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travel42 Cruise Ship Review: Royal Caribbean International Rhapsody of the Seas

Rhapsody of the Seas travel42 Professional Ship Review

Royal Caribbean International's Rhapsody of the Seas, built in France and launched in 1997 with Bahamian registry, measures 78,491 tons, extends 915 ft with a 105-ft beam, and cruises at 22 knots.

Staff and crew total 765, with Norwegian officers and 55 nationalities represented. At maximum capacity, Rhapsody carries 2,435 passengers.

Rhapsody of the Seas entered dry dock at the Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore in spring 2012 for a monthlong, $54 million upgrade. The 1,998-passenger Vision-...

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