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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: 3 years ago

Review Summary

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


Ship Experiences

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.

Ports Of Call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

3 out of 5

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

5 out of 5
Ruins at Ephesus are remarkable. A must see.

Rhodes, Greece

5 out of 5
Beautiful old town, but vendors are very aggressive.

Chania, Crete

5 out of 5
Nice town to walk through with excellent covered market.

Naples, Italy

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.

Traveler Photos

Ancient library at Ephesus Rhapsody in port of Crete Rhapsody anchored off Santorini Santorini Towel art made by attendant.
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