MS Empress is a cruise ship operated by Pullmantur Cruises . She was formerly operated by Royal Caribbean International as the Empress of the Seas. The ship was ordered by Admiral Cruise Lines and was intended to be called the Future Seas and join the other Admiral ships the Azure Seas and the Emerald Seas. However when Royal Caribbean merged with Admiral in 1987 the Admiral brand was dissolved and the newbuild (still under construction) was incorporated into the Royal Caribbean fleet.
Builders of the MS Empress are Chantiers de l'Atlantique, France and Saint-Nazaire.