Do not be fooled by its size, the Empress of the Seas, offers all the amenities found in larger Royal Caribbean cruises such as two-story ShipShape® Day Spa and Fitness Center, elegant dining at Portofino Italian restaurant, and Boleros Latin bar.

Among some of the activities and amenities include: one outdoor swimming pool, one outdoor wading pool, four whirlpools (three outdoor and one indoor), conference center, Club Ocean Children's Room, Boutiques Centrum, jogging track, laundry and dry cleaning facilities, sauna and massage, medical facility, photo gallery, ping pong, Port and Shopping Forum, Shipshape Fitness Center, shuffleboard area, video arcade room.

Some of the dining options the Empress of the Seas offers include: Carmen Dining Room, Windjammer Cafe, Portofino Italian Restaurant, Latte'tudes Coffee Bar and Ice Cream Scoop Shop.

There is no shortage of entertainment options aboard the ship: Strike Up the Band Showroom High Society Lounge, Carousel Pub, Viking Crown Lounge, Casino Royale.