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jacketwatch May 21st, 2021 11:02 AM

New cruise booked for 2/2023
 
We are excited about this. Its on an older ship the Rhapsody of the Seas but the itinerary suits us well. its 14 days R/T Bridgetown Barbados with stops in many places we have not seen before including St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. George, Grenada, Bonaire, Cartagena, Colon Panama, Puerto Limon, CR, Aruba, Curacao, T and T. We have been to Aruba and Curacao and had a port stop twice in Barbados but that was a very long time ago. We hope to spend a few days pre cruise in Bridgetown. This itinerary really suits us. maybe you too. it pretty cool.

Cheers, Larry :),

schmerl May 21st, 2021 01:39 PM

We sailed on the Rhapsody of the Sea way back in 1998. Had a great cruise to Alaska.

jacketwatch May 21st, 2021 01:47 PM


Originally Posted by schmerl (Post 17243974)
We sailed on the Rhapsody of the Sea way back in 1998. Had a great cruise to Alaska.

Thank you,, We were on the Jewel last Feb. so not the same class but similar in size. Itís the itinerary that really makes it pop for us.

Sassafrass May 21st, 2021 04:28 PM

That sounds delightful. I think February is the perfect time for the Caribbean, and what an interesting itinerary.
A few years ago, we took a short cruise on the old Majesty of the Seas, even smaller and older, but the food was just as good, and service and entertainment was great. The staff and crew seemed to like their older ship. It was in need of freshening up, but it was more elegant in a quiet way than newer ships. We really enjoyed it.

jacketwatch May 21st, 2021 04:51 PM


Originally Posted by Sassafrass (Post 17244013)
That sounds delightful. I think February is the perfect time for the Caribbean, and what an interesting itinerary.
A few years ago, we took a short cruise on the old Majesty of the Seas, even smaller and older, but the food was just as good, and service and entertainment was great. The staff and crew seemed to like their older ship. It was in need of freshening up, but it was more elegant in a quiet way than newer ships. We really enjoyed it.

Actually we do like the bigger ships but really like being on a ship, period. Smaller ones are fine too as long as they are well maintained. As you mentioned itís such a cool itinerary especially as there are so many places we havenít been too. They do an overnight in Aruba too.

Should be good!

schmerl May 22nd, 2021 04:42 AM

Too funny...I turned on a travel station last night and they were featuring a cruise on Rhapsody of the Sea! It was a cruise to Australia and Bali. It said the ship had been refurbished in 2007.

Sassafrass May 22nd, 2021 06:51 AM


Originally Posted by schmerl (Post 17244080)
Too funny...I turned on a travel station last night and they were featuring a cruise on Rhapsody of the Sea! It was a cruise to Australia and Bali. It said the ship had been refurbished in 2007.

I saw part of that show too, did not notice when it was filmed, but the ship underwent a big refurbishment in 2012, another refurbish in 2016 and was scheduled for five weeks of drydock work in 2020 or 2021. Those dates were likely changed during COVID but I do not see new ones. At any rate, it will probably be looking fine for next year or two.

jacketwatch May 22nd, 2021 06:53 AM


Originally Posted by schmerl (Post 17244080)
Too funny...I turned on a travel station last night and they were featuring a cruise on Rhapsody of the Sea! It was a cruise to Australia and Bali. It said the ship had been refurbished in 2007.

Thank you! I found that it was refurbished in 2016. I do wonder if before we go early 2023 it may get another one. Donít know how long ships go before face lifts but 7 years seems a bit long. We will see.

Cheers, Larry

jacketwatch May 22nd, 2021 07:38 AM


Originally Posted by mohitsingh3761 (Post 17244105)
in india also there are many cruise

the price of cruise in india is very low
india is a tourist attraction.
welcome to india

My wife is from India. We were just there Feb. 2020. Its our 8th trip to India. As for cruise price its not low at least for the major cruise lines unless you get and inside cabin which we don't want and of course there is the cost of air fare too. All in all that would be expensive.

jacketwatch May 22nd, 2021 09:07 AM

Sass I just saw your post. Thank you. Yep hopefully by 2/2023 she tip top.

Sassafrass May 22nd, 2021 11:46 AM

In late 2019, Rhapsody was in dry dock in Cadiz, Spain for maintenance, upgraded technology and cosmetic improvements.

jacketwatch May 22nd, 2021 01:41 PM


Originally Posted by Sassafrass (Post 17244219)
In late 2019, Rhapsody was in dry dock in Cadiz, Spain for maintenance, upgraded technology and cosmetic improvements.

OK. Thank you.


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