Rhapsody of the Seas Emerges as a New Ship

Royal Caribbean International’s Rhapsody of the Seas has undergone a month long $54 million dry dock refurbishment and she has arrived from Singapore’s Sembawang shipyard looking like a brand new ship.

Rhapsody of the Seas has been in service since 1997 and although has seen a refit or two the latest is certainly her most prestigious.

Guests can now experience an entirely new “scene” on board. She has been fitted with various new and exciting dining options, ship wide WI-FI services, new technology enhancements including flat screen TV’s in all staterooms, outdoor LED movie screen, digital way-finding system (which made its debut on sister ships Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas) fully refurbished state-rooms, Royal Babies and Tots Nursery and much more.

The dry-dock revitalisation is all part of Royal Caribbean’s multi-ship enhancement strategy, to simply deliver the world’s most innovative and exciting cruise ships. Betsy O’Rouke, senior vice president, marketing, Royal Caribbean International comment” With every inch of Rhapsody of the Seas renewed, five new dining restaurants added, the evolution of entertainment in our iconic Centrum, plus an array of new touches, guests will be wowed by what is virtually a new ship.”

Guests will also still find on board  The Viking Crown Lounge, rock climbing wall, fitness centre, swimming pools, spa (of course) Casino and of an evening some amazing entertainment. What more could you ever wish for from a cruise ship?!

Rhapsody of the Seas will sail to Australia on itinerary’s featuring some amazing ports including Melbourne, Sydney, New Caledonia and Tasmania before leaving for the West Coast of Canada and another season of sailing to Alaska.

Author: Danielle


Trying to explore each and every inch of this wonderful planet via cruise ship.

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