Rhapsody of the Seas Cruise Review by GoingOnAShip
- Sail Date: June 2016
- Destination: Eastern Mediterranean
We arrived to Venice 2 nights before embarkation. We had a great romantic start on our honeymoon exploring Venice, having dinner by the cannals, seeing the Rialto bridge and St Marks church, gondola ride kissing under the Bridge of Sighs at dusk (pricey but worth it)
Embarkation was great, no lines, we walked straight on to the ship.
The sail out of Venice on the ship was amazing.
The ship was lovely, and we would consider going on her again but not for more than a 5 night cruise. She is a small and old ship, missing all the bells and whistles of a newer bigger ship. There were always activities provided by the staff.
Finding a deckchair was impossible on days at sea and people found them self circling the pools like vultures. Even on the upper level and in the front/back of the ship was full. (Or neatly reserved with a towel) It was the same situation in the Solarium.
Food was very good overall. We did not eat at and specialty restaurants.
We enjoyed Park Cafe located in the Solarium a lot, very good sallads for a (relatively) healthy lunch.
The shows was okay, nothing more or less
We did feel a bit out of place when it comes to the ages on board this cruise. Most other passengers were either 60+ or families with teenagers, and we were 24.
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There was no minifridge as advertised on RCI website.
The cabin is located far from elevators and stairs so there was a bit of a walk.
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KotorWe found some kayaks for rent on our own, 10 euros per hour. ( 4 minute walk, When exited port, turn left and walk over 2 bridges, to the left is a parking lot and past that you can see the kayaks.)View All 705 Kotor Cruise Port Reviews
We took a 3 hour paddle, all the way out the the "end" of the bay, around the ship. Pretty cool to paddle around the ship end get a 360 view.
We had brought lunch with us and stopped on a tiny beach to enjoy the view.
Fun note, the surface of water is warm as you swim but if you but your feet down it was ice cold,strange!
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Volcano HikingFrom the ship to Santorini shore in tender were we embarked a sailboat that took us to the island were the volcano is.View All 27 Volcano Hiking Reviews
Nice hike up the active volcano with amazing views. The hike it self was not that strenuous but in the sun and heat it gets much tougher.
After the hike there was a nice sail to the thermal springs. The boat stops in the bay of the springs but you need to swim a bit to get to them.
The water in the spring was orange and can discolor your bathing suit! You will also be orange and a little sticky after this swim so plan to take a shower back on the ship before exploring Santorini.