Queensland cruise: Rhapsody of the Seas Cruise Review by suepat

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Sail Date: January 2014
Destination: Australia & New Zealand
Embarkation: Sydney (Australia)
This was our second cruise, our first one 12 months prior on Sea Princess. We were fortunate enough to be upgraded when we booked our cabin from a balconey to a junior suite. The extra room was very nice but since there were only two of us I wouldn't pay the extra money for a junior suite, although one benifit of the suite was we were given priority boarding and were able to board the ship very early on the day of our cruise.

I was a bit disappointed in our dining experince as our waiters were not overly efficient. Our first night we waited 40 minutes before we had our meal. The next night was a bit better but I would have to say Princess cruises service and food was much nicer.

The entertainment was superb and we thoroughly enjoyed every show.Shore excursions were a rort. We booked an excursion to Whitehaven beach which was very disappointing. The trip was delayed leaving the ship due to tender problems and this resulted in lost time on what was a very expensive More trip. We were informed when we were approaching Whitehaven that we would need to wear stinger suits if we intended to go into the water as it wasn't safe to do so without wearing one. Nowhere on RCL excursion site did it state this. Needless to say our group spent very little time enjoying the water. My advise if you are thinking of doing this tour....don't waste your money.

We sailed in January so there were a lot of young families on board and the main pool was full of kids, but the adults only solarium was a lovely quite place to relax and swim, although there was no pool service if you wanted a drink.

Overall it was a lovely relaxing holiday and I would sail with RCL again Less

Published 02/08/14

Cabin review: 8068

Cabin 8068 is well placed on the ship. We found the location of our cabin very convenient. Only one flight of stairs and we were up on the pool deck. The cabin is spacious although the bed was a bit hard. During the day we could hear a bit of noise from the deck above. We thought this was from deck chairs and service carts being moved. It really was not a problem though as at night there was no noise at all.The cabin is located under the curve windows of the solarium/pool deck and this gave the balconey a bit more protection from the sun. Our family were in the next cabin 8066 and they had more sun on their balconey, as it was not covered quite as much from the deck above.On the first few days into our cruise we noticed a vibration but we noticed this in other parts of the ship also.Overall it is a good cabin in a great spot and would definitely recommend it.

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