Empress of the Seas approaching Sunshine Skyway Bridge on way to Cuba via Key West STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBERT NEFF

Oct 29, 2017. Royal Caribbean is the only cruise ship to have a year round presence at the Port of Tampa. During the 2017 off-season, Empress of the Seas' primary itinerary is Havana, Cuba for an overnight with a stop in Key West. I have been on the Empress of the Seas for an overnight in Havana and highly recommend the cruise. Experience what it is like to visit Cuba by Cruise Ship.

Sunset is just over an hour away.
As the days get shorter, those passengers on board from November through January will be going under in the dark. This is an unique experience to see the bridge’s yellow span illuminated.
Those passengers on the forward desk have been watching the ship approach the Sunshine Skyway Bridge..
Those passengers are looking up and all starting to turn around to see how close the ship is to the underside of the bridge.
Empress of the Seas is the smallest Royal Caribbean cruise ship to go under the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
When on the ship, going under the Sunshine Skyway Bridge is an unique experience.
Those on the back of the boat are experiencing the back lighting on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Those forward will soon see the Egmont Key Lighthouse.

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