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Western Mediterranean Rhapsody from Venice

Royal Caribbean International Rhapsody of the Seas®
Date 4th Jun 22
Nights 9 Nights
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Venice, Italy
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Venice. On arrival be transferred to your hotel for a two night stay.
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Venice, Italy
Explore beautiful Venice on Italy's north-east coast. This city built on water is a popular tourist destination due to its gondola rides, delicious cuisine and stunning Gothic architecture. A maze of winding canals, you can sail up the Grand Canal to visit the stunning Palazzo Ducale and Basilica di San Marco. See works of arts from Bellini and Titian at Gallerie dell Accademia, then head to Scuola Grande di San Rocco to see the intricate and captivating way Tintoretto depicts Old and New Testament scenes. Many canal-side bars host live music that you can enjoy as you dine on fresh seafood dishes and prosecco. Make sure to try Venetian cicheti — similar to tapas — which include dishes such as soft salami and smoked swordfish.
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Venice, Italy
After check out be transferred to the port for your seven night cruise.
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Venice, Italy
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At Sea
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Messina, Italy
The gateway to Mount Etna, Messina, is the third-largest port in Sicily. This city — which was used to film part of the film 'The Godfather' — is famous for its museums and architectural beauty. Drive up the side of nearby Mount Etna on a day trip or wander around the many shops along Messina's wide boulevards to look at Sicilian pottery and art pieces. Black volcanic glass from Mount Etna features heavily in Sicilian jewellery and makes a great souvenir. Visit Norman Messina Cathedral to see its beautiful, 15th-century windows and astronomical clock tower, before walking by the stunning marble fountains — Fontana di Orione and Neptune Fountain — which are decorated with mythical creatures and gods. Make sure to dine on locally-inspired swordfish, pasta and pizza dishes complemented by rich Sicilian wine at a trattoria during your time here, too.
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Rome, Italy
The capital of Italy, Rome, is a sprawling city cosmopolitan city brimming with globally-influential art, architecture, and culture. The three-tiered Roman Colosseum amphitheatre offers fascinating tours of ancient history. The late Renaissance St Peter's Basilica was crafted by Michelangelo and other architects and is a must-see. The crystal blue waters and sculptures of Trevi Fountain will leave you mesmerised. The Roman Forum is the excavated heart of the Roman Empire and provides an insight of age-old times. Vatican Museums are home to Renaissance art treasures and feature the Sistine Chapel frescoes. Take a walk down the famous Spanish Steps. Pay a visit to the bustling Piazza Navona with its Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, Fontana del Moro, and Fontana del Nettuno fountains, exquisite bars, and talented street artists.
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Livorno (For Florence & Pisa),Italy
Livorno — Tuscany's second-largest city — is home to one of Italy's largest cruise ports. The city's main Terrazza Mascagni square with its grand pavement and seafront promenade is a common meeting place for locals looking to relax. The 16th-century Old Fortress faces the harbour and sits at the entrance to the canal-lined Venezia district. Enjoy gourmet dishes and sample local seafood, which is said to be the best on the Tyrrhenian Coast. Head to Central Piazza Cavour or the car-free Via Ricasoli for shopping, try Via Magenta and pick up some quirky souvenirs, or stop by Via dei Pensieri's street market for a great selection of food, clothing, accessories, and homewares. If you're looking to travel further afield, Pisa is just a short drive away.
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Cannes, France
The resort town of Cannes sits at the heart of the French Riviera. Stroll along Boulevard de la Croisette and admire the Palais des Festival et des Congres - home to Cannes Film Festival - and the handprints of famous movie stars at nearby Allee des Etoiles. Pay a visit to the impressive 17th-century Madonna on the high altar at Notre-Dame de l'Esperance church. Explore the antiquities, artworks, and musical instruments on display at Musee de la Castre or discover contemporary art at Le Malmaison Museum. Shopping is a pleasure in Cannes - whether it's at the daily Forville Market or the boutiques on La Croisette, Rue D'Antibes, and Rue Meynardier. Venture up Mont Chevalier to enjoy the old world charm of Le Suquet with Eglise du Suquet and Tour du Mont Chavalier just waiting to be admired too.
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Barcelona, Spain
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.
Hays Extras
Hays Extras
  • Return flights from the UK
  • FREE upgrade from coach to private overseas transfers
  • 2 night 4* Quality Hotel Delfino Venezia Mestre in Venice
  • 7 night full board cruise on board Rhapsody of the Seas

