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Rhapsody of the Seas cruises for 2016


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Where she sails
Rhapsody of the Seas departs the Brazil for the Mediterranean in April 2016. Rhapsody will be based in Venice, offering 10- and 11-night cruises of the Adriatic and Aegean Seas. See the Greek islands, Kusadasi (for ancient Ephesus), and Athens, to name a few possibilities. Rhapsody of the Seas entered service in 1997, was refitted in March 2012, and at 78,491 GT carries 2000 passengers.

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Rhapsody of the Seas Cruise Calendar

Sold out Available OBC = On Board Credit
Date Route Cruise From $/Day
2016 CRUISES

23

MAY

Rhapsody of the Seas cruises

11

NIGHTS

Greece & Turkey Cruise
Departs: Venice

$1,191

$108

3

JUN

Rhapsody of the Seas cruises

10

NIGHTS

$1,097

$110

13

JUN

Rhapsody of the Seas cruises

11

NIGHTS

$1,383

$126

24

JUN

Rhapsody of the Seas cruises

10

NIGHTS

$1,614

$161

4

JUL

Rhapsody of the Seas cruises

11

NIGHTS

Greece & Turkey Cruise
Departs: Venice

$1,519

$138

15

JUL

Rhapsody of the Seas cruises

10

NIGHTS

$1,656

$166

25

JUL

Rhapsody of the Seas cruises

11

NIGHTS

$1,650

$150

5

AUG

Rhapsody of the Seas cruises

10

NIGHTS

$1,579

$158

15

AUG

Rhapsody of the Seas cruises

11

NIGHTS

Greece & Turkey Cruise
Departs: Venice

$1,344

$122

5

SEP

Rhapsody of the Seas cruises

11

NIGHTS

$1,075

$98

16

SEP

Rhapsody of the Seas cruises

10

NIGHTS

$1,475

$148

26

SEP

Rhapsody of the Seas cruises

11

NIGHTS

$1,217

$111

17

OCT

Rhapsody of the Seas cruises

10

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Tour Cruise
Departs: Venice | Arrives: Rome (Civitavecchia)

$1,345

$135

Rhapsody of the Seas — Ship Review Rating: 4.3 out of 5 based on 146 ratings.

Life aboard Rhapsody of the Seas
Rhapsody of the Seas departs the Brazil for the Mediterranean in April 2016. Rhapsody will be based in Venice, offering 10- and 11-night cruises of the Adriatic and Aegean Seas. See the Greek islands, Kusadasi (for ancient Ephesus), and Athens, to name a few possibilities. Rhapsody of the Seas entered service in 1997, was refitted in March 2012, and at 78,491 GT carries 2000 passengers.

Rhapsody of the Seas features about 8000 m2 of glass, her soaring seven-deck atrium, sculptures and artwork, and RCI’s signature Viking Crown Lounge atop the ship offering 180 degree views of the seascape. The ship is family-friendly, with large facilities for children and teens. It caters for large conferences, Wi-Fi ship wide, wheelchair access, and also couples wishing to tie the knot in the wedding chapel. Though large, the ship offers a good passenger space ratio. Décor throughout is warm and attractive and there are plenty of public rooms, bars and lounges. Though carrying over 2000 guests, dining, entertainment and activity centres are spread throughout the ship. You pay for many extras including gratuities, and need to plan where to eat and what to purchase, so order packages online before your cruise.

Accommodation
Staterooms come in four main categories and 11 price points, with variations based on guests’ needs: Suite/Deluxe Staterooms, Balcony Staterooms, Outside Staterooms and Interior Staterooms. When selecting accommodation consider the view, the level of privacy, and location near to or far from activity areas. All staterooms come with private bathroom, vanity area, hair dryer, TV, interactive iPad to organise all their shipboard requirements, and phone. Many cabins are family-friendly with up to four additional bunk beds, and interconnecting rooms. There are no single cabins, and many are wheelchair-accessible. In-cabin service and dining is available 24-hours.

Travel in style with a selection of five categories of Suites, which are especially good for families needing more space, and may include complimentary concierge service. Suites come with priority check-in, most have multiple rooms and balconies, and depending on the suite you may have whirlpool tub, baby grand piano and an entertainment area, and accommodate up to eight guests. The stateroom’s TV enables guests to request room service, to book show tickets, shore excursions, movies and specialty dining, and keep track of their onboard account. Smoking is only permitted on private ocean view balconies of balcony/suite staterooms.

Food and Dining
For the Main Dining Room, spread over two levels, select from three dining choices before cruising: fixed seating at the same table nightly, at either early or late sitting; open-seated My Time Dining (with pre-paid gratuities) at a flexible time; and early sitting My Family Time Dining that allows children aged 3 to 11 years to leave for their Adventure Ocean kids club. Menus feature healthy, vegetarian and kosher options. Special dietary needs can be catered for by giving advanced notice. Menus change daily throughout the cruise. Evening dress is casual or smart casual. Expect one to three formal evenings in the Main Dining Room during your cruise. Other complimentary eating options include buffet-style Windjammers Café, Park Café, Solarium Café, and 24-hour room service.

Specialty dining (with a cover charge) can be booked for Chops Grille steakhouse, Izumi Asian-fusion cuisine, and Giovanni’s Table Italian restaurant. Join up to 14 guests at the Chef’s Table for a five course gourmet menu with selected wines. Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream is the place to go for ice-cream and frozen drinks. Café Latté-tudes serves specialty coffees and sweets. In all, the ship has 8 bars, clubs and lounges. There are package deals for wine, juice, sodas and bottled water.

