You can currently purchase a cruise from Miami to Rome, stopping at Madeira, Spain, and France, for €867 per person with full-board. The cruise departs on May 10, 2022, and arrives at Rome 13 days later, on May 23.
An inside cabin costs €693 per person. Additionally, each passenger will have to pay US$14 (~€13) per day (gratuity), adding US$203 (~€179) to the final cost per person, meaning that you’ll end up paying roughly €869 for those 13 nights on board.
You could also choose to sleep in an outside cabin for roughly €35 more, per passenger – a tiny surcharge for 13 nights, as that’s basically a surcharge of less than €3 per night.
The price includes full-board (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 (~€11), which will extend the drink selection to other soft drinks during the entire cruise, all day.
After departing from Miami, the ship will be an entire week at sea, crossing the Atlantic Ocean without any stops until it reaches Funchal after 8 days. After another full day at sea, it then reaches Málaga. Your twelfth day onboard will be the last day that you spend entirely at sea, as you’ll then reach Nice on the thirteenth day, before ending your trip the following day in Rome.
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 (~€114) (for one device).
Getting to Miami
The flight to Miami is not included. Usually, one-way flights to the USA are incredibly expensive. TAP Portugal is an exception to that rule, as they generally have reasonable prices for one-ways. Another alternative is to book a cheap round trip ticket and to only use the outbound flight. Here are our best deals to Miami:
By the way, don’t forget to book a flight/train/bus from Rome to your home city as well.
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