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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
  • Charles 34 1 Western Caribbean

    This was our first cruise and we had heard so many different stories about cruises in general. Some of the stories were great and some pretty horrible. First we had set up our ship more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • Chris 40 1 Western Caribbean

    This was our first cruise and included our family of five ages 11-49. We loved it and will definitely do it again. Not really knowing what to expect, it will be hard to compare so I more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Kelly a Bandaries-Kiser 18 4 Western Caribbean

    This was second time cruising on board the MS Rhapsody of the Seas out of Galveston, I live in Houston. I am a cruise ship fanatic and have been fascinated with British liners and modern more

  • Norma Blanco 25 1 Western Caribbean

    My husband and I decided to take our first vacation/cruise on the Rhapsody of the Seas. We have heard wonderful things about the ship and the cruise line, so we decided to give it a try. more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Vicky 21 lost count Western Caribbean

    I have just read a really bad review about Rhapsody, and I have to say I totally disagree! Some people have to realise that cruising is not all about the food or about dumping your kids more

    6 users found this review helpful.
  • Bob VanSlyke 43 5 Western Caribbean

    My wife and I have enjoyed the Rhapsody of the Seas four times in the past 18 months. Every visit has been amazing! The ship, the food, the ports of call and the staff have always more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • Ashley 16 3 Western Caribbean

    As a 16 year-old girl, I was going on this cruise to meet new people and to have fun. The first day I got on board, I walked around the ship and saw a lot of teens, but not as many as more

  • Martin Malley 51 2 Western Caribbean

    My family of 2 adults and 2 girls ages 12 and 14 just completed our first cruise with kids on Rhapsody of the Seas. It exceeded all our expectations. The ship was beautiful more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Gina Andrews 48 1 Western Caribbean

    Magnificent ship and service oriented staff. We had a junior suite on the 8th floor and our attendant (Dean) kept us tidy, informed and happy. We ate most of our dinners in the more

  • Denice Tally and Family 36 2 Western Caribbean

    Denice Tally and Family WOW! We had a great family cruise. With three children ages 14, 11, and 9. I was expecting to be exhausted by the time we got back, but instead I more

    1 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