Royal Caribbean Cancels Six Empress Sailings


Royal Caribbean has cancelled six sailings of the Empress of the Seas which were scheduled to depart from Miami starting next week to give the vessel more time to complete an extensive makeover, including the addition of a rock-climbing wall, new pools and whirlpools, and the signature steakhouse, Chops Grille.

This additional time in the shipyard means it will be necessary to cancel the March 30, April 4, April 7, April 11, April 16 and April 21 sailings of Empress of the Seas, which recently transitioned into the Royal Caribbean fleet after sailing with Pullmantur Cruises.

Affected passengers can move to the same stateroom category on another Empress of Seas sailing between April 25 and July 23 or move to the same stateroom category on any Majesty of the Seas sailing between now and April 29 for the same cruise fare rate paid for the original sailing. Refunds are also being issued.