DAY 1 - 08 Nov 2022
Time at Port: from 6 AM to 5 PM
This vibrant seaside city is home to unforgettable architecture and creative scenes from renowned artists. The buildings you’ll find here are unlike anything you’ve ever seen, such as Park Güell and Casa Batllo, while foodies will be spoilt for choice with 20 different Michelin star restaurants. At the end of a busy day of shopping enjoy the energetic nightlife, or relax on the beach with newfound friends. Whatever your interests, Barcelona has the perfect itinerary for you.
Things to do in Barcelona:
Visiting Las Ramblas is an absolute must when in Barcelona. Visitors can experience the weird and the wonderful, from the Museu de l’Erotica to the Miró Mural, in between trying a range of authentic tapas bars and cafes before a much needed siesta.
Although the Sagrada Familia is not technically complete, it’s still an impressive sight to behold. Designed by the renowned architect Antoni Gaudí, this spectacular Basilica hosts many masses, events and a place to simply marvel at in wonder.
Barcelona City History Museum
Home of the cultural heritage of Barcelona, the Barcelona City History Museum manages several sites of interest including archaeological sites and historic houses. Visitors will discover the Roman colony, prehistoric Spain, Barcelona’s Jewish community and more.
Comprising of vibrant gardens and beautiful architecture, Park Güell was designed by Antoni Gaudí and officially opened in 1926. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its outstanding showcase of Gaudí’s genius design, Park Güell makes a wonderful place to go for a walk.
Another one of Antoni Gaudí’s masterpieces, Casa Batllo is a truly eye-catching building to explore. Visitors are able to explore this fantastic showcase of the designer’s work, and even enjoy live music and other events on the roof terrace.
This modernist building was the last residence to be designed by Antoni Gaudí and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can explore the building with an audio guide, and even enjoy rooftop shows on a romantic evening.
One of Barcelona’s oldest beaches, Sant Sebastià Beach features everything you need for a fantastic day in the sun. With indoor and outdoor pools, changing rooms and amenities for lounging, visitors can go for a dip, enjoy an ice cream and find dinner all in one area.
Camp Nou Stadium
With capacity for over 99,000 people, Camp Nou is the largest stadium in Spain and cathedral to the Catalans’ second religion- the beautiful game! Visitors can catch an exciting game of football here or take a guided or un-guided tour of the grounds.
DAY 2 - 09 Nov 2022
Time at Port: from 9 AM to 6 PM
World famous for its annual film festival, Cannes will charm you with its picturesque streets and beautiful harbour full of yachts. Dating back to the 1st century BC when it was a quaint fishing village, Cannes is full of medieval monuments and architecture. Make sure you climb the tumbling alleys of Le Suchet up to see fantastic views of the city and Lerins Island, as well as explore Musée de la Castre and stroll la Croisette under the trees or the idyllic promenade.
Things to do in Cannes:
La Croisette offers an unmissable walk under the beautiful trees along the seafront of Cannes, by the beach. At the end of the Promenade de la Croisette you’ll find the iconic red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival - make sure you stop and take the perfect photo!
Musee de la Castre
Musée de la Castre, atop the hill of Le Suquet, lies on the ruins of a medieval castle which was once the residence of the monks of Lérins. Nowadays it’s a fascinating museum with collections including art, musical pieces, and cultural items from around the world.
Notre-Dame de l'Esperance
The Church of Our Lady of Esperance in English, construction started in 1521 and took more than a century to complete. A masterpiece of Gothic, Romanesque and Renaissance architecture, inside you’ll find fine religious works and amazing views of the harbour outside.
Cannes’ medieval district consists of a jumble of charming cobbled alleys going uphill to a stunning view overlooking the port. Here you’ll find restaurants with quintessentially southern French cuisine, and bars and artisan shops full of character.
Festival de Cannes
Starting back in 1946, Cannes Film Festival is one of the most glamorous and well-known events in the film industry calendar. Usually held in May, the event is sadly invite only but you can get a pic on the red carpeted whenever you like!
Stretching along Boulevard de la Croisette, this beautiful beach is the perfect stop to enjoy the southern sun of Mediterranean France. Lie down on the warm sand and admire the bay of Cannes for a few hours of soothing sun, sea and salty breeze.
