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 Rhapsody of the Seas

The first in RCI's third and last pair of Vision-class vessels, Rhapsody of the Seas was launched by Royal Caribbean in 1997. She sails to the Western Caribbean out of Galveston, New Orleans and Tampa, year-round.

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Family Friendly
Shore Excursions

 User Reviews

  • Name Age # of Cruises Desitination
  • Thomas 52 1 Tasmania

    Wonderful ship, which has seen better days and needs refurbishing. The on board service is excellent and the eye for detail amazing. Both boarding the ship and disembarkation was managed more

    8 users found this review helpful.
  • Jan 50 3 Alaska

    With the exception of Marko, the waiter, and Igor, assistant waiter, who were excellent, the cruise was the worst we have been on! No soap for two days despite repeatedly asking for some. more

    32 users found this review helpful.
  • Mary 31 3 Alaska

    I would go on this cruise again, although I would probably leave from Vancouver and take the longer one through the passage avoiding the Pacific Ocean. . The food was pretty good. more

    57 users found this review helpful.
  • Saundra Smith 66 2 Inside passage of Alaska

    We enjoyed our Rc experience very much.. The service was exceptional in every area.... Dining room, Windjammer, cabin, guest relation desk, check-in, etc.. It spoils us to have people more

    44 users found this review helpful.
  • Chaz Danila 53 2 Alaska

    Overall, the cruise was very enjoyable. This cruise was our attempt at a family outing and we managed to reconnect and have some very enjoyable moments that will be cropping up at family more

    19 users found this review helpful.
  • Ronnie 56 2 Alaska

    This review is based less on the entire cruise experience, and unfortunately, primarily on one negative, but exremely disturbing experience. I took my mother on this cruise for her 80th more

    54 users found this review helpful.
  • Jeff Hackney 36 1 Western Caribbean

    Year: 2003 This is a review of a Western Caribbean cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Rhapsody of the Seas. This seven day cruise embarked @ the port of Galveston, Texas. This is more

    23 users found this review helpful.
  • Jennifer McConahey 36 2 Western Caribbean

    This was the 2nd cruise for me and my husband, but the 1st with our children (Girl age 10 and Boy age 7). We had a fabulous time. Oh – where to start. Departed from Galveston. more

    9 users found this review helpful.
  • Julie Rieke 38 1 Western Caribbean

    This review will focus entirely on family cruising because most of the reviews I read before cruising did not tell me what I wanted to know about what things would be like for our family. more

    6 users found this review helpful.
  • Rosie 30 1 Western Caribbean

    I took the cruise that leaves from Galveston, which visited Key West, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. The ship is nicely decorated but will be refurbished in 2007. My husband and I really liked more

    4 users found this review helpful.
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Ship Summary
  • Operator:Royal Caribbean Int.
  • Capacity (double occupancy):2000
  • Builder:Chantiers de l'Atlantique
  • Full Capacity:2435
  • Inaugurated:1997
  • Space Ratio:39.2 / 32.2
  • Gross Tonnage:78,491gt
  • Crew:770
  • Length:915 ft. / 279 m