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Rhapsody of the Seas Cruises is some of the most fun-filled cruise vacations on the ocean today. The Rhapsody offers everything a passenger needs to enjoy a cruise packed with nonstop activity. The Rhapsody of the Seas cruise ship is part of the Royal Caribbean International cruise line. It made its maiden voyage in May 1007. The ship’s Godmother is Bodil Wilhelmsen. The 915 foot ship has a passenger capacity of 2,435.
A Rhapsody of the sea cruise starts with the comfortable state rooms. The ship features four basic stateroom types. The Family ocean view has 237 sq. feet and can accommodate a family of six. The large ocean view is 154 sq. feet can hold 2 to 3 people. The large interior staterooms are 151 sq. feet and the interior staterooms are 135 sq. feet, both can accommodate two persons comfortably. All rooms feature a private bath and sitting areas. There are larger suites and rooms available too. There are even special rates for those 55 or older, active US military or Canadian forces, and US or Canadian law enforcement, fire departments or EMTs.
Business owners can choose a short cruise on the Rhapsody as a great reward for their employees. They can hold business meetings in the conference centre or one of the four meeting rooms. All the necessary amenities are there including projectors, TV, easels, VCR, podium and more. Employees can enjoy the remainder of the cruise as a bonus.
Activities on Rhapsody of the Seas cruise never stops. The ship features an indoor/ outdoor pool in a Solarium with a sliding roof. This is perfect for keep passengers busy even on rainy days. It also makes a stunning place to sit and star gaze at night. The rock-climbing wall is another favorite activity on board. Once at the top of the wall the view is astounding.
There is an outdoor pool and six whirlpools. Spend a day and the spa and fitness centre. The full service spa and salon feature the most popular spa massages and treatments. The state of the art fitness centre can meet the needs of the most athletic guests. The Casino Royale provides passengers a full-service casino to enjoy. The youthful passengers can attend adventure ocean youth facilities. They will find all the activities that appeal to their age with appropriate adult supervision.
The night life is just as active as the daytime is. Theaters and shows abound throughout the cruise. Musicals, theatrical productions and more are offered almost every night. There are special events such as masquerades and theme parties. Music is everywhere day and night. Calypso bands by the pool and Latin bands in the lounge provide upbeat live entertainment. Live jazz, orchestras and others play at the various bars, lounges and other locations throughout the ship.
Passengers can check out the explorer academy. They can learn to do a variety of things such as Salsa dance, play the keyboard, cook, learn to place casino games, napkin folding, foreign language classes, and so much more. The goal of the Rhapsody is to offer every guest an opportunity to participate in activities that appeal to them. On the sports deck, there is a running track and golf course.
Shopping is a pastime that has not been left out. There are many unique boutiques on board to meet all your shopping needs. Whether you are search for jewelry, clothing or souvenirs there is a store that has something to meet your budget. Do not forget the ports of call that offer duty free shopping for tourist. They present the opportunity to find those rare items that cannot be purchased just anywhere. The perfect souvenirs to remind travelers or the places they have been and the sights they have seen.
The Rhapsody of the Seas sails from its home port of Sydney Australia in the winter months and Seattle Washington in the summer months. One of the most popular cruises is the seven night Alaska glacier cruise. It departs Seattle and makes port in Juneau, Skagway, Tracy Arm Fjord, Victoria British Columbia and then back to Seattle. The scenery is breath taking. Passengers can also add land excursions such as dog sledding, fishing and more. But to read more about cruises to Alaska, read my other post about the best Alaskan cruises.
During the winter months, the ship will depart from Sydney and cruise to Burnie, Tasmania, Hobart, Isle of Pines, New Caledonia and Mystery Island. Land excursions include shopping and sightseeing tours.
The Rhapsody of the Seas cruises can provide passengers with the perfect vacation tailored to their specific tastes. With so many activities both day and night, there is always something to do. The exotic ports of call complete the uniqueness of the trip. Cruise pricing is all-inclusive. The only additional costs are flights to the departure port, transportation to and from the ship and any incidentals on the ship. Cruising represents an exceptional value for all the benefits that it provides.