357 Rhapsody of the Seas Tips

dbthorpe
Jul 31, 2014

Morning coffee with a few people each morning on deck outside Windjammer. Enjoyed self serve ice cream on deck outside Windjammers. My wife and grandson loved eating snack or lite lunch at Park Café in Solarium.

slsmitt
Aug 06, 2014

The Windjammer cafe can get crowed, so be early if you want to get a table.

sheryldb
Jun 20, 2015

If you need a smoking area, the 3rd deck has lots of chairs and the 9th floor behind the pool has about 10 tables (with enough chairs).

jimmycat
Aug 01, 2013

Eat in the main dining room as much as possible. All the food is great but the food in the main dining room is to die for. Bring heavy coats (even in the Summer.) You will have a better experience if you spend time on the deck during sea days. Stay out of the casino. Go to Vegas.

makingwaves
May 28, 2013

Please take part in the daily activities. You will be surprised at how well you enjoy them.

sundowners
Jul 11, 2013

we spend a lot of time in the solarium and hat snacks at the Park Cafe

Sharon4
Sep 05, 2013

4'th deck mid-ship was quiet.

starz2sky
Jun 13, 2014

Go to the Windjammer Cafe or the Parks Cafe - the price of the food for these places are included into the cruise price. Consider not getting the Royal Replenish package - I did not drink soda on the ship as it was a bit colder out and they had coffee and tea sitting out (and a ice cream dispenser).

newbietocruisin
Jun 12, 2014

If you are heading to the Windjammer for a meal, and don't want to go through the open pool deck area (which was always cold and windy for us), or through the casino, just walk the length of the hall on deck 3 or 4 and go to the elevator at the front of the ship. It puts you right there.

jlbabbitt
Jun 19, 2014

Plenty of extra amenities available if you want them (lobster and/or surf and turf every night in the main dining room, specialty dining, special water or sparkling water, etc.) for a price; but we found the multiple offerings on the main menu were plenty to satisfy us. Forget spending the extra $$

jmikhail
Jul 23, 2014

Lunch in the dinning room is much better than in the windjammer. My recommendation is the Tuti Salad.

MAandRuthM
Aug 14, 2014

Be sure to try the Japanese restaurant on board. They had the best miso soup I have ever had.

junskaAlaska
Aug 21, 2014

Super friendly staff. Wasn't sure what to expect as first time cruisers. We enjoyed it all. Lots to take in and see. Relax and enjoy the trip. Enjoy not having to unpack your things every few days and be at home. Be prepared to be waited on and enjoy it.

RoyalCruiser63
Sep 02, 2014

The Windjammer is the best place to get your food fast as it is a buffet style. Book as many of your excursions with the cruise line prior to departure as they fill up fast.

LovesAlaska
Sep 05, 2014

The Park Cafe is a hidden secret :) it is a warm place to enjoy time together, there are very short lines and a great place for snacks.

GWineland
Jun 18, 2015

Keep busy and eat a lot.

stl4
Jun 25, 2015

If you want to lounge with a friend on deck during a cruise day, get all your things together and grab two chairs before 10am.

jayharperphd
Jul 16, 2015

- For at sea days, get to the main pool area very early if you want a deck chair. - Book your excursions before you get on board as some of the more popular ones sold out even before the cruise - Eat at My Time dining and do try the specialty restaurants

catnip
Aug 17, 2015

You get good discounts if you make all of your specialty dinner and tour reservations before the trip. I highly recommend you make dinner reservations for the main dining room too; having the anytime dining option does not mean that they can accommodate you when you suddenly show.

bdf777
Aug 19, 2015

For my-time dining, either eat before 7:00 or make reservations. If you try to eat later, you will find the ding room full.

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