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Rhapsody of the Seas

Rhapsody of the Seas, thanks to the Royal Revitalize programme, has benefitted from a huge refurbishment. The Vision class ship has added to her stunning panoramic windows and relaxed atmosphere with some of Royal Caribbean's most popular venues from other ships.

Carrying almost 2,500 guests, 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.

With so much to do, there is something for everyone onboard- enjoy rock climbing high above the ocean, try your luck at the Casino Royale, enjoy great food and drinks in the fantastic selection of bars and lounges, or have a dip in the open-roofed Solarium Pool. You'll never be bored onboard Rhapsody of the Seas!

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Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 01/01/1997
Tonnage 78500
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins 14
Number Of Decks 11
Number Of Elevators 9
Number Of Pools 2
Number Of Restaurants 4
Formal Nights Yes
Kids Clubs Yes
Maximum Capacity 2000 (2435)
Crew 765
Refurbished 2016

Ship Facilities

Rhapsody of the Seas offer fabulous cuisine and dining onboard, just as you would expect from a Royal Caribbean ship. The main dining rooms and Windjammer cafe, with their combination of traditional cruise dining and 24-hour buffet respectively, have been joined by some great new venues.


  • Café Latte-tudes- coffee and sweet treats
  • Windjammer- dishes from around the world
  • Chops Grille- succulent steaks cooked to perfection
  • Park Café- casual eating made just for you
  • Main Dining Room- from comfort food classics to fine dining dishes

In addition, for those who don’t feel like leaving their cabin, there’s also Room Service available, bringing all your favourite dishes straight to your door.

Entertainment onboard Rhapsody of the Seas is varied and offers a little of something for everyone. Enjoy the Centrum aerial entertainment or sophisticated evenings in the theatre and R Bar. For those who fancy a flutter and haven't had enough excitement for one day, there is the Casino Royale too.

VenueHead here if:
Schooner BarYou want to hear live piano music
Diamond ClubYou’re a Crown and Anchor Diamond member looking for an exclusive bar
Solarium BarYou want a refreshing drink after a dip in the hot tub
Pool BarYou need a cooling cocktail next to the pool
R BarYou love everything cocktails

Spa and fitness

The ShipShape gym onboard Rhapsody of the Seas has state-of-the-art gym equipment and offers specialist aerobic and yoga classes. For a few hours of relaxation, the day spa offers a full range of treatments, as well as a steam-room and sauna to really help that stress melt away.

  • ShipShape Fitness Centre and Spa
  • 2 swimming pools, one with sliding roof
  • 4 jacuzzis
  • Specialised aerobic & yoga classes
  • Sauna & Steam room


Highlights on Rhapsody of the Seas are the ship's miniature golf course, which is dramatically located on the ship's top deck, and the indoor/outdoor pool with a sliding glass roof. There is also an outdoor pool and four jacuzzis, meaning that there’s always space to lounge by the pool.

  • Shops & Boutiques
  • Internet cafe
  • Library
  • Mini Golf
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Jogging track

Customer reviews for Rhapsody of the Seas

Fantastic time on recent cruise from Venice down the Adriatic to Santorini. Cabin was quite spacious. Ship was very clean and lots to do. Not a great experience at the Speciality steak house and Asian restaurants. Not very impressed with having an 8 hour wait at Venice airport on return home and not being allowed to drop bag off for 8 hours.

We had a wonderful cruise.Thanks to you for arranging it.The ship and crew were excellent, and the excursions well-run and enjoyable.Our junior suite and balcony were everything we wanted them to be. The food was of a high standard, although we found the relentless hard sell of the premium restaurant packages onboard a bit grating. We took advantage of the drinks package, and found that the range was more than sufficient. Having previously only sailed transatlantic on QM2 on our honeymoon,this cruise was a taster for us - with our 10 year old son. We would have no hesitation in sailing with Royal Caribbean again. We also much enjoyed the Italian leg of our holiday: both hotels were excellent and most transfers were fine, although we had less than 5 minutes to jump onto the Milan-Venice express after our connecting train from Lecco was late. We loved Lake Como and Venice. The only major quibble that we have is with the flights. We understand that this was a BA package holiday, which required us to use them or their partners (in this case Aer Lingus) however flying from Belfast via LHR meant that the first and last days of our 12 day holiday were spent on planes or in airports (we had over 4 hours in a packed Terminal 5 on both days). In future we will insist that we fly direct from Belfast or Dublin if the destination is in Europe. That said, we are glad that we chose Iglu for this holiday and we will be bending your ears soon about next year. Prior to contacting yourselves I had been trawling cruise line websites and losing the will to live so to find your website so practical, along with the phone contacts which we had with your staff, was both a relief and a joy.Thanks again for sourcing this holiday.We already have a few ideas to put to you for next year. 

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First of all, we’re very happy with IgluCruise. We all enjoyed it very much. The cruise customer services & staff were really helpful. Food was delicious and it suited everyone. However joining the WiFi onboard was extremely expensive and not worth the cost. Overall, we very much enjoyed our experience with Royal Caribbean and would highly recommend.

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