It was ok, ship is a bit tired and needs a huge investment of cash. Staff where amazing.

Rhapsody of the Seas Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 6
Helpful Votes: 35

Overall rating:

3.3 out of 5
Rhapsody of the Seas

14 Night Canary Islands & Cococay (Barcelona To Tampa)

Sail date: November 05, 2017

Ship: Rhapsody of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Not sure if I would do RCI again as the other ships are huge and this one was the smallest. It’s just not for us. It was a bargain as Transalantic, hind we have done before calling at different ports. Th value was not there.


3 out of 5
Average, had better had worse.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
MDR was very noisy and the freedom dinning has allbut disappeared as people were booking s slot...defeats the object really. Chops was fab, Giovanni’s was not. Needs to be shouts ‘Italian’ and not dark brown everywhere. It looks more like a funeral parlour. White table clothes and a few fresh flowers would also help. The menu is it up to scratch either. The manager has great ideas but has her hands tied by RCI. She was also a wonderful lady and very quick to resolve issues. Buffett was great for my Coeliac husband and they made that experience. Easier.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
None. Noting worth doing for the seasoned traveler


2 out of 5
Could be so much better. We stopped going in the end.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
These people where the RCI main advantage. Lovely willing and helpful.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Spotless just old and tired.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Spotless but tired. Bed was not great. No moisturiser in the bathroom just the very basics.

Ports of call

Barcelona, Spain Did not visit port

Boarded here.

Lanzarote, Canary Islands

3 out of 5
Will. It be going back. We hired a car and it was 35€for the day. One third of ship prices and much more fun and there is only a few things to see anyway.

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

3 out of 5
Will. It be going back. Another volcanic island like Lanzarote soghe same again.

Santa Cruz De La Palma, Canary Islands

5 out of 5
Love.y,title town so much to explore, but not much lease where as it’s a volcanic island AGAIN.

Cococay (Cruise Line's Private Island) Did not visit port

Too windy and rough to drop anchor as we were tendering in,

Tampa, Florida Did not visit port

Disembarked here.


3 out of 5
Walk off was quick.
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