Royal Caribbean International’s Rhapsody of the Seas has emerged from drydock remodeling as a virtually new ship. Now, Rhapsody of the Seas will deliver guests a host of exciting new dining and entertainment options as well as new, unique amenities after the ship’s bow-to-stern transformation.
“Rhapsody of the Seas’ dry dock is part of Royal Caribbean’s multi-ship enhancement and revitalization strategy to deliver the world’s most innovative cruise ships, exciting itineraries and world-renowned Gold Anchored service to our guests, also known as the Royal Advantage” said Betsy O’Rourke, senior vice president, Marketing, Royal Caribbean International.
The all-encompassing revitalization introduces a range of guest amenities and premium experiences that are sure to wow even the most experienced cruiser.
Here are the highlights-
- The Royal Babies and Tots Nursery designed for the cruise line’s youngest guests, 6 – 36 months old,
- A Diamond Lounge for Crown & Anchor Society loyalty members,
- A new Concierge Lounge for suite guests and top-tier loyalty guests,
- Completely refreshed staterooms,
- Improved Wi-Fi availability throughout the ship,
- New flat-panel televisions in all staterooms,
- An outdoor LED movie screen on the pool deck,
- A digital way-finding system all of which debut on Royal Caribbean’s latest and world’s most innovative sister ships, Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas.
- Five of the fleet’s most highly acclaimed dinning concepts, including Giovanni’s Table, Izumi Asian Cuisine restaurant, Park Café deli-style restaurant, Chop’s Grille steakhouse and the exclusive 14-guest Chef’s Table.
- A reinvented Centrum, featuring enriching daytime activities, dazzling nighttime entertainment and a new high-flying entertainment experience where aerialists glide through the five-story atrium
- Guests can now enjoy a cocktail in the 60’s inspired R Bar, a new bar concept first introduced onboard Splendour of the Seas.
- Guests also can take in the newly re-imagined Viking Crown Lounge, which features a stunning new design concept as well as a new menu featuring bite size goodies.
Rhapsody of the Seas will embark on a 15-night voyage from Singapore to Sydney, Australia. From there, she will sail across the Pacific via Hawaii to her Alaska season in May 2012. In Alaska, Rhapsody of the Seas will sail every Friday on seven-night, round-trip cruises from Seattle, calling at Juneau and Skagway, Alaska, and Victoria, B.C. Guests also will transit Alaska’s Inside Passage, as well as venture up Tracy Arm Fjord to see Sawyer Glacier.