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Overview

Introduced in 1997 and last refurbished in 2016, Rhapsody of the Seas lacks some of the flashier hallmarks of most Royal Caribbean ships. However, you'll still find a rock climbing wall and an LED poolside movie screen. Plus, with the capacity to transport 2,416 guests and 765 crew members, the ship offers a moderate 1-to-3 crew-to-passenger ratio.

About 60 percent of staterooms feature ocean views. Interior cabins range from 136 to 256 square feet, while the largest suites span more than 1,000 square feet. All cabins include flat-screen TVs and minibars. Past cruisers were particularly impressed with the service across the ship, especially in the accommodations.

In addition to the comfortable cabins, travelers enjoyed the cuisine. Guests can choose between the main dining room or the extensive buffet, as well as three specialty restaurants. Afterward, grab a nightcap in one of the multiple bars and lounges.

In 2018-19, Rhapsody of the Seas departs from VeniceBarcelona and Tampa for sailings across Europe and the Caribbean

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Introduced in 1997 and last refurbished in 2016, Rhapsody of the Seas lacks some of the flashier hallmarks of most Royal Caribbean ships. However, you'll still find a rock climbing wall and an LED poolside movie screen. Plus, with the capacity to transport 2,416 guests and 765 crew members, the ship offers a moderate 1-to-3 crew-to-passenger ratio.

About 60 percent of staterooms feature ocean views. Interior cabins range from 136 to 256 square feet, while the largest suites span more than 1,000 square feet. All cabins include flat-screen TVs and minibars. Past cruisers were particularly impressed with the service across the ship, especially in the accommodations.

In addition to the comfortable cabins, travelers enjoyed the cuisine. Guests can choose between the main dining room or the extensive buffet, as well as three specialty restaurants. Afterward, grab a nightcap in one of the multiple bars and lounges.

In 2018-19, Rhapsody of the Seas departs from VeniceBarcelona and Tampa for sailings across Europe and the Caribbean

Ship Size
L
Price
$$$$
Year Built
N/A

Pros & Cons

  • Smaller ship with more personalized service

  • Lacks some of the modern amenities of other ships in the fleet

Rankings

Rhapsody of the Seas ranks #5 out of 24 Royal Caribbean International Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

4.15Scorecard
  • 4.0Expert Rating »
  • 3.9Traveler Rating »
  • 5.0Health Rating »

Cabins

Rhapsody of the Seas offers a wide range of accomodation options. Browse cabins to find the stateroom that suits your needs.

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Deck Plans

Rhapsody of the Seas contains 11 decks. Find out which features are available on each Rhapsody of the Seas deck.

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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 957 guests have reviewed Rhapsody of the Seas, giving it a rating of 3.9 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

3.9 out of 5(957 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples50.5%
Families w/older children13.9%
Singles/Friends9%
Groups7.8%
Families w/young children5.6%
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Disclaimers about ship ratings: A ship’s Health Rating is based on vessel inspection scores published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If a ship did not receive a CDC score within 22 months prior to the calculation of its Overall Rating, its Health Rating appears as N/A; in such a case, the ship’s Overall Rating is calculated using the average Health Rating of all CDC-rated ships within the cruise line. All ship Traveler Ratings are based on ratings provided under license by Cruiseline.com.