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Take a trip on board the Rhapsody of the Seas to discover the Greek Isles and Croatia all while travelling in immense comfort and enjoying the best of the best in service. This is sure to be a cruise trip to remember.
The most romantic city in the world, the floating city of Venice is one of epic grandeur. Take a gondola ride down the Grand Canal and gaze upon the glorious Venetian architecture lining its banks. Built on a lagoon, this city will surely amaze you. Stroll along the Bridge of Sighs, explore the range of historic sights and wind down with a coffee or a glass of prosecco in the popular St. Mark's Square. Venice has been attracting poets and artists for many years. It is one of Italy's finest cities with a truly inspiring atmosphere.
Today you will board the fabulous Rhapsody of the Seas. You will be amazed by its grandeur and luxury and today you can familiarise yourself with all it has to offer while making yourself at home in your comfortable accommodation for the next 7 nights.
Arrive in the walled city of Dubrovnik, Croatia's most popular cruise destination. This unique medieval town will leave you in awe. Stroll through the shaded Old Town, a ten minute drive from the port and get a feel for the city's rich history with its opulent baroque buildings. Set off and explore beautiful quaint boutiques, friendly bars and fabulous restaurants as well as taking in the spectacular views over the ocean as you walk through this beautiful city. Or take it easy and relax by soaking up the sun and the sea air on the beautiful beaches. Cliff side cafés are dotted along the coast line, so after a dip in the sparkling Adriatic sea, you can take a break in one of these charming hangouts.
Today we will dock at the dreamy Kotor, Montenegro's fascinating medieval city. The stunning mountains surrounding the sapphire seas and the historic old town guaranteed this wonderful destination a UNESCO World Heritage status. Take in the the breathtaking views over the peaceful Adriatic, or even dive into adventure and swim, snorkel and kayak to explore the fascinating sea life. For bird watchers, pelicans and flamingos are some of Montenegro's other hidden treasures.
Today you will have time to spend as you wish on board your cruise ship, discovering all of its fantastic facilities. With so much to do, so many places to eat and drink and so many ways to unwind, you’ll find that on your cruise holiday, the journey is just as enjoyable as exploring the destination.
This Greek idyll will leave you in awe with its multicoloured cliffs, whitewashed houses and stunning views across the sparkling Mediterranean sea. Once you arrive on terra firma, you'll have two ways of venturing up to the town of Fira: on the cable cars or on a donkey. Yes, a donkey! Fira, the island's capital is full of small, winding streets filled with shops, bars and restaurants. 1500bc is a great little spot for something to eat. Sit out on the patio, order a crisp wine, and get stuck into some of the most divine seafood you'll ever try!
You will dock at Katakolon today, a tiny seaside town in Greece. There are plenty of waterfront cafés and restaurants to relax in and pass the time in the sunshine but the real draw is the fascinating site of the first Olympic Games in 776 BC. The train station is just a five minute walk from the port and it will take you to the site in around 45 minutes. This is a history lover's dream but the ancient and archaeologically impressive town of Olympia, is sure to amaze just about anyone who visits.
Another day to make the very most of the amazing facilities on board your cruise ship. Why not dine like a king, with a huge selection of dining areas with a vast array of different foods for all tastes and appetites. Or sip a cocktail in one of the ships elegant bars while enjoying your journey from one fabulous port of call to another.
You will dock once more at Venice from where you will be transferred to the airport and will fly back to Dublin with a wealth of wonderful memories to treasure.
Enjoy a pleasant stay in Hotel Al Sole in the very heart of Venice, a lovely hotel with a superb location overlooking the Venetian canal.
The charming Hotel Al Sole is set in a historical building going back as far as the fifteenth century. It offers modern comfort in a warm, traditional atmosphere. The Al Sole enjoys a convenient location near Piazzale Roma, the city’s bus and ferryboat terminal.
Hotel Al Sole features a delightful private garden where breakfast is served every morning. A wide selection of sweet and savoury cuisine alongside freshly baked goods will provide the perfect start to your day.
The rooms in the Hotel Al Sole boast a classic Venetian style. They feature large, modern bathrooms and are equipped with air-conditioning, a minibar and a flat screen tv. WiFi access is available in the lobby.
Royal Caribbean's Rhapsody of the Seas deserves rhapsodies of praise for its recent refurbishment. With the introduction of new facilities, technology and services to its already stellar line-up, this cruise ship has managed to create a more modern cruising experience, all the while maintaining its laid-back ambience and traditional charm.
Adding to its already superb résumé, Rhapsody of the Seas has introduced two new restaurants: Chops Grille for a succulent steak and Izumi for delicious Asian cuisine; a new bar, R-Bar, where you can savour bespoke cocktails; and a fantastic nursery.
As well as its two new foodie additions, Rhapsody of the Seas has a great selection of dining facilities. Head to the Windjammer Café, which stays open almost around the clock, for a burger, a buffet or a carvery; enjoy lip-smacking gourmet cuisine and wine pairing in Chef's Table; indulge in some fine, Italian fare at family favourite, Giovanni's Table; or embrace the formal setting and culinary delights of the Main Dining Room.
Light and airy, with a fantastic atmosphere to boot, Rhapsody of the Sea boasts an assortment of features, including the must-see 360 degree panoramic view, available in the Viking Crown Lounge, a rock-climbing wall, a luxe spa, a fitness centre and a selection of pools. Entertainment-wise? Well, you're in for a treat. Whether you prefer a quieter pace of life or a more vibrant atmosphere, there is a huge range of entertainment to suit your tastes, including the Viking Crown nightclub, where your can dance the night away or the Schooner piano bar, where you can watch the sun set over a glass of crisp wine.
From the nursery and babysitting options on board to the variety of child and teen-friendly clubs, pools, arcades and discos, your tots, toddlers and teenagers will be very well catered for.
This property is offered on a Full Board basis.
Venice, Italy • Dubrovnik, Croatia • Kotor, Montenegro • Santorini, Greece • Katakolon, Greece • Venice, Italy
|Gross tonnage||78,491 tons|
|Number of passengers||2416|
|Length / Beam / Draught||915ft / 105ft / 25ft|
|Cruise speed||22 knots|