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Rhapsody of the Seas is a Vision-class cruise ship operated by Royal Caribbean International.

After six years of sailing from Galveston, Texas, Rhapsody of the Seas repositioned on a world trip in the autumn of 2007, traveling through the South Pacific to Australia where she remained for two months, before moving to Asia, operating cruises from Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Busan in South Korea. For the summer of 2008, Rhapsody of the Seas operated out of Seattle, Washington, sailing to Alaska before repositioning back to Sydney, Australia for the winter of 2008/2009.

Rhapsody of the Seas sailed her final season in Australia during the winter 2014/2015 season, repositioning to Europe sailing from Rome in April 2015. During the 2015/2016 winter she sailed from São Paulo in Brazil

After her 2016 summer season, Rhapsody of the Seas sailed to Tampa, Florida conducting cruises to the Western Caribbean. She will reposition to Cape Liberty, New Jersey for the 2017 summer season, sailing to the Bahamas and Canada/New England, before repositioning back to Tampa

In April 2012, the ship received a US$54 million dry dock refit which added additional cabins, an outdoor movie screen near the pool, new dining areas and a nursery

The ship received an additional refit in late 2016.

Class and type: Vision-class cruise ship


78,878 GT[1]

46,560 NT[1]

8,439 DWT[1]

Length: 279 m (915 ft)


32.20 m (105.6 ft) (hull)

35.64 m (116.9 ft) (maximum)

Draft: 7.92 m (26.0 ft)

Depth: 15.85 m (52.0 ft)

Decks: 12

Installed power: 4 × Wärtsilä 12V46C

Propulsion: Diesel-electric, two shafts

Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)


1,998 passengers (double occupancy)

2,416 passengers (maximum)[2]

Crew: 765



Name: Rhapsody of the Seas

Operator: Royal Caribbean International[1]

Port of registry:

1997–2005: Oslo, Norway

2005–Present: Nassau, Bahamas


Chantiers de l'Atlantique

Saint-Nazaire, France

Yard number: E31[1]

Laid down: 11 December 1995[1]

Launched: 1 August 1996[1]

Completed: 22 April 1997[1]

Maiden voyage: 19 May 1997

In service: 1997-present


Call sign: C6UA2

IMO number: 9116864

MMSI number: 311805000

Status: In Active Service

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