Rhapsody Of The Seas

Rhapsody Of The Seas Review and Specifications

Specifications of Rhapsody Of The Seas

Year built1997  /  Age : 21
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderChantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France)
ClassVision
Building costUSD 280 million
OwnerRoyal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
OperatorRoyal Caribbean International
Speed22 kn / 41 kph / 25 mph
Length (LOA)279 m / 915 ft
Beam (width)35 m / 115 ft
Gross Tonnage78878 gt
Passengers2026 - 2431
Crew765
Passengers-to-space ratio32
Decks12
Cabins1013
Decks with cabins5
Last Refurbishment2016
Christened byBodil Wilhelmsen

Current itinerary of Rhapsody Of The Seas

Rhapsody Of The Seas current cruise is 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Tampa. Prices start from USD 1287 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 08 Dec, 2018 and ends on 22 Dec, 2018.

Date / TimePort
08 Dec 17:00      Departing from Barcelona, Spain   
11 Dec 10:00 - 18:00     Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands   
12 Dec 07:00 - 18:00     Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands   
13 Dec 07:00 - 17:00     Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands   
20 Dec 08:00 - 18:00     Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas   
22 Dec 05:00      Arriving in Tampa, Florida   

Review of Rhapsody Of The Seas

Launched in 1997, Rhapsody of the Seas is one of the Vision-class Royal Caribbean ships, together with Vision, Grandeur, Enchantment, Legend (now Marella Discovery 2) and Splendour (now Marella Discovery).

History - construction and ownership

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) is an US company, trademarked brand and subsidiary owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL, shipowner). RCI was established in 1968 and currently has over 1/5 of the worldwide cruise market. RCI also has RCCL's largest fleet as both number of vessels and GT tonnage (ship sizes and capacities). All Royal Caribbean liners have names ending with "of the Seas".

Rhapsody Of The Seas cruise ship (Royal Caribbean)

The 78,878-ton, 2,416-passenger Rhapsody of the Seas is one of Royal Caribbean's older cruise liners. In addition to a family suite and new staterooms being added, upgrades to the ship included new dining venues, an outdoor movie screen poolside, lounges for elite past guests, digital signage and a nursery. The first Royal Caribbean vessels to offer balconies in a number of categories, the Vision-class ships feature acres of glass skylights allowing sunlight to flood in. Each ship boasts a soaring central atrium at its heart anchored by a chic bar filling with music after dark - the ideal spot for watching the aerial performances overhead.

Cruise itinerary program

Rhapsody of the Seas itinerary program is based on Australia and Alaska cruises departing from, respectively, Sydney and Seattle, and visiting Hawaii during repositioning. Rhapsody also offers voyages in Europe (Mediterranean departures from Rome) and in South America from Santos and Buenos Aires, with Transatlantic repositioning cruises between Europe and South America.

Cabins

Rhapsody Of The Seas has a total of 1032 cabins (of which 97 Suites, 132 Balcony rooms) in 25 grades. Most Rhapsody of the Seas staterooms are 130-175-sq.foot insides (407). 14 are the wheelchair accessible rooms. The largest aboard Rhapsody of the Seas are the Royal Suites (1140 ft2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Rhapsody of the Seas got a new image with the refurbishment in March 2012. The US$16 million makeover was part of Royal Caribbean's 300-million, 3-year Royal Advantage project which added a lot of the popular facilities and features found on the 5,400-guest Oasis and Allure of the Seas, plus a handful of twists, to more than a dozen veteran vessels. A number of Oasis-class dining options were added to Rhapsody of the Seas, effectively doubling the choices. New dining venues include the Asian Izumi, the Italian Giovanni's Table serving family-style dishes and Park Cafe deli - a casual bistro concept borrowed from Oasis and Allure. The ribbon was also cut on a new Chops Grille, Royal Caribbean's signature option for grilled meals and seafood (US$30 per person), and the Chef's Table, a US$95 wine-paired dinner hosted by the executive chef and sommelier.

