Rhapsody of the Seas completes $54 million renovation

Rhapsody of the Seas completes $54 million renovation

After a month-long $54 million dry dock, Royal Caribbean-operated Rhapsody of the Seas has emerged from Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore as a virtually new ship.

The revamped ship will offer guests a host of new dining options, entertainment and unique features after the ship’s bow-to-stern transformation.

Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy all of Rhapsody of the Seas new features onboard the ship in Alaska this summer or Australia in the autumn. 

“Rhapsody of the Seas’ dry dock is part of Royal Caribbean International’s multi-ship enhancement and revitalisation strategy to deliver the world’s most innovative cruise ships and exciting itineraries to our guests,” said Betsy O’Rourke, senior vice president, marketing, Royal Caribbean International.

“With every inch of Rhapsody of the Seas renewed, five new restaurants added, the evolution of entertainment in our iconic Centrum, plus an array of new touches, guests will be wowed by what is virtually a new ship.”

The comprehensive make-over introduces a range of guest features and experiences, including the Royal Babies and Tots Nursery, a Diamond Lounge for Crown & Anchor Society loyalty members, a Concierge Lounge for suite guests and top-tier loyalty guests and completely refreshed staterooms.

Guests will also find staying connected at sea easier with Wi-Fi availability throughout the ship and will be able to enjoy a host of technology enhancements.

These include flat-panel televisions in all staterooms and an outdoor LED movie screen on the pool deck, as well as a digital way-finding system all of which debut on Royal Caribbean International’s latest and world’s most innovative sister ships, Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas.

For guests looking to tickle their taste buds, Rhapsody of the Seas features an array of new dining options with the addition of five of the fleet’s most highly acclaimed dining concepts. 

The brand new Centrum features enriching daytime activities, nighttime entertainment and a new high-flying performance which includes aerialists gliding through the five-story atrium.

Guests can enjoy a cocktail in the 60’s inspired R Bar, a new bar concept first introduced onboard Splendour of the Seas.