Not at all interested in Royal Caribbean's big ship activities. I'm not into sky diving, surfing, rock climbing or zip lining so I figured the 2000 person Rhapsody would be a good choice I like the smaller ships. Not good choice at all.
Embarkation: They shared terminal space with Costa. Signage was so small our driver missed it first time by. Then they used 8 1/2 X 11" paper to label where to drop your luggage and to check in, so walking around in circles was the start. We arrived between 10:45 and 11:00 and had no delays in checking in.
Once on board was another story. Enter deck 1 and nobody to direct you where to go, but they sure had people just inside the door trying to sell you something already. They had signs up only wanting you to use only half the elevators so they could bring up luggage. I guess they have no crew only service elevators. Try to find our cabin first only to find hallway doors closed and signs saying can't get to your cabin till 13:00.
Cabin fixtures are dated. Between the white wash finish and the way the cabinets open and close the room was in need of an update. I think the room still has the original mattresses from when the ship was launched. The beds sagged in the middle with stiff high edges, very uncomfortable. Really noticed when we got back on board in Santorini that our cabin smelled just like the donkeys used to go up and down the hill. This smell stayed for the rest of the cruise, and we never got that close to the mules going up the hill. Cabin is located directly under the main atrium. If you try going to bed at a normal hour you're stuck listening to the band and people jumping on the floor until 24:00. The bathroom was really small and didn't even have an outlet to plug in a razor.
Can spend all your time in Mykonos town. Windmills and Little Venice are nice.
Need to arrange your own transportation. Is about an hour from FCO airport.
The ruins of Ephesus is worth the time. Stay away from the shopping they are very pushy and get upset if you don't buy.
Plan what you want to see. If you try to see the entire island it makes for a long day.
Olympia is interesting but is not much more than piles or ruins. What is standing is mostly reconstructed.
Even on a Sunday there are thousands of people at the sites. Must see.