You can currently purchase a cruise starting and ending in Bridgetown, Barbados, for US$1,029 (~€959) per person with full-board. The cruise departs on December 4, 2022, and arrives back in Bridgetown early on December 18, 2022.
The price has dropped to US$791 (~€737)
An inside cabin costs US$1,029 (~€959) per person. Additionally, each passenger will have to pay approx. US$15 (~€14) per day (gratuity), adding US$225 (~€210) to the final cost per person, meaning that you’ll end up paying roughly US$1,300 (~€1,212) for those 14 nights on board.
You could also choose to sleep in an outside cabin for roughly US$200 (~€186) more, per passenger – a tiny surcharge for 15 nights, as that’s basically a surcharge of US$14 (~€13) per night.
Sadly, the more luxurious cabin classes are not as cheap, starting at US$2,590 (~€2,414) for a balcony and US$2,906 (~€2,709) for a suite, without tips or service charges.
The price includes full-board catering (i.e. breakfast, lunch, and dinner), as well as free water anytime. During your meals, you’ll also get free lemonade, ice tea, coffee, or tea. You can also buy a drink package for US$13 (~€12), which will extend the drink selection to other soft drinks during the entire cruise, all day.
The entire cruise includes nine stops and three days at sea. Two overnight stops are part of the itinerary, one in Willemstad, Curaçao and one in Oranjestad, Aruba.
- Day 1 – Bridgetown, Barbados
- Day 2 – St. George’s, Grenada
- Day 3 – Kralendijk, Bonaire
- Day 4 – Willemstad, Curaçao
- Day 5 – Willemstad, Curaçao
- Day 6 – Day at sea
- Day 7 – Cartagena, Colombia
- Day 8 – Colon, Panama
- Day 9 – Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
- Day 10 – Day at sea
- Day 11 – Oranjestad, Aruba
- Day 12 – Oranjestad, Aruba
- Day 13 – Day at sea
- Day 14 – Port of Spain, Trinidad
- Day 15 – Bridgetown, Barbados
The Rhapsody of the Seas by Royal Caribbean has 1,217 cabins, spread out over 11 passenger decks. Besides 8 bars, the ship also offers 8 restaurants, of which three are included in this price – the main restaurant, a buffet restaurant, and the “Park Café”. You can do other things besides eating, though, such as aerobics, mini-golf, or attend cooking classes, dance lessons, theme evenings, a language course, live music, or use one of their game machines. Or you can simply relax in one of the six whirlpools.
Internet access is not included. However, you can purchase unlimited internet access for the entire journey for US$129 (~€120) (for one device).
Getting to Barbados
The flight to Barbados is not included. Economy class tickets to the island with fitting travel dates are currently available at approx. €500 from major European airports.
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