EMPRESS OF THE SEAS DRYDOCK PICS

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#1
1,216 Posts
Joined Oct 2000
Special thanks to Joyce Faye and the crew onboard the Empress.

Here are some photo's of the ship while under construction in drydock...

Empress pics
Bob

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#2
Surprise, Az.
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Joined Aug 2003
I can't get your link to work, tried 3 times
thx

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#3
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Joined Jan 2001
Thanks for sharing...........it is simply amazing what they can do in just a few weeks..


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#4
Southampton, NJ USA
65 Posts
Joined Dec 2002
Thanks. I'm glad they are remodeling the bathrooms. Looking forward to our 2/05 sailing..

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#5
Surprise, Az.
400 Posts
Joined Aug 2003
I got it to work, helps to disable the pop up blocker!
Amazing, did they add the centrium or just update it?

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Rhapsody 00 Mexico
Vision 02 Alaska
Radiance 03 Panama Canal
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Are we there yet?


My bags are always packed!
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#6
Henderson, NV
12,330 Posts
Joined Sep 2002
Hi,
Thank you. I figured you would be the first to show the Empress. Now if we can get the pictures after they cleaned up the mess.
I have never been on the Empress so I did not have a clue what I was looking at, but, I still liked looking at them. I can't wait to sail her.

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#8
Monrovia CA
679 Posts
Joined Aug 2003
Great photos! I was on the Empress about 2 years ago. Had a GREAT time then. I can't imagine what it will be like now

Wooo Hooooo!

Bill in Monrovia

"Everyone has some good in them. Sometimes you just have to look a little harder to find it..."

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#9
1,216 Posts
Joined Oct 2000
Glad you all enjoyed the pics. Joyce flew down to Freeport to visit her crew member friends and she had them take her camera onboard. I'm waiting for the pics of the completed ship which my crew friends are taking now but the work isn't 100% completed. The ship should be totally finished in 2 weeks...stay tuned

Bob

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RCI Grandeur (2x)
RCI Enchantment (4x)
RCI Vision / RCI Splendour
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Carnival Paradise
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RCI Nordic Empress (2x)
HAL Nieuw Amsterdam
HAL Noordam / NCL Sky (2x)
NCL Sun / NCL Dawn
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RCI Explorer / RCI Adventure
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RCI Serenade (2x)
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RCI Radiance 12/28/03
Cunard QM2 1/30/04
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HAL Oosterdam 5/2/04
RCI Serenade 7/18/04
And more to come.....
#11
Cleveland OH
752 Posts
Joined Mar 2003
Hi All!
Glad you like the pics. I hope I don't get anyone in trouble for taking them. I know RCI monitors the boards on occasion.

I'm so excited to see the new Empress. I don't have a cruise booked yet, but am living it through our friends on the ship. I spoke with them last night and they said everything is coming together nicely and everyone LOVES the new look and improvements.

Passengers this week are saying there's nothing like the Empress and I agree with them! It's sold out this week and next. I guess some other folks feel the same way!

JF
Great view, good friends, good wine, Life IS Good!


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#14
Lyndhurst, NJ, USA
56 Posts
Joined Nov 2002
RDeagazio - I'm now chomping at the bit even more about my up coming voyage (June 26) on the Empress. I saw her in port day before the 1 night cruise to nowhere and they were still carting construction debris off the ship in roll off containers via CRANE! This will be my 4th trip on her in 5 years, but I am struggling with the "familiar stranger" syndrome. I will miss the Carousel Pub, but will welcome a new bathroom. Still, changes of the magnitude that have been described will be a bit much to deal with. I have a picture of the old centrum as my wall paper. For those of you familiar with posts from cruzinjoan, she is on the ship as we speak, doing a back to back. If I get the chance to see or talk to her when she is in port before the Empress (Nordic or Of the Seas) is in for the turn around this weekend I will definately post what she has told me. Since she has sailed on the Empress more than 20 times I think that she'd be a good barometer. Saw the rock climbing wall from a distance - in my opinion it is an abommination. Sorry, love the ship the way she was.

Until we "get out there"
#15
Brooklyn, NY USA
14 Posts
Joined Oct 2002
Bob,

Thanks for the drydock pics.

We budget to cruise,

Paul, Gennie & Chris

16 RCI Cruises: Sun Viking, Song of America (3x), Song of Norway, Nordic Empress, Viking Serenade, Legend of the Seas, Monarch of the Seas, Radiance of the Seas, Brilliance of the Seas (2x), Navigator of the Seas, Serenade of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas, Majesty of the Seas

Empress of the Seas, January 2005