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We are late comers to cruise holidays but are now very big fans. We have found the ethos of Royal Caribbean meets our expectations and we always feel well looked after. We booked this cruise at the last minute and decided to choose a Junior Suite. The cabin was very pleasant, quit roomy and benefited from those nice extra touches like a full size bath and a coffee machine. Although the ship was obviously completely sold out if you were a bit clever you could always find an activity or location on the ship that wasn't over run. For example there was a fairly large contingent of Italians on-board so early dining avoided the queues that often developed for the later sittings. We called at Santorini, Kusadasi, Bodrum and Chania all of which could be easily explored by just stepping of the ship and either taking a local bus or just a short walk. The cable car at Santorini can end up with some lengthy queues so try and get to it early, this particular port is tendered so try and get onto one of the first boats. The cruise director and staff worked very hard to keep us entertained, particularly Gemma who was always bright, bubbly and keen to engage with the passengers. Although this is one of Royal Caribbean's older and smaller ships it still delivers everything you need for a relaxing holiday One or two people complained that the ship was a bit crowded but if you were just a bit smart and avoided venues at peak times we found it was never an issue.

An Excellent Break on the Rhapsody

Rhapsody of the Seas Cruise Review by rebman100

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We are late comers to cruise holidays but are now very big fans.

We have found the ethos of Royal Caribbean meets our expectations and we always feel well looked after.

We booked this cruise at the last minute and decided to choose a Junior Suite. The cabin was very pleasant, quit roomy and benefited from those nice extra touches like a full size bath and a coffee machine.

Although the ship was obviously completely sold out if you were a bit clever you could always find an activity or location on the ship that wasn't over run.

For example there was a fairly large contingent of Italians on-board so early dining avoided the queues that often developed for the later sittings.

We called at Santorini, Kusadasi, Bodrum and Chania all of which could be easily explored by just stepping of the ship and either taking a local bus or just a short walk. The cable car at Santorini can end up with some lengthy queues so try and get to it early, this particular port is tendered so try and get onto one of the first boats.

The cruise director and staff worked very hard to keep us entertained, particularly Gemma who was always bright, bubbly and keen to engage with the passengers.

Although this is one of Royal Caribbean's older and smaller ships it still delivers everything you need for a relaxing holiday

One or two people complained that the ship was a bit crowded but if you were just a bit smart and avoided venues at peak times we found it was never an issue.
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Cabin 8588
If you can stretch to a Junior suite I would recommend it - there is plenty of room to dine in the cabin should you wish to and little extras like the coffee machine and a full size bath mean you can hide away and relax if you need a bit of quiet time.
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