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The embarkation went quickly and we were on board before we knew it. As expected, the Windjammer was packed. Avoid it at all costs if you can. This was probably the biggest problem we had with the sailing was the poor setup and space planning in the Windjammer. We ended up eating most meals (including breakfast and lunch) in the dining room. The food there was very good and had nice selections.

The ship was nicley taken care of and we had no problems at all with our stateroom. We sail in interior rooms, just because we don't spend much time there. The only day I wish we would have had a balcony was the day we were at Dawes Glacier. We wouldn't have had to get up so early to get a good spot to view it on deck. The captain was awesome and manuevered the ship all around several times so that all guests would get a good look at the glacier no matter where they were.

We loved our Juneau excursion. We went on a whale watching trip with Harv & Marv's and saw many humpbacks, eagles and seals. Then they dropped us at Mendenhall and we had king crab legs at Tracy's Crab Shack.

Skagway was great. We rentaed a jeep and drove into the Yukon. We spotted a black bear by the side of the road on our trip back and he stayed there for quite a while so we got great photos. Victoria was pretty. Don't bother with the hop on hop off from the cruise line. All it did was get you to downtown. You had to walk most of the stops anyway. We rented bikes and had a nice time in the city park.

All in all, we loved our trip and have beautiful memories of it.

Lovely Trip

Rhapsody of the Seas Cruise Review by moftexas

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2014
  • Destination: Alaska

The embarkation went quickly and we were on board before we knew it. As expected, the Windjammer was packed. Avoid it at all costs if you can. This was probably the biggest problem we had with the sailing was the poor setup and space planning in the Windjammer. We ended up eating most meals (including breakfast and lunch) in the dining room. The food there was very good and had nice selections.


The ship was nicley taken care of and we had no problems at all with our stateroom. We sail in interior rooms, just because we don't spend much time there. The only day I wish we would have had a balcony was the day we were at Dawes Glacier. We wouldn't have had to get up so early to get a good spot to view it on deck. The captain was awesome and manuevered the ship all around several times so that all guests would get a good look at the glacier no matter where they were.


We loved our Juneau excursion. We went on a whale watching trip with Harv & Marv's and saw many humpbacks, eagles and seals. Then they dropped us at Mendenhall and we had king crab legs at Tracy's Crab Shack.


Skagway was great. We rentaed a jeep and drove into the Yukon. We spotted a black bear by the side of the road on our trip back and he stayed there for quite a while so we got great photos. Victoria was pretty. Don't bother with the hop on hop off from the cruise line. All it did was get you to downtown. You had to walk most of the stops anyway. We rented bikes and had a nice time in the city park.


All in all, we loved our trip and have beautiful memories of it.

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Cabin 7613

The stateroom was fairly small and the shower was tiny, but all worked fine and we had no problems. No way you can have the bed together though. It was too tight on both sides. Lots of nooks and crannys to store things in and we had all our our stuff put away in no time.

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