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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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philscurr
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Just returned from Greek islands cruise visiting Santorini, Mykonos, Athens and Katakolon. Transfer from Rome very quick and easy. Had reserved my time dining for 7.30 and found this to be to our liking time wise. Dined every night in the ... Read more
ludiandrade
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is my 16th cruise - several lines - 4th on RCCL. Hadn't sailed RCCL in 7 years. Sailed Rhapsody on July 12, 2015 -7 Nights to Rome (Civitavecchia), Santorini, Bodrum, Kusadasi, Chania (Crete,Greece). TRAVEL TO EMBARKATION: ... Read more
WILLIAMSr
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
After cruising many quite a few years , mainly with Thomson we booked a Royal Carribean Cruise for a special Wedding Anniversary. We decided on the Eastern Med Itinerary which included one of our favourite places Santorini. We flew Jet 2 ... Read more
Jeffcruiser2
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
This was my sixth cruise and fourth on Royal Caribbean. It was my first time in Europe. I was very impressed with the ports of call. I had read some negative comments about the ship, but I've been on much larger and newer ships, but I ... Read more
Sultan84
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
105 forum posts
1 helpful vote
All in all the cruise was really good. The ship is good only for port intensive cruises. I would avoid it for a transatlantic crossing. This was our first time on the Rhapsody. We had been on many other Royal Ships before including the ... Read more

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live2cruz100
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
Overall we were very happy with the ship. It was clean, the staff was excellent, the Captain was great. The ship was easy to navigate, the food was very good and in the Windjammer Café they offered a lot of variety. It did not ... Read more
TravelingActuary
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We just returned from a 9 night cruise of the Mediterranean on the Rhapsody. Compared to other ships I've sailed on (Princess and Disney), it was fine. Not spectacular, but not bad. The staff was really great (always friendly and ... Read more
JaniceW
Member Since 2002
2 reviews
206 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I had read very negative reviews of this ship ranging from dirty carpets to fetid odors. I found the ship to be very well maintained for an older ship and, fortunately, odor free. The staff was wonderful, and entertainment was good ... Read more
fellowtraveller
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just returned from a cruise ,our third and probably our last ,it just continues downmarket The destinations, general condition of the ship was fine but in our cabin the 3rd person, our daughter, was perched on a mattress on the sofa ... Read more
Misterbla
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Pluses: * EXCELLENT Service from: Stateroom Attendant: Daniel Tomagan Waiter: Robert Canlas Assistant Waiter: Archie Almari These men MADE OUR CRUISE! * Stateroom size and cleanliness * Ship cleanliness * Shore ... Read more

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flteach
Member Since 2007
1 review
23 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The ports on this cruise were amazing. Unfortunately, the ship was not. While the food quality was as good as can be expected, the entertainment was poorly scheduled at 7pm & 9 pm making both dinner and seeing the show difficult. ... Read more
lowavenue
Member Since 2009
1 review
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Myself, my wife and 3 year old daughter had a wonderful 12 days on the Rhapsody around Turkey and the Greek Islands. The itinerary was great in that there was a nice place to go to everyday except for two sea days. Istanbul, Chania, ... Read more
Angryfr
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
RCL are clearly lowering standards to accommodate the economy cruise market. The trouble is, having persuaded the more discerning passenger to trade up to Celebrity X, those standards are also plummeting. But back to the Rhapsody.....On ... Read more
Stuart Leven
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This cruise was from Istanbul Turkey to the Greek Islands and Athens and back to Istanbul. good itinerary (just what we wanted) and all in all the ship was good with a vary friendly staff. We chose MY TIME dinning as we thought we could ... Read more
Normonzo
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Imagine Cruising sourced this vessel for our 60th birthdays. Package inc 2 nights in a hotel that felt like it was located in Albania...so far from old city Istanbul was it.Joining the ship was a bad experience but on reflection is ... Read more

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kaf1sh
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
True - we had a terrific deal through our agents Cruise Nation, paying only £699 for a 10 night cruise (including flights and a 2nt stop in Istanbul). I'm glad we booked via an agent, as any queries I had prior to boarding went ... Read more
cherielc4@hotmail.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2015
I have travelled on other cruise liners in the past and always had positive experiences and recommended them. It is therefore with a great deal of disappointment that I write this review. The culture of the boat was one of up sell up ... Read more
history professor
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I took 11 Night Aegean Sea Exploration Cruise, from 1 - 12 June 2015 with the ship The Rhapsody of the Seas. Apart of wanting to visit some of the Greek Islands and few Western Turkish Coast towns, our main intention was to ... Read more
Cardigran
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not expecting this to be an outstanding cruise from the other reviews we were not disappointed! Fairly experienced cruisers, we have been on much better ships ,and sadly for the price paid we were not impressed with the quote ... Read more
Msfast
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
27 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This cruise left a lot to be desired. This ship has not aged well nor has the refurbishment been a success. There was old carpet on the floors, there were strange smells throughout the ship, and more than one passenger had plumbing ... Read more

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cruisinpopo
Member Since 2010
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I've cruised with RCL for 25 years. This ship is almost as old. It's time to invest in a new "Vision size ships" for exotic ports, rather than the mega ships. Loyal cruisers need better. The 4th deck smelled like 15 frat guys ... Read more
sanroque
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
To be fair all I have to compare to is NCL having taken 3 different cruises on NCL (and not been THAT impressed with those). This ship however is dated with much less in amenities, dining choices than what I became used to. The NCL ships ... Read more
phoenixjewel
Member Since 2004
1 review
44 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Cruising is an individual experience, and out of 2,200 passengers it is absolutely possible for one person to have a 1* experience and another to have a 5* experience on the same cruise which I think explains the range of reviews for this ... Read more
NotHappyJan15
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
After doing 3 P & O Cruises and assured Royal Caribbean was top shelf, I was so disappointed. The ship/decor was dated in the main areas and the main , the food was horrible (and im not a fussy eater). The breakfast and lunch buffets ... Read more
Jennifer_l@bigpond.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
Absolutely loved it !! A slight changer to the itinerary, but understandable, due to Cyclone Pam. I really hardly noticed it, as we'd had a week to get used to the idea before boarding the ship. The crew were fabulous, and although ... Read more

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