Rhapsody of the Seas will move to Ravenna, Italy for the summer of 2021. Royal Caribbean said that the reason to move the ship out of Venice was due to increased concerns regarding port congestion and the ability to control port traffic in Venice.
Ravenna is located roughly 90 miles south of Venice on the Adriatic Sea.
The cruise ship will sail six, seven, and eight night cruises to the Greek Isles and Croatia from May 1, 2021 until October 23, 2021.
Rhapsody of the Seas is a Vision class cruise ship from Royal Caribbean and has been in service since May 1997.
The 78,000 gross ton ship can carry 2,000 passengers at double occupancy and 2,400 passengers at maximum occupancy.
Rhapsody of the Seas is currently in Europe and scheduled to sail out of Tampa this winter before heading to Italy for the 2021 summer cruise season in Europe.