Grand Cayman, Key West. '17 Yucatan; Sovereign of the Seas '00, '01, '03, '04, '05, '07, '08 Bahamas; B]Monarch of the Seas[/b] '03 Central Caribbean, '09, '10, '11, '12 Bahamas; '13 Farewell Week; Celebrity Horizon '04 Bermuda; Mariner of the Seas '08 Eastern & Western Caribbean; Freedom of the Seas '09 Eastern Caribbean, '11, '12, '13, '14, '15, '16 Western Caribbean; Jewel of the Seas '10, '11 Ultimate Caribbean, '11, '12 Western Caribbean; Celebrity Equinox '12, '14 Ultimate Caribbean; Enchantment of the Seas '13, '14, '15, '16, Bahamas; Brilliance of the Seas '14 Western Caribbean; Celebrity Constellation '14 Western Caribbean; Vision of the Seas '14 Western Caribbean and Bermuda; & Bahamas; Explorer of the Seas '14 Bahamas; Legend of the Seas '15 Lesser Antilles; Majesty of the Seas Feb, Apr, May, Jun, Oct, Nov, Dec '16, Jan '17 Bahamas

Most Recent: Empress, Feb 10, '17, Yucatan

FUTURE:



#7
Northern New Jersey
478 Posts
Joined Jan 2009
Wow. This thread brought back great memories. First on her in April 94. Loved it so much we were back on her two months later. This ship started our love for cruising. Anyone know where the ship is and who owns it.
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#8
Orlando
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Joined Jun 2012
Originally posted by ERIE 13
Wow. This thread brought back great memories. First on her in April 94. Loved it so much we were back on her two months later. This ship started our love for cruising. Anyone know where the ship is and who owns it.
She still sails for RCCL, just under their Pullmantur subidiary as the MS Empress:

http://www.pullmantur.es/barco/empress/camarotes.html
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Royal Caribbean cruises:
04/2001 - Voyager of the Seas
09/2002 - Monarch of the Seas
11/2003 - Voyager of the Seas
04/2005 - Radiance of the Seas
11/2010 - Liberty of the Seas
03/2011 - Navigator of the Seas
10/2012 - Freedom of the Seas
04/2013 - Jewel of the Seas
05/2014 - Vision of the Seas
08/2014 - Enchantment of the Seas
11/2014 - Independence of the Seas
12/2015 - Enchantment of the Seas
03/2016 - Oasis of the Seas
10/2016 - Oasis of the Seas

Other cruises:
06/1990 - Carnival Holiday
03/2003 - Disney Wonder
#9
South Florida
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Joined Feb 2010
When we boarded I remember a baby grand piano, a bass fiddle and a violinist playing.
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Joe & Pat
Sunny South Florida, a short drive to the pier.
"Not all those who wander are lost." - J. R. R. Tolkien.
Ships sailed:
Nordic Empress
Monarch of the Seas
Majesty of the Seas
Freedom of the Seas
Independence of the Seas
Navigator of the Seas
Liberty of the Seas
Oasis of the Seas (including Maiden Voyage)
Allure of the Seas (Including Maiden Voyage)
Celebrity Century
Celebrity Equinox
On Deck: Celebrity Equinox & Eclipse
#10
Bethpage, LI, New York
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Joined Jul 2001
My first cruise was also on this lovely little ship and got me hooked. But these days I like the bigger ones.
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Nordic Empress, Bermuda 7/01, Radiance of the Seas, Alaska 6/02, Adventure of the Seas, S. Caribbean 5/03, Legend of the Seas, Hawaii 12/03, NCL Dawn, Bahamas 5/04, Serenade of the Seas, Panama Canal 4/05, Freedom Maiden Voyage, W.Caribbean 6/06, Brilliance of the Seas, Mediterranean 9/07, Majesty of the Seas, Bahamas 3/08, Oasis, Caribbean 1/2010, Brilliance, Nova Scotia 10/2010,Independence,Canary Islands, 1/2012Allure, Caribbean,4/2013
#11
Brooklyn, NY
460 Posts
Joined Jun 2007
Nordic Empress Was My Very First Cruise, And The One That Got Me Addicted To Cruising!!!

