The Rhapsody of the Seas was built in 1997 and is among Royal Caribbean’s 26 ships in its fleet. The Rhapsody is included in the cruise line’s Vision Class. In the cruise ship stats below, you’ll find the Rhapsody of the Seas vs all of the other Royal Caribbean ships.
How big is the Rhapsody of the Seas? Below, you’ll find all of the relevant cruise ship stats, specs and dimensions for the Rhapsody of the Seas. Included in these statistics are passenger capacity, length, year built, year renovated, cost to build, gross tonnage, engine info, number of rooms, deck counts and more!
Passenger Capacity refers to the total number of people that the Rhapsody of the Seas can accommodate. Of course, there are also crew members on board. Below, find the total onboard capacity, including staff and cruise guests.
Royal Caribbean Avg: 3,559 guests
Rhapsody of the Seas Passenger Capacity: The passenger capacity for the Rhapsody of the Seas is 2,040 guests. The average capacity for the 26 active ships in Royal Caribbean’s fleet is 3,559 passengers. The passenger capacity range for all Royal Caribbean ships has a minimum of 1,992 guests and a maximum of 5,518 passengers.
Royal Caribbean Avg: 1,364 staff
Rhapsody of the Seas Crew Members: Staff on the Rhapsody of the Seas include 765 crew members. That’s a guest to staff ratio of 3.8:1. The average Royal Caribbean ship includes 1,364 employees and has a passenger to staff ratio of 3.8:1.
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How long is the Rhapsody? From end to end, the Rhapsody of the Seas length equals 915 feet (279 meters). Compare that to the average ship length of all 26 active vessels in Royal Caribbean’s fleet, measuring 1063 feet (325 meters).
Royal Caribbean Avg: 1,063 feet
The smallest Royal Caribbean ship (in terms of length) measures 915 feet (279 meters) from end to end. The longest vessel spans 1188 feet (363 meters).
Our chart below shows the length of the Rhapsody of the Seas vs all other active Royal Caribbean ships.
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When was the Rhapsody of the Seas Built? The Rhapsody of the Seas was built in 1997 and joined the cruise line’s Vision Class.
Royal Caribbean includes 26 active ships. The oldest in the fleet was built in 1996. The average Royal Caribbean ship is 14 years old and the median build date for all active ships is 2006
Royal Caribbean Avg: 2007
When was the last Rhapsody of the Seas Dry Dock? The Rhapsody of the Seas experienced dry dock improvements in 2019.
Renovations included the following: The Rhapsody of the Seas experienced dry dock in 2012 at a cost of $54 million. Improvements included the addition of an outdoor movie screen, nursery and additional dining area. In 2019, the Rhapsody underwent another retrofit. This included cosmetic maintenance adn technology upgrades.
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