Rhapsody of the Seas Reviews

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Amazing Greek Isle Med Cruise

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Overall we had a wonderful cruise despite the room issues. We thought that the cruise line should have let the customers know in advance of the issues with these cabins before they were booked. When you book a junior suite you are expecting more of a luxury experience.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Dream vacation made even better

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Absolutely amazing. A once in a lifetime experience made even better the crew, staff and other guests aboard. Really, really well done and I will definitely be traveling with Royal Caribbean again.

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5 out of 5

A Very Favorable Surprise

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Basically only have one complaint, that being it was too short, another 5-6 days would have been very acceptable. RCL met and exceeded all expectations on this one, overall a great trip. Thanks

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Cancellation of cruise

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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. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Great time on mediocre ship

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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. 

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4 out of 5

Good Trip

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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.....

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Great Ports of Call

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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.

 

 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Great first time at sea

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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.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Greek Cruise

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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!

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

A marvalous vacation

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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.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Beauty with a price tag on an old ship

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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.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Royal Caribbean very Consistent

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Rhapsody is a small ship, entertainment is not very entertaining; but the friendliness of the crew is outstanding.  DanDan is a little over the top, as is Give me Money Grace.... you can count on Royal Caribbean to provide a consistently nice clean ship.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Enjoyable Cruise Vacation

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We cruised from Barcelona to Venice with stops in France and Italy. The cruise was enjoyable. The ship was nice, clean, and comfortable temperature. Our stateroom was always clean, and the employees on the ship were extremely nice and always shared a smile. The food was great. We ate mostly at the Windjammer which was a buffet style. We also ate at the main dining room which was really nice, as well as two specialty restaurants.  The service and food was fantastic. Shore excursions were wonderful. Our last one in Venice was cancelled, not because of the ship but other reasons. We had a last minute booking for a late transfer, which then, the ship apparently overbooked and had to cancel ours. We were left last minute trying to figure out what to do in Venice as the boat docked at 7am and our flight was not until 5:30pm. We ended up leaving the ship at 9am and took the people mover into Venice, which was not far from the dock. In Venice, we were able to store our luggage at a luggage storage place for 5 euros per bag. We then explored Venice and took a bus to the airport. Overall, it wasn't bad and cheaper than doing the shore excursion, which included transportation to the airport. There was also some confusion on events and activities onboard the ship. We were never notified of the special events that would be occurring such as a 70s night and two formal nights. We knew there would be at least one formal night (as we've been on other cruises) but had not idea about the other or the 70s party. So we did not participate in those. Oh, and when signing up for the cruise, I signed up for the Café Select card which I thought would be on my ship identity card used to leave and board the ship. However, this card was different and was supposed to arrive in my stateroom. It never did. The ship left on a Saturday, and I didn't receive my card until Monday evening, after I told the café my situation several times they finally gave me one. So I had two days of not being able to enjoy my premium coffee that I already paid for.

 

Overall, I would recommend the ship and this cruise destination.

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Fabulous vacation!

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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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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

great weather

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rhapsody is a smaller ship so it did not have much in the form of extra activities. the gym was small  and unless you went real early it got packed..zumba and other activities done in the centrum were very packed and some did it on all 3 levels. they had 3 speciality restaurants for extra charge and I think the small could have be used better for activities but that doesn,t  generate money for the cruise line. the food and entertainment were good .

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5 out of 5

Great Cruise

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Great ship, Great Crew, Great Food, Interesting Ports of Call. Dining service was exceptional and fun - not so formal. We were on board the ship about 45 minutes before the cabins were available. The buffet was CRAZY! No seats, no plates. The staff was still amazing! My advice is to wait to board the ship after 1:30 (or whatever time you can get into the cabin). As soon as guest could get to their cabins, the buffet area cleared out and our Great Cruise began.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Fun cruise.

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Favorite part of the cruise was diner and the entertainment.   The seating at the Centrum was inadequate for the number of people on board.   I think they should have a separate children's pool due to a bathroom accident on the last day.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

A Great Time, and a Great Value

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The entire cruise was wonderful, from the staff, to the food, the cabin, the entire ship was a great experience. I would certainly do it again.

 

The excursion in Casta Maya was great, however, the route to walk to where you get on the bus for the excursion wasn't a great experience. Way off the beaten path, in a not so good area. The company who did the bus tour were wonderful, they were very knowledgeable and were very customer service oriented, gave us cold bottle water several time, and since the weather was so hot, everyone got a damp cold washcloth on the way back. Still a great time.

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4 out of 5

Great cruise

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Although an older ship it was well furnished.  Crew were terrific. Only complaint was that the pool had to be drained, cleaned and refilled on our last day due to a bowel movement in the water. They should make the toddler pool self contained and not just a large railing going across.

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5 out of 5

Smith Cruise Review

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For first time cruisers we had an excellent time.  We would recommend  this to everyone.  There was great entertainment and fun games to watch.  We really did not have any issues with our travels.  We plan to go again.

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