7 Night Western Caribbean Holiday Cruise on Rhapsody of the Seas from Tampa, Florida Costa Maya, Mexico, Chacchoben Mayan Ruins
The 7 Night Western Caribbean Holiday Cruise from Tampa, Florida visits Roatan, Honduras; Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman; Tampa, Florida. Explore our cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms depending on your needs and budget. Start planning your next cruise vacation by selecting a destination and departure port.
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7 Night Western Caribbean Holiday Cruise
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Explore Rhapsody of the Seas
Day 1 - Tampa, Florida
Day 2 - Cruising
Day 3 - Roatan, Honduras
Day 4 - Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico
Day 5 - Cozumel, Mexico
Day 6 - George Town, Grand Cayman
Day 7 - Cruising
Day 8 - Tampa, Florida
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Costa Maya, Mexico, Chacchoben Mayan Ruins
A Mayan pyramid deep in the jungle of the Yucatan Peninsula.
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Leaving from
Tampa, Florida
Onboard
Rhapsody of the Seas
Day Port
1
Tampa, Florida
Departs at 4:00 PM
2
Cruising
Day at sea
3
Roatan, Honduras
Tendered from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
4
Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico
From 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
5
Cozumel, Mexico
From 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6
George Town, Grand Cayman
Tendered from 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7
Cruising
Day at sea
8
Tampa, Florida
Arrives at 7:00 AM
*Port sequence may vary by sailing date.
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Your ship Rhapsody of the Seas

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Rhapsody of the Seas, Aerial View
Aerial View of Rhapsody of the Seas
Get to know
Rhapsody of the Seas
Soak up new views from the top of the Rock Climbing Wall. Learn skills from a seasoned chef in a culinary class. Or discover a new favourite red or white at Vintages. All on your most thrilling adventure yet.

SAY YES TO ADVENTURE

Discover new thrills onboard while sailing to shores like Croatia, Crete and Cozumel. Seize adventure at the Rock Climbing Wall. Catch a film under the stars. Rock the kitchen in a culinary class or break a sweat at Vitality℠ at Sea Spa and Fitness Centre. It's all here on Rhapsody of the Seas®.

HIGH FLYING FLAVOUR TRYING

From exotic Asian flavours at Izumi and reimagined steakhouse classics at Chops Grille℠, to traditional Tuscan dishes at Giovanni's Table, this is one flavour-fest you definitely want to try.

SENSATIONAL SHOWS

Ready to be dazzled? Piano Man revisits memory lane with classics on the keys. And throughout the ship, you'll find performances by onboard guest entertainers, like piano sing-alongs at the Schooner Bar.

Day 1: Tampa, Florida

Day 1
Tampa
Florida
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Things to do in
Tampa
Departs at 4:00 PM
Pirates once plundered the shores of Tampa Bay, but today this swashbuckling city attracts beach seekers, outdoor enthusiasts and museum lovers alike. Its low-key beach vibe blends seamlessly with its glistening city centre atmosphere – and there’s no shortage of thrills for all ages. Explore Ybor City’s cigar-rolling history or brave the rollercoasters at Busch Gardens. Kayak along the Hillsborough River past sunbathing alligators, and see the elusive Florida panther at Lowry Park Zoo. Geek out at the Museum of Science & Industry’s domed IMAX Theatre – or browse Florida Cracker exhibits at Tampa Bay History Centre. Tampa cruises allow you to discover a treasure trove of adventures, from the beach to the bay.

CULTURE FIX

Stroll along the Tampa Riverwalk and see where it leads you. You might explore interactive exhibits at the Tampa Bay History Centre, or try stand-up paddleboarding from the Sail Pavilion. Tampa Museum of Art’s collections range from ancient to modern – and the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is home to splash fountains, a playground and skyline views.
Insider tip
The vintage, air-conditioned TECO Line Tram can transport you between central Tampa, Channelside and Ybor City, with 11 stations along a 2.7-mile line. Tickets can be purchased at the stations.

HIT THE SAND

A short 30-minute drive west of the city centre lands you along the Gulf of Mexico coast, which is fringed by a string of sugary beaches. Clearwater Beach and St Pete Beach both offer an upbeat seaside atmosphere, while Caladesi Island State Park and Fort DeSoto Park provide serene shoreline settings.

SEA WATCH

Enter the Florida Aquarium to encounter over 20,000 species of aquatic plants and animals. Cruise to Tampa and see river otters on the Florida Wetlands Trail and ring-tailed lemurs on the Journey to Madagascar. Then say hello to goliath grouper, stingrays, reef fishes, sea turtles and sharks in the Bays & Beaches habitat.

