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Rhapsody of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Rhapsody of the Seas
9 Night Greek Isles (Rome Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 30, 2015
Ship: Rhapsody of the Seas
Cabin Number: 4516
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

although we're seasoned travelers, this was our first cruise, & a good choice it was. Even though the seas were very rough & the itierary had to be altered due to rough seas & port strikes, we managed to enjoy the experience. We were surprised at the comfort & roominess of our state room. All the staff were exceptionally pleasant, efficient & helpful. Abundant food; evening meals were particularly good. The short stays in port were difficult for us as we enjoy staying several days in order to get to know a place. But a cruise is more like a tasting experience; you find out if you want to return for a fuller experience. Ephesus was our favorite stop. We arranged an excursion through a private company & that worked well. Happy


Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Used the gym a lot; my wife enjoyed the pool & hot tub.


3 out of 5
Just so-so. But we didn't need much entertainment.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Kevin & Francis were remarkable as our evening dining servers, & Julius was a wonderful stateroom attendant.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Pleasant surprise: roomy & clean. Attendant made it up twice a day. Bigger than rooms in many European hotels.

Ship Tip

Quiet area in the Viking Lounge. Good quarter mile walking track on the tenth deck.

5 out of 5
Ruins at Ephesus are remarkable. A must see.
5 out of 5
Beautiful old town, but vendors are very aggressive.
5 out of 5
Nice town to walk through with excellent covered market.
5 out of 5
We love the vibrancy of Naples, although many people find the city a bit much. The archeological museum holds all the artifacts from Pompei.
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