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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
  • Phil 52 2 Western Caribbean

    This was our second cruise, the first being October 6, 2002. The first cruise we departed Galveston and stopped at Key West, then Belize and then Cozumel. Boarding on both cruises more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Thomas Kennedy 17 First Cruise Western Caribbean

    Ahh, Rhapsody of the Seas. Nothing sounds more enjoyable than a seven day cruise, with nothing but blue skies and sun to soak up. That is what I was expecting when I boarded the more

  • Kathy Smith 43 2 Western Caribbean

    We had been saving for this cruise for a year and was very excited that it was finally time for us to board ship. My brother and his wife were going with us and they were also excited more

  • Becci Wells 54 1 Western Caribbean

    Becci Wells Nothing remarkable about embarkation. Went smoothly except for the crowds waiting to board the other cruise line’s boat. I think Royal Caribbean is more

  • S. Wilson 41 1st Western Caribbean

    This was our honeymoon and our first cruise all in one. I can not say enough about Rhapsody of the Seas. We were very surprised when we boarded the ship and say the interior for more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Katherine Laurie 45 1 Western Caribbean

    I sailed with the Rhapsody on July 4, as a present to my daughter for her high school graduation. I had done a lot of research, including this message board, in order to select a ship. more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Tracy Edwards 47 1 Caribbean

    I gave this cruise to my wife for Christmas. We have been married for 23 years and had never taken a cruise or vacation without the kids. This was the best thing we have ever done more

  • Angela Edwards 41 1 Western Caribbean

    This cruise was for our 23rd wedding anniversary. What A vacation! This is the first vacation I have ever had that was truely a vacation. It was wonderful! The Rhapsody was beautiful, more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Margaret Kincannon 60 5 Western Caribbean

    My husband and I have cruised several times out of Galveston on Royal Caribbean, but my mother had never taken a cruise. For her 81st birthday last year in May, I booked us on a more

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • Stan 61 2 Western Caribbean

    RCL’s Rhapsody Of The Sea is indeed a fine ship. The ongoing maintenance amazed me; how can they keep it looking so good while at sea. Because of the recent shipboard viruses, I more

    5 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