Rhapsody cruise was just okay

Rhapsody of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Alaska Sawyer Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 27, 2014
Ship: Rhapsody of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 3319
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 3 years ago

This is the second cuise that my family has taken. The first cruise was with a different cuiseline Carnival conquest. The first day on the cruise aboard Rhapsody, we walked to our room on deck 3 and was overwhelmed with the smell. Smelled like we were standing in an outhouse. Smelled like this the entire trip. Our room smelled okay until we lifed the toilet seat. The rooms and their decor are in need of some updating. Our last cruise on carnival the room was nicely decorated, included bathrobes and a towel animal every night. Rhapsady gave us 2 towel animals the entire cruise and no bathrobes. A dirty cleaning towel was left in our room on one occasion. Often the cleaning carts were left in the hallway creating an obstacle course to our room. The food was just OK, nothing spectacular. We sat in the My Time Dinning on several occasions. But the food portions were so small that we found ourselves going to the buffet to fill up. The staff were friendly, but not as friendly as the staff on Carnival. On Carnival you can walk down the hall and they greet you by name. We celebrated my daughters 16th Birthday on the Rhapsody and the staff treated us very nicely. But I had to bring all my own decorations since Rhapsody no longer decorates your room for birthdays......just quinceaneras...... The things that we enjoyed were each of the three ports. We also liked Bingo and a few of the evening shows. The comedian they had the first night was pretty bad, the only one who laughed at his jokes was himself and the ones that had too much to drink.

I would never sail on this ship again. Carnival conquest is far superior.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Dining portions small

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
wish they had something every night, not just movies

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
they were great, but other cruise lines are better

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Needs updating in the decor, find source of smell on deck 3

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
badly needs update in décor. Beds were very very hard. Entire deck 3 smells like an outhouse. Needs bathrobes and towel animals every night
5 out of 5
space needle and pikes market

Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Whale watching trip was a blast
5 out of 5
We paid $5 for an all day bus and were able to see lots of things through town.

Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska

5 out of 5
Spectacular views. Get up early and beat the crowds on the deck
5 out of 5
We spent 2 hours in the butchart gardens. The gardens are so beautiful, but you need way more time.
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