Rhapsody of the Seas
Rhapsody of the Seas is a wide-ranging cruise liner that visits a wide range of ports from Alaska to Mexico and the Bahamas. It has a breath taking construction hanging in the atrium known as “Diadem” which is a six story high construction of wood, metal and enamel. This sets the scene for all of the decoration in the ship, which is to a very high standard. The ship has a very friendly atmosphere that is a counterpoint to the classy effect given by the ship’s artistic décor. The ship is well laid out so even though it can carry 2,435 passengers, it never feels crowded. The ship attracts passengers mainly in the age range of 30 to 50s but there are families too. There is a “Kids club” for different age ranges and this frees parents to follow their own form of entertainment. There is certainly plenty to do from live shows with “Named” artists to the casino and the fitness suites.
One of the comments made by first time passengers on the ship is the amount of food that is offered. This is not a high cuisine ship but has a wide ranging menu which changes often. The ship offers far more than most people will eat and there are vegetarian dishes available as well as other “Healthy option” choices. There are two sittings for dinner in the main dining room but other meals are served on a more flexible basis and there are other eating venues available. Room service is available on a 24/7 basis with a range of snacks and quick meals on offer.
There is a wide range of cabins on the ship and even the lowest priced gives enough room to provide comfort and has a sitting area. All cabins have televisions with a range of channels. Almost half of the outside cabins have balconies and unobstructed views of the sea. Cabins are well maintained and decorated. The ship has a very friendly atmosphere and the crew give excellent service. The artwork and cosmic theme to the decoration lends an aura of sophistication whilst not being stuffy. Rhapsody of the Sea is popular with people in the 30s to 50s age group but there is plenty of entertainment and activities for younger passengers.