LOCAL CUISINE

Tampa’s food scene stems from a fusion of Cuban, Spanish, Italian and Floribbean influences. Local raw bars serve up fresh shrimp, oysters, scallops and grouper from the Gulf of Mexico. The Cuban sandwich— piled with Genoa salami— is a city signature. For a taste of authentic Florida Cracker cuisine, try sofkee porridge, pilau (rice cakes) or fried alligator tail during your next Tampa cruise.

SHOPPING

Pick up tropical clothing and Florida-inspired souvenirs at the outdoor Channelside Bay Plaza, right at the port. Head to Hyde Park Village for upmarket boutique shops, and pop into local sportswear outfitter Salt Pines. Nothing beats Ybor City when it comes to quirky vintage shops and hand-rolled cigars.

Day 2: Cruising

Day 2
Cruising
At Sea
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Oasis Pool Girl Diving Under Water
Oasis Pool Girl Diving Under Water
PLAY ANY WAY YOU LIKE
Man Climbing Rock Wall On Board Day Time
Man Climbing Rock Wall On Board Day Time

Rock Climbing Wall

Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 12 metres (40 feet) above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.
Brilliance of the Seas Solarium Entrance
Sunny Day at the Solarium

Solarium

Slip away to this adults-only indoor and outdoor retreat. The Solarium is your slice of paradise, with soothing whirlpools, warm sunshine and a refreshing water mist.
Boardwalk Arcade Skee Ball
Close-Up the Skee Ball on the Boardwalk Arcade

Arcade

Blips, bleeps, clangs and cheers. Play to win in a classic arcade atmosphere with timeless games, plus the latest at the Royal Caribban Arcade.
Whirlpool at Night
Beautiful Night on the Pool Deck

Whirlpools

It's easy to let every thought melt away while relaxing in a whirlpool, especially when you're also soaking up ocean views.

Day 3: Roatan, Honduras

Day 3
Roatan
Honduras
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Roatan, Honduras, boy playing beach swing
Young boy swinging over water from palm tree on beach, Roatan, Honduras
Things to do in
Roatan
Tendered from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Roatán’s diverse blend of cultures and traditions is enough to charm anyone. But its mangrove forests, dense jungles and swathes of white-sand beaches will make you want to stay forever. Divers and snorkellers from all over the globe flock to the largest of Honduras’ Bay Islands every year see to the world’s second-largest barrier reef first-hand. Roatán cruises provide access to laid-back beach towns and secluded shores. On the Big Island, you can mingle with monkeys and 'Jesus' lizards, snorkel with stingrays and zipline through rainforest canopies. If it’s culture you crave, the island’s unique and vibrant blend is more than satisfying – made up of US ex-pat sun-seekers, Hondurans from the mainland, descendants of European settlers and Garífuna, whose Afro-Carib-Arawak heritage still flavours centuries-old communities like Punta Gorda.
Roatan, Honduras, Gumbalimba Park Nature Reserve Capuchin Monkey
Capuchin Monkey on tree limb at the Gumbalimba Park Nature Reserve, Roatan, Honduras

MONKEY BUSINESS

At the Gumbalimba Park nature reserve you can hang out with monkeys and parrots, snorkel alongside exotic fish and rays, chill in a beach hammock and zipline through the rainforest canopy.
Insider tip
The best way to travel between Roatán's West End and West Bay Beach is by water taxi.
Roatan, Honduras, West End Village
Pier with water taxis at the West End Village, Roatan, Honduras

CULTURE TRIP

Wander the West End Village to get a real taste of Roatán life. At this bohemian island enclave, you’ll find lots of restaurants, bars, craft shops and piers lined with water taxis waiting to ferry you to popular spots along the coast.
Insider tip
If you run out of sunscreen, pick up some cactus juice lotion. Produced locally, it protects against the sun’s rays and also repels bugs.
Roatan, Honduras, marine reserve snorkeling coral fish
Man snorkeling with fish in a marine reserve, Roatan, Honduras

DIVE IN

Head to the Sandy Bay-West End Marine Reserve for some of the best diving in the world during your Roatan cruise. Encompassing 8 miles of coastline, the reserve is home to 38 unique dive sites, all within a 15-minute boat ride from the coast.
Roatan, Honduras, Conch Soup
A bowl of conch soup

LOCAL CUISINE

If you like seafood, get ready to feast like royalty in Roatán. Try the conch soup or the tapado – a hearty seafood stew made with plantains and tropical root vegetables. Rum is the go-to spirit, but Honduran beers like Port Royal and Salva Vida are local favourites.
Roatan, Honduras, Souvenir Shop
Purses on display at a souvenir shop in Roatan, Honduras

SHOPPING

To get your fix of duty-free designer boutiques and souvenir shops, check out The Town Centre at the Port of Roatán. For local handmade arts and crafts, including Lenca pottery and Garífuna folk art, visit Yaba Ding Ding. And try to squeeze in a trip to the Shawn Jackson Gallery, a showcase for the marvellous underwater photos by the renowned West End photographer.

