2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
We chose this cruise for the itinerary flying to Venice stopping at some of the most beautiful places Mykonos,Montenegro(superb) Corfu, Athens etc.,It was a good enjoyable holiday withers staff were absolutely amazing each and everyone it ... Read More
We chose this cruise for the itinerary flying to Venice stopping at some of the most beautiful places Mykonos,Montenegro(superb) Corfu, Athens etc.,It was a good enjoyable holiday withers staff were absolutely amazing each and everyone it I said definitely the best to date! special mention to all dining staff in Eidlewiess for their friendly welcome smiles.Christoa nothing was to much for him als Linden's assistant young Indian lad, whose name escapes me would make an effort to speak to us wherever we were lovely smile the entertainment was fine but ruined each night by children running amok on the dance floor,parents doing nothing,it was quite dangerous at times doing kart wheels lifting up over shoulders and dropping down,unbelievable.We were delighted with the Latin music and would have loved to watch the partners dance,alas it was spoilt.Also we love the theatre,but the times were ridiculous 7.00and 9.00. We are not dressed for theatre at 7.00 Then 9.00 we were in dining room,we have always had a late theatre show! That said the rest was very enjoyable.food great service great. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2018
This was my 3rd Royal Caribbean cruise and the best one ever. My kids are now 19 and 14 and they had a blast. They both met groups of people similar ages and we off having a good time and making new friends. We only saw them for dinner ... Read More
This was my 3rd Royal Caribbean cruise and the best one ever. My kids are now 19 and 14 and they had a blast. They both met groups of people similar ages and we off having a good time and making new friends. We only saw them for dinner when we ate together and then they were off again. The time at each port was more than adequate. The ship docks close to shore so you can either do your own thing or the ship yours. We did the ‘explore Athens tour’ and was taken back in time. Totally enjoyed it. Dining- we did meet time dining and there was always a table available. On our 2nd night we requested the same table every night because Arkie and Vevek were a testament to the quality of service provided by the staff. They were our waiters for the rest is the cruise. Arkie made recommendations on the meals and he was spot on. Vevek remembered the wine we liked and they were both always smiling. I would do this cruise again because of those two and of course Maria. This Windjammer on Raphsody is the best one. Sexy Maria I love you. You need to be on my next cruise. The Caribbean band was great, I loved the white party and learning to ‘palance’. There was enough activity to fill the day and then the night club for more dancing. I highly recommend getting the delux drinks package because the cocktails were like nectar from the gods. We stayed in the window cabin and it was enough for us. Soltan our cabin attendant was such a gentleman. Our cabin was always clean and tidy and he was approachable we could ask him anything. I could go on and on. The only down side is that the gym opens at 10am which is too late for 6 am gym people like me. By the time gym opens you are already on shore doing other things. This was ok though because sightseeing means walking. Other than the gym time this cruise was perfect. I am doing this again. I have already convinced other family members to do the next cruise with us. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2018
departure area was venice. so It was good for us. because my family did not visit that place before. so we already visited venice one day before departure day. our car was parked cruise parking area from one day before for ... Read More
departure area was venice. so It was good for us. because my family did not visit that place before. so we already visited venice one day before departure day. our car was parked cruise parking area from one day before for additional payment. (It is not different to find out from site - pre reservation and payment) we never experieced with curise. before took the ship, we were very nervous. but all procedure is very simple (everyone of cruise clerk make us happy) cabin was very comportable and for suttible for our 4 family (4years / 3 years kids) dining was buffet. It is not easy to choose and eat. because of a varity of foods in there. additionally, just cooking food can be served. not only buffet , but also find out formal restaurants. felt formal atmosphere and mood. the food was wonderful. there is program that take care of kids. for a first time, my kids were hesitate to enter this club. but after entering, they were very satified that program. afterthat, we have free time for only our couple. not only this club (adveture..) there is pool and othere activities (rock climbing , fintiness , musical , movie outside, sing a song , dancing stage.... ) we were really fun by those program. It was schedule only 5 excursion stop by each day. we do not choose the shore excursion by running curise. but It looks like very comportable and convient from everyone. we visited every excursion by ourselves. for a one time, we almost miss the ship. if we chose the shore excursion, we did not any chance to miss the ship. It looks like door to door service. when you take off the ship, the bus or other transfortation always ready for you. one thing sorry thing is not enough time to visit excursion. normally not easily recognize this feeling , If the visted place was awesome, so you want to stay more 1 day. but I think almost 95 percent enough time to see around each excustion. the most good points of cruise no need to care about movement to find out visiting place. night time move automatically , after open eyes in the morning , you can see the other visiting place. the first impression of curise was perfect. I would like to take a curise agiain , if I have to chance. as this reviw, I really thanks for cruise team. not happen any accident and make me good memory. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2018
