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Rhapsody of the Seas

launched 1997

crew 765

tonnage 78,491

length 302 m

capacity 2,409

Rhapsody of the Seas is a light and airy ship enjoying more than two acres of glass canopies, skylights and floor to ceiling windows, offering fabulous views, including the must see 360 degree panoramic view available in the Viking Crown Lounge. Burn off energy at the rock climbing wall, fitness centre or one of the pools. 

Send an e-postcard from the internet café, relax in the whirlpool or indulge in a treatment in the spa. After sundown, Rhapsody of the Seas offers a selection of dining options from fine dining to casual dining, themed bars, a theatre and a Casino.

  • accomodation
  • dining
  • entertainment
  • health & fitness
  • enrichment
  • useful
  • misc.

Royal Suite – 1 Bedroom

Grand entrance with doorbell. Bedroom with king-size bed, and private bathroom with whirlpool tub, private balcony, living room with queen-size sofa bed and baby grand piano.

Owner’s Suite – 1 Bedroom

Marble entry with door bell. Queen-size bed, bathroom with tub. Separate living area with a queen-size sofa bed.

Grand Suite – 2 Bedroom

Two bedrooms with two twin beds that convert to Royal King, two bathrooms (one with shower, one with bathtub), living area with double sofa bed and two Pullman beds, and a private balcony

Grand Suite – 1 Bedroom

Marble entry. Room has two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area and private bathroom with tub.

Junior Suite

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa bed and private bathroom with tub

Ocean View Suite (No Balcony)

Two bedrooms with two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Two bathrooms, one with tub, living area with double sofa and second bedroom with 2 Pullman beds.

Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom

Ultra Spacious Ocean View

Two sets of two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa bed, separate area with bunk beds and a private bathroom with shower.

Spacious Ocean View

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and a private bathroom. Oversized window provides extended view.

Ocean View

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom.

Interior

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom.

Main Dining

The two-tier main dining room, features a grand staircase and huge windows allowing for impressive views. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it offers flexible ‘My Time Dining’ – allowing passengers to eat when they want, in addition to more traditional two-sitting dining. Tables typically seat 4-12, with limited seating for 2 available upon request.

Windjammer Cafe

Self-service buffet breakfasts and lunches, with restaurant service during the evenings. Casual atmosphere combined with a changing evening menu makes Windjammer one of the more popular eateries onboard.

Izumi

From sushi to sashimi and tableside cooking preparation using Hot Rocks, Royal Caribbean’s Izumi offers guests an exotic Asian-inspired dining experience.

Chop’s Grille

A high-end grill where you’ll find filet mignon and mesquite-grilled salmon on a menu that changes daily. There’s no better place for a special occasion – great steaks and seafood are the speciality.

Cafe Latte-tudes

Serving Seattle’s Best Coffee, Latte-tudes is a hip and happening coffee shop. It’s a great place to recharge, or settle down with a good book and a steaming mug of coffee. The menu includes lattes, cappuccinos and espressos. You’ll also find pastries, beer, wine and soft drinks in this informal cafe.

Chef’s Table

Located in an intimate, exclusive enclave within Chops Grille, this private epicurean experience for up to 16 people treats you to a five-course, upgraded steakhouse menu and wine tasting.

Dinner at Chef’s Table is both experiential and educational, as the Chef de Cuisine specially prepares and presents each course, while explaining its cooking techniques, ingredients and flavors. Then a sommelier pairs every course with wine chosen to enhance your enjoyment of the dish.

Giovanni’s Table

Savour great Italian home cooking in this family-friendly restaurant specialising in the traditional dishes of Tuscany.

Park Cafe

Order fresh, made-to-order salads, paninis, crêpes, stir fries and more. Or stock up on snacks for your excursions or to take back to your stateroom.

Casino Royale

The exciting Casino Royale offers, roulette, black jack, poker and slot machines, with lessons, games and tournaments for players of all abilities.

