Good Cruise with a really nice staff

Rhapsody of the Seas Cruise Review to South America

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
Rhapsody of the Seas

14 Night Around The Horn (Valparaiso To Buenos Aires)

Sail date: February 28, 2016

Ship: Rhapsody of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 8531

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

Overall, the cruise was really good.  The check-in was extremely slow to get registered for this cruise, and this was very not common given my prior experiences.  However, they did not seem to know how to deal with this.


The cruise itself was good with friendly staff and good food.  The entertainment could be better as there are a lot of sea days on this cruise, so you have to enjoy cruising and being on the ship. 


The weather did not cooperate so we could not do "around the horn".  I was extremely impressed with the Captain that he took very serious the safety of the passengers and crew.  The captain does not control the weather, but he does control the decisions based upon the weather.  He did a great job keeping us informed, and I enjoyed the updates from Captain Dimas. 


I would not recommend this cruise for first time cruisers.  I would recommend going on a shorter cruise first to see if you enjoy this type of vacation.  Then springboard into this cruise.  I truly enjoyed my time in South America and the staff on this ship.  There is a lot to see on this cruise that you would not be able to see in such a short time.  The cost of the cruise was also very reasonable. 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Please, please fix your internet issues. I do a lot of flying, and they have much better internet on the transatlantic flights than on your ships. This is a choice by management. Please invest to improve this situation.

Ports of call

Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile

3 out of 5

Puerto Montt, Chile

5 out of 5

Cruise Chilean Fjords

5 out of 5

Cruise Strait Of Magellan

5 out of 5

Punta Arenas, Chile

5 out of 5

Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina

5 out of 5

Cruise Cape Horn

1 out of 5
This was cancelled due to bad weather

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

1 out of 5
Cancelled due to bad weather

Punta Del Este, Uruguay

3 out of 5

Montevideo, Uruguay

5 out of 5

Buenos Aires, Argentina

5 out of 5
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