7 NIGHT WESTERN CARIBBEAN HOLIDAY CRUISE Adventure Starts Here

Tampa , Florida | George Town , Grand Cayman | Cozumel , Mexico | Belize City , Belize | Puerto Costa Maya , Mexico | Tampa , Florida

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RHAPSODY OF THE SEAS

SHORE TO SHORE EXPLORATION

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RHAPSODY OF THE SEAS

SHORE TO SHORE EXPLORATION

Chart a course for Caribbean thrills. Or set sail for Mediterranean marvels. From the Gulf of Mexico to the Adriatic, Rhapsody of the Seas® delves deeper and adventures further, taking you to shores that most other ships never even visit.

RHAPSODY OF THE SEAS

SHORE TO SHORE EXPLORATION

Chart a course for Caribbean thrills. Or set sail for Mediterranean marvels. From the Gulf of Mexico to the Adriatic, Rhapsody of the Seas® delves deeper and adventures further, taking you to shores that most other ships never even visit.

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BEGINS HERE

Onboard Rhapsody of the Seas®, you’ll find thrills at every turn. Face off against other guests in a game of Love & Marriage or Battle of the Sexes. Race to the top of the Rock Climbing Wall for panoramic views of the sea. And celebrate to the sounds of a live DJ at a pool party under the stars.

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GO GOURMET

GLOBETROTTING

Journey to Tuscany with traditional Italian fare at Giovanni’s Table, or head to Japan with some fresh-rolled sushi at Izumi Japanese Cuisine. And for a taste of the legendary Kummelweck roast beef sandwich, stop by Park Café. Close out the day with a classic cocktail at the retro inspired R Bar.

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SHOW STOPPERS

From bluegrass to rockabilly, country music lovers will find plenty to sing along to at Pure Country. And in Piano Man, you can journey down memory lane with hit songs plunked out on the ivories. If its fancy footwork you’re after, look no further than Ballroom Fever.

ROOM FOR

ADVENTURE

We’re redefining the way you stay, one room at a time. With quiet comfort and services designed to exceed your expectations, our staterooms offer the perfect time-out from nonstop onboard action and exciting adventures in port. From special needs to wee ones, and even extended families wanting to keep the whole crew together, we’ve got you covered.

Day 1 - Departure Day

Tampa, Florida

DEPARTS:
4:00 PM

A PIRATE’S PARADISE

Kick off the morning with a café con leche in the historic Cuban-Spanish neighborhood of Ybor City. Then take the TECO Line Streetcar into the Channel District where you can explore the Florida Aquarium or the SS American Victory, a World War II era ship turned museum.

A PIRATE’S PARADISE

Kick off the morning with a café con leche in the historic Cuban-Spanish neighborhood of Ybor City. Then take the TECO Line Streetcar into the Channel District where you can explore the Florida Aquarium or the SS American Victory, a World War II era ship turned museum.

THINGS TO DO

CULTURE FIX

Stroll along the Tampa Riverwalk and see where it leads you. You might explore interactive exhibits at the Tampa Bay History Center, or go stand-up paddleboarding from the Sail Pavilion. Tampa Museum of Art’s collections range from ancient to modern— and the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is home to splash fountains, a playground and skyline views.

HIT THE SAND

A short 30-minute drive west of downtown lands you along the Gulf of Mexico coast, which is fringed by a string of sugary beaches. Clearwater Beach and St. Pete Beach both offer an upbeat seaside atmosphere, while Caladesi Island State Park and Fort DeSoto Park provide serene shoreline settings.

SEA WATCH

Enter the Florida Aquarium to encounter over 20,000 species of aquatic plants and animals. See river otters on the Florida Wetlands Trail and ring-tailed lemurs on the Journey to Madagascar. Then say hello to goliath grouper, stingrays, reef fishes, sea turtles and sharks in the Bays & Beaches habitat.

Day 2 - At Sea

CRUISING

CAN'T MISS FAVORITES

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CAN'T MISS FAVORITES

LB, Liberty of the Seas, mini golf, fun, family, kids, teens, jumping, revite 2016.

Things to Do

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Mini Golf

ON PAR FOR ADVENTURE

Hit the links on the high seas! Refine your mini-golf game on a green that overlooks a sea of blue. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

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Rock Climbing Wall

A BOLDER BOULDER

Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

Day 3 - TENDERED

George Town, Grand Cayman

ARRIVES:
7:00 AM
DEPARTS:
3:30 PM

LAID BACK LUXURY

Grand Cayman strikes the perfect balance between glitzy glamor and easygoing island life. You can hit the famous Seven Mile Beach and just chill, Cayman Mama in hand. Swim with stingrays on a snorkeling safari. Or treat yourself to a little retail therapy at some of the best designer shops in the world.