It’s not hard to see why L'église Saint-Michel Archange was nicknamed the ‘Russian Church’. Built in 1894 for Russian nobility who spent the winter months in the city, this Eastern Orthodox Church is a masterpiece compete with onion-shaped dome.
DAY 3 - 10 Nov 2022
You will be at sea on day 3 while travelling from Cannes to Malaga.
DAY 4 - 11 Nov 2022
Time at Port: from 8 AM to 6 PM
As one of the oldest cities in Europe, Malaga is a vibrant gem on the Costa del Sol, teeming with history, culture and friendly locals. Lovers of art will love the destination that brought the world Picasso, thanks to its many new art galleries and creative districts. For those looking to let their hair down, the numerous authentic Spanish bars will keep you going until dawn, while foodies will enjoy both formal dining and street eateries.
Things to do in Malaga:
Castilo de Gibralfaro
With gorgeous views overlooking the city, Castillo de Gibralfaro was built in the 8th century as a lighthouse and military barracks. Its imposing walkways provide a scenic walk, while the museum nearby offers great insight into the history of the castle.
Catedral de la Encarnacion de Malaga
This iconic landmark was first built in the historic city centre in 1530, with work finishing in the 17th century. With a Gothic Renaissance style, it boasts a tower standing at 84 metres tall, providing breath-taking photo opportunities.
One of Malaga’s stunning historical monuments, La Alcazaba – meaning citadel – was built between 1057 and 1063. It has since been restored and features Roman walls and a dungeon, as well as stunning views of the harbour and old town.
As Malaga’s oldest historical monument, El teatro Romano was discovered in 1951 and has since uncovered much of Andalusia’s rich history. Visitors can marvel at the fascinating features of the theatre, such as the orchestra area, while more is still being uncovered.
DAY 5 - 12 Nov 2022
You will be at sea on day 5 while travelling from Malaga to Funchal, Madeira.
DAY 6 - 13 Nov 2022
Time at Port: from 8 AM to 6 PM
This lush, green city found in the south of Madeira is a haven of relaxation, outdoor activities and beautiful gardens. For the most adventurous, visitors will love diving in the crystal-clear sea, catching some waves and even swimming with dolphins, while those looking to take things at a slower pace can enjoy whale watching. One of the most popular events in Funchal is the yearly New Year’s Eve Fireworks display, which is one of the largest in the world.
Things to do in Funchal, Madeira:
Found in the city centre, Funchal Cathedral is an impressive Gothic-style monument, popular with locals and visitors alike. Take a look inside to learn about the fascinating history of the architecture, including the altarpiece ordered in 1510 to 1515.
Monte Cable Car
For unrivalled panoramic views of Funchal Bay and the vast landscape, Monte Cable Car will take you to one of the best vantage points in Funchal. The fifteen-minute journey is a relaxing ascent towards Monte, with a souvenir photo at the end of the journey.
Monte Palace Tropical Garden
Occupying 70,000 square meters, Monte Palace Tropical Garden is home to a plethora of exotic flora and fauna from all corners of the world. You will get lost in the tranquil beauty of this garden, enjoying the space with black swans, colourful koi and vibrant peacocks.
Quinta do Palheiro Ferreira
Thanks to Madeira’s fertile soil, many tropical plants thrive here and Quinta do Palheiro Ferreiro’s gardens are an excellent showcase of this. The most notable collection are the camellias, first planted by the Count of Carvalhal.
DAY 7-12 - 14 Nov 2022 to 19 Nov 2022
You will be at sea on day 7-12 while travelling from Funchal, Madeira to Bridgetown, Barbados.
DAY 13 - 20 Nov 2022
Time at Port: from 7 AM to 10 PM
Royal Caribbean Covid-19 safety measures
At the embarkation terminal, all guests will undergo health screening and, depending on the results, may not be allowed to board. In addition, both the terminals and ships will undergo deep cleaning before and after each cruise.
