According to a press release, the Rhapsody of the Seas has kicked off its homeporting season in Cartagena de Indias.
Royal Caribbean said its return to Latin America after a seven-year gap includes 12 cruises departing from the Colombian port.
Through APR 2024, the vessel will offer a series of seven-night voyages to the Southern Caribbean and visits to other regional destinations, including Panama and Aruba.
Rhapsody's regular itinerary sails to Willemstad in Curaçao, Kralendijk in Aruba, Oranjestad in Bonaire, and Colón in Panama.
Colon will serve as homeport for the operation, with passengers able to embark on the cruise in Cartagena and Colón.
Completing the winter program in mid-APR, the Rhapsody will sail on a repositioning cruise to Fort Lauderdale before returning to the Southern Caribbean.
In late APR, the Vision-Class ship is set to kick off a year-round program out of San Juan. The deployment includes seven-night cruises to additional regional destinations, such as Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Croix, and Antigua.
Built at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in France, the Rhapsody of the Seas entered Royal Caribbean International's service in 1996.
Extensively refurbished over the years, the 2,000-guest vessel offers several of the company's signature features, including a rock climbing wall, an adults-only Solarium, and an array of specialty restaurants.
Among the dining venues available onboard is Chops Grille, an American-style steakhouse; Giovanni's Table, a specialty restaurant that serves Italian food; and the self-service buffet Windjammer Café.