Day 4: Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico

Day 4
Puerto Costa Maya
Mexico
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Costa Maya, Mexico, Great Mayan Reef Corals
Corals and marine life of the Great Mayan Reef
Things to do in
Puerto Costa Maya
From 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Past meets present in Costa Maya. Cruise to Costa Maya and find ancient Maya ruins and mysterious jungles just begging to be explored, as well as private beach clubs and trendy restaurants – all in one place. It’s 250 square miles of paradise packed with entertainment and history, all just 30 miles south of Cancun. The Great Maya Reef just off the coast is the second largest in the world – it’s a must-snorkel spot. Or you can kick back at the port village of Mahahual with an ice-cold michelada – a spicy beer cocktail – in hand. For a culture fix, head to the Kohunlick ruins to see the famous Temple of the Masks.
Costa Maya, Mexico Cenote Azul Scuba Diver
Scuba diver deep in Costa Maya's Cenote Azul

Cenote Scouting

Take a dip in the sparkling blue waters of Cenote Azul, an open freshwater cenote known for prime snorkelling and swimming.
Insider tip
Don’t be afraid to drink the water in Costa Maya – it’s completely purified.
Costa Maya, Mexico, Chacchoben Mayan Ruins Steps
Man atop the steps of Chacchoben Mayan Ruins in Costa Maya, Mexico

Rockin' Ruins

Venture into the jungle for a taste of ancient Maya history at the Kohunlich and Chacchoben ruins – each well over a thousand years old.
Insider tip
If you’re planning on taking a snorkelling excursion, make sure to bring organic sunscreen – it’s a federal regulation.
Costa Maya, Mexico, Chinchorro Shipwreck Marine Life
remains of the 19th century Ginger soul shipwreck at Chinchorro bank on the Caribben sea, Mexico

Coral Conquest

Grab some snorkelling gear and explore the colourful underwater world of Banco Chinchorro, the largest coral atoll in the northern hemisphere.
Costa Maya, Mexico, Cochinita Pibil Tortilla Dish
Traditional Mexican dish, Cochinita Pibil.

Local Cuisine

For casual fare, stick to Mahahual. For upmarket options, like fresh seafood and Maya-inspired dishes, opt for Costa Maya’s resorts and boutique hotels. Definitely try cochinita pibil, a traditional dish of slow-roasted pork and Agua de Jamaica – a sweetened hibiscus flower iced tea that’s a Mexican favourite.
Costa Maya, Mexico, Shop Ceramic Artifacts
Giftshop merchandise located in Costa Maya, Mexico.

Shopping

Within the port village, you’ll find shops and stalls selling everything from silver, leather and fragrances, to pottery, spirits and crafts.

Day 5: Cozumel, Mexico

Day 5
Cozumel
Mexico
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Cozumel, Mexico, Punta Sur National Park
Clear Water of Punta Sur National Park, Cozumel, Mexico
Things to do in
Cozumel
From 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
With its lively tropical reefs, crystal-clear waters and ancient ruins, Cozumel is ripe for one-of-a-kind adventures. Cruise to Cozumel and head to Chankanaab National Park, where you can snorkel amongst the colourful reefs and schools of tropical fish that give this island its premier diving status. Or travel back in time on an adventure through the towering Maya ruins of Tulum. When you’ve finished exploring, unwind with a beachside massage at Playa Mia. From culture-savouring to soaking up sunshine, you’ll find a world of adventure waiting for you in Cozumel.
Cozumel, Mexico, San Gervasio Ruins
San Gervasio, the largest ancient Maya site on Cozumel

Temple Trekking

Get up close and personal with Mayan history at San Gervasio, the largest ancient Mayan site on Cozumel, which dates back to as early as AD 300.
Insider tip
Remember to tip between 10% and 15%.
Cozumel, Mexico, Dolphin Swim
Swim with dolphins at Chankanaab National Park, Cozumel

Dive into Adventure

At Chankanaab National Park, you’ll find everything from snorkelling and scuba diving to swimming with dolphins.
Insider tip
If you’re planning on taking a snorkelling excursion, make sure to bring organic sunscreen – it’s a federal regulation.
Cozumel, Mexico, Punta Sur National Ecological Park Aerial Beach
Aerial View of Punta Sur National Ecological Park, and its adjacent beach.

