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EMPRESS OF THE SEAS

HISTORY MAKING. EVERYDAY ESCAPING.

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EMPRESS OF THE SEAS

HISTORY MAKING. EVERYDAY ESCAPING.

Authentic days. Unbelievable nights. Get ready for a journey that’s just as momentous as the destination. You’ll make history and hashtags as one of the first to sail to Cuba onboard Empress of the Seas®. It’s hot Havana nights and CocoCay® chill wrapped up in one immersive getaway.

EMPRESS OF THE SEAS

HISTORY MAKING. EVERYDAY ESCAPING.

Authentic days. Unbelievable nights. Get ready for a journey that’s just as momentous as the destination. You’ll make history and hashtags as one of the first to sail to Cuba onboard Empress of the Seas®. It’s hot Havana nights and CocoCay® chill wrapped up in one immersive getaway.

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BEGINS HERE

Get ready to soak up all the thrills onboard Vision of the Seas®. Take your pick of eight pools and whirlpools. Not to mention an arcade with all your favorite games, and a nightclub where statues come to life right before your eyes.

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GO GOURMET

GLOBETROTTING

Dive into some fresh-rolled sushi and Japanese favorites at Izumi Japanese Cuisine. Or savor the flavors of Tuscany at Giovanni’s table. And toast to the past with a tasty old fashioned at the vintage inspired R Bar.

SHOW STOPPERS

Grab your playbill and relive all your favorite Broadway shows in Broadway Rhythm & Rhyme. Or catch disco fever and shake your groove thing at Boogie Wonderland. If you’re up for a little friendly competition, bring your game face to Love & Marriage or Battle of the Sexes.

ROOM FOR

ADVENTURE

We’re redefining the way you stay, one room at a time. With quiet comfort and services designed to exceed your expectations, our staterooms offer the perfect time-out from nonstop onboard action and exciting adventures in port. From special needs to wee ones, and even extended families wanting to keep the whole crew together, we’ve got you covered.

Day 1 - Departure Day

Tampa, Florida

DEPARTS:
4:00 PM

A PIRATE’S PARADISE

Kick off the morning with a café con leche in the historic Cuban-Spanish neighborhood of Ybor City. Then take the TECO Line Streetcar into the Channel District where you can explore the Florida Aquarium or the SS American Victory, a World War II era ship turned museum.

A PIRATE’S PARADISE

Kick off the morning with a café con leche in the historic Cuban-Spanish neighborhood of Ybor City. Then take the TECO Line Streetcar into the Channel District where you can explore the Florida Aquarium or the SS American Victory, a World War II era ship turned museum.

THINGS TO DO

CULTURE FIX

Stroll along the Tampa Riverwalk and see where it leads you. You might explore interactive exhibits at the Tampa Bay History Center, or go stand-up paddleboarding from the Sail Pavilion. Tampa Museum of Art’s collections range from ancient to modern— and the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is home to splash fountains, a playground and skyline views.

HIT THE SAND

A short 30-minute drive west of downtown lands you along the Gulf of Mexico coast, which is fringed by a string of sugary beaches. Clearwater Beach and St. Pete Beach both offer an upbeat seaside atmosphere, while Caladesi Island State Park and Fort DeSoto Park provide serene shoreline settings.

SEA WATCH

Enter the Florida Aquarium to encounter over 20,000 species of aquatic plants and animals. See river otters on the Florida Wetlands Trail and ring-tailed lemurs on the Journey to Madagascar. Then say hello to goliath grouper, stingrays, reef fishes, sea turtles and sharks in the Bays & Beaches habitat.

Day 2 - DOCKED

Key West, Florida

ARRIVES:
12:30 PM
DEPARTS:
7:00 PM
THE KEY

TO ADVENTURE

Key West is the very definition of laid-back living. Closer to Havana than to Miami, this colorful island at the end of the Florida peninsula marches to the beat of its own steel drum. Pedal past charming pastel-colored porches, paddleboard through thick mangroves, or join a sunset block party in Mallory Square. And if the locals don’t charm you, the key lime pie will.

Sunset at beach by pier in Key West, FLorida
Pelicans hanging out on dock in Key West, FLorida
THE KEY

TO ADVENTURE

Key West is the very definition of laid-back living. Closer to Havana than to Miami, this colorful island at the end of the Florida peninsula marches to the beat of its own steel drum. Pedal past charming pastel-colored porches, paddleboard through thick mangroves, or join a sunset block party in Mallory Square. And if the locals don’t charm you, the key lime pie will.

