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Bye Bye Majesty and Empress (It's official)

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As we continue to navigate through this very fluid time together, it’s important that we connect on the latest news and updates. That’s why you’re among the first to learn that, sadly, Empress of the Seas® and Majesty of the Seas® will soon be leaving the Royal Caribbean fleet. 

Fan favorites for 30 years, Empress and Majesty of the Seas certainly made their mark on the cruise industry. Empress, launched in 1990, was the first ship specifically designed for short 3- and 4-night itineraries, with her first cruises visiting The Bahamas from Miami. And years later, she wasn’t finished making history. In 2004, Empress became the first cruise ship to sail from Cape Liberty in Bayonne, New Jersey, when we opened our terminal. And in 2017, Empress took the limelight once again as she embarked on Royal Caribbean’s inaugural cruise to Cuba.

Likewise, Majesty captured the hearts of many during her time in our service. She was the third ship to round out the impressive Sovereign Class. More than twice the size of the average cruise ship, Majesty was the largest ship in our fleet when she debuted in 1992. Her adventures began with 7-night Western Caribbean cruises departing Miami.

Through the years, Empress and Majesty have created incredible memories for so many of our guests and crew members. Many of your clients think fondly of these ships, and we know this will be a bittersweet goodbye. Their departure from the Royal Caribbean fleet is a major moment in our brand’s history and was a decision that was not made lightly. However, as our fleet evolves, decisions like these pave the way for the introduction of new and reimagined innovative ships. And if you’re wondering about crew members being impacted by this, rest assured they’ll be transferred to other ships in our fleet where unforgettable vacations will soon continue. As we bid our farewells, we greatly encourage you to share your favorite memories onboard Empress and Majesty on Vicki’s Facebook page!

Should you have clients confirmed on future Empress or Majesty of the Seas sailings, please know that you will be contacted shortly regarding their options.

As always, we thank you for your continued loyalty and support. Your partnership means the world to us!

Stay Safe!

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  • Ourusualbeach changed the title to Bye Bye Majesty and Empress (It's official)

Thanks for the info.  We took many wonderful cruises on both of these ships.  In fact, our first time on   Empress of the Seas was when the ship was still called the  Nordic Empress ( 1998).  The last time was to Cuba in 2017.     We have Empress and Majesty crystal  blocks.  


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Yes,  just saw the email.   Have sailed both. Sailed the Empress when she was still the Nordic Empress.  We were on her in 2002 when she was the 1st ship with passengers allowed back into NYC harbors after 9/11.  

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8 minutes ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

I just saw this posted on Facebook. I bet @Biker19 is glad I didn’t start another thread. 😂


Others will.


Biker, who called this the day they started on their TA sailings.

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8 minutes ago, Another_Critic said:


Grandeur may be available.

Not sure if she can fit into Montreal.  


If she does substitute there would definitely need to be some itinerary changes.


Then there is also the rumour that she could be heading to Pulmantur.

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