It's Amazing How Far The Cruise Industry Has Changed ( For The Better I Might Add) Since I Started Cruising In Oct 2001!!!
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Voyager Of the Seas 9-04
Amtrack Across America 5-05!!!
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Carnival Liberty 1-07
Carnival Fantasy 10-07
Norwegian Gem 4-09
Carnival Freedom 10-09
Carnival Dream 10-10
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MSC Divna 5-14
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Carnival Breeze 10-15
Anthem Of The Seas 10-16
Future Cruises:
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Jewel Of The Seas 12-17
MSC SEASIDE 5-18
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#12
Central, MA
263 Posts
Joined Feb 2001
The Nordic Empress still remains my all-time favorite cruise ship to date. I'll check when I get home from work and see if I have any pictures on my laptop there.
#13
Chicago, IL
2,010 Posts
Joined Jan 2009
Originally posted by ERIE 13
Wow. This thread brought back great memories. First on her in April 94.
For me too, first cruise ever on this ship in September of 1993 for our honeymoon....now I want to look for my pictures. I remember just being in awe of the ship and the service. Guess this girl hooked alot of people on cruising!
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RCCL Empress of the Seas-9/1993
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RCCL Majesty of the Seas-5/2001
Disney Wonder-9/2003
RCCL Voyager of the Seas-4/2002
RCCL Navigator of the Seas-6/2004, 3/2009, 11/2014-"LIVE" REPORT http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2124668
RCCL Adventure of the Seas-4/2008, Mariner of the Seas-6/2010
RCCL Brilliance of the Seas-3/2006, 2/2016 B2B "LIVE" REPORT http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2316711
Jewel of the Seas - 2/2012, 2/2013
RCCL Liberty of the Seas - 11/2012, Independence of the Seas - 2/2014
RCCL Allure of the Seas - 11/2013, Oasis of the Seas -2/2015-"LIVE" REPORT http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2170518
RCCL Harmony of the Seas - 11/2016

#14
Florida
734 Posts
Joined Mar 2012
Isn't it amazing how our first ship is still our favorite? We romanticize it. For me, it is Majesty of the Seas.
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Majesty of the Seas 2005 4-Night Bahamas
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Oasis of the Seas 2016 7-Night Western Caribbean
#15
LI NY
276 Posts
Joined Feb 2008
Originally posted by the_journeyman
Does anybody have some good pictures of the dining room and the Centrum from the Nordic Empress or Empress of the seas you would be willing to post or link to? This was my first cruise ship and got me hooked on cruising. I was amazed by the dining room and Centrum and wanted to show my wife why I still compare boats to the Nordic Empress.

JM
She was my first cruise ship also, She was the Nordic Empress, august 2001, Bermuda. Gave me the bug also. Thanks for the memory.....................Brian
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#16
Ohio
348 Posts
Joined Feb 2007
Our first family cruise was on the Nordic Empress...Spring break 1999. There were five course meals back then, not like now. There were actual wine sommeliers in the MDR, unlike today where the waiters do double duty getting wine/drinks. We sat on an upper table overlooking the main area below, right along the railing. Beautiful dining room...we were really impressed and hooked on cruising!!
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#18
Pennsylvania
1,209 Posts
Joined Aug 2005
Sorry, nothing of the stairs in the dining room... and what I do have here of the Centrum aren't fantastic.

The style of the upstairs seating was pretty neat, but horrendous for the waiters to scoot around.

http://share.shutterfly.com/action/w...=8CaNmzFqxaM1E
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#19
410 Posts
Joined Feb 2004
My first cruise also
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#20
Knoxville, TN
38 Posts
Joined Mar 2003
My DH and I also took our first cruise on this ship in 2003 and are now addicted to cruising as well. I found some photos of our trip and will try to post them.