Royal Caribbean Empress of the Seas History and Return to Miami
Starting March 30, 2016 the Empress of the Seas returns to the Royal Caribbean fleet after spending the past 8 years as part of the Pullmantur line which Royal Caribbean owns. This smaller ship is being given a full refurbishment to bring it up to date with all of the Royal Caribbean bells and whistles you expect. It will be sailing year round from Miami doing 3- 5 night cruises with some really nice 5 night Caribbean options- not just Bahamas destinations. You can find a schedule on iCruise.com – rates are very reasonable for spring sailings.
Here is a fun video with the history of the ship