One of the best-known wreck dives in the Caribbean, the USS Kittiwake, George Town, Grand Cayman
Stingrays in the crystal clear waters of George Town, Grand Cayman
People riding horseback on the beach, George Town, Grand Cayman.

LAID BACK LUXURY

Grand Cayman strikes the perfect balance between glitzy glamor and easygoing island life. You can hit the famous Seven Mile Beach and just chill, Cayman Mama in hand. Swim with stingrays on a snorkeling safari. Or treat yourself to a little retail therapy at some of the best designer shops in the world.

One of the best-known wreck dives in the Caribbean, the USS Kittiwake, George Town, Grand Cayman
Stingrays in the crystal clear waters of George Town, Grand Cayman
People riding horseback on the beach, George Town, Grand Cayman.
THINGS TO DO

Close-up of a Hawksbill turtle in George Town, Grand Cayman

Swim with Sea Turtles

The whole family can swim alongside sea turtles and tropical fish at the Cayman Turtle Centre. Or wander around the Caribbean Aviary and spot exotic birds up close, including Grand Cayman’s national bird, the Cayman parrot..

Palm trees swaying on the Seven Mile Beach, George Town, Grand Cayman

Stroll the Seven Mile Beach

Seven Mile Beach is actually five-and-a-half miles of coral sands and crystal-clear shoreline. But it’s peppered with restaurants, bars, and upscale resorts— and it was named one of the world’s Ultimate Beaches by Caribbean Travel + Life.

Palm trees in the North Sound Golf Club, George Town, Grand Cayman

Tee Off in Paradise

Hit the green at the North Sound Club, the only 18-hole championship golf course on the Cayman Islands.

Day 4 - DOCKED

Cozumel, Mexico

ARRIVES:
10:30 AM
DEPARTS:
7:30 PM
MEXICAN HEART AND

CARIBBEAN SOUL

Cozumel blends Mexican culture with Caribbean vibes. You can explore its Maya roots in Tulum, or discover a secret world of sea life as you snorkel beneath the waves in Chankanaab. And there’s no better way to close out a day of adventure than with an ice cold michelada and a beachside massage at Playa Mia.

Clear Water of Punta Sur National Park, Cozumel, Mexico
Girl snorkeling with fins in Cozumel, Mexico
Panoramic view of the God of Wind Temple Ruins in Tulum close to Cozumel, Mexico
MEXICAN HEART AND

CARIBBEAN SOUL

Cozumel blends Mexican culture with Caribbean vibes. You can explore its Maya roots in Tulum, or discover a secret world of sea life as you snorkel beneath the waves in Chankanaab. And there’s no better way to close out a day of adventure than with an ice cold michelada and a beachside massage at Playa Mia.

Clear Water of Punta Sur National Park, Cozumel, Mexico
Girl snorkeling with fins in Cozumel, Mexico
Panoramic view of the God of Wind Temple Ruins in Tulum close to Cozumel, Mexico
THINGS TO DO

San Gervasio, the largest ancient Maya site on Cozumel

Temple Trekking

Get up close and personal with Maya history at San Gervasio, the largest ancient Maya site on Cozumel, which dates back to as early as A.D. 300.

Swim with dolphins at Chankanaab National Park, Cozumel

Dive Into Adventure

At Chankanaab National Park, you’ll find everything from snorkeling and scuba to swimming with dolphins.

Aerial View of Punta Sur National Ecological Park, and its adjacent beach.

Natural Thrills

Reconnect with nature while wandering the endless mangroves, beaches and reefs in Punta Sur National Park.

Day 5 - TENDERED

Belize City, Belize

ARRIVES:
9:00 AM
DEPARTS:
6:00 PM
SMALL COUNTRY

BIG ADVENTURES

Tucked between Mexico and Guatemala, Belize packs in a ton of adventure in a tiny space— with diverse people, extraordinary wildlife and delicate ecosystems. Spend the day hiking jungle paths or mountain trails, go tubing through caves and rivers, or explore ancient cities of the Maya and the modern-day villages of their descendants.

Natural Crystal Caves with limestone stalactites in Belize
Caracol Mayan Ruins with Face Carving in Belize
Turtle swimming in Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Belize City
SMALL COUNTRY

BIG ADVENTURES

Tucked between Mexico and Guatemala, Belize packs in a ton of adventure in a tiny space— with diverse people, extraordinary wildlife and delicate ecosystems. Spend the day hiking jungle paths or mountain trails, go tubing through caves and rivers, or explore ancient cities of the Maya and the modern-day villages of their descendants.

Natural Crystal Caves with limestone stalactites in Belize
Caracol Mayan Ruins with Face Carving in Belize
Turtle swimming in Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Belize City
THINGS TO DO

Scuba divers in Belize's Great Blue Hole

DIVE-DREAM COME TRUE

Snorkel or dive the Great Blue Hole. About 1000 feet wide and nearly 400 feet deep, this undersea sinkhole is visible from space. The revered dive site is part of the Belize Barrier Reef, a protected underwater wonderland that spans 185 miles of the coastline.

