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The 78,491-ton, 2,040-passenger Rhapsody of the Seas will never win any awards for being the biggest, newest or most innovative ship out there. It's part of Royal Caribbean's Vision Class, among the line's ...
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Zahavahull
Member Since 2013
1 review
18 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I am Sooo Done with Royal!!! I am a veteran of more than 50 cruises, many (Emerald) with RCI. This cruise from Valpariso (3/27/16) to Sao Paulo was a total disaster. When we arrived at the port in Valpariso we were ushered to the ... Read more
cruiselady66
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
294 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Purchased this cruise to go around the Horn and visit Cape Horn, which did not happen. The dining room staff were very slow and inexperience. They seem to have a lack of customer service and a "don't care" attitude. Had to ask ... Read more
The Old Cruisers
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Royal Caribbean Cruises; Rhapsody of the Seas - April /May 2016 Cruise Chile to San Paulo Brazil with two day stop over before cruise in Santiago Chile (19 nights in total). ... Read more
vview418
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because of the Itinerary. With the end point being Brazil, this offered us an opportunity to extend our vacation and see some additional sights (i.e.: Rio De Janeiro, Iguazu Falls. The logistics for getting to the ... Read more
Juanalaloca
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We had chosen this cruise for the itinerary and sights to see, and had planned and looked forward to it for three years, but as we were about to begin our cruise in Valparaiso we were denied entrance to the ship because we had no ... Read more

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relaxatsea
Member Since 2007
10 reviews
1,175 forum post
4 helpful votes
We were among the very lucky cruisers on the March 13 sailing who actually circumnavigated the Island of Horn at Cape Horn, thanks to our excellent Capt. Dimas Manrique, and Mother Nature's gift of relatively calm seas. This cruise was ... Read more
H82DRVLV2CRZ
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
First, I'll start with the positives. The ports were amazing, the staff was very friendly, the ship is just the right size to tour the Chilean Fjords. The captain was a very friendly and noticeable person. For the most part, he kept us ... Read more
dhooppi
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We took a 15 night cruise from Santiago -> Buenos Aires with a family of 5. Pros: 1. Great itinerary even though we weren't able to make a few stops due to inclement weather. Chile has a long coastline and most parts south of ... Read more
Dioz
Member Since 2015
1 review
48 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
The ship is still beautiful, my only negative towards the ship is that they have taken away bar space & other venue space to cater for the totally unnecessary paid Restaurants.(Which we never have & never will use !!!) The ... Read more
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pa1943ma
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
It is a very nice cruise for the price. We really liked the itinerary. It was a truly international cruise with many cruisers from US, Canada, Europe, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Mexico. Meeting people from variety of nations was the most ... Read more

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acox
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We did this cruise from Feb 28 to Mar 13 2016. It took us to Puerto Montt, Puntas Arenas, the Chilean Fjords, Ushuaia (the end of the world port, southern most city in the world), then up to Montevideo and Buenos Aires. About 5,000 miles ... Read more
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lasportsnut
Member Since 2000
2 reviews
19 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Arrived in San Paolo to chaos at 5 am. 1 guy trying to corral 500 passengers, tag them and get them on buses who had trouble speaking English. Arrival at Santos was even worse. 3 large ships turnover passengers at 8 am in a terminal ... Read more
Raltmann70
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
A different kind of cruise on Royal Caribbean. What made this cruise different was the Brazilian staff who were able to involve an international clientele in shipboard activities as in no other cruise I have been on (about 40 in all on ... Read more
TheBird83
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I had initially booked this cruise because because I wanted to visit new destinations withou having to take an extremely long flight to Asia or Europe. Royal Caribbean immediately notified me that this was a "cultural cruise". ... Read more
VermontyPython
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
In advance of our 7-night South American cruise sailing from Santos, I read a lot of reviews from Americans complaining about various aspects of this sailing. Mostly, they seemed upset that not everything in Santos, Brazil is as ... Read more

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lizandgeorge
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
This was the most disappointing cruise that we have ever experience on Royal Caribbean! It was a disgrace to the Royal Caribbean WOW vacation. Here are a list of disappointments and conflicts we had on this cruise. ULTIMATE PACKAGE ... Read more
ThelmLou
Member Since 2012
14 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We decided over a year ago to spend our New Year’s with RCCL on the Rhapsody of the Seas in Brazil with New Year’s Eve in Rio De Janeiro. We were in Cabin 8525 and finally landed at table 444 for early 7:30 Seating. I must ... Read more
gill1511
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We were part of a group of 5 families (19 members). The trouble started right from the port for embarkation. There are no signs or persons that direct those with priority boarding to the proper areas; either at the long luggage drop off ... Read more
bigbobb
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We are experienced travellers and cruisers with about 25+ cruises. A large group of use got 10 balcony and junior suites for a cruise from 12/19/15-12/26/15 WORST EXPERIENCE CRUISING EVER! For starters, the cruise was almost ... Read more
PoCo cruiser
Member Since 2009
1 review
136 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
We boarded in Barcelona on a Transatlantic to Brazil. To start applying for the Brazilian Visa was a big hassle which took over 3 weeks to finalize. Boarding process was not too bad but there were a lot of confusion at the beginning. ... Read more

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Fancy Free
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Four years ago my husband and I took a repositioning cruise on RCCL's Vision of the Seas, from Rio to Lisbon. We had such a relaxing, wonderful time that this year we decided to repeat the experience, and take the repositioning cruise ... Read more
Fincabiggs
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was the 3rd RCI cruise of the year for my wife and I, the others were on the Allure and the Explorer. We were concerned that this Vision class ship might be too small in comparison to the others and we were a bit concerned as to how ... Read more
ilovehawaii1954
Member Since 2008
1 review
15 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
The ports of call were excellent, we booked the cruise because of the ports and were not disappointed, many ports we had not seen offered before. R.C. did an excellent job of planning this itinerary. The ship was in good shape and ... Read more
RCILovers
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was our fourth cruise with Royal Caribbean, and we have always enjoyed every minute of them. This cruise, however, didn't just meet the expectations we have come to expect from RCI. The ship is somewhat dated and general ... Read more
LuvtoCruise50
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
23 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We were a group of 8 couples, friends for 30+ years traveling together. We planned the trip for almost two years. We began our trip in Atlanta, Georgia, and Delta Air Lines did a fantastic job of taking us from there and back. We spent 2 ... Read more

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