Theatre

This Broadway-style performance space offers contemporary and Broadway-inspired shows, headline musicals and live comedy.

Pool Bars

The ship’s pool bars make it easy to stay cool in the sun without having to stray too far from the deck chair. They offer a range of refreshing drinks and cocktails for passengers to enjoy.

Schooner Bar

This nautical themed bar is available on all Royal Caribbean ships. In the evening this is a popular place to be, with live piano playing and singing.

Viking Crown Lounge

Offering the best views at sea The Viking Crown Lounge is Royal Caribbean’s signature bar. Located on the top deck, this glass lounge, offers unmissable panoramic great views.

Outdoor Movie Screen

Hoisted high above the pool deck these outdoor movie screens are a new addition to Royal Caribbean ships and enable passengers to enjoy the latest movies and sporting events, all with a cocktail in hand or under the stars.

R Bar

Experience a 1960s vibe at the all-new R Bar, featuring iconic furnishings and classic cocktails — gimlet, martini, gin, whiskeys and more — all served by the ship’s resident mixologist. And be sure to try the drink specials, specially created to complement the Centrum’s nightly theme and aerial performance.

Centrum

Enjoy daytime activities, including classes, game shows and more. Visit at night for dazzling entertainment and jaw-dropping aerial spectacles. Even the glass elevators facing into the Centrum feature LED panels down their entire length, providing a backdrop of moving visuals five decks high.

Diamond Lounge

Diamond, Diamond Plus, and Pinnacle Club Crown & Anchor® Society members enjoy access to this lounge, created to serve these loyal guests with concierge access, complimentary continental breakfast, and evening drinks.

Concierge Club

Guests staying in Grand Suite-level rooms and higher, Diamond Plus and Pinnacle Club Crown & Anchor® Society members enjoy access to this lounge serving complimentary continental breakfast and evening drinks.

Show Lounge

The Show Lounge with its large windows offers a light and airy atmosphere for guests to enjoy along with a large central dance floor and its own bar.

The large lounge acts as the ships second entertainment venue with a host of entertainment and activities taking place throughout the day and night from seminars, enrichment lectures, live art auctions and trivia competitions to karaoke and game shows including The Quest game show and Majority Rules.

Shopping

The Royal Caribbean distinctive storefronts offer an array of merchandise ranging from logo items, perfume and jewellery to liquor and cruise wear.

Sports

Passengers can also enjoy the ship’s fantastic sporting facilities, which include: a golf simulator, a running track, as well as basketball and volleyball courts. Thrill seekers can also make use of the impressive rock climbing wall.

Fitness Centre

A fully equipped gym and fitness centre, including free weights, weight machines and cardiovascular machines. Classes include pilates, spinning, kickboxing, yoga and salsa mania (Latin dance-inspired exercise). A steamroom and sauna are also available

Solarium

The Solarium offers a calm, quiet, peaceful atmosphere for adults to relax in. Both in and outdoors, the lounge area can be covered during cooler weather by a large glass roof.

Vitality Spa

A range of services and relaxation treatments are available from the Vitality Spa & fitness Centre. The salon, located within the spa area, offers haircuts, styling, manicures, pedicures and teeth whitening. Visit Vitality Spa for massages, reflexology, facials, bodywraps and acupuncture. 

Health, fitness and beauty demonstrations are run by qualified professionals during most voyages. The Vitality Wellness Programme offers a holistic approach to well being, with seminars, expert advice, healthy menu options, fitness programmes and spa.

Rock Climbing Wall

Ever thought about climbing a rock wall 200ft above sea level? With the ship’s onboard rock wall this can become a reality. Passengers who take on the challenge will experience some of the best views at sea.

Swimming Pool

The ship’s main pool is heated and incorporates a shallow end for children to splash around in, separated from rest of the pool by a safety barrier.