Entertainment
A signature feature of RCI vessels is a Broadway-style production in the Main Theatre. A second venue hosts cabaret shows and late-night adult entertainment. Try your hand at gaming in Casino Royale. The new R Bar in the Centrum features a sophisticated 1960s vibe. Live music features around the pool, in the main dining room, and in many lounges, bars and specialty venues. There are parties and parades to join, and daytime Nintendo Wii competitions. The vessel’s outdoor pool area now has a large outdoor movie screen. Alternatively, just stroll around and shop duty-free, or for a quiet time retire to the Library/Card Room or Internet Café. Past guests have access to the Concierge Club and Diamond Lounge.

On-shore excursions and explorations can be pre-booked or arranged on board. Choose from a range of classes and seminars to bring out your creativity and expand your knowledge. The Vitality Spa and Fitness Center is fully equipped and runs a variety of beauty services and fitness classes. Activities include use of the outdoor sports deck and six whirlpools. The Solarium is exclusively for adults. Teens have their own lounge areas and disco, a video games arcade, and the Adventure Ocean youth programmes that cater for all ages. Families will appreciate the new Royal Babies & Tots Nursery for children aged 6 months to 3yrs. And every RCI ship has a rock-climbing wall.





































Explore the decks

Rhapsody of the Seas deckplans

Rhapsody of the Seas deckplan

Cabins on Deck 11 (Aloha Deck)

AA
Suite with balcony
AB
Mini-suite with balcony
BB
Outside with balcony
CC
Outside
J
Inside
  • Sofa bed
  • Two pullman beds
  • Handicapped facilities
  • Four pullman beds
  • One pullman bed
  • Connecting staterooms
  • Sofa and pullman bed

Cabins

Staterooms come in four main categories and 11 price points, with variations based on guests’ needs: Suite/Deluxe Staterooms, Balcony Staterooms, Outside Staterooms and Interior Staterooms. When selecting accommodation consider the view, the level of privacy, and location near to or far from activity areas. All staterooms come with private bathroom, vanity area, hair dryer, TV, interactive iPad to organise all their shipboard requirements, and phone. Many cabins are family-friendly with up to four additional bunk beds, and interconnecting rooms. There are no single cabins, and many are wheelchair-accessible. In-cabin service and dining is available 24-hours.

Travel in style with a selection of five categories of Suites, which are especially good for families needing more space, and may include complimentary concierge service. Suites come with priority check-in, most have multiple rooms and balconies, and depending on the suite you may have whirlpool tub, baby grand piano and an entertainment area, and accommodate up to eight guests. The stateroom’s TV enables guests to request room service, to book show tickets, shore excursions, movies and specialty dining, and keep track of their onboard account. Smoking is only permitted on private ocean view balconies of balcony/suite staterooms.

Decks
Rhapsody of the Seas

Royal Caribbean

Ship facts

Star rating: Rhapsody of the Seas star rating
Maiden voyage: 1997
Number of decks: 11
Tonnage: 78491
Cabins: 1000
Passenger capacity: 2000
Number of crew: 765

What's onboard? ▼

  • Atrium social centre
  • Staterooms, room service
  • Shops, Souvenirs
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Main Dining Room (with Family Time dining)
  • Windjammer Marketplace
  • Park Cafe
  • Room service dining
  • Beverage packages
  • Anytime, or traditional set-time, dining options
  • COVER CHARGE DINING
  • Chops Grille (dinner)
  • Chef’s Table (14 guests)
  • Giovanni’s Table (lunch, dinner)
  • CASUAL DINING
  • Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream ($)
  • Café Latte-tudes
  • Bars, clubs, lounges (8)
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Broadway Production
  • Comedy, jazz, karaoke
  • Nightclub
  • Casino
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • VOOM high-speed Internet mid-2016 (pay)
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Swimming pools (2)
  • Whirlpools (6)
  • Solarium adults only/pool
  • Sun deck
  • Vitality Spa & Fitness
  • Jogging track
  • Rock-climbing walls
  • Games, contests, dancing
  • Internet, Wi-Fi (pay)
  • Enrichment lectures
  • Library/Card room
  • Conference Centre
  • Wedding packages, Chapel
  • UNDER 18
  • Youth Program, lounge
  • Babies & Tots Nursery
  • Babies & Tots activities
  • OTHER
  • Laundry, drycleaning (pay)
  • Mobile phone reception
  • Elevators
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Medical centre

What's included? ▼

  • Accommodation as booked
  • Flight/s and/or transfers as specified
  • All main meals on-board
  • Coffee, tea, iced water, lemonade 24 hrs
  • Anytime or fixed sittings, & multi-venue dining
  • In-cabin dining at no charge
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • Bridge director on select cruises
  • Infant crèche, kids clubs & teen programs
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Special needs requests & service animals allowed
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers

What's excluded? ▼

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Alternate specialty dining venues
  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Certain entertainment, fitness classes
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
  • Service charge: A$ 11.90/US$ 12) per guest (A$ 14.20/US$ 14.25 for suite guests) pp/night is included in pre-paid fare.  Or, service charges can be paid onboard. For all ages. Modify for inadequate service.
  • Service charge 15% automatically added to bar, mini-bar, spa & salon services.
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry and/or valet charges
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Babysitting, individual or in groups (from 1 yr)

Recent testimonials

"The cruise was wonderful and I have recommended it, and you, to all my friends! I really appreciate the time you took to assist and advise me, and I will have no hesitation in using your services to book my next cruise holiday."
Cheryl W from Perth


"Ultimately it came down to attitude and the service from you was genuinely impressive so I rewarded that with my business. Price is very important but that good old thing called Service is hard to find these days."
William H from Melbourne


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