Rhapsody Of The Seas cruise ship (Royal Caribbean)

Follows the complete list of Rhapsody of the Seas restaurants and food bars.

  • Edelweiss Restaurant (1090-seat aft Dining Room; offers Brasserie 30 lunch on seadays; Chef's Table)
  • Windjammer Cafe lido buffet restaurant (710-seat, offers Early Breakfast at 6:30 a.m., Breakfast between 7:00-11:30 a.m., Lunch 11.30-3:30 p.m. and Dinner 6.30-9:00 p.m.)
  • Chops Grille (specialty restaurant; reservations recommended)
  • Giovanni’s Table (79-seat Italian specialty restaurant)
  • Izumi (Asian specialty restaurant)
  • Park Cafe (76-seat deli restaurant; complimentary - serves the Solarium area).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The hub of Rhapsody of the Seas, and its entertainment, is the Centrum, which got a full makeover in 2012. Its lowest level is on Deck 4, where the R Bar serves classic martinis in a '60s mod decor setting. All the action takes place there, including art auctions, ballroom dance classes, cooking demos, audience-participation games and late-night dance parties. The Centrum soars up to Deck 8. The upper reaches were outfitted with rigging and stage lighting for aerial acrobatic performances. The ship features a few main lounges. Broadway Melodies is one of the most functional with seating on fixed banquettes, which provides adequate space to enter and exit. Space is maximized as the tables have been eliminated in favor of comfy drink holders on armrests. The theater is done up in jade-green marble, with furniture in matching leather and turquoise brocade. On a week-long cruise, expect several performances by ship's singers and dancers, as well as a few specialty acts.

Additional amenities include: Complimentary 24-hour Room-Service, Supervised Youth program, Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry, Self-Serve Laundromats (14).

Follows the complete list of Rhapsody of the Seas lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Broadway Melodies Theatre (870-seat, features grand production shows with dance, acrobatics, comedy and games)
  • Photo Gallery and Shop; Art Gallery
  • The Centrum (7-deck atrium and social hub, offers aerial acrobatics entertainment); Shall We Dance Lounge (300-seat show entertainment lounge); Diamond Club and Lounge; Concierge Club (suite and past guests only); Viking Crown Lounge and Nightclub
  • R Bar (66-seat cocktail bar); Cafe Latte-tudes Bar (36-seat specialty coffee bar, Starbucks Coffee); Schooner Bar (145-seat piano bar)
  • Centrum Boutiques (duty-free; clothes, perfumes, accessories, jewelry, logo souvenirs, General Store/alcohol and cigarettes)
  • Casino Royale (282-seat)
  • Royal Caribbean Online center (Internet computers room; 24-hour)
  • Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center; 6 jacuzzis; 3 pools
  • Solarium lounge (includes Cafe Bar, pool bar and adults only pool area)
  • Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Video Games Arcade; FantaSeas Teen Center and Disco; Royal Babies and Tots Nursery
  • Adventure Beach; Adventure Ocean kids lounge area
  • Sports Court (golf simulator, table tennis, basketball court); Crystal Canopy; Jogging Track; Rock-climbing Wall.

Rhapsody Of The Seas wiki

  • Rhapsody was built in 1997, in the French shipyard Chantiers de l'Atlantique. She set sail on her maiden voyage on the 19th of May, 1997. The vessel's godmother is Bodil Wilhelmsen - wife of Gjert Wilhelmsen, principal stockholder in RCCL.
  • Rhapsody ship was dry-dock refitted in April 2012. The refurbishment (for the amount of US$16 million) included the addition of new cabins and some new facilities, such as 2 new eateries and public spaces such as the Diamond club and Concierge lounge. Other important upgrades in the list were the big LED screen for movies (located close to the main pool), Wi-Fi access, digital signage and a nursery.
  • Ship's atrium is 6-deck tall and called Centrum. Its bottom floor (lobby level) has bar, grand piano and a large dance floor. The Centrum's main level is also home for many activities like trivia games, cooking classes, song and dance aerial acrobatics performances, art auctions. And there is no chance for missing the fun here, because you should pass this area to get anywhere on the ship. The top of the Centrum is for the Viking Crown Lounge area - "the place" for your scenery views during the voyage.

