Posted in Cruise News

Return Of Empress Of The Seas Could See Cuba Market Open For RCI In Future?

In a move that surprised many when it was announced, the return of Empress of the Seas to the RCI fleet could eventually lead to the opening of the Cuban market for Royal Caribbean.

Empress of the Seas entered service originally as Nordic Empress in 1990. She was renamed Empress of the Seas in 2004 until  she was transferred to Spanish subsidiary of RCCL, Pullmantur in 2008, where she sailed as Empress.

The return of the 48,500grt ship to the RCI fleet will see  her undertake short 4 or 5 night cruises from Florida, a role she was originally designed for.

Scheduled to enter the RCI fleet at the end of March, Empress of the Seas is undertaking a refurbishment program which will see staterooms be refurbished and new facilities and features such as Chops Grille and Bolero’s Latin Lounge.

With Empress of the Seas undertaking short cruises from Florida, Royal Caribbean are thought to be looking at the Cuban market very closely, should the Cuban Government allow permission for US owned cruise lines to visit.

Several other cruise lines are also monitoring the Cuban situation.

 

Feature Image: Royal Caribbean International.

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

Author:

Nearly 30 year old who has had an interest in cruising since 8 years old. Since then I have cruised on over 43 cruises sailing around the world visiting places such as the USA, Japan, Hong Kong, Egypt, Europe and many other places. Have also worked in the cruise industry with Carnival UK, Celebrity Cruises and Planet Cruise.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s