Royal Caribbean International
Rhapsody of the Seas
From the snow-capped mountain coasts of Alaska to skyline views of Sydney, Australia, Rhapsody of the Seas® delivers an unforgettable cruise experience, no matter the hemisphere. Get out to sea and relax away the stress of life on land - at the VitalitySM Spa or glass-canopied Solarium adults-only pool. This is a ship built for adventure, too, with rock climbing, the Casino Royale®, and entertainment including shows, live music, plus bars and lounges that never have a cover. Now there's even more to love on the newly revitalized Rhapsody of the Seas®, featuring our fleet's newest offerings.
- Air Conditioning
- Electric Current 110 AC
- Star Rating: 4
- Cruise Type: Contemporary
- Maiden Voyage: 19 May 1997
- Refurbished: 2012
- Tonnage: 78,491 tonnes
- Length: 915 ft
- Beam: 106 ft
- Draft: 25 ft
- Speed: 22 knots
- Ship Registration: Liberia
- Passenger Space: 39.25 ft/pass
- Passenger Capacity (dbl): 2000
- Crew Size:
- Nationality of Crew: International
- Nationality of Officers: International
- Nationality of Dining Staff: International
- Onboard Currency: US Dollars
Date Cruise Nights 24 May 13 Rhapsody, Sawyer Glacier ex Vancouver to Seattle 7 nights More info 31 May 13 Rhapsody, Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise ex Seattle Return 7 nights More info 7 Jun 13 Rhapsody, Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise ex Seattle Return 7 nights More info 14 Jun 13 Rhapsody, Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise ex Seattle Return 7 nights More info 21 Jun 13 Rhapsody, Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise ex Seattle Return 7 nights More info 28 Jun 13 Rhapsody, Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise ex Seattle Return 7 nights More info 5 Jul 13 Rhapsody, Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise ex Seattle Return 7 nights More info 12 Jul 13 Rhapsody, Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise ex Seattle Return 7 nights More info 19 Jul 13 Rhapsody, Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise ex Seattle Return 7 nights More info 26 Jul 13 Rhapsody, Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise ex Seattle Return 7 nights More info 2 Aug 13 Rhapsody, Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise ex Seattle Return 7 nights More info 9 Aug 13 Rhapsody, Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise ex Seattle Return 7 nights More info 16 Aug 13 Rhapsody, Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise ex Seattle Return 7 nights More info 23 Aug 13 Rhapsody, Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise ex Seattle Return 7 nights More info 30 Aug 13 Rhapsody, Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise ex Seattle to Vancouver 7 nights More info 6 Sep 13 Rhapsody, Hawaii ex Vancouver to Honolulu 12 nights More info 18 Sep 13 Rhapsody, Transpacific ex Honolulu to Sydney 17 nights More info 28 Oct 13 Rhapsody, South Pacific & Fiji Cruise ex Sydney Return 13 nights More info 10 Nov 13 Rhapsody, South Pacific Cruise ex Sydney Return 9 nights More info 19 Nov 13 Rhapsody, Tropical Queensland ex Sydney Roundtrip 11 nights More info 30 Nov 13 Rhapsody, South Pacific ex Sydney Return 12 nights More info 12 Dec 13 Rhapsody, Tasmania Cruise ex Sydney Return 7 nights More info 19 Dec 13 Rhapsody, South Pacific ex Sydney Roundtrip 9 nights More info 28 Dec 13 Rhapsody, Queensland & South Pacific ex Sydney Roundtrip 15 nights More info 12 Jan 14 Rhapsody, Queensland Cruise ex Sydney Return 11 nights More info 23 Jan 14 Rhapsody, South Pacific Cruise ex Sydney Roundtrip 9 nights More info 1 Feb 14 Rhapsody, South Pacific ex Sydney Return 10 nights More info 11 Feb 14 Rhapsody, South Pacific Cruise ex Sydney Roundtrip 11 nights More info 22 Feb 14 Rhapsody, South Pacific Cruise ex Sydney Return 12 nights More info 6 Mar 14 Rhapsody, South Pacific & Fiji Cruise ex Sydney Return 12 nights More info 18 Mar 14 Rhapsody, South Pacific Cruise ex Sydney Return 10 nights More info 28 Mar 14 Rhapsody, Queensland Cruise ex Sydney Return 11 nights More info 8 Apr 14 Rhapsody, South Pacific ex Sydney Return 10 nights More info 18 Apr 14 Rhapsody, Transpacific Cruise ex Sydney to Honolulu 15 nights More info 3 May 14 Rhapsody, Hawaii ex Honolulu to Vancouver 13 nights More info 16 May 14 Rhapsody, Sawyer Glacier ex Vancouver to Seattle 7 nights More info 23 May 14 Rhapsody, Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise ex Seattle Return 7 nights More info 30 May 14 Rhapsody, Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise ex Seattle Return 7 nights More info 6 Jun 14 Rhapsody, Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise ex Seattle Return 7 nights More info 13 Jun 14 Rhapsody, Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise ex Seattle Return 7 nights More info 20 Jun 14 Rhapsody, Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise ex Seattle Return 7 nights More info 27 Jun 14 Rhapsody, Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise ex Seattle Return 7 nights More info 4 Jul 14 Rhapsody, Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise ex Seattle Return 7 nights More info 11 Jul 14 Rhapsody, Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise ex Seattle Return 7 nights More info 18 Jul 14 Rhapsody, Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise ex Seattle Return 7 nights More info 25 Jul 14 Rhapsody, Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise ex Seattle Return 7 nights More info 1 Aug 14 Rhapsody, Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise ex Seattle Return 7 nights More info 8 Aug 14 Rhapsody, Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise ex Seattle Return 7 nights More info 15 Aug 14 Rhapsody, Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise ex Seattle Return 7 nights More info 22 Aug 14 Rhapsody, Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise ex Seattle Return 7 nights More info 29 Aug 14 Rhapsody, Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise ex Seattle to Vancouver 7 nights More info
There's nothing like the sound of cards being shuffled, chips being stacked and slot machines paying off. The Casino RoyaleSM is considered to be a little bit of Vegas, a little bit of Monte Carlo and a lot of Royal Caribbean fun. There are games for all levels of players. There are onboard lessons for novice players and tournaments for the more advanced. Casino Royale is open whenever you are sailing, so stop in and try your luck!
Make a toast to vacation in the Champagne Bar, the perfect place to raise a glass in honor of your cruise adventure. Celebrate your first night on board, a new stamp in your passport, or simply the fact that you're at sea.
This quiet and elegant bar offers many different sparkling wines, champagnes, and an assortment of canapes for you to enjoy.
The nightclub may get started late, but once it gets going, guests are kicking up their heels until the early morning. It's a great place to make new friends, enjoy a cocktail or just listen to the latest hits played by the resident DJ. The kids are not forgetten - many ships have a teen disco too.
All nightclubs are open to guests over the age of 18, with the exception of the teen disco, which welcomes those aged 13-17.
On a Royal Caribbean cruise vacation you'll never run out of things to do. From dance classes to belly-flop contests, Majesty of the Seas offers something special and new for all guests, young and old. If you're going to be vacationing with kids, from toddlers to teenagers, there are activities for them too, so be sure to check out the Kids Programmes section of the site.
To give you an idea of just how many cool things you can do onboard, take a look at some of the most popular onboard activities. Onboard activities are different for every ship and every itinerary - your Cruise Compass and Daily Planner will have all the details, including time and place.
Wine tastings and classes, cooking demonstrations, casino and card game lessons, ice-carving instruction, jewelry seminars and more. You can even enjoy rock-wall instruction.
Best Bellyflop Contests, Mr. Sexy Legs Contests and Water Balloon Tosses.
Contests and Games
Scavenger hunts, juggling lessons, backgammon, chess, Scrabble®, bridge and many other board/card games.
Cha-cha, rumba, merengue, waltz, two-step, tango, swing, foxtrot, jitterbug, line dancing, country, caribbean, hula, cha-cha slide and '70s Disco.
Some guests want to sit back, relax and be entertained while others want to join in on the action. Well, there's something for everyone, every day of the week. In fact, there's always so much going on, you may find the hardest decision is choosing what to do first.
Something new is featured everyday and entertainment varies from ship to ship - your Cruise Compass and Daily Planner will have all the details, including time and place. But to give you a taste of what goes on, here are few of the guests' favorites:
Live Bands and DJs
From Top 40 to classical and everything in between. Music is featured by the pool, in the main dining room and in some of the lounges and bars.
