$457 (avg $524) - Day Western Caribbean from Tampa
Enjoy your 4 stops during your 7-day break - Key West, Florida, George Town, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Mexico, Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico, discover ancient civilizations, tales of buccaneering and tropical beauty on your 7-Day cruise.
Depart from sunny Tampa, tour in Key West a touch of the Eastern Caribbean to begin your trip. Soak up some sun in Costa Maya is where you can explore mysterious pre-Colombian Mayan ruins. And learn to kayak in Cozumel. Get ready for an amazing adventure in the Western Caribbean.
Rhapsody of the Seas !
Introducing the Symphony of the Seas - the newest addition to Royal Caribbean's award-winning Oasis Class fleet. The world's biggest ship with the world's best features just got even better. There's no turning back once you take the plunge 10 stories into the mysteries of the deep on the tallest slide at sea, Ultimate Abyss, as well as the exhilarating multilevel Perfect Storm slides. As the kids explore Splashaway Bay, take a tree-lined stroll through Central Park, or find your own haven in any of the other seven iconic onboard neighborhoods.
Sip a post-dinner cocktail crafted by a robot in our unique Bionic Bar, and share every moment with not just your family onboard, but friends back home with VOOM - the fastest Internet at sea. Discover the biggest, boldest family vacation ever on a ship unlike anything else on the ocean.
Your Itinerary - Western Caribbean
Welcome aboard Rhapsody of the Seas and experience the very pinnacle of luxury Caribbean vacations with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.
In just over a hundred years, Tampa has gone from a mangrove swampland to a major cosmopolitan city. With its world-renowned beaches, unrivaled nightlife and Latin flavor, it's not just for the snowbirds anymore.
- Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
- Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
- Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
- Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
Key West, Florida
Key West, a U.S. island city, is part of the Florida Keys archipelago. It's also Florida's southernmost point, lying roughly 90 miles north of Cuba.
Famed for its pastel-hued, conch-style houses, it's a cruise-ship stop also accessible from the mainland via the Overseas Highway. It's known more for its coral reefs - destinations for diving and snorkeling - than for its beaches.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Think about adding 1 or 2 Days in Tampa
You would rather commence your cruise stress-free.
Imagine the feeling of missing a train or a flight let alone your seven-day cruise vacation. Even if you don't hit traffic, flight delays or a plague of other travel complications, watching the clock until you step foot on the gangway is not a relaxing way to kick off your trip.
Don't start your cruise panicking about missing the ship when your flight is delayed or canceled. If you're flying, arrange to arrive in your port city one or two evenings before, and start your vacation with a nice dinner and leisurely breakfast before heading to the terminal. In general, leave plenty of wiggle room in your itinerary.
Even Cruise Critic members in the airline industry have weighed in. "As a former flight attendant for 22 years, I can't count how many times I saw passengers miss cruise ships on embarkation day!" commented Lynn. Well worth the expense of arriving a day early and seeing a bit of the port city.
If you leave home with exactly enough time to get to the port for the tail end of embarkation, you're asking for trouble.
Hotel: $ 175 $350 (with parking & free airport shuttle*)
GoCard: $ - $218 (all-inclusive pass to 20+ attractions)
Total: $ 175 $568 (taxes NOT included, all prices subject to change ** )