Natural Thrills

Reconnect with nature while wandering the endless mangroves, beaches and reefs in Punta Sur National Park during your Cozumel cruise.
Insider tip
Most of the vendors only barter with cash, so be sure to bring some.
Cozumel, Mexico, Michelada Mexican Drink
Michelada, Mexican drink made with beer and freshly squeezed lime juice over ice in a salt-rimmed glass.

Local Cuisine

Cozumel’s cuisine is dominated by Mexican, American and international cuisine. Fresh seafood is always a good choice, and so is the cochinita pibil – a slow-roasted, highly seasoned pork dish. Cool off with a michelada, made with beer and freshly squeezed lime juice over ice in a salt-rimmed glass. Or keep it traditional with Mexico’s signature spirit, tequila.
Mexico Cozumel Local Shopping Luchador Wrestling Mask
Local Shopping Luchador Wrestling Mask

Shopping

For great deals and guaranteed shops, walk along the waterfront on Avenue Rafael E. Melgar, a mile-long strip in San Miguel. And be sure to check out the Chile Tequila Factory for a sampling of Mexico’s favourite spirit.

Day 6: George Town, Grand Cayman

Day 6
George Town
Grand Cayman
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George Town, Grand Cayman, Aerial View
Aerial view of Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman
Things to do in
George Town
Tendered from 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Grand Cayman is where the high life meets island life. This international banking haven is as much known for award-winning beaches as for the flocks of celebrities and high rollers that frequent them. You can sip Cayman Mama’s while rubbing shoulders with the global glitterati. During your Grand Cayman cruise, you can snorkel with stingrays in Stingray City. Treat your inner foodie at eateries established by acclaimed top chefs like Michael Schwartz, or chow down on conch fritters by the seashore. You can even soak up some rays at one of the beaches voted best in the world, Seven Mile Beach. And do it all in the same day.
George Town, Grand Cayman, Hawksbill turtle close-up
Close-up of a Hawksbill turtle in George Town, Grand Cayman

Swim with Sea Turtles

The whole family can swim alongside turtles and tropical fish at the Cayman Turtle Centre. Or wander around the Caribbean Aviary and spot exotic birds up close, including Grand Cayman’s national bird, the Cayman parrot.
Insider tip
Everyone drives on the left here, so look both ways before crossing the street.
George Town, Grand Cayman, Seven Mile Beach Palm Trees
Palm trees swaying on the Seven Mile Beach, George Town, Grand Cayman

Stroll the Seven Mile Beach

Seven Mile Beach is actually five-and-a-half miles of coral sands and crystal-clear shoreline. But it’s peppered with restaurants, bars, and upmarket resorts – and it was named one of the world’s Ultimate Beaches by Caribbean Travel + Life.
George Town, Grand Cayman, North Sound Golf Club
Palm trees in the North Sound Golf Club, George Town, Grand Cayman

Tee Off in Paradise

Hit the green at the North Sound Club, the only 18-hole championship golf course on the Cayman Islands.
George Town, Grand Cayman, Swimming with Stingrays
Two women swimming with stingrays in Grand Cayman

Get to Know the Locals

Take your adventure underwater and mingle with southern stingrays in Stingray City’s calm waters.
George Town, Grand Cayman, Grouper Sandwich
A grouper sandwich on a white plate

Local Cuisine

Locally caught fish is the main attraction in Grand Cayman cuisine. And you’ll find plenty of shellfish served marinated, in fritters or in hearty chowders. Rum is the drink of choice, so make sure you try the 'Cayman Mama', a local signature cocktail made with light and coconut rums, banana liqueur, Triple Sec, pineapple juice and a dash of Grenadine or strawberry syrup. Cheers!

