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Rhapsody of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska Sawyer Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 10, 2011
Ship: Rhapsody of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago
Only two restaurants and an out dated room that made us sneeze every time we entered it. The bathroom smelled like a sewer no matter how much it was cleaned. I also did not like how we were told how much to tip in the end and had no idea that we were expected to do so in the beginning. We were responsible for tipping for 4 adults as we had our two adult children with us in a separate room. Needless to say it cost a lot more than we had budgeted for in the beginning. Almost 10 dollars per person per day.......we had to come up with 280 dollars that we did not know about from the start. I would rather this be included from the get go so there are no surprises in the end. The ship was 18 years old and is just now being pulled out of commission to add two new restaurants. I only went with this ship as it is the only one that stayed in Victoria for almost the whole day. Would rethink it next time and pick a newer ship for sure.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
3 out of 5
Loved the train ride......but others hated it. We got lucky and had the announcer in our car.
3 out of 5
The glacier and waterfall was amazing. But there is never enough time to see it all. Excursions are too short. We missed our bus going back and got lucky and took another.
5 out of 5
The Butchart Gardens are a must. We again needed more time. Would have gone to the earlier drop off and just taken the later bus back.

Pros: Glaciers

Cons: our room.......made us sneeze every time we entered it.

Recommends Rhapsody of the Seas? No.

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