Sunset at beach by pier in Key West, FLorida
Pelicans hanging out on dock in Key West, FLorida

THINGS TO DO

Garden Party Parrot Jungle, Key West

Garden Party

Meet macaws and play with parrots at Nancy Forrester’s Secret Garden, a haven for rescued exotic birds.

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CONCH CABOOSE

Hop on the world-famous Conch Train to get a lesson in Key West history and hear local legends while touring Old Town and some of the island’s most iconic landmarks.

Shops at a Square in Key West, FLorida

SQUARE DANCING

In the hours leading up to dusk, head to Mallory Square and watch as it comes to life with acrobats, dancers and performers. The grand finale is a sunset you must see to believe.

Day 3 - DOCKED

Havana, Cuba

ARRIVES:
8:00 AM
DEPARTS:
8:00 PM

WHERE YESTERDAY LIVES TODAY

Step into a time warp where classic cars, stately squares, and crumbling estates hint at a history begging to be discovered. Havana may be a look into the past, but its iconic music, distinctive culture, and nostalgic allure never get old.

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WHERE YESTERDAY LIVES TODAY

Step into a time warp where classic cars, stately squares, and crumbling estates hint at a history begging to be discovered. Havana may be a look into the past, but its iconic music, distinctive culture, and nostalgic allure never get old.

Native woman dressed as Oshun Goddess in Havana, Cuba
Vingage rides parked in Havana, Cuba
Cuba, Havana - View of Gaspare Di Caro light art show over Havana Cathedral

THINGS TO DO

Outdoor mosaic tile museum by Cuban artist, José Fuster, Havana Cuba

Step into Fusterlandia

Wander along spiraling walkways past fountains and sculptures covered in vibrant mosaic tiles in Jaimanitas, a district just west of central Havana. Artist Jose Fuster has transformed this suburban neighborhood into a Gaudí-esque wonderland of realism, modernism, and a healthy dose of Cuban national pride..

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Old School Cruising

There are plenty of driver services in Havana offering scenic rides along the waterfront in a classic American car. Or hop in one of the many bicitaxis— rickshaw-style bikes that are both affordable and a great way to sightsee.

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Turn Back Time

Stroll through the plazas of Habana Vieja, where you can visit cigar factories, sip “agua de coco” and browse colorful stands selling antiques and memorabilia— all while soaking up the intriguing sights and sounds of this six-hundred-year-old slice of Havana.

Day 4 - At Sea

CRUISING

CAN'T MISS FAVORITES

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CAN'T MISS FAVORITES

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THINGS TO DO

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Rock Climbing Wall

A BOLDER BOULDER

Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

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Pool Parties

A HOT PARTY AT THE POOL

A quiet, starlit night at sea is the perfect opportunity to turn it up with club hits and classics, dancing and a midnight buffet on the pool deck.

Day 5 - Arrival Day

Tampa, Florida

ARRIVES:
7:00 AM

TREASURE BY THE BAY

Tampa offers plenty of adventure for every age. Bring the family to Glazer Children’s Museum. Hit up Busch Gardens for thrilling amusements. Venture just outside the city for powdery beaches. Or check out world-renowned art museums in neighboring St. Petersburg. Native Florida wildlife, Cuban-Spanish cuisine, a fun-filled pirate legacy— experience it all before heading home.

TREASURE BY THE BAY

Tampa offers plenty of adventure for every age. Bring the family to Glazer Children’s Museum. Hit up Busch Gardens for thrilling amusements. Venture just outside the city for powdery beaches. Or check out world-renowned art museums in neighboring St. Petersburg. Native Florida wildlife, Cuban-Spanish cuisine, a fun-filled pirate legacy— experience it all before heading home.

THINGS TO DO

LOCAL CUISINE

Tampa’s food scene stems from a fusion of Cuban, Spanish, Italian and Floribbean influences. Local raw bars serve up fresh shrimp, oysters, scallops and grouper from the Gulf of Mexico. The Cuban sandwich— piled with Genoa salami— is a city signature. For a taste of authentic Florida Cracker cuisine, try sofkee porridge, pilau (rice cakes) or fried alligator tail.

SHOPPING

Pick up tropical apparel and Florida-inspired souvenirs at the outdoor Channelside Bay Plaza, right at the port. Head to Hyde Park Village for upscale boutique stores, and stop in local sportswear outfitter Salt Pines. Nothing beats Ybor City when it comes to quirky vintage stores and hand-rolled cigars.

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