"Rhapsody of the Seas" taken from the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House just before dusk as it reverses from the OPT (Overseas Passenger Terminal) to head down the harbour, and out to sea.
Name: Rhapsody of the Seas, Registry: Bahamas.
Builder: Chantiers de l’Atlantique Alsthom, France.
Owner/Manager: Royal Caribbean International Cruise Line.
Maiden Voyage: May 19, 1997
Gross Tonnage: 78,491, Cruising Speed: 22 knots, Passengers 2,435, Crew 765.
Dimensions: Length 279m (915ft), Breadth 32.20m (105.6ft), Draught 7.75m (25ft).
Number of Passenger Decks: 10
Number of Inside Rooms: 406, Number of Outside Rooms: 593