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Old May 9th, 2013, 10:43 AM
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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.

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Old May 9th, 2013, 11:27 AM
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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.

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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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Didn't have one of the dining room.
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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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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.

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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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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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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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When we boarded I remember a baby grand piano, a bass fiddle and a violinist playing.
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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 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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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.
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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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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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My first cruise also
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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.
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