Out and About
The centre of your cruising universe. Potted plants and a series of staircases divide the Rhapsody's atrium into several cozy areas where you can sip a cocktail amongst friends or simply take in the surroundings. Your eye will inevitably be drawn to the hanging centerpiece, a sculpture titled the Diadem. A graceful wooden spiral surrounds a cloisonn planet and a host of colourful spheres. A small waterfall trickles from beneath the stairs, creating a restful environment. Sofas and chairs gather on each of the Atrium's five decks, so you can enjoy the view from a variety of perspectives. Glass elevators transport you from the Main Deck (4), to the Sun Deck (9) and continue to the Viking Crown Lounge. The glass ceiling connecting the atrium to the Crown, and an abundance of windows on every deck, allow natural light to flood the Centrum and provide a constant reminder that you're at sea.
Sea breezes and salty air. Oodles of deck chairs surround the main pool area. Join in for aqueous fun and games, or just sit and sun yourself. Four, canopy-covered whirlpools offer an additional level of relaxation in any weather. A small dance floor nearby is a great place to bop to the beat of the poolside band. So bring a book or a beach ball and head up to the Sun Deck.
Bathing in the Nile. You can lounge by the pool, even on an Alaskan cruise!!! A removable glass dome, called the crystal canopy, allows you to take the waters regardless of the weather outside. The Egyptian motif, complete with colourful tiles and painted pillars, will make you feel that you're partaking in the royal baths. If the greenhouse effect of the glass dome doesn't warm your blood, then maybe one of the two whirlpools will.
If the nightlife isn't your thing, then explore the starry skies from the observatory.
If you need help, here's the place to get it. You can also cash cheques, buy stamps, and send mail. Large brass portholes offer views of the surrounding ocean while you're requests are being processed.
Shore Excursion Desk
Step right up and order your shore excursions. If you don't know what you want to do, then have a seat in one of the surrounding chairs and go over those options one more time.
Boutiques of Centrum
Walk down the winding way. The Rhapsody's curvy, marble-lined shopping hall is the only public area where you might forget you're on the ocean. Pop into the logo store for a Royal Caribbean souvenir t-shirt, or deck yourself out at the formal wear boutique and the jewellery store. Find your signature scent at the perfume shop. Forget anything? Supplement your supplies at the liquor and sundries shop.