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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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 User Reviews

  • Name Age # of Cruises Desitination
  • Billie Ricks 46 2 Western Caribbean

    This is long and I cover a lot of items from a nearing 50’s, non partying point of view. I have nothing to compare our latest RC cruise to but our Alaska Inside Passage on more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Adrian A. 36 1 Western Caribbean

    First of all, let me say that I HIGHLY recommend a cruise as a desirable vacation. Everything was absolutely awesome and we had a blast! We got to Galveston Island, Texas on Saturday the more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Gail Macewich 45 20 Western Caribbean

    The check in for the ship was very smooth and efficient. There were no lines and check in took only a few minutes. That was the good part. The departure was a nightmare. This was the more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Amy Beasley 28 5 Western Caribbean

    I will begin by saying that I would definitely recommend this cruise ship and itinerary. I would also start by saying that my husband and I took our 4 kids on the Grand Princess ( more

    9 users found this review helpful.
  • Elena 39 1 Western Caribbean

    This was our first cruise. We were at sea for the first two days and I had a hard time getting acclimated. Only after I got home someone told me to go out on the deck and look at the more

  • Jodee 23 1 Western Caribbean

    This was my first cruise. I chose this cruise after researching different cruise lines and looking at reviews on Cruise Critic and CruiseReviews. I then looked at pricing on the more

    9 users found this review helpful.
  • Stephanie Wright 35 1 Western Caribbean

    To sum up RCL, I would have to say that the food is reasonably good, the staff is good, the organization is TERRIBLE. Embarking was easy. We were to sail at 5:00. We showed up at 1:30 more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Bob n/a Western Caribbean

    This was the Thanksgiving cruise and we had a great time. Heard a few folks complain about the number of kids on board (out of 2000+ passengers, there were over 600 kids), but what do more

  • Bob 45 5 Western Caribbean

    Overall, my family and I had a fantastic cruise. Unfortunately, Mother Nature was not on our side, but you can't blame Royal Caribbean for that. I heard several folks complain about the more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Kerry 33 4 Western Caribbean

    My first 3 cruises were with Carnival...the way my parents were always raving about RC convinced me to give it a try. EZ Cruise was great, took all our luggage and was much cheaper more

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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