Day 7: Cruising

Day 7
Cruising
At Sea
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Chops Grille Rosemary Steak Juicy
Chops Grille Rosemary Steak Juicy
LET THE FLAVOR FEST BEGIN
Explorer of the Seas Izumi Hot Plat
Explorer of the Seas Izumi Hot Plat

Izumi Sushi & Hot Rocks

From expertly rolled sushi, fresh sashimi, and delicate nigiri, to izakaya-style appetizers and flavorful meats cooked perfectly on ishiyaki grilling stones — this hard-rocking spin on the fleet favorite Izumi is one specialty dining experience you don’t want to miss out on.
Main Dining Room Cheesecake Topeed With Fruit Dessert
A cheesecake topped with fresh fruit on a white plate at the Main Dining Room

Main Dining Room

In the Main Dining Room, you can experience flavors that take you from Jamaica to Jaipur, a rotating menu of delicious dishes always offering something unexpected. A multi-level restaurant that in the morning is the perfect spot to enjoy a hearty brunch paired with refreshing mimosas, at dinnertime transforms into a world class dining experience with a menu that invites you to taste your way around the world course by course.
Chefs Table - Dining Room
Welcoming dining room with special dishes & spectacular wines. Fine dining at the best vacation cruise restaurant Chefs Table

Chef's Table

Welcome to Chef’s Table, the most exclusive and elevated dining experience on our fleet. Join an intimate group of fellow foodies on a private epicurean journey led by the ship’s Chef de Cuisine. You’ll sit down to a white tablecloth dinner spotlighting five exquisite courses that range from scallop carpaccio with yuzu vinaigrette, to grilled filet mignon served with truffle potato puree — each expertly paired with the perfect wine to highlight every flavor on the menu.
Cafe Latte Tudes Barista Designing with Milk Foam
F&B, Drinks, cocktails; beverage package, 2016 Beverage shoot, Cafe Select Coffee Card, cream being poured into cup of coffee in decorative pattern,

Café Latte-tudes

When you find yourself craving a steaming hot cuppa, Café Latte-tudes has just what you need. From a nice breakfast blend to get you going to an after-dinner cappuccino or macchiato, you’ll find all your favorite sweets and specialty coffee beverages at this cozy cafe.

Day 8: Tampa, Florida

Day 8
Tampa
Florida
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Things to do in
Tampa
Arrives at 7:00 AM
Pirates once plundered the shores of Tampa Bay, but today this swashbuckling city attracts beach seekers, outdoor enthusiasts and museum lovers alike. Its low-key beach vibe blends seamlessly with its glistening city centre atmosphere – and there’s no shortage of thrills for all ages. Explore Ybor City’s cigar-rolling history or brave the rollercoasters at Busch Gardens. Kayak along the Hillsborough River past sunbathing alligators, and see the elusive Florida panther at Lowry Park Zoo. Geek out at the Museum of Science & Industry’s domed IMAX Theatre – or browse Florida Cracker exhibits at Tampa Bay History Centre. Tampa cruises allow you to discover a treasure trove of adventures, from the beach to the bay.

CULTURE FIX

Stroll along the Tampa Riverwalk and see where it leads you. You might explore interactive exhibits at the Tampa Bay History Centre, or try stand-up paddleboarding from the Sail Pavilion. Tampa Museum of Art’s collections range from ancient to modern – and the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is home to splash fountains, a playground and skyline views.
Insider tip
CityPASS gives you entrance to top city attractions like Busch Gardens, the Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo and more, all for one package price of USD 106 for adults and USD 96 for kids – and it’s valid for nine consecutive days.

HIT THE SAND

A short 30-minute drive west of the city centre lands you along the Gulf of Mexico coast, which is fringed by a string of sugary beaches. Clearwater Beach and St Pete Beach both offer an upbeat seaside atmosphere, while Caladesi Island State Park and Fort DeSoto Park provide serene shoreline settings.

SEA WATCH

Enter the Florida Aquarium to encounter over 20,000 species of aquatic plants and animals. Cruise to Tampa and see river otters on the Florida Wetlands Trail and ring-tailed lemurs on the Journey to Madagascar. Then say hello to goliath grouper, stingrays, reef fishes, sea turtles and sharks in the Bays & Beaches habitat.

LOCAL CUISINE

Tampa’s food scene stems from a fusion of Cuban, Spanish, Italian and Floribbean influences. Local raw bars serve up fresh shrimp, oysters, scallops and grouper from the Gulf of Mexico. The Cuban sandwich— piled with Genoa salami— is a city signature. For a taste of authentic Florida Cracker cuisine, try sofkee porridge, pilau (rice cakes) or fried alligator tail during your next Tampa cruise.

SHOPPING

Pick up tropical clothing and Florida-inspired souvenirs at the outdoor Channelside Bay Plaza, right at the port. Head to Hyde Park Village for upmarket boutique shops, and pop into local sportswear outfitter Salt Pines. Nothing beats Ybor City when it comes to quirky vintage shops and hand-rolled cigars.

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