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GHDallas January 31st, 2008 12:14 PM

Rhapsody from Shanghai
I've not found any comments on Rhapsody since early 2007. Has anyone sailed this ship from Shanghai? We're considering the May 5 repositioning cruise from Shanghai to Seattle via Alaska. Never sailed RCCL before. How does Rhapsody compare to Celebrity Mercury/Summit, Dawn Princess or NCL Sun?

richstacy January 31st, 2008 04:08 PM

Can't tell you anything about the ship but we did essentially the same cruise on the HAL Statendam 2 years ago and it was great! After shanghai we went to a 2 day port for Beijing saw the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Ming Tombs etc. then on to Busan Korea, Nagasaki, Osaka/Kyoto, Tokyo and Aamori. (Japan was wonderful!), Petropavlovsk Russia then Dutch Harbor, Kodiak and Sitka, the inside passage and Vancouver. A great cruise!

cruisesnet February 2nd, 2008 10:04 AM

Rhapsody's first Shanghai season will begin in few months (i think something around Apr-May).

Currently she stays in Hong Kong. (Yeah, I will cruise with her on 8 FEB!!!)
Will tell you more when I come back from the cruise.

Texasmunk February 3rd, 2008 02:00 PM

Rhapsody....from her Galveston days
Ship is in good shape.
A step below Celebrity (same company, different client focus)
Light years better than NCL (strong, strong dislike for anything NCL)
Comparable to Princess

lifeisschool February 3rd, 2008 09:15 PM

We sailed her in 1997 from Vancouver, BC to Alaska. She was beautiful then...brand new... and for our first cruise, we LOVED it! (Sorry I can't give more current info :wink: )

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