After a month-long $54 million dry dock, Royal Caribbean International's Rhapsody of the Seas emerged from Singapore's Sembawang Shipyard after a revitalization. The Rhapsody of the Seas will sail Alaskan cruises this summer and Australian voyages in the fall.
The revitalization introduced a range of guest amenities including the Royal Babies and Tots Nursery designed for the cruise line's youngest guests, 6 to 36 months old; a Diamond Lounge for Crown & Anchor Society loyalty members; a Concierge Lounge for suite guests and loyalty guests; and completely refreshed staterooms. Wi-Fi availability is also found throughout the ship, and other technology enhancements include flat-panel televisions in all staterooms, an outdoor LED movie screen on the pool deck and as well as a digital way-finding system.
Rhapsody of the Seas features new dining options with the addition of five of the fleet's dinning concepts, including Giovanni's Table, Izumi Asian Cuisine restaurant, Park Cafe deli-style restaurant, Chop's Grille steakhouse and the 14-guest Chef's Table.
The reinvented Centrum features daytime activities, nighttime entertainment and a new entertainment experience where aerialists glide through the five-story atrium as guests 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.
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