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?
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!
Landlocked in Denver, but cruisin every chance we get.
Polynesia, Carib. '86
Cr. Odyssey, Scandinavia, '91, 30 Day S Pac. 2002
Crystal Harm, Aust., N.Z., '94
Royal Odyssey, AK,'96
Old Cr. Pr. Canal, '97
RCCL, Carib, 1998
Volendam, Car, 2000
Ryndam, 35 day S. Am., Antarctica, '03
Is. Pr., Canal, 2004
Statendam, 34 day China, Japan, AK '06
Cr.Pr., Carib. 08
Eurodam, Atlantic, Med. '10
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.
Super Star Leo 08/04/00;Star Pisces 08/12/01;
Omar II 2002; Star Pisces 06/08/04; Omar III 09/17/05;
Golden Princess 01/15/06; Star Pisces 07/09/06; SuperStar Aquarius 3D2N 07/06/07;
SuperStar Libra 3D2N 01/16/08; Rhapsody OTS 6D5N 02/08/08;
SuperStar Virgo 4D3N 05/18/08