Rhapsody of the Seas 5

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Cruise review of Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas

Kevin cruising
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After having cruised on Holland America (Alaska)and Costa (Greek Isles), i was wondering how Royal Caribbean would compare and have to say that Rhapsody of the Seas was just fantastic. We managed to book interconnecting cabins on deck 4 for our family which was helpful. The cabins were well fitted out, plenty of storage space, bed was comfortable, Samsung LCD Smart TV which took HDMI and also has a built in media player. Could simply plug in a hard drive or USB stick with pictures or movies and play. Bathrooms have just been refurbed. I was surprised with the high water pressure of the shower. While we have had larger rooms on previous cruises, one could not fault anything.

We mostly dined on the main dining room for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In general, the food was great and really could not find anything to complain about. We did not have the Anytime dining option which meant we had to eat every night at 6.30pm which sometime was just a tad early. Being served for More every meal is just marvelous. We payed the extra $20 or $30 and ate at the Chops Grille and Giovanni's Table Italian restaurant. I love a good steak house and Chops Grille has got to be one of the best. It was so good, we tried it twice. Giovanni's, wow, we just so enjoyed the experience. Both restaurants were exceptional. We purchased the wine packages before boarding which proved to be quite effective. Also, purchased the drinks package for our teenagers, which is a must.

We tried Windjammer Cafe on a couple occasions which is the main buffet restaurant dinning. Really casual and close to the pool. Food was fine, plenty of choice and convenient. The Park Cafe at the adult pool was great for lunch or snacks.

Plenty of bars, so enjoyed the Schooner bar and the Centrum lounge. Payed US$5.50 for most beers including Sam Adams. Great cocktails and other special drinks that cost aything from US$5.50 to $8.00 or more.

Entertainment was spot on and great quality. Had a very average comedian which they could have done without.

Could out fault anything for this 11 day cruise, just loved it and we are planning our next cruise. Less

Rhapsody of the Seas Cruises to Australia & New Zealand


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Sail Date: December 2012
Destination: Australia & New Zealand
Embarkation: Sydney (Australia)
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4C4563
We managed to book interconnecting cabins on deck 4 for our family which was helpful. The cabins were well fitted out, plenty of storage space, bed was comfortable, Samsung LCD Smart TV which took HDMI and also has a built in media player. Could simply plug in a hard drive or USB stick with pictures or movies and play. Bathrooms have just been refurbed. I was surprised with the high water pressure of the shower. While we have had larger rooms on previous cruises, one could not fault anything.

Port and Shore Excursions


Great trip to the Wine farms.

Visited Day Dream island which was a great experience. Hired Snorkeling gear for $100 for 4 adults and saw very little. Felt a little ripped off, not sure why Day Dream Island have a Snorkeling offer when there is no reef. Having said, Day Dream island is a wonderful island and would go back.

Published 12/22/12

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