Great ship and fantastic service: Rhapsody of the Seas Cruise Review by franl24fan
Overall Member Rating
Great ship and fantastic service
Destination: British Columbia
The crew and staff were the best I've encountered on a cruise, starting with the captain (who just took over the ship) and down to the cleaning crews. The captain was very visible around the ship, including at the CC Meet & Mingle. I never passed a crew member without them smiling and saying hello. My cabin steward was a young woman who was so bubbly and energetic it was contagious. Dining room service was superb, the waiter and assistant waiter learned your preferences within a day and always provided your favorite drinks. Food was excellent, both in the main dining room and on the buffet. My only complaint (which I mentioned to the chef) was that the pizza and other Italian dishes were not very tasty.
Entertainment was the usual production shows, plus some very talented comedians and singers. The five sea days were filled with a reasonable amount of activities, including recent movies.
Embarkation in Honolulu was fast and efficient. It was a little odd to not get under way the first day, we stayed over until 11PM on the 2nd day. However, Vancouver was chaos, never seen such a messed up port. The various cruise lines were all merged into one long line, with baggage check in at one central point inside the terminal, would be a miracle if your bag made it on the right ship. Waited 2 hours to get a cab. Less
Cabin review: M3067 Interior Stateroom
Great location, a little noise from some motor, lots of storage, very comfortable bed. Good reading lights.Read All Interior Stateroom (M) Reviews >>
Port and Shore Excursions
I used Roberts tours for all of my ports of call, rather than the ship tours. Much cheaper, more stops, great drivers. Recommend the circle tour that goes to the North Shore and Pearl Harbor tour. Allow a few days to stay in Waikiki, loved the way the buildings bring the outdoors in.
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