Our arrival and departure flights from Venice prevented us from exploring the city but we did see some amazing sights as the ship departed on day one. RC have such a slick operation with someone there to guide you through every part of ... Read More
Our arrival and departure flights from Venice prevented us from exploring the city but we did see some amazing sights as the ship departed on day one. RC have such a slick operation with someone there to guide you through every part of embarkation and disembarkation. Their enthusiasm, as with all staff is commendable. The ship itself was smaller than our last cruise (Navigator) but that didn't detract from the huge variety of things to do. The daily ship's 'Compass' publication, which is delivered to your stateroom nightly, was always full of events and activities. If I had a negative comment on the ship itself would be that it felt slightly dated. Our cabin had everything you could need, again, slightly dated but nonetheless more than acceptable. I will never tire of waking to a view of the sea! The main dining room had slightly slow service but that could be because we were group of eleven and could only get a table twice through the whole week. For the remainder of the week we chose the Windjammer where the variety and quality of the food is amazing. As I alluded to earlier, there is always something to do onboard. RC have smashed the myth that cruises are for old people. The pool deck is a constant buzz, the adult only solarium pool is just as 'happening' but without the music. The gym is as well equipped as any land-based equivalent. There is always a quiet area if your particular need is to sit and read a book, play cards or even surf the web (if you've paid for the wifi service which is very expensive). The bars have everything, the shops are full of temptation and the entertainers are of a very high quality. Service is exemplary. Every single member of staff was polite, enthusiastic and couldn't do enough to help with the exception of only one. The itinerary was fantastic. We still can't decide which was the best day! Everyone in the family from 16 to 86 wants to go again. I only hope that one day we will be able to. Negatives: There was no tea and coffee in the stateroom. Bottled water was prohibitively expensive. We constantly used glasses of water from the dispensers on Deck 9 and took the back to our room on deck 7. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: July 2018
This was a Girls trip to Greece. This was our first European tour. We loved the Dinner service staff. This was my 1st time on Royal and I was disappointed in the boat. There was no nightly entertainment. No club on the ship at all. There ... Read More
This was a Girls trip to Greece. This was our first European tour. We loved the Dinner service staff. This was my 1st time on Royal and I was disappointed in the boat. There was no nightly entertainment. No club on the ship at all. There was no water slide. The soft serve ice cream was not 24 hrs like on other ships it shuts down at 9pm. There was no 24hr pizza station like on other ships. The ship to me caters to older cruisers. It was a ghost time after 8pm. There was no comedy club even the casino was empty. I really enjoyed the dining room service the best I've experienced on any ship. Verdan is a true asset he really worked the room EVERY night stopped and talked to each table not to long but just enough to make it entertaining. Premjit and Vishwanee were very friendly precise and made the dinner service very memorable. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2018
Nice cruise itinerary. The staff were magnificent. The food in Windjammer Restaurant was very variable with lots of choices. The only downside was that the hot choices were not very hot only warm. The biggest criticism though was the ... Read More
Nice cruise itinerary. The staff were magnificent. The food in Windjammer Restaurant was very variable with lots of choices. The only downside was that the hot choices were not very hot only warm. The biggest criticism though was the entertainment. The entertainers did their best but some of the productions were a little amateurish. Also “Big bellyflopping competition “ was a bit holiday camp,but there you go, each to their own. Also beware of tipping on you onboard bill at the end of cruise,very expensive if you don’t take care. We tipped where we thought it was deserved and on querying the added daily tip was told that staff relied on these to boost their salaries. Surely Royal Caribbean should pay decent wages to these hard working crew members instead ,not for the passengers to subsidise their salaries. The ports of call were nice with probably Kotor in Montenegro the outstanding one. Very pretty but very hot. It’s worth doing an organised tour of Athens but get a Hop on Hop off bus just outside the port as it much cheaper than the expensive ones that are touted on the ship. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2018
We loved the cruise on the Rhapsody. This is the smallest ship from RC we cruised on. Overall was a great cruise but the gym was way too small and you can see that the ship need some refurbishment. The staff was great and I must say ... Read More
We loved the cruise on the Rhapsody. This is the smallest ship from RC we cruised on. Overall was a great cruise but the gym was way too small and you can see that the ship need some refurbishment. The staff was great and I must say that the food was the best we had on any RC ship. Bar size was the best we had...enough seating except the one near the central area when something was on. The cabin was good and clean. We had not a single issue. We found the entertainment on this ship a bit lacking with too much music entertainment and too little “show”. This was compensated by good movies shown on the big screen near the pool. The pool was closed three times and mostly during the time we were in port and with 35+ degrees was not so good. Excuse was “vomit” incident every time...not sure I believe it. At the same time the pool in the solarium was open and while on port was pretty quiet. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: July 2018
