Alaskan Cruise with 16 Family members

Rhapsody of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska Sawyer Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 30, 2014
Ship: Rhapsody of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 3636
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 3 years ago

This was our 3th cruise on as many different cuise companies. I can say that the Rhapsody of the Sea was the best that I've been on. The room steward fulfill any request that I asked and was always happy and friendly whenever he saw us. Even the other Stewards knew our names and the relationships to ours in our group. The Waiter and his assistant were great in meeting all of our special needs at our two 8 people tables. We had one member of our group that needed a special diet and the Maitre D helped arrange it every night. The Waiters taught us all tricks and showed us magic, they also celebrated a birthday and anniveries for members of our party. The food was well prepared and also cooked as asked. We had our grandsons with us and they were treated like royality. The Captain went out of his way to show the whole ship the glacier by turning the ship 360 degrees - 3 times. The evening shows were truly Family friendly and well produced. Drinking was available but not to the extreme as in other cruise lines we've been on. My only complaint was that I would have liked one more Port of Call at Katchikan. We were well informed on the shopping and tours available at the different Ports and we took advantage of several as well as others that we booked before the cruise.

 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Mostly geared to a younger age group, we were mostly in our 60's

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Older ship , well maintained but somewhat out dated

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Not as big as it is shown in the pictures

Ship Tip

You can get breakfast and lunch faster at the Windjammer and then enjoy your dinner in the formal diner.

3 out of 5
Do your own tour of the city using the metro and maps
5 out of 5
Beautiful landscapes and sunsets, Always changing times though
5 out of 5
Make sure you leave time for shopping in this busy port
5 out of 5
Small town with lots of things to see and do
5 out of 5
Dress warm for this early morning experience
5 out of 5
Beautiful City , great Hop-on ,Hop-off tour. more things to see and do then you have time.
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