Taken from the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House, the passengers are on Deck 10 sipping their champagne and cocktails as the crew readies the "Rhapsody of the Seas" for departure. This first image shows the full glory of the sun setting behind the ship; the fourth image shows the vacant dock after the liner has departed.
The second image is one of many tracking the setting sun, whereas the third image shows the departing liner doing a uie between the harbour bridge and the opera house.
The Rhapsody of the Seas is a Royal Carribbean ship that took its first maiden voyage in May 1997. At the moment, it sails around Australia (anti-clockwise), up-and-down the East Coast of the continent and also across the Tasman Sea and around New Zealand. It has a passenger capacity of just under 2,500; a length of 915 feet and a draft of 25 feet.
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