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We were looking for an itinerary that sails from Venice so this was a perfect fit. While exploring the options we found the only cabin available was aft facing balcony and we grabbed it. We reached venice two days before the sailing shaken with the news of floods in venice. We reached during high tide and were advised at the ticket booth to take alilaguna water taxi to reach San Mark Square. San Mark square was flooded (the water was just below knee length) and our hotel was just behind the square. We had to buy disposable rain shoes (10 euros each) and hire a porter (for 30 euros) for the laguage. We we were all settled by evening. Water had receded and venice was more beautiful. We had a stroll on the square and the waterfront. Had an amazing seafood pizza at Leoncini. Next morning we had walking tour of venice, Basilica de san marco and Doge's Palace. Afternoon there was gondola ride. Evening we took a one and half hour ride on vaporetto line 2. It covered grand canal even better than gondola and also gave us a glimpse of the harbour. Next morning we arrived at venice harbour. The check in process was smooth and quick. Cabin/ stateroom: We were in aft facing balcony room no. 7656. It was spacious stateroom with huge balcony. The attendant Daisy was helpful. Dining: Windjammer cafe the buffet restaurant had variety of food. However, we felt that they close it very early (around 10 pm) and start winding up much before that. Fine Dining Edelweiss Fine Dining restaurant had good Indian menu and the captain Paras served us well. Embarkation was smooth and hustle free. On-board activities were ok. They showed some good movies on the big screen every evening but it was too cold to sit outside. We took the shore excursions from Royal caribbean. We loved Melissani (Argostoli) and Lipa (Montenegro) Caves. Many activities and restaurants were closed due to off season. Disembarkation was very smooth and we got off at our convenient time.

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Rhapsody of the Seas Cruise Review by lifeisajourney

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