Rigorous cleaning procedures continue onboard, with more frequent cleaning throughout and the sanitation of key areas such as public venues and toilets every 30 minutes. In addition, staterooms will be cleaned twice every day, and will receive an extra deep clean should guests experience flu-like symptoms. To encourage frequent handwashing, there will be more hand sanitiser stations located on the ship, and twice each day the captain will make an announcement to remind everyone to wash their hands and report any flu-like symptoms.
Should any guests develop symptoms, each ship has a medical centre where there are complimentary consultations.
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.
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.
Very disappointed with this ship. Needs a major refurbishment. Room very noisy, had to complain several times. Food not very good. All tasted synthetic and very little differentiation between speciality restaurants and anytime/self service. Entertainment of poor quality. Z list. The only saving grace was the staff and their service. I would not visit Katakolon again. Although near Olympia there is nothing else there. Town very small and no one mentioned it was a national holiday till we got there so everything was shut.
we booked a package with IGLU. 3 days in Lake Como, 2 days in Venice, 7 day cruise Rhapsody of the Seas, Venice, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Santorini, Kotakolon,Venice. The arrangements made by IGLU were first class, Flight Man-Milan, taxi transfer Milan - lake como (Tremezza) ,taxi transfer Tremezza to Train station Milan, train tickets Milan to Venice. We got our own taxi from Venice train station to Hilton, Mestre (Venice) Taxi collect and drive from Hilton to Ship. and finaly taxi transport ship to venice airport for flight home to Manchester. Well done IGLU, all arrangements made in advance, full notification of plan along with travel vouchers and train tickets. All of the arrangements were exactly correct for our trip. The Cruise on Rhapsody of the Seas was good, the entertainment was Broadway standard, the food was excellent. A wide range of passenger Nationalities added to the interest. We bought a drinks package on board with a buy one get one half price deal, generally this worked well. We found the ship spotless and clean with excellent crew, the ship is showing signs of age in places, our outside sea view cabin was a bit tighter than we liked, but we chose the type of cabin, IGLU chose the cabin number 3046 -4th deck - excellent choice bye a lift with many facilities on decks 4 and 5- WELL DONE IGLU and thank you. I cannot fault your service.
Great cruise, superb destinations! For me, Royal Caribbean are dropping their standards Have cruised with Royal Caribbean many times Dress code in the main restaurants is too casual Men in shorts and flip flops, women wearing track suits and sweat pants, even on formal night I’m sorry, Royal Caribbean might have to be P&O from now on
Beautiful ship and really enjoyable cruise. The ship was spotlessly clean and the entertainment was superb. Live music was much appreciated. Crew were very attentive and polite. Very expensive compared to other cruise lines for things such as excursions/wi-fi/drinks etc. and this would put us off cruising with Royal Carribean again
Overall the cruise was good as it was the first one we have been on. We thought the cost of nearly 50 dollars each just to stay on board for a few hours coming home was exccesive . We was very very dissapointed about the dress code for eveningas we was told no shorts or football shirts but some americains was allowed to wear what they wanted, and for the formal nights people was wearing shorts , so with that we will not be travelling with royal carrabbean again .
We rate this cruise 6. Very comfortable balcony cabin on deck 7. We were well looked after by our cabin attendant but not over fussed. Rhapsody is a small ship by today’s standards but we found it quite elegant and easy to navigate and well maintained. Service in main dining room and windjammer buffet was very good. Standard of food was mostly good. Enjoyed the entertainment particularly the Beatles tribute. We are not fans of quizzes but a large number of passengers were and they were very well attended. We could always find a sunbed. Very picturesque ports of call in Greece and Croatia . Did our own thing in the ports and found it easy.
2022 Onboard Credit applies to new bookings made between 1 October 2021 to 1 November 2021. Promotion offers up to $150 USD to spend at sea (“Onboard credit” or ‘’OBC’’) on select sailings departing from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022. OBC amounts are per stateroom and determined by category booked and sailing length: On sailings 5 nights or less, $25 USD OBC for Interior and Ocean View, $50 USD for Balconies and $75 USD for Suites; on sailings 6 nights or longer, $50 USD OBC for Interior and Ocean View, $75 USD for Balconies and $150 USD for Suites. 2022 Onboard Credit applied as USD OBC. Onboard credit does not apply to China departures.
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