Itineraries 2017 changes

In May-October, 2017, Rhapsody will operate in Europe (Mediterranean) on 7-night round trips from Venice Italy. Follows Transatlantic repositioning to Tampa Florida for Caribbean cruises (starting on November 19, 2017). The previously scheduled Canada New England cruises from home-port Cape Liberty (Bayonne New Jersey / New York) will be operated by Vision of the Seas.

Rhapsody Of The Seas refurbishment 2012 review

The list of deckplan changes after ship's drydock 2012 refurbishment includes:

  • upgraded amenities in all cabins (flat TVs, renovated bathrooms, interiors, linens, furniture)
  • poolside huge movie screen
  • new lounges (“Diamond” and “Concierge”)
  • new dining options (“Giovanni’s Table” Trattoria/Italian cuisine, “Izumi”/Asian cuisine, “Chops Grille”/steakhouse, “Chef’s Table”/limited capacity intimate dining, the “Viking Crown”‘s new a la carte menu, the free of charge deli “Park Cafe”)
  • Nursery
  • upgraded “Centrum” entertainment program (acrobatic shows)
  • “R Bar” (1960s themed venue).

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Rhapsody Of The Seas Itineraries

The below listed Rhapsody Of The Seas cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Royal Caribbean fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Nov 10 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice
2018 Nov 17 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice
2018 Nov 24 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice
2018 Dec 01 7 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice$768
2018 Dec 08 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Tampa Barcelona$1287
2018 Dec 22 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Tampa$960
2018 Dec 29 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Tampa$1418
2019 Jan 05 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$522
2019 Jan 12 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$489
2019 Jan 19 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$464
2019 Jan 26 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$494
2019 Feb 02 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$510
2019 Feb 09 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$529
2019 Feb 16 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$532
2019 Feb 23 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$499
2019 Mar 02 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$601
2019 Mar 09 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$621
2019 Mar 16 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$524
2019 Mar 23 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$498
2019 Mar 30 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$599
2019 Apr 06 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$582
2019 Apr 13 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$533
2019 Apr 20 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$544
2019 Apr 27 14 days, one-way from Tampa to Barcelona Tampa$762
2019 May 11 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona$874
2019 May 18 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice$925
2019 May 25 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice$902
2019 Jun 01 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice$979
2019 Jun 08 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice$858
2019 Jun 15 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice$942
2019 Jun 22 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice$942
2019 Jun 29 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice$1072
2019 Jul 13 6 days, round-trip Croatia & Greece Venice$762
2019 Jul 19 8 days, round-trip Croatia & Greece Venice$1352
2019 Jul 27 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice$989
2019 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice$794
2019 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice$849
2019 Aug 17 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice$797
2019 Aug 24 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice$933
2019 Aug 31 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice$760
2019 Sep 07 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice$1002
2019 Sep 14 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice$750
2019 Sep 21 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice$886
2019 Sep 28 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice$739
2019 Oct 05 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice$774
2019 Oct 12 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice$746
2019 Oct 19 7 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice$708
2019 Nov 09 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Tampa Barcelona$787
2019 Nov 23 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$540
2019 Nov 30 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$440
2019 Dec 07 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$419
2019 Dec 14 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$466
2019 Dec 21 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Tampa$837
2019 Dec 28 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Tampa$774
2020 Jan 04 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$550
2020 Jan 11 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$466
2020 Jan 18 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$484
2020 Jan 25 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$466
2020 Feb 01 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$512
2020 Feb 08 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$512
2020 Feb 15 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$531
2020 Feb 22 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$512
2020 Feb 29 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$512
2020 Mar 07 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$512
2020 Mar 14 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$531
2020 Mar 21 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$512
2020 Mar 28 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$559
2020 Apr 04 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$568
2020 Apr 11 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa$578