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Rhapsody Of The Seas

Rhapsody Of The Seas Review and Specifications

Specifications of Rhapsody Of The Seas

Year built1997  /  Age : 22
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
Sister-shipsEnchantment OTS, Vision OTS, Grandeur OTS, Splendour OTS (Marella Discovery), Legend OTS (Marella Discovery 2)
Christened byBodil Wilhelmsen

Current itinerary / position of Rhapsody Of The Seas

Rhapsody Of The Seas current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean. The itinerary starts on 30 Nov, 2019 and ends on 07 Dec, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
30 Nov 16:00    Departing from Tampa, Florida hotels
02 Dec 07:00 - 18:00    Cozumel, Mexico
03 Dec 08:00 - 17:00    Belize City
04 Dec 07:00 - 16:00    Roatan Island, Mahogany Bay-Coxen Hole, Honduras
05 Dec 08:00 - 17:00    Costa Maya, Mexico
07 Dec 07:00    Arriving in Tampa, Florida hotels

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 OTS, Grandeur OTS, Enchantment OTS, Legend OTS (now Marella Discovery 2) and Splendour OTS (now Marella Discovery).

History - construction and ownership

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) is a 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 numbers 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 of the 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 meats 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 sea days; 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 (speciality restaurant; reservations recommended)
  • Giovanni’s Table (79-seat Italian speciality restaurant)
  • Izumi (Asian speciality 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 favour of comfy drink holders on armrests. The theatre 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 speciality 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 speciality coffee bar, Starbucks Coffee); Schooner Bar (145-seat piano bar)
  • Centrum Boutiques (duty-free; clothes, perfumes, accessories, jewellery, logo souvenirs, General Store/alcohol and cigarettes)
  • Casino Royale (282-seat)
  • Royal Caribbean Online centre (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.

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Rhapsody OTS was built in 1997 by Chantiers de l'Atlantique Shipyard (St Nazaire, France). The inaugural cruise (maiden voyage) started on May 19, 1997. Ship's godmother was Bodil Wilhelmsen - wife of Gjert Wilhelmsen (principal stockholder in RCCL).

Ship's Atrium is 6-deck tall and called Centrum. Its bottom floor (lobby level) has a 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 OTS refurbishment 2012 review

The list of deckplan changes after ship's drydock refurbishment in 2012 (April) included:

  • upgraded amenities in all cabins (flat TVs, renovated bathrooms, interiors, linens, furniture)
  • Jumbotron (huge poolside LED screen for movies / located close to the main pool on Lido Deck)
  • 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” (Atrium entertainment program / acrobatic shows)
  • “R Bar” (1960s-themed lounge)
  • Wi-Fi coverage was upgraded to shipwide.
  • Digital signage boards were installed.

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
2019 Nov 30 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa
2019 Dec 07 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $428
2019 Dec 14 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $718
2019 Dec 21 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Tampa $2052
2019 Dec 28 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Tampa $1374
2020 Jan 04 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $915
2020 Jan 11 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $586
2020 Jan 18 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $666
2020 Jan 25 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $683
2020 Feb 01 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $522
2020 Feb 08 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $618
2020 Feb 15 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $595
2020 Feb 22 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $615
2020 Feb 29 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $489
2020 Mar 07 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $524
2020 Mar 14 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $608
2020 Mar 21 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $603
2020 Mar 28 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $606
2020 Apr 04 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $741
2020 Apr 11 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $664
2020 Apr 18 14 days, one-way from Tampa to Tarragona Tampa $836
2020 May 02 7 days, one-way from Tarragona to Venice Tarragona $1210
2020 May 09 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice $1098
2020 May 16 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $944
2020 May 23 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice $1163
2020 May 30 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $1010
2020 Jun 06 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice $919
2020 Jun 13 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $975
2020 Jun 20 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice $1094
2020 Jun 27 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $1086
2020 Jul 04 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice $1205
2020 Jul 11 6 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice $771
2020 Jul 17 8 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice $1376
2020 Jul 25 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $1040
2020 Aug 01 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice $1063
2020 Aug 08 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $963
2020 Aug 15 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice $1017
2020 Aug 22 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $956
2020 Aug 29 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice $862
2020 Sep 05 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $897
2020 Sep 12 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice $1039
2020 Sep 19 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $830
2020 Sep 26 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice $813
2020 Oct 03 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $763
2020 Oct 10 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice $853
2020 Oct 17 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $790
2020 Oct 24 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice $757
2020 Oct 31 7 days, one-way from Venice to Tarragona Venice $824
2020 Nov 07 14 days, one-way from Tarragona to Tampa Tarragona $711
2020 Nov 21 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $566
2020 Nov 28 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $473
2020 Dec 05 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $561
2020 Dec 12 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $480
2020 Dec 19 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Tampa $645
2020 Dec 26 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Tampa $729
2021 Jan 02 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $568
2021 Jan 09 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $494
2021 Jan 16 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $512
2021 Jan 23 10 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Tampa $841
2021 Feb 02 11 days, round-trip Panama Canal Tampa $1701
2021 Feb 13 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $540
2021 Feb 20 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $494
2021 Feb 27 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $568
2021 Mar 06 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $540
2021 Mar 13 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $540
2021 Mar 20 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $839
2021 Mar 27 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $811
2021 Apr 03 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $839
2021 Apr 10 14 days, one-way from Tampa to Civitavecchia Tampa $722
2021 Apr 24 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $824
2021 May 01 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $799
2021 May 08 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice $799
2021 May 15 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $799
2021 May 22 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice $799
2021 May 29 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $849
2021 Jun 05 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice $899
2021 Jun 12 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $899
2021 Jun 19 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice $929
2021 Jun 26 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $949
2021 Jul 03 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice $949
2021 Jul 10 6 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice $729
2021 Jul 16 8 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $1199
2021 Jul 24 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $949
2021 Jul 31 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice $929
2021 Aug 07 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $929
2021 Aug 14 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice $899
2021 Aug 21 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $879
2021 Aug 28 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice $849
2021 Sep 04 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $849
2021 Sep 11 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice $849
2021 Sep 18 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $829
2021 Sep 25 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice $799
2021 Oct 02 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $799
2021 Oct 09 7 days, round-trip Greece & Croatia Venice $749
2021 Oct 16 7 days, round-trip Greek Isles Venice $749
2021 Oct 23 7 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice $749
2021 Nov 30 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Tampa Barcelona $649
2021 Dec 14 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $413
2021 Dec 18 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $629
2021 Dec 24 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Tampa $879
2021 Dec 31 8 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Tampa $1049
2022 Jan 08 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $479
2022 Jan 15 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $529
2022 Jan 22 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $579
2022 Jan 29 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $529
2022 Feb 05 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $499
2022 Feb 12 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $549
2022 Feb 19 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $629
2022 Feb 26 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $549
2022 Mar 05 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $499
2022 Mar 12 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $599
2022 Mar 19 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $499
2022 Mar 26 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $549
2022 Apr 02 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $499
2022 Apr 09 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $579
2022 Apr 16 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Tampa $589

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