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Rhapsody of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
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Rhapsody of the Seas

7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 19, 2019

Ship: Rhapsody of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 2547

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

The staff on the ship were wonderful, accommodating, and polite. They worked very hard to make our cruise amazing, and succeeded while we were on the ship. The shore excursions were expensive and truly I think not worth our time.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Great, well organized, and only took a few minutes.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Very good for the most part.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
I enjoyed the adult area pool and hot tubs most. There were several unsupervised children out in the main pools and hot tubs that were unruly.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Very good for the most part.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service was truly excellent and gracious.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship was clean, well maintained, and well staffed.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The cabin was a bit small, but clean & we did ok. The hand held shower was especially appreciated as my husband and I are larger people and would have difficulty in the very small shower if it were not detachable.

Ship tip

Be careful of all the hidden costs

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

4 out of 5
No excursion. it was just my entry and exit port from the ship.

Key West, Florida Did not visit port

We ended up not being able to dock there due to adverse weather conditions.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Very nice, yes we did the Jeep and beach tour of the eco park. The locals were really difficult however; they would not leave us alone, constantly hounding for money, to get us into their shops, etc. that is truly annoying and bothersome. We ended up coming aboard early just to get away from it. We ended up spending an overnight in Cozumel as we missed key west, which was appreciated.

Belize City, Belize

5 out of 5
We did the snorkel & beach at Starfish Island excursion. The sea was way too rough to snorkel even for experienced people. The staff on the Angel Ray were wonderful however and were very accommodating.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

3 out of 5
Yes, tried to do snorkel and beach, but this was cancelled due to adverse weather. So ended up doing just a beach excursion. We paid $60 each to go to a beach where there was an open bar, but no food. Since we drink very little this was not optimal. Also, the vendors on the beach were not too badly hounding us, but there were a lot of them. However, there was one shop vendor who called me an American liar because I told him I didn't have any more money left. (I actually didn't). That was very disappointing and because we felt hounded again, ended up coming back to the ship very early to get away from all this. We went to the adult pool area and enjoyed it very much. I feel like we wasted $120 on this trip.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
no problems.
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