Explorer Academy

Classes include:

  • Wine tasting – learn about wines from around the world
  • Casino tuition – from poker to blackjack, learn how to play some of the casino’s most popular games
  • Dance and fitness – including yoga, pilates, ice skating and dance
  • Language
  • Cookery – try your hand at cupcake decoration

Special Dietary Requirements

Special meals can be provided on all ships, when requested in advance, however not all requests are guaranteed. Requests must be submitted no later than 60 days prior to sailing. 

A wide range of vegetarian and gluten free meals are available onboard as standard.

Disabled Facilities

Wheelchair accessible staterooms are available on request. These can include electric entrance doors and accessible shower facilities. Priority and assisted boarding is also available on request. 

The ship has ramps and lifts on most decks, and hoists are available on request at certain pools and jacuzzis. Please note that passengers must provide their own wheelchairs/scooters or hire from an outside vendor.

Dress Code

There are three distinct types of evening on board: casual, smart casual and formal. Suggested guidelines for these nights are:
Casual: Polo shirts and trousers for men, sundresses or trousers for women.

Smart Casual: Jacket and shirt for men, dresses or trouser suits for women.

Formal: Suits and ties or tuxedos for men, cocktail dresses or trouser suits for women.

There are however certain restaurants onboard which maintain a casual dress code throughout the cruise. On a typical 14 night cruise, 8 nights will be casual, 3 nights will be smart casual and 3 nights will be formal, however this depends upon individual cruise itineraries.

Age Restrictions

For sailings that depart from a port in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South America and Asia, the minimum age for purchase and consumption of alcohol is 18. , For any sailing which commences outside of the above stated areas, the minimum drinking age is 21. Therefore any ships departing from or calling at a port in North America the minimum drinking age will be 21. 

Passengers who wish to use the spa, casino and adult nightclub must be 18 years or over. Those wishing to use the solarium and whirlpools must be 16 years or over. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult when attending the theatre.

Drinks Packages

The following drinks packages are available onboard:

Deluxe Beverage Package

Enjoy any individual beverage item up to $12 (retail value) available onboard, choosing from selected cocktails, spirits, liqueurs, wines, beer, soda beverages, bottled water, freshly squeezed juices, mocktails, premium coffee and premium tea. Plus a 40% discount on bottles of wine under $100 and 20% off bottles over $100. Prices start from $65/day (Including onboard tax)

Refreshment Package

Enjoy our selection of premium coffees and teas, bottled water, fresh-squeezed juices, non-alcoholic cocktails, plus fountain soda with a free Coca-cola souvenir cup. Prices start from $30/day (including onboard tax)

Classic Soda Package

Quench your thirst for just a few dollars a day with unlimited fountain soda refills and receive a free Coca-cola souvenir cup. Prices start from $10/day (including onboard tax)

Café Select Coffee Card

Indulge in your favourite brews with a card that entitles you to any 15 speciality espresso-based coffees, premium teas, and hot chocolate all for one low price. Prices start from $36/day (Including onboard tax).

Other Details

Children: Kids allowed

Childrens Facilities: Available

Nursery: Nursery

Smoking: Some

Gratuities: On all our ships, it is customary to offer tips to staff members for their good service and personal attention. You can pre-pay your service charge as part of your booking and this will be shared among Dining Services Staff, Stateroom Attendants and Other Housekeeping Services Personnel. If you have opted not to pre-pay your Service Charge before your cruise, for your convenience we will automatically add a $14.50 per guest per day service charge to each guest’s SeaPass account on a daily basis. For guests in a Grand Suite or above, the amount is $17.50. An 18% service charge is also automatically added to beverages and beverage packages, mini-bar items, spa & salon purchases as well as specialty dining products, including packages, classes and brunches. Many of our guests choose to reward exceptional service during their cruise by providing additional gratuities. You may do so by providing an additional gratuity to your SeaPass onboard account or a cash gratuity at your discretion.

Wheelchair Cabins: 14 available

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