Empress of the Seas to be Based in Miami

By ,   December 22, 2015 ,   Cruise Industry

Empress of the Seas, which left the Royal Caribbean fleet in 2008, will sail short cruises from Miami when it returns to RCI after spending 8 years with sister company Pullmantur.

The 2,020-passenger cruise ship will sail 3- to 5-night itineraries starting April 2016, including some 5-night sailings with overnight stays in Cozumel, Mexico.

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Royal Caribbean previously announced the vessel's return in October. Though full details haven't been released, the line said the ship will have new pools and whirlpools, a rock-climbing wall, adults-only Solarium, and the signature steakhouse Chops Grille. The Empress of the Seas will also boast the Voom, line's super-fast Wi-Fi.