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EMPRESS OTS - CAS TAKEOVER CRUISE 7/28/16 (Pictorial review, cruise compasses & more)

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Hello all,


I was among the few social media aficionados on board Empress this past weekend. Thought I'd share some photos, cruise compasses and answer any questions about Empress.



Here's a photo of Empress I shot in South Beach a few days prior to my sailing.


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I spy with my little eye something Michael Poole.


Yes!!!!!! That's Michael Poole. He was actually my next door neighbor. Great cruising with him

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Thank you for the Compass Scans


Excellent photos and scans, thanks!


This is great. Thanks for taking the time to post all of this.


My Pleasure :D

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Ok, I'm ready to post some photos.


So at first, I was a little nervous sailing on Empress with all the negativity when she came back to RCI. I did notice the reviews got better in time but I was still nervous. When I got on board all of my fears went away. Everything felt so fresh and clean. I felt like I stepped on board a brand new ship. There were some areas of wear but not really a big deal, at least not to me (I've sailed on Majesty several times).


I really have very few complaints about Empress. She may not have all the bells and whistles that the newer ships but she's got it where it counts.





Edited by CRUISEBOY305

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So my friend and I had a Junior Suite on deck 9. The cabin IS small for a Junior Suite. It's really more like a standard balcony. That being said, we were very comfortable in the room. I slept on the bed, my friend slept on the pull out sofa. The room had plenty of storage space, a semi-walkin closet and an adequate bathroom. Our cabin WAS noisy, especially during the white hot party on the pool deck (which eventually moves to the viking crown)






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