First cruise for us and it was wonderful!!

Rhapsody of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 36

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
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Rhapsody of the Seas

7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 16, 2019

Ship: Rhapsody of the Seas

Cabin number: 3815

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

For our first time cruising it was a wonderful experience. Expected to get seasick but didn't. The staff and entertainment were beyond exceptional!!! We would not hesitate to go on another Rhapsody of the Seas cruise again!!


5 out of 5
It went very fast and efficent.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We did not go to the specialty restaurants but the main dining and buffets were great. Our waiters were very friendly but our assistant waiter Bose was superb!!!! He was very personable and spent extra time talking to us, what a wonderful man!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We spent a lot of time on the pool deck. There is a bartender, her name is Claudia. She was so much fun from the first day to the last. If a cruiser goes to the pool bar say hi to her from Minnesota!!


5 out of 5
We saw a lot of entertainment in different areas of the ship, no disappointments for us. The last night we went to the Farewell Show and we enjoyed it very much. There was a comedian, his name is Tom Foss. I laughed so hard I was wiping away tears! The very end they brought several of the crew up on the stage to say goodbye and we were so happy that Claudia from the pool bar was one of them so we could say goodbye to her one more time.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room steward Basil, so efficient! Every time we would leave our room for a little while we would come back and the room and bathroom was tidied up, every time, plus he was so friendly! The service from all of the wait staff from the buffet to the main dining room was excellent! ALL of the ships personnel was so efficient and super friendly!! Bill and Gemma and the entertainment staff were wonderful!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean, the housekeeping staff were always cleaning and making sure everything looked good and it did.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Both my husband and I were expecting our cabin to be smaller than it was so we were pleasantly surprised! Our room attendant Basil was exceptional!!!

Ship tip

If you get a chance to sail with Rhapsody of the Seas, do it!!!!

Ports of call

Key West, Florida

4 out of 5
Interesting, been there, done that, period.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5

Belize City, Belize

5 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico Did not visit port

We were not able to dock because of the


5 out of 5
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