Rhapsody of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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4 out of 5

Great family cruise

Sail Date: June 11, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/young children

Room Type: Oceanview

We took this cruise with our extended family. Together we had 2 grandparents, 4 parents and 7 kids ages 10 - 5. We all had a great time. It was perfect for us, not much night life my husband and brother in law report, but that was fine with us. The kids all loved kids club. It was a nice small group of kids so they all made some really nice friends and the staff was so energetic and fun that the kids all had a ball! They would have been happy to stay in kids club the whole cruise! Happy kids = happy parents, so we all had fun! The rock climbing wall was a big hit as well! We were stuck with the late dining, so had several meltdowns with the little kids, but the staff went out of their way to try to make them happy, even making paper animals out of the kids placemats and cutting the kids meat for us! A couple nights we fed the kids early, and put them in kids club so we could have a relaxing adult dinner. That worked out great!

Pros: Kids club

Cons: Late dining time

Recommends Rhapsody of the Seas? Yes!

Food and Dining
The main dining room was very good. The Windjammer Cafe was not bad, but harder to navigate with the buffet and got quite crowded at times and hard to find seating. The staff was helpful though when they saw us struggling with the kids, they got our drinks and even helped us find a table. The kids loved the bacon for breakfast. Soda is not included, but we didn't miss it since there was coffee, tea, iced tea, lemonade, and fruit punch for the kids, and juice and milk for breakfast. The kids loved the self serve ice cream station, but it was empty quite a bit.
Ship Quality
Went to two shows. One was great, one was OK.
Cabin / Stateroom
We had a family oceanview stateroom. It slept 6 great. The bunk beds were in their own seperate cubby with a curtain so we even sent the boys to "their room". The girls had the fold out couch and a curtain seperated our bed from theirs. Two closets and plenty of storage drawers. It worked out great and was perfect for us!
Another family in our party had the large oceanview stateroom for 4 and they were quite cramped.
Service and Staff
All were wonderful with the kids!
Children's Programs
Staff were all fun, friendly, and very energetic. Kids loved it! Fairly small group of kids made it perfect for the kids, they all made friends and staff got to know all of them very well. Kids would have stayed there the whole time if they could have.
Victoria, British Columbia
We took the hop on hop off bus with the kids. Rode the loop once, then took it to China Town and walked back. Fisherman's Wharf was a hit with the kids. They got to feed a seal! Then we put the kids back in kids club on the ship and went back to check out the pubs for a little adult time.
Juneau, Alaska
We went on the whale watching and salmon bake trip. We loved it! The salmon lunch was delicious and the kids enjoyed walking along the beach, picking up shells and spotting star fish. The boat trip was fun and we saw several whales and seals!
Don't Miss: The Mount Roberts Tram was great!
Skagway, Alaska
Took the 3 1/2 hour train ride. Very scenic, kids enjoyed it too.

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