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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.

Overall Rating
Family Friendly
Shore Excursions

 User Reviews

  • Name Age # of Cruises Desitination
  • 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.
  • Pamela White 45 1 Western Caribbean

    My husband, myself and our 5 kids(11 to 19) just completed our first on the Rhapsody of the Seas, through the Royal more

    3 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

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