Engraving on Mayan Caracol ruins, Belize City

SKY-HIGH SIGHTS

Trek to the tallest building in the nation— an ancient temple built by the Maya. Standing 137-feet tall, the pyramid ruins of the Sky Palace, El Caana, preside over Caracol, one of the country’s 900 pre-Colombian archaeological sites.

Stingray swimming on the ocean floor in Shark Ray Alley, Hol Chan

MEET THE LOCALS

Set sail to Shark Ray Alley, a shallow part of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, and snorkel alongside nurse sharks, southern stingrays, and colorful coral. The resident sea creatures are eager to meet you and will swim right up to the boat when you arrive.

Day 6 - DOCKED

Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico

ARRIVES:
7:00 AM
DEPARTS:
4:00 PM

MY OH MAYA

Past meets present in Costa Maya. Venture into the jungle for a glimpse of Maya history at the Chacchoben and Kohunlich ruins. Or kick back in the village of Mahahual, where you can hit the beach and sip micheladas— a spicy beer cocktail. The best of both worlds awaits.

Corals and marine life of the Great Mayan Reef
Cenote Azul, pit of broken limestone in Costa Maya, Mexico
Chacchoben Mayan pyramid with tree in Costa Maya, Mexico

MY OH MAYA

Past meets present in Costa Maya. Venture into the jungle for a glimpse of Maya history at the Chacchoben and Kohunlich ruins. Or kick back in the village of Mahahual, where you can hit the beach and sip micheladas— a spicy beer cocktail. The best of both worlds awaits.

Corals and marine life of the Great Mayan Reef
Cenote Azul, pit of broken limestone in Costa Maya, Mexico
Chacchoben Mayan pyramid with tree in Costa Maya, Mexico
THINGS TO DO

Scuba diver deep in Costa Maya's Cenote Azul

Cenote Scouting

Take a dip in the sparkling blue waters of Cenote Azul, an open freshwater cenote known for prime snorkeling and swimming.

Man atop the steps of Chacchoben Mayan Ruins in Costa Maya, Mexico

Rockin' Ruins

Venture into the jungle for a taste of ancient Maya history at the Kohunlich and Chacchoben ruins— each well over a thousand years old.

remains of the 19th century Ginger soul shipwreck at Chinchorro bank on the Caribben sea, Mexico

Coral Conquest

Grab some snorkeling gear and explore the colorful underwater world of Banco Chinchorro, the largest coral atoll in the northern hemisphere.

Day 7 - At Sea

CRUISING

FOR FOODIES

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FOR FOODIES

Izumi, Restaurant, Food and Beverage, Dining, Japanese Food and Beverage, sushi, Shrimp Wonton Soup

Things to Do

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Izumi

A FAR EAST FEAST

Say “Konnichiwa” to a reimagined favorite. Sushi, sashimi and more, all made-to-order with intense flavors, the best ingredients and impeccable presentation. Now that’s fresh.

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Chops Grille

A CUT ABOVE THE REST

For more than a decade, the chefs of Chops Grille℠ have proudly presented quality, hand-cut steaks at this hallmark Royal Caribbean restaurant.

Day 8 - Arrival Day

Tampa, Florida

ARRIVES:
7:00 AM

TREASURE BY THE BAY

Tampa offers plenty of adventure for every age. Bring the family to Glazer Children’s Museum. Hit up Busch Gardens for thrilling amusements. Venture just outside the city for powdery beaches. Or check out world-renowned art museums in neighboring St. Petersburg. Native Florida wildlife, Cuban-Spanish cuisine, a fun-filled pirate legacy— experience it all before heading home.

TREASURE BY THE BAY

Tampa offers plenty of adventure for every age. Bring the family to Glazer Children’s Museum. Hit up Busch Gardens for thrilling amusements. Venture just outside the city for powdery beaches. Or check out world-renowned art museums in neighboring St. Petersburg. Native Florida wildlife, Cuban-Spanish cuisine, a fun-filled pirate legacy— experience it all before heading home.

THINGS TO DO

LOCAL CUISINE

Tampa’s food scene stems from a fusion of Cuban, Spanish, Italian and Floribbean influences. Local raw bars serve up fresh shrimp, oysters, scallops and grouper from the Gulf of Mexico. The Cuban sandwich— piled with Genoa salami— is a city signature. For a taste of authentic Florida Cracker cuisine, try sofkee porridge, pilau (rice cakes) or fried alligator tail.

SHOPPING

Pick up tropical apparel and Florida-inspired souvenirs at the outdoor Channelside Bay Plaza, right at the port. Head to Hyde Park Village for upscale boutique stores, and stop in local sportswear outfitter Salt Pines. Nothing beats Ybor City when it comes to quirky vintage stores and hand-rolled cigars.

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