Review of Cordelia Empress deck 6 (Promenade-Lounge-Casino-Shops)
Royal Theatre (capacity 740 seats, upper level 2 of 2) is the ship’s complimentary main show lounge for grand-style musical and show productions in the evenings. The theater presents 2 stage productions per night (early - at 8 pm, and late - at 10 pm /matching the assigned dining room sittings). They feature singing and dancing acts, West End musicals, acrobatic performances, tribute acts, magician shows, adult comedy acts, popular game shows. The theater has its own bar for refreshments (waiters walk around and offer bar service prior to show). The theater also functions as Cinema for movies (on seadays only). During the day, here are held enrichment lectures and bingo sessions. Royal Caribbean’s Snowball Jackpot Bingo offers generous payouts (final jackpots are in the several thousand dollars). Among the bingo prizes are also free cabin upgrades and even free cruises.
Casino Royale (capacity 450 seats, upper level 2 of 2) is a Vegas-style gambling casino with all 298 slot machines and 17 gaming tables, a full-service Casino Bar. The Casino staff also provides complimentary gambling lessons. Regularly, here are hosted gambling tournaments. The list of available games includes poker (machines) and table games (Craps, Roulette, Black Jack 21, Caribbean Stud Poker). Slot machines accept real quarters, so getting tokens from the cashier desk is optional. The lounge area is served by the Casino Bar. The lounge area is furnished with tables, plush chairs, sofas. Casino Royale is a smoking-allowed area but also has a small non-smoking section.
Royal Shops & Boutiques are duty-free shops selling alcohol, tobaccos, toiletries, luxury-brand perfumes, jewelry and glasses, Royal Caribbean logo merchandise (wear, toys, souvenirs, ship models), designer clothes and fashion accessories.
Boleros Lounge (capacity 317 seats) is the RCI’s Latin-themed lounge-bar-nightclub. The lounge has comfortable seating, large dance floor, a stage for Latin band music performances (salsa and merengue) in the evenings. The cocktails menu has an extensive list of mojitos, margaritas, premium tequilas and rums. After 10 pm, the Boleros Lounge transforms into a disco nightclub with DJ programming. During the day, here are hosted game shows and popular quiz games.
Challenger’s Video Games Arcade (capacity 19) is open 24 hours for both kids and adults.