Karaoke contests, Trivia contests, Game shows, Guest talent Shows and more.
'50s and '60s Night, Masquerade Ball, Toga Party and Pirate Theme Night are just a few.
Welcome Parade, Captain's Welcome Reception, Bon Voyage Pool Party, Surf's Up Beach Party, Honeymooners' Party, Singles' Party, Mix-and-Mingles for kids, plus some parties that may be specific to your itinerary, like Caribbean Night.
Rock Climbing Wall
At 200 feet above sea level and towering 30 feet above the deck, the rock-climbing wall offers an incredible view and is one of the most popular onboard activities, for kids and adults. Royal Caribbean cruise ships are the only ones in the world to offer rock-climbing walls.
Whether it's your first time on a rock wall or if you're a seasoned climber, there are challenges for all levels of experience. All equipment, including shoes, helmets and harnesses are provided. All you need to do is bring a pair of socks and, of course, your sense of adventure.
There's nothing quite like relaxing in a nautical-themed bar when you're at sea, especially if you're in the Schooner Bar, a Royal Caribbean signature bar and guest favorite. Pull up a seat at the bar or relax in one of the comfy leather chairs. The decor and teakwood accents create such a warm and inviting atmosphere that you may be content just to stay there all night.
Shipshape Day Spa & Fitness Centre
The fitness center has all the equipment and facilities that major sports clubs do: weight machines, free weights, stationary spin bikes, stair steppers, treadmills, sauna, whirlpool, steamroom, and thermal suites. Plus a sweeping ocean view that extends for miles. The latest classes are all available, from pilates to spinning to kickboxing for all levels, including:
Aerobics in Motion
Shape up - Step up
Pathway to Yoga
Shape up - Pump up
Wheels in Motion
Shape up - Firm up
Combat in Motion
Circuits in Motion
Wake up - Shape up
Balance in Motion
Who knew there was such great shopping in the middle of the ocean?
You can find anything you want or need in the duty-free boutiques: a unique souvenir for that special friend or a piece of fine jewelry that will look perfect on you. And just in case you forgot your toothbrush or need a razor, the boutiques also offer a full line of sundries.
If you're a shopper at heart, you'll find paradise can be found on board, as well as in port. You'll also want to check your Cruise Compass and Daily Planner for activities like the Jewelry or Watch Seminar or Port and Shopping Talk.
With so much to do onboard, plus countless adventures on land, remember to take time for yourself. After all, it's your vacation! So why not indulge a little and head to the ShipShape® Day Spa.
Treat yourself to a pedicure or facial, or go for something you've never tried before, like a seaweed wrap or aroma stone therapy massage. Let the trained staff soothe your body, smooth your skin and send your mind to a sensory heaven. You may even surprise yourself. What seems fun and extravagant, is actually a pathway to your own personal well-being.
As if the adventure of cruising weren't enough, you can pack even more adventure on the sports decks. You are offered exciting, cutting-edge activities that put you right in the action.
Basketball Half Court
The basketball courts are so popular that for the Sovereign-family ships a half-court has been added in where a full court couldn't fit. These courts can also be used for volleyball, and as always, all the equipment is available on all sports decks.
If running fast doesn't do it, the view just might take your breath away. You'll find running tracks on every ship in the fleet. The tracks are open to anyone, but proper shoes are recommended.
It could be a contemporary musical stage production or a Las Vegas-inspired floorshow. Maybe headline entertainment or a comedy act. Whatever or whomever is on stage, one thing is for sure you'll be amazed. All production shows are produced exclusively for Royal Caribbean and the Royal Caribbean Singers and Dancers, with a variety of shows playing during your cruise vacation.
Shows are offered several times each week, so be sure to check your Cruise Compass and Daily Planner for show times.
Viking Crown Lounge
No Royal Caribbean cruise is complete without a stop in the signature bar, the Viking CrownSM Lounge. The Viking Crown Lounge is located at the very top of the ship, offering amazing 360-degree views. This glass-enclosed lounge is quite possibly the best place on board to enjoy a cocktail and watch the sunset.