Ship highlights...
  • + Rhapsody of the Seas, your ticket to exotic adventures
  • + From memory-making in the Mediterranean to coasting through the Caribbean – your bucket list is about to get a lot shorter.
  • + Chart a course for emerald island jungles and pristine Caribbean shores. Or set sail for Old World wonders and sun-soaked Mediterranean ports.
  • + From bucket list excursions into the ancient temples of Cozumel and the lush rainforests of Belize, to romantic strolls through the white-washed villages of Mykonos and along the medieval alleyways of Kotor – no matter where you choose to wander, Rhapsody of the Seas® delves deeper and adventures further, taking you to some of the world’s most exotic cruise destinations.

Why Book
Why Book
  • Why not try a gondola ride through the beautiful canals of Venice
  • Visit Norman Messina Cathedral to see its beautiful, 15th-century windows and astronomical clock tower, before walking by the stunning marble fountains — Fontana di Orione and Neptune Fountain — which are decorated with mythical creatures and gods
  • Take a stroll through Rome and visit the abundance of world-famous landmarks around every corner

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Background
Rhapsody of the Seas®
Overview
With dramatic walls of glass and a retractable canopy, Rhapsody of the Seas® has already embarked on the course other cruise ships will someday follow. When you're not enjoying the magnificent ocean views, you'll be relaxing in the soothing Day Spa, swimming in one of the two pools, taking a much-needed whirlpool or catching up with friends over your favourite drink in one of our eight lounges.
Rhapsody of the Seas
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Food & Drink

RHAPSODY OF THE SEAS®

Discover new thrills onboard while sailing to shores like Croatia, Crete and Cozumel. Whether it's grabbing hold of adventure at the top of the Rock Climbing Wall or savouring hand-rolled sushi at Izumi. All while enjoying superior service and an intimate environment. 

Entertainment

RHAPSODY OF THE SEAS®

Discover new thrills onboard while sailing to shores like Croatia, Crete and Cozumel. Whether it's grabbing hold of adventure at the top of the Rock Climbing Wall or savouring hand-rolled sushi at Izumi. All while enjoying superior service and an intimate environment. 

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Health & Fitness

The ship features a fantastic array of health and fitness facilities including, a spa, a fitness centre, a rock climbing wall and much more.

Kids & Teens

Royal Caribbean International's cruise ships offer a wide range of options for the whole family, as well as a great range of just-for-kids options.

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Terms & Conditions
Advertised offer based on 2 sharing the lowest category cabin/stateroom unless otherwise stated. Single supplements apply. Offer is subject to availability and can change without notice and may fluctuate in price. Hays Cruise Extras can change without notice and Hays Travel reserves the right to withdraw any offer at any time. This includes any current cruise line campaign/promotion(s) and may be withdrawn whilst the offer is still being promoted. Promotional discounts and savings offered by the operator can change without notice. Pricing is based on the cheapest UK airport or port departure and travelling dates. Promotional discounts and savings offered by the operator can change standard without notice. Hays Travel reserves the right to omit, suspend or edit any material submitted for this website. Certain destinations where an ESTA or Visa is required, it is the sole responsibility of the individual(s) travelling and Hays Travel cannot accept any liability for declined entries. Further terms and conditions may apply. Please contact Hays Travel for up to date pricing and further information.
Western Mediterranean Rhapsody from Venice
Rhapsody of the Seas®
4th Jun 22
9 Nights
£999
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