As a Vision-class vessel, Rhapsody of the Seas offers cruise goers a light, airy sense of whimsy as they visit some of the most exciting cruise destinations in the world. Launched in 1997, Rhapsody features dramatic walls of glass and retractable canopy and extensive application of glass throughout the interior design. With its dramatic walls of glass, guests can enjoy the sweeping view of the ocean as they relax in a spa on board this Royal Caribbean vessel. As one of the first ships to offer private balconies, Rhapsody of the Seas was named for sister ship Vision of the Seas. Among its key features is the soaring central atrium at the heart of the ship adorned with champagne bars and lively music at night. The 78,491 ton, 915 feet long vessel can accommodate up to 2,435 passengers. It has a total of 765 friendly and dedicated staff attentive to your every need. Most of the crew is international, while the officers are Norwegian.
Most of the cabins on board Rhapsody are comfortable and airy. The smaller category cabins however are a bit small for more than two occupants. But all cabins feature closet and drawer-shelf with plenty of spaces. Some of the amenities in the suites include a mini bar and a private balcony, as well as a concierge service. Over at the Royal Suite, guests will have a living room, wet bar, a separate dining area, entertainment room, a separate bedroom and one bathroom with a bathtub and a separate shower.
Things to Do
Passengers will find something to do easily on the Rhapsody of the Seas. The Solarium with a sliding roof has indoor/outdoor pool where adults can chill out and unwind. The ship also has a total of six relaxing whirlpools. Youngsters can also have a grand time on board with the Club Ocean Children’s room and the FantaSeas Teen Center.
For active travelers, try the ship’s rock-climbing wall where the gears and equipments will be provided for free. The ship also features conference centers equipped with state of the art facilities such as TV, VCR, overhead projector and slide projector. Guests can also remain connected with the ship’s Internet lounge which provides real-time access to the Web.
At night, you can head over to the theater and watch professional performers and fantastic Broadway and Las Vegas style productions. If you are feeling lucky, head over to the Casino Royale. This casino at sea can accommodate more than 200 guests and features all the usual table games as well as slot machines.
Restaurants and Bars
The main dining venue is two decks high and serves meals in two assigned evening seating. Lunch is served in open seating in the dining room. Other alternative venues for dining include Windjammer and the casual Lido buffet, where three meals are served daily and you don’t have to make reservations. The Viking Crown Lounge is a popular spot for a few cocktails as you relax. It has floor-to-ceiling windows which allow guests to enjoy the glorious ocean view.