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Dining on these cruise ships is as exciting as every other aspect of life onboard. There are so many different dishes and enticing atmospheres to experience you won't know where to start: pasta at Portofino, classic burgers from Johnny Rockets, gourmet five-course meals in the main dining room. In addition, all cruise ships offer low-fat ShipShape Day Spa menus, kids' menus, and, if you arrange in advance, kosher menus. Specialty restaurants are not available on all ships.
Main Dining Room
The main dining room stands out for its world-class food and decor, and it's the perfect choice for groups both large and small. From heavenly entrees to delectable desserts-and dining options to suit a range of vacationing needs- this is fine dining that everyone can enjoy.
With My Time Dining you can experience the fine quality, ambiance and service offered in our main dining room while enjoying flexibility in your dining options. By selecting My Time Dining, you can choose to dine in our main dining room between the hours of 6:00 - 9:30 pm (times vary by ship). Then once onboard your ship, you will have the convenience and flexibility to select the perfect dining time for each day of your cruise vacation.
For a romantic evening at sea make a reservation at Portofino, the specialty restaurant offering delicious Italian cuisine. Sample some of the chef's new creations or have one of your favorites prepared the classic way. Either way, you won't be disappointed.
From the first bite of the antipasto to the last spoonful of tiramisu, dining in the elegant atmosphere of Portofino is an evening to remember.
A nominal fee ranging from $20 - $25 USD applies per dining guest, including gratuities. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
Chops Grille is a guest favorite, the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion or simply be treated to a fantastic dinner. Enjoy juicy steaks, fresh seafood, hearty side dishes and delicious desserts in an elegant atmosphere. From filet mignon to mesquite grilled salmon, Chops Grille offers much more than simple meat and potatoes.
Dishes In Chops Grille are seasoned with Royal Culinary CollectionsTM blend of spices. Meat dishes offer a choice of traditional bearnaise sauce, famous peppercorn sauce, garlic-herb butter or Royal Caribbean steak sauce. A wide selection of Royal Culinary CollectionsTMmustard is also available.
Slip back in time in this fifties-style burger joint that's fun for the whole family. The burgers are juicy, the shakes are thick and the retro style is so authentic you'll think you've been here before.
The Johnny Rockets restaurant you'll find onboard is everything you'd expect from the shore-side restaurant - authentic 1950s decor, a menu filled with all-American favorites and, of course, friendly service. Johnny Rockets is a great casual dining alternative that everyone in the family will enjoy.
The Windjammer Cafe is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat before hitting the pool or a casual dinner to top off a day of adventure. Open almost around the clock, it offers great food, spectacular views and an attentive waitstaff, all in a casual atmosphere.
Choose from a wide variety of food and a seemingly never-ending buffet for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks throughout the day. Serving stations offer salads, soups, sandwiches and burgers, meat-carving and hot entrees. And for your sweet tooth, choose from a multitude of cookies, cakes and frozen yogurt.
NB: Not all ships features these restaurants and surcharges apply to some restaurants.
What to Wear
There are three distinct types of evenings onboard: casual, smart casual and formal. Suggested guidelines for these nights are:
Casual: Sport shirts and slacks for men, sundresses or pants for women
Smart Casual: Jackets and ties for men, dresses or pantsuits for women
Formal: Suits and ties or tuxedos for men, cocktail dresses for women
3 to 4-night cruises include one formal night and two or three casual nights.
5 - nights include one formal, one smart casual and three casual nights.
7-night cruises include two formal nights, one smart casual night and four casual nights.
10, 11, and 12-night cruises include two formal nights and three smart casual nights, all other nights are casual.
14 and 15-night cruises include three formal nights and four smart casual nights. All other nights are casual.
Fun isn't just for adults at Royal Caribbean. They offer exciting programs for guests of all ages, starting at just 6 months old! And you can feel confident leaving your children, over three years of age, because every member of staff holds a college degree in education or other related field, or has qualified experience in working with children.
From 6-36 months of age, tiniest guests and their parents are invited to participate in the Fisher-Price Aqua Babies and Aqua Tots Programs. Developed by Fisher-Price exclusively for Royal Caribbean International, these activities are hosted by trained youth staff. A parent or caregiver MUST accompany children during activity sessions.
Kids from 3-17 may take part in complimentary Adventure Ocean® Youth Program. Adventure Ocean was specially designed to blend educational activities with just plain fun. To participate in the Adventure Ocean programs, children must be three years of age and potty-trained (diaper and pull-up free).