In 2017 Royal Caribbean will operate two ships out of Cape Liberty Cruise Port (Bayonne, New Jersey) for the first time, when Rhapsody joins Anthem of the Seas. This will provide two different experiences for cruisers from the New York area as besides Quantum-class sailing on Anthem, there will be an intimate style of traveling with Vision-class Rhapsody of the Seas.
Rhapsody will sail 7-night voyages to the Bahamas throughout 2017 summer, while Anthem will sail to Bermuda during summer months and the Caribbean year-round on 5-, 7- and 9-night itineraries.
In 2017 autumn, Anthem of the Seas will offer 9-night cruises to Canada and New England. Rhapsody of the Seas will return to her seasonal Tampa trips for winter 2017-2018.
Rhapsody of the Seas is due to arrive at Cape Liberty in May next year, following Tampa winter season. In 2016 summer the ship will operate in the Mediterranean, primarily on sailings from Venice.