Major disappointment

Rhapsody of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

2.7 out of 5
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Rhapsody of the Seas

7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 06, 2019

Ship: Rhapsody of the Seas

Cabin number: 7628

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Time with family saved the week from total boredom


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Food was bland, lacking in creativity and variety , major quality deficits in main dining “special” items , sloppiness in cleanliness aspects of buffet, There was no place to get a snack or even light meal except cafe in adult area that had the same thing everyday: Hamburgers hotdogs a couple of premade paninis. Etc. very different from other cruise lines I have been on

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
The one outside pool was too small for the ship- always full of lots of kids and drunk adults. Limited activities available were always full


3 out of 5
Some of the musicians performing in the centrum area were very good. A few not so much. The groups on the deck were ok but area too crowded to be able to sit and enjoy

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Service was perfunctory. Our main dining duo was good but overwhelmed most of the time. Staff smiled but there was no sense of friendliness. Wondered how many of them disliked their jobs. Had one very nice cocktail waitress in the Viking lounge but otherwise it was nothing special. Room attendant did her job but I never actually met her

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
Ships is old and shows it. Too small in some area and expansive in areas no one uses. Relatively clean but smelled like smoke in most of the enclosed areas. Awkward placement of some activities and access points

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Cabin was fine. A bit crowded in placement of the beds/bathroom. Don’t see how big people can maneuver the area. Lots of storage.

Ship tip

Don’t do it. There are lots of other choices

Ports of call

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

2 out of 5
Total tourist trap. Once you get through all the kiosk and sales area and get to a taxi you can find a little more sanity.

Belize City, Belize

3 out of 5
Beautiful area. Got our own travel to do cave tubing which was excellent and way cheaper than ship excursion

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

3 out of 5
Beautiful place. Went to the beach via taxi

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5
Okay area. Did our own exploring


4 out of 5
Easy and quick
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