Rhapsody of the Seas Cruise Review by red-spot
- Sail Date: December 2016
- Destination: Western Caribbean
The food in the Windjammer Cafe was not that good since the focus is more on quantity of food than quality. The food in the cafe is even worse, including cold cheap pizza (nasty). More than once I had to go run around looking for a coffee pot that had coffee in it....in the morning! The food in the Edelweiss was good the first 2-3 nights. Quality of the food declined after. The service here was good most of the times. I must point out that the only great thing about the cruise was service from one server in particular, Kersley Bottin (hope i got his last name right). For the most part, we sat with different servers every night. However, Kersley always noticed us at breakfast and dinner and served us coffee and tea just at the right moment, without us needing to ask, he just showed up with my coffee/milk/sugar, and my wife's tea! I wish everyone who worked in the cruise treated the customers the same way that Kersley treated us. Unfortunately, this was not the case. We had another waiter that, for example, served us warm white wine in a warm wine glass.
I had to jump through hoops to get the front desk to print excursion tickets. Everything is totally overpriced, including $18 per day internet, $58 per day per person all-inclusive cocktails. Ah, and every time you order a drink under this package you get charged an 18% gratuity on the cost of the drink, so even if you paid the $58 per day, you still need to pay the 18% gratuity in every drink ordered.
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