the itinerary is great. The service is great. Clean. Friendly staff. The ship has much fewer activities than larger ships. Entertainment was poor. Go for itinerary but bring some books to read while on board.
the royal carribean cruise was good but didn't have much to do during the at sea days other than pool casino and spa. The night shows were ok. Talented people performing and very friendly employees working. The first cruise also was cancelled and the second cruise ended up with two port changes. The contact through was never available and call backs always were needed if I didn't use the generic customer service contact.
See below..we hate surveys and am only providing this to give great credit to our dinner wait staff and register our complaint about a few of the meals. Entertainment was mediocre. The Piano Bar guy was good for only 1 night...his routine was 100% repeated every night and we did not enjoy him. Other cruise lines we've sailed with the Piano Guy was the highlight of our trip...an enjoyable engaging show every night.....
We were hesitant about a cruise but two destinations are/were on our "bucket list." Unfortunately the destinations got changed after our booking but before we left port. Other than that everything was great. We will definitely cruise again.
The staff were great & friendly.
The casino was very small and the slots were not very good.
I do suggest more activities and/or shows be added to the sea days.
The Rhapsody is a beautiful ship. It's midsized so it's easy to find your way around it. The crew were all very pleasant. Only problem the first night we had a very uncomfortable mattress and had to wait till the next next day for a new one.
The ports were all beautiful! Especially liked Corfu and Kotor. The Acropolis is Athens was amazing and the blue and white houses in Mykonos were lovely!
Some of the shore excursion tour guides were really awful but I think that's the luck of the draw.
Overall, wonderful experience. Don't miss trying the local cuisine. It's delicious!
Mykonos was beautiful as were the views in all the ports.
Rhapsody of the Seas is an older vessel with not as much to do on board as some of the newer ones but was a perfect size for the ports we were in. We went into port every day but the last one so not having much to do on ship was OK with us.
The dining staff we had for dinner was top notch. Everything we had on board was great. We had the 'pick your own time' dinner. We went the same time every night except one and had the same staff each night. Well worth trying to get the same ones so they get to know you and what you like.
Entertainment wasn't as great as on the larger ships, but was still good.
A little disappointed with Argistoli, the Mesilea (sp) cave was not as great as it was built up to be. The Mythos beach was gorgeous though the bus ride to it was a little scary.
We purchased the cruise to go to Ephesus, but that port was dropped week after our final payment. Replacement port was Kotor 45min ride by car from Dubrovnik which took entire day to get on the ship. Instead of letting us stay later into evening like the Princess did with their guests, we left beautiful Dubrovnik at 5PM only to waste time in the middle of Adriatic See.
Price of the cruise dropped after the decision to skip Turkey, but there was no refund possible by the Royal Caribbean company.
Santorini, Dubrovnik are worth the trip. Kotor was ok and Katakolon with Olympia Archeological site 25min by rental car away has also a value.
We truly loved this cruise. The ship was just the right size. Plenty of activities and choices, but not too huge. I really enjoyed having a balcony so I could sit quietly, when I wanted, and watch the beautiful sea. The food was fabulous and we also took advantage of a massage, haircut, and acupuncture! So, it felt like we had some spa time too! The ports were amazing....saw beautiful places.
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