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Rhapsody of the Seas Review

3.5 / 5.0
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1472 reviews
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Excellent cruise experience

Review for Rhapsody of the Seas to the Eastern Mediterranean
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6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jun 2017
Cabin: Interior Stateroom

We chose our cruise for the destinations on the itinerary. Although we have previously cruised with Disney, we decided our first holiday without children should be with another line. The ship was well appointed, the cabin spacious with a good amount of storage and facilities. The dining room was exceptional in every way - staff, food, service and Mytime dining experience. We found the entertainment lacking in variety and quality compared to Disney experiences however this didn't worry us and we did think the guest entertainers were very good. The service was good, although a lot of things were additional cost (ie soft drinks like cola). We were also put off on being assaulted by so many additional packages (beverages, speciality dining) as soon as we had embarked - we had to walk through these before we could go anywhere!

The ports were excellent, each quite different and the appropriate amount of time allocated for each. We did not take shore excursions, preferring to arrange our own sightseeing and this worked for us.

Overall it was an excellent holiday and good value for money. We would probably book another cruise with Royal Caribbean

Cabin Review

Interior Stateroom

cabin was lovely - we chose an interior stateroom as we don't spend much time in our cabin. It was well appointed with ample storage space and our room steward was excellent. Would have been nice to have a mini-fridge to keep drinks cool, but otherwise it was excellent. Also a little disappointed there were no toiletries provided other than soap, but this was a minor detail.

Port Reviews


Lovely location with so much to see and do. great place for buying handbags too!


Quaint fortified city with narrow cobbled streets and ancient walls to walk around. We walked up to the fort above the town - a 45-minute hot and difficult walk, but well worth it for the spectacular views. The town is charming and very reasonably priced - delicious ice cream cones for just one euro!

Athens (Piraeus)

Had always wanted to visit Athens for the magnificent ruins and my long wait was well rewarded. Beautiful ancient city. The Acropolis is amazing with lovely views. The old town, Plaka, was good to walk around and buy souvenirs too. We took the new fast bus from the port which provided an excellent service (about 20 minutes from Piraeus) at a cost of just 4.5 euros for a full day travel so excellent value for money too.


Our least favourite stop - we arrived early morning and there was no tourist information available and few signs, so we got very lost trying to find the famous windmills and Little Venice. Hired a quad bike and saw most of the island in a few hours, which was a great experience as roads are quite rough in places, signposting is minimal but we managed to find out way to some lovely beaches and a charming derelict lighthouse. We also finally found the windmills! Town was awake when we returned and quite charming, but by far the most expensive of our port stops and locals were not so friendly

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