Rhapsody of the Seas Cruise Review to Hawaii

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2-3 cruises


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4 out of 5

Excellent experience.

Sail Date: May 11, 2013

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Our cruise on Rhapsody of the Seas was greater than we expected. The food in the dining room was top notch plus the wait staff made our dining experience a lot of fun. However, the food in the buffet could have been more varied. Our steward made life easy and comfortable for us. He was always watching out for our best interests. For example, dining in the Princess dining room as not as good, but their buffet was much better. There was a much larger selection and it was not obvious that leftovers were not being used in the next day's dishes. As for the entertainment, we could not wait to get to the Royal Caribbean's theater to see some of the greatest entertainers we ever seen. The lectures by U. of Hawaii Professor Emeritus Gary Fuller were excellent would have liked a longer time frame for each of them. We would cruise again with Royal Caribbean in a heartbeat.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
could have been arranged in a more utilitarian manner
Service and Staff
top notch
Children's Programs did not use
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Honolulu, Oahu
Nawiliwili, Kauai
Lahaina, Maui
the luau was very overpriced for what we got. We do not believe this was much like a true "native" luau.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
The food at the Tropical Plantation was poor but priced as top notch. The Maui Ocean Center was fantastic.
Cruise Kilauea Volcano
Great experience and fun. The Captain did a great 360 degrees so both sides of the ship could view the lava flow at night.
Hilo, Hawaii
Teriffic excursion. Bus driver was very knowledgeable.
Victoria, British Columbia
Butchart Gardens in a must see. Bring lots of camera cards!
Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
Only there to leave the ship to fly home.


Please take part in the daily activities. You will be surprised at how well you enjoy them.

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