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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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Shore Excursions

 User Reviews

  • Name Age # of Cruises Desitination
  • Ricky Bumgardner 49 5 Western Caribbean

    This was our 5th cruise, 2nd with RCCL. Every cruise we have taken was from a different port. This time we left from Galveston. It is about a 5-hour drive from our home in Bossier City, more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Amy 34 3 Western Caribbean

    Rhapsody Pros: 1.Bigger and newer ship 2.Preferred dinner seating accommodated for our family of 9, professional wait staff 3.My mother had no trouble getting around in her scooter – more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • Callie 25 1 Western Caribbean

    My husband and I chose Rhapsody of the Seas for our honeymoon mainly because the price was so reasonable. Unfortunately, hurricane Ernesto was heading towards the ports of call that we more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • David Handrahan 49 4 Western Caribbean

    Our history: This was my fourth cruise with Royal Caribbean and my wife's first cruise at all. I am a Royal Caribbean fan, having previously been on the Empress to the Bahamas, the more

    15 users found this review helpful.
  • Caribbean Pirate 34 3 Western Caribbean

    Since there are many who wonder the difference between Carnival and Royal Caribbean, I will try to compare the two here. I just returned home yesterday from my cruise on the Rhapsody of more

    22 users found this review helpful.
  • Aaron and Beth Rose 62 5 Western Caribbean

    We had A WONDERFUL cruise. We just returned Sunday April 9th from a great cruise aboard the "Rhapsody of the Seas" We were a party of eight from Memphis, TN. that flew into Houston more

  • Wolf-Alex de Vallette 73 5 Western Caribbean

    We just returned from our first cruise on Royal Caribbean cruises and in retrospect there is not one single item to fault them on. The bus ride from Houston Hobby Airport to and from more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Shelly Tatistcheff 42 7 Western Caribbean

    I read every review I could find before sailing so I was the resident expert among our cruising companions. We flew into Houston Saturday and spent the night. We RENTED a car from more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Dennis 43 1 Western Caribbean

    I just got back from my cruise! I took mom on a 7 day cruise last week and we had such a great time. We left out of Galveston, Texas and went to Key West, Fl; Georgetown, Grand ayman Islands; more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Misty 30 4 Western Caribbean

    I have a couple of things to say and will make it short and sweet for the other stay at home moms out there that are looking for a relaxing vacation with kids in tow. DO NOT DO IT! more

    2 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