Worth a repeat trip!
Rhapsody of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe
This was a wonderful cruise with a great itinerary. The RCI cruise staff put much effort into making sure that all of your needs are met. The wait staff and room attendant were very attentive. The quality and value of the cruise-offered tours I took exceeded my expectations. The entertainment was adequate for the size of this ship. I was impressed by the music talent in the lounge areas, but wish there was more variety in the movie selections in the afternoons and evenings. The specialty restaurants and main restaurant were very good. I didn't get around to trying the spa or seeing any of the main shows. It was great that RCI offered shipwide unlimited wifi access at a package price for the entire trip. However, it was entirely too expensive for merely checking email and light surfing. The speed was also quite slow, so I doubt any one person was going to eat up the bandwidth by watching movie online. Overall, it was an excellent trip. I am ready to go again!
Please note that I took the 11 Night Aegean Sea Exploration (Istanbul Roundtrip) cruise: Istanbul, Turkey; At Sea; Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey; Bodrum, Turkey; Rhodes, Greece; Santorini (Thira), Greece; Piraeus (Athens), Greece; Mykonos, Greece; Souda (Chania), Crete; At Sea; Istanbul, Turkey. I did NOT take the Black Sea cruise.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
You get good discounts if you make all of your specialty dinner and tour reservations before the trip. I highly recommend you make dinner reservations for the main dining room too; having the anytime dining option does not mean that they can accommodate you when you suddenly show.