Mixed Views+ and -

Rhapsody of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
11 Night Black Sea (Istanbul Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 26, 2016
Ship: Rhapsody of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 3058
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

We have cruised over 10 times (mostly in Europe) on many different ships and we have mixed views on this particular cruise. Good: Ports of call were outstanding.  Stateroom attendant was nice and did an adequate job.  Folded towels were humorous, and room kept nicely. Wait staff in dining rooms friendly. Not so good: ship felt old and dated, noticed rust everywhere and windows were too dirty to see clearly. (exterior). Floors were extremely slippery in buffet dining-I almost fell a couple times early on, and finally did FALL on second to last day.  Embarrassing, mildly bruised but not scarred for life.  Food was luke warm 90% of the time, which really bothered my better half. Constantly low or out of  cups, soft serve ice cream and cones, slow in replenishing.  A few of the personel on board acted condecending or outride rude at times, (not the wait staff-they were always pleasant).  The noise level at pool deck was irritating-wayyyy too loud (canned  music).  Lastly:  to have to pay for water when taking an excursion is flat out wrong.  Water should always be included.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
food not hot, barely lukewarm

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
The best entertainment was brought on board midway through the trip-"The East Coast Boys" doing Four Season songs. They were EXCELLENT

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
old and dated. Windows hard to see out of due to dirtiness.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
adequate. Missed not having amenities like lotion, nail file, cotton, etc. hand towels seemed a bit threadbare and worn. The mattresses felt concave in the middle, but we got used to it by the third night. The window was dirty-streaked and hard to see out of. What's the point of having an ocean view room if you can't see clearly????

Ship Tip

Time to RETIRE this ship!

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