The ship was going to the area we wanted to visit,leaving from Venice.There are two criticisms I have,firstly the shows they had were mostly very poor.Secondly,the pushing of products was annoying.Much of the daily programme was about ... Read More
The ship was going to the area we wanted to visit,leaving from Venice.There are two criticisms I have,firstly the shows they had were mostly very poor.Secondly,the pushing of products was annoying.Much of the daily programme was about selling art,and the creams and potions for all sorts.Staff were constantly coming to our table to get themselves noticed,and start to chat so that we would give them a good review.I want to enjoy my meals with my family and not be interrupted several times at each sitting. While on deck we sat near the manager of the deck bar area.He told his staff to go out and make as much money as they could!The cost of wine for one bottle of red wind was 50 pounds with charges at the Windjammer.I have to comment that the food was excellent and the highlight of the day,choice and quality was first class.Earlier this year we were on a P & O cruise and the shows were fantastic and the food very good.I will be cruising with them in future. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
Want to see Greece. Did not met my expectation. My last cruise wth Freedom of the Sea was outstanding. We cruise in a group of 45 and The Filipino chef prepared Filipino dishes every night and he came and talked to us and not on this ... Read More
Want to see Greece. Did not met my expectation. My last cruise wth Freedom of the Sea was outstanding. We cruise in a group of 45 and The Filipino chef prepared Filipino dishes every night and he came and talked to us and not on this cruise. This time We travel in a group of 20 people. Enjoyed my every tour. Would like to play blackjack and slot but the smoke in casino was so irritating and could not stand it. Wish they repeat the show like in Freedom of the Sea. My baggage already have the cabin tag that I printed when I checked in on line but the person helping the check in still send me to the line with out no tag or cabin number and when I reached the persons printing and putting the cabin number she told me that I should be on the other line since I already have the tag. I already signed up for Baltic cruise next July 2019 but after this cruise I will probably check out other cruise lines.z Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: July 2018
Overall, the cruise was a good one. However, the shore excursion “Cavtat on Your Own” is not one I would repeat. That’s sad, because the drive is pretty and the little seaside town of Cavtat has cute shops and ... Read More
Overall, the cruise was a good one. However, the shore excursion “Cavtat on Your Own” is not one I would repeat. That’s sad, because the drive is pretty and the little seaside town of Cavtat has cute shops and restaurants. Many in our party spent time swimming and relaxing on the beach. The problem was the return. The excursion description said we’d have a facilities stop and refreshments at the Diamond Center where we would be “surrounded” by diamonds. We assumed it would be in an area of Dubrovnik with jewelry shops, and that was ok with us. We almost always purchase local jewelry when traveling. Instead, our bus pulled in to the international airport and we were herded into the airport, some in wet swimsuits and some with toddlers in strollers, to a diamond jewelry store you would find in any airport in any city in the world. Zales comes to mind. There we were offered boxed apple juice and listened to the manager’s long-winded sales pitch about the wonderful deals he was going to make us. Only one person in our group of 20+ was even interested in looking, so she and her partner shopped while the rest of us sat and stood (only half of us had seats) in the common airport area, kids shivering in the frigid A/C. We asked the tour guide if we could at least go sit on the bus instead of in this frigid, very public, busy airport in our beachware. She was embarrassed and apologetic, but said she was “required” to keep us there for 30 minutes. This store had absolutely NOTHING uniquely Croatian. Other excursions also describe a refreshment stop at this “diamond center” so beware. Several of us complained to guest services onboard the ship and they accepted the input graciously. We were sent a bottle of wine as an apology. Just don’t sign up for an excursion that includes a diamond center unless you want an hour or so of your short day in Croatia spent in their airport jewelry store. On a positive note, we thoroughly enjoyed the crew and activities. The dinners in the dining room were great, and we were pampered every night by our two servers. The karaoke competition on board was a fun event for our large group, especially when one of our traveling friends earned second place! The Beatles tribute band was a blast! Be sure to sign up for the onboard wine tastings! It’s an inexpensive event with generous pourings and great snacks. Retreat to the spa area for a serene day at sea. It’s an adult’s only area with a small pool, hot tub, lots of chaise lounges and other seating. The cafe in that area serves great food and wonderful drinks as well. Read Less
Rhapsody of the Seas Ratings
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Cabins 3.5 4.1
Dining 4.0 4.0
Entertainment 3.5 3.8
Public Rooms 3.5 4.3
Fitness Recreation 3.5 3.8
Family 4.0 3.8
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.8
Enrichment 3.5 3.4
Service 4.0 4.4
Value For Money 4.0 3.9
Rates 3.0 4.2

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