The newly refreshed ship will sail a total of 58 voyages of 4- and 5-night itineraries from January 2018 through March 2019, more than half offering overnights in the city. The Western Caribbean and Havana sailings are now open for booking.
"Since arriving in Cuba for the first time last month, we've seen the excitement of our guests when sailing into Havana and the passion they have for the city at sail away – its people, its architecture, its food, its music. This is the enthusiasm we strive to bring to adventure-seekers who vacation with us," said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International.
"The positive reaction to our Cuba sailings is very encouraging, and we are thrilled to expand on the number of sailings for our 2018-2019 itineraries."
Empress of the Seas returns to Tampa for summer 2018, with a series of 4- and 5-night sailings, visiting Key West, Costa Maya, Cozumel and Havana on most sailings. For the winter 2018-2019 season the ship will reposition to Port Everglades, continuing with short Caribbean adventures.