Nice relaxing cruise on a nice ship

Rhapsody of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 35

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
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Rhapsody of the Seas

7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 28, 2018

Ship: Rhapsody of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 3619

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Nice relaxing vacation experience despite less than optimum weather and sea conditions. While disappointed that we could not visit Grand Cayman due to sea conditions, the extra day at sea was relaxing.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Smooth process. Very quick.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Only ate in main dining room and Windjammer Café - both very good

Main Dining Room

5 out of 5

Excellent food and service

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Enjoyed the pool area with 4 hot tubs. Used the fitness center extensively. Was small but decently equipped with everything in working order.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Very funny comedians. Excellent funny Cruise Director. But best part may have been Kelly Goodrich in Schooner Lounge piano bar!

Children's Programs

No children sailing with us

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
John Bourn, Stateroom Attendant was outstanding and very friendly. Waitress Aiyesha in main dining room was also very nice and helpful.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Beautiful ship, nice layout - especially the Centrum and its size. (Been on bigger ships with smaller Centrums.) Ship appeared clean but some annoying odors in certain areas.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Stateroom was very clean and odor free. Many "creeks" in walls in interior room on deck 3 but didn't affect sleeping. Very comfortable bed.

Ship tip

Enjoy the piano player in the Schooner Lounge

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida Did not visit port

Just embarked and disembarked here. No time

George Town, Grand Cayman Did not visit port

Choppy sea would not allow tendering from ship to pier

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Nice port with a lot of nuisance shopkeepers. Took excursion which utilized a fairy to Playa del Carmen, then a van to Tulum Mayan Ruins. Interesting, but bilingual tour guide at ruins very hard to understand. However, tour guide for rest of excursion spoke very good English.

Belize City, Belize

4 out of 5
Nice pier area. Excursion (kayaking through caves) was canceled due to high water level caused by excessive rain. Instead took taxi driving tour of Belize City. Driver very nice and helpful. City was typical third world city - not very nice. Some very bad streets. Really need to get outside of city and visit the islands of Belize.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
Very nice port area. Did excursion through Maya Chan Beach Resort. An out-of-the-way resort about 1/2 drive by taxi (cost covered by resort) from port. Not a pristine area but they don't claim to be. Very fun time - they wait on you hand and foot constantly delivering drinks and anything else you desire. Lunch provided and lots of fun things to do like snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boards and floating beach chairs.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Always do express walk off so process was quick and smooth.
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