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Rhapsody of the Seas Cruise Review
3.5 / 5.0
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Picture a vaudeville act

Rhapsody of the Seas Cruise Review by Cruise Blogger

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Sep 2017
  • Destination: the Eastern Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom

If your looking for sparkling, colorful and exciting atmosphere. This is not a ship for you. Picture it as a ship in retirement. The carpets are a fun l970s design. Its heyday was probably early 70s. There is not as much to do on this ship as say the newer and larger ships. The food, though prettily displayed, not like the imaginative designs of the newer ships, but sort of a step of from dennys, or small family restaurants, definitely not las vegas style. The entertainment, well, this must be the ship they put the people just starting their careers, because even though they are reasonably ok in their efforts, I have seen better talent at my son's high school presentations. There's not much to do on this ship other than drink, spend money at the shoppes, and gamble. The people on the ship do work hard, and every place you sit and spend time, you will be charged a gratuity fee, so check your bill constantly. The cabins are small and the furniture in them adequate. This was a good ship to start my children on their cruise adventures because now they will have something to compare the newer ships to. But, I didn't pick this cruise for the ship, I picked it because of the ports. Next time, I will be a little more selective.

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Cabin Review

Large Interior Stateroom
Cabin K 7513

The carpet is old, it's like stepping back into time, 1970s. Even though I was on the 7th deck, I could still hear the engines at night.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


Buy your souvenirs here, don't buy t-shirts on the ship. Go into the little town about 9am before the shops open for beautiful pictures. The shop merchants are amazing. There is a jeweler who has a pandora sign on his shop, but go in and look at the stuff made by him, and his gold priced jewelry is excellent. This is a must see. And don't forget, they have real gelato restaurants.

Argostoli (Kefalonia)

Argostoli is a beautiful town, if you don't do a tour, visit George's bike shop, its about 3 streets back in the middle of town. He is the owner and knows a lot about the area.


We met the ship here, from what I could see of the town, it's nice.

Achilleion Palace

Definitely visit Corfu, we found a shop where the owner's son spear fishes, we purchased a beautiful shell that came from 150 feet down in the ocean...this is a definite must see.

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