In our continuous effort to explore the world one cruise at a time we’ve just booked our second cruise of the year.
We’ve had our eye on the 10 night ‘Mediterranean Variety Cruise‘ onboard Rhapsody of the Seas since we came back from our Epic experience onboard Norwegian Epic earlier this year.
As soon as we saw, what we considered to be, a good deal for this cruise, we took a 24-hour courtesy hold and arranged to get time off from work. We continued keeping track of the price to make sure that, if a lower price became available (since we are after final payment day) we could book at the lower rate. Meanwhile we also placed new courtesy holds to make sure that, if there was a rise in the cruiserate, we could still book at the lower rate.
This time the Adriatic Sea will be on the agenda. During our first cruise onboard Rhapsody of the Seas, the ship will bring us from Venice to Koper (Slovenia); Split, Dubrovnik and Zadar (Croatia); Athens (Greece); Bodrum (Turkey) and Kotor (Montenegro).
This will be our second visit to the city of canals and bridges, and another chance to enjoy Venice’s beauty while cruising past its famous landmarks.
Rhapsody of the Seas is one of the older and smaller ships in the Royal Caribbean fleet. Together with her sister ship Vision of the Seas, she is part of Royal Caribbean’s Vision-class cruise ships.
Rhapsody of the Seas, who sailed her maiden voyage in May 1997, has a passenger capacity of 2,435 guests. Onboard amenities include a spa, two swimming pools, eight bars and lounges, a rock climbing wall and several dining options, including a steakhouse, an Italian and an Asian restaurant.
In April 2012 the ship received a $54 million refit adding amongst others an outdoor poolside moviescreen, digital signage (for those passengers who keep getting lost) and a concierge and diamond lounge for those very important evening happy hours…