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Rhapsody of the Seas Review

3.5 / 5.0
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1472 reviews
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Old cruise ship with interesting destinations but no lux

Review for Rhapsody of the Seas to the Western Mediterranean
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10+ Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: May 2016
Cabin: Panoramic Ocean View Stateroom

Great destinations, Santorini was the best. Enough time to visit in all ports of call. RC staff always friendly, polite and ready to help. Their staff is their main strength.

Poor food variety at the main restaurant and buffet. Quality of food the worst I've seen in years of cruising. Not a plate of al dente pasta served in 10 days. Over cooked food and badly presented. Meat plates were the only decent ones. Pasta and rice dishes looked and tasted over cooked and dry. Fish wasn't fresh and tasted like cheap frozen fish. Desserts never delicious, average cakes you eat with a cup of tea, not high patisserie. If you are hungry after 3:30 , when you come back from your excursions, you only find salad, 3/4 variety of sandwiches which are always the same for the entire lenght of the cruise and a couple of boring soups. Knowing this we had lunch at the places we visited.

Formal nights are plain and normal, no special evenings organised (apart from the boring dress code evenings) and no invitation to cocktail for members with fidelity card.

Cabin Review

Panoramic Ocean View Stateroom

Cabin F

It's supposed to be a large one but it's a small one instead. Only the wardrobe space is bigger than average. Staterooms are old fashioned and need serious renovation. The Windows are rusty. The air con is very noisy, bring ear plugs with you. Also, door needs to be properly loked otherwise stateroom assistant can come in as outside there's no light showing there's someone in the room.

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