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Rhapsody of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall rating:

3.4 out of 5
Rhapsody of the Seas

7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 17, 2017

Ship: Rhapsody of the Seas

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 3554

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Had a good time but RCCL did not live up to their reputation.


2 out of 5
The Tampa port is very chaotic. Lines crisscross and guests traveling suites constantly have to cut through other lines.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Would have been poor except for the phenomenal Chef's Table. Dining room food was slightly below average and the buffet was not so fresh. Do not miss the roast beef sandwiches hidden away at the Park Cafe.

Chef's Table

5 out of 5

Absolutely worth every penny. Book after departure and price goes from $85 to $45.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Only one pool but they change the water each night so it was very clean. The night life didn't started at midnight leaving a two hour gap.


3 out of 5
DJ at the pool was great. Stage show was amateur at best.

Children's Programs

No children with us.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Steward--5 stars Waiter--2 stars Asst Waiter--5 stars Pool Servers--2 stars Waiter dawned over other couple at our table and ignored us. They spoke his language and we did not. Brought them extra shrimp and lobster but served us the wrong entree. Pool area full of dirty dishes and glasses. Need more people picking up.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Great cabin and location. Hallway had occasional sewer smell but never in the room.

Ship tip

Go for the itinerary not the ship.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

2 out of 5
Really just a port to embark and disembark. Security is very rude.

Key West, Florida

3 out of 5
Should have gone to beach or jet skiing. The town is just dirty restaurants and bars.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Spent the day at Le Cid. Ship used Punta Langosta which is not nearly as nice as International Pier. Lots of people begging for your money.

Belize City, Belize

5 out of 5
Took an excursion straight from ship to Rendezvous Cay. Never have we seen anything so beautiful. Felt like we were in a travel magazine. Great snorkeling.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
Loved the beach. Sitting under coconut palms and swimming in the sea. Great service at the beach club. Port is very nice.


1 out of 5
Delayed due to broken escalators and elevators in the port. Security guard screaming a people to get against the wall using threats. It was ridiculous. Port personnel sheepishly apologized for the way Govt personnel were acting.
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