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Considering an Empress Fall cruise. Being the oldest ship in RCLs fleet, a few questions:

 

1. How are the stabilizers? Does the ship rock & roll. Never had trouble on the big newer ships but you never know on an older ship.

2. Outside cabins. Are there any cabins that is a little bigger because of placement on the ship? Also, I assume lower would be better.

3. Diamond Club .... Is there a DC and if not what accommodations are made?

 

Thanks ....

 

E

 

 

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13 minutes ago, Empehi said:

1. How are the stabilizers? Does the ship rock & roll. Never had trouble on the big newer ships but you never know on an older ship.

3. Diamond Club .... Is there a DC and if not what accommodations are made?

1. Did not experience any more movement than other ships.

3. No DL, 3 nighly drink vouchers to be used at any bar. There's a D and up event on the deck behind Boleros at sail away.

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27 minutes ago, Empehi said:

 ... Also, I assume lower would be better. ...

 

 

 

Yes, if you want to minimize motion, go lower and midship.

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46 minutes ago, Empehi said:

Considering an Empress Fall cruise. Being the oldest ship in RCLs fleet, a few questions:

 

1. How are the stabilizers? Does the ship rock & roll. Never had trouble on the big newer ships but you never know on an older ship.

2. Outside cabins. Are there any cabins that is a little bigger because of placement on the ship? Also, I assume lower would be better.

3. Diamond Club .... Is there a DC and if not what accommodations are made?

 

Thanks ....

 

E

 

 

I had an OV room on Empress, it may have been a few extra square feet at most, but not like the newer classes where the OV's are noticeably bigger. Very similar to the old Sovereign class rooms.

 

Pics in my review here: https://www.cruisecritic.com/memberreviews/memberreview.cfm?EntryID=577307

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It seems like 7164 and 7664 (and their corresponding cabins on decks 8 and 9) have an alcove with a third bed that makes the cabin a little larger.  They are all outside view.

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Sister and brother in law got off the Empress 8 night cruise two weeks ago, there is no diamond club but at the aft of the ship outside they held diamond club events.  I would suggest getting a JS if you can for a larger room, they were very happy with their JS.

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2 hours ago, starrcards said:

It seems like 7164 and 7664 (and their corresponding cabins on decks 8 and 9) have an alcove with a third bed that makes the cabin a little larger.  They are all outside view.

 

We had 8664, great cabin. Sleeping alcove, and an extra window that faces forward

 

Room for 4, but bathroom and closet would be to crowded

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Nice ledge under window to store stuff

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View from end of bed toward the alcove

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View from head of bed toward the other beds

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Available on 7- 9

8 is probably the best

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View from alcove towards bed

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Nice curtain  to separate the two areas

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Desk/vanity is tight

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Small bathroom typical of other cabins

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Starboard stack appears bigger than port side layout X164

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John, hope 8164 is the mirror image of 8664.  Have that cabin on Empress next July for our New England/Canada cruise

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Looks like no second window on the x164 side.  Oh well, we'll have to settle for the extra space and bed.

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3 hours ago, starrcards said:

Looks like no second window on the x164 side.  Oh well, we'll have to settle for the extra space and bed.

 

Bummer

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On 9/3/2019 at 8:47 AM, Empehi said:

2. Outside cabins. Are there any cabins that is a little bigger because of placement on the ship? Also, I assume lower would be better.

Are there any outside cabins with a couch/love seat?

Is the library quiet?   I'm super old and I read.  There a rule on many ships that elevator music is played everywhere, always.  

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On 9/3/2019 at 9:45 PM, Cruisegirl6 said:

there is no diamond club but at the aft of the ship outside they held diamond club events.  

Do you happen to know if the was more than one Diamond Club event?

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9 minutes ago, Bill5333 said:

Do you happen to know if the was more than one Diamond Club event?

 

No.  Day 1 at Sail away for one hour.  

 

The rest of the cruise you use your 3 diamond drink coupons at any bar or restaurant.  

 

On my cruises the Schooner Bar was the hangout for the nightly Diamond crowd but that was just us making it so, using our drink coupons.  The bartenders took care of us.  

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8 minutes ago, twangster said:

 

No.  Day 1 at Sail away for one hour.  

 

The rest of the cruise you use your 3 diamond drink coupons at any bar or restaurant.  

 

On my cruises the Schooner Bar was the hangout for the nightly Diamond crowd but that was just us making it so, using our drink coupons.  The bartenders took care of us.  

Thank you. I may have to strain and open my wallet a bit. 

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It might be wise to look for a room that only holds 2.  I found the fold out extra bunks made the room feel smaller.

 

Roy

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2 hours ago, rafinmd said:

It might be wise to look for a room that only holds 2.  I found the fold out extra bunks made the room feel smaller.

 

Roy

I would do this if you can't get one of the 6 larger OVs.

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5 hours ago, 1northstar said:

D+ and Pinnacle’s were hosted for breakfast at Chop’s on my sailing. 

One day or every day?  Was it a set menu?  Any special drinks?

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On 9/8/2019 at 1:21 PM, yogimax said:

One day or every day?  Was it a set menu?  Any special drinks?

 

I haven't read about drinks at breakfast but there is Champagne and Mimosas at the brunch if you ask for them

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Are the OV cabins that are right at the forward part of the ship exactly the same as the other OV cabins or is there any extra space in them?

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Top tier event with drinks at 5:00 on first sea day in Boleros. Meal with an officer on last sea day with limited chops menu with wine. 

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