RHAPSODY OF THE SEAS
CRUISES FROM LIMASSOL 2023
8 days / 7 nights
from € 649.00 per person
Departures every Saturday from 03/06 until 19/08 /2023
Embark from Limassol port and experience the cruise with the Rhapsody of the Seas which sails to Santorini, Piraeus, Rhodes, Mykonos and Haifa.
Onboard the Rhapsody of the Seas, guests can relax and recharge in the Vitality Spa and Fitness Center, pamper themselves in the beauty salon and find their zen in the adults-only Solarium. The two pools and six whirlpools are the perfect places to cool down and holidaymakers looking for even more adventure can go to new heights for endless sea views by scaling the signature 40-foot-tall rock-climbing wall.
Younger guests can enjoy Royal Caribbean’s award-winning kids’ program at Adventure Ocean before catching a film on the outdoor movie screen and under the stars with the whole family. Hunger pangs will be kept at bay, thanks to a varied combination of complimentary and specialty restaurants, including all-time favourite Izumi, serving fresh sushi and sashimi; Chops Grille, an American steakhouse, and Giovanni’s Table, for Italian classics.
At the departures 10/6, 17/6, 15/7, 12/8 & 19/8 the itinerary is different.
Prices are subject to changes at the time of reservation.
The departure 29/7 is 7 day and visits Ayia Napa
June 2023, July 2023, August 2023
8 day cruise with Rhapsody of the Seas on full board basis at the cabin of your preference.
Entertainment and activities onboard.
Drinks and other services paid onboard.
Shore Excursions at the ports of call.
Gratuities payable on board €100.80 per person .
Passport with 6 months validity is required.
Prices are subject to changes at the time of reservation.
Day 1: Limassol
The megaship Rhapsody of the Seas departs from Limassol port at 16.00
Day 2: Rhodes
The ship arrives at Rhodes port at 10.00 and departs at 18.00.
The Colossus might not be standing anymore, but the Greek island of Rhodes still delivers beauty and allure on a giant scale. The island instantly greets you with serene white-sand beaches and wide-open blue skies. See the site in the harbor where the now-destroyed wonder of the ancient world once stood. Then, head to the Old Town, surrounded by medieval walls and seven ancient gates. Don't miss the Palace of the Grandmaster, with its mosaic floors dating from Hellenic, Roman and early Christian times. Shop for a colorful menagerie of seashells by the shoreline — and don't forget to spend some time relaxing beside the translucent blue waves with your Greece cruise.
Day 3: Piraeus
The ship arrives at Piraeus port at 11.00 and departs at 21.00.
Athens offers a looking glass back in time into Greece's powerful ancient civilization. Art lovers, epicureans and history buffs will be delighted by the ancient ruins, museums and tavernas of this picturesque town. Just 10 minutes from the port, you'll find the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus, filled with sculptures from the Bronze Age to the Romans. Walk to the Zea Harbour to discover how the Hellenic Maritime Museum will bring to life the grandeur of ancient Greece's naval capacities. Jump onboard an Athens cruise and relax at the small harbor of Mikrolimano, enjoying a meal of grilled octopus and chilled white wine at a small restaurant overlooking the sea.
Day 4: Santorini
The ship arrives at Santorini port at 08:00 and departs at 21:00
Santorini was formed from the remains of a volcanic caldera which is evident in its rugged geology and is famous for its sheer cliffs, red beach, and whitewashed houses that contrast strikingly against the blue Aegean Sea. The island is also home to ancient archaeological sites, hot spring swimming, and stunning wineries.
The picturesque village of Oia lies on an edge of the volcanic caldera overlooking the shimmering Mediterranean Sea. This excursion takes you to see this fabulous town and its picturesque houses which are carved into the cliffs. Photograph the iconic blue-domed churches and take in the magnificent views. Then, explore little shops and cafes before partaking in a wine-tasting session complete with local food.
If you’re a keen history buff, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the archaeological site of Akrotiri. This Minoan Bronze-Age settlement was covered in ash by the catastrophic Theran volcanic eruption around 16th-century B.C. Only the 1967 excavation revealed the size and value of the site, uncovering exceptionally-preserved frescoes, furniture, and artworks. Wander through this ancient settlement and admire the elaborate drainage system, pottery, and multi-storey buildings.
It’s a crime to visit Santorini without exploring its natural wonders. Visit Perivolos Beach, on an excursion, for a swim in its crystal-clear waters. Renowned for its long stretch of surreal black sand, Perivolos is adorned with colourful parasols. This alluring location is ideal for catching a tan, enjoying thrilling water sports, or enjoying a drink in a local tavern.
Day 5: Mykonos
The ship arrives at Mykonos port at 07.00 and departs at 18.00.
Nestled in the heart of Greece’s Cyclades archipelago, Mykonos pulses with irrepressible energy. With its powder white houses, sparkling blue waters, and red-hot nightlife, The Island of the Winds is as colorful as the people who call the island home. You can walk narrow marble pathways laced with purple bougainvillea blooms, or go cycling on two wheels past off-the-path Ano Mera village. Explore Greece’s maritime history at Armenistis Lighthouse, and check out the Folklore Museum’s Mykonian ship models. Join in the raucous beach party on Super Paradise’s shimmering sands, or watch the sun burn out beyond an Aegean horizon from an open-air seaside taverna.
Day 6: At sea
Day at sea to enjoy the facilities and entertainment onboard the ship Rhapsody of the Seas.
Day 7: Haifa
The ship arrives at Haifa port at 05:00 and departs at18:00
Haifa is beautifully set on the slopes of Mount Carmel facing the Mediterranean Sea, likened by some as ‘Israel’s San Francisco’. Although traditionally a working city, there are a number of great things to do in Haifa that you must cross off your Haifa bucket list, including the Bahai Gardens, German Colony, as well as a number of top museums.
From the top of Mount Carmel, take in the view from the Louis Promenade across the Port of Haifa heading north right across into the Western Galilee. Hop on the Carmelit, Israel’s only subway system which travels up and down the mountain, and at the bottom check out Hof Hacarmel, Haifa’s beaches.
The city’s crown jewel when it comes to tourism is undoubtedly the Bah’ai Gardens which form part of the Bah’ai World Center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These beautiful gardens are a place of pilgrimage for members of the Bah’ai faith and are set across terraces sloping down Mount Carmel towards the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. At the bottom of the gardens is Haifa’s German Colony, with its pretty streets of restored templar-era buildings. The main street of the German Colony runs direct from the bottom of the gardens towards the coast and is lined with restaurants and cafes.
Day 8: Limassol
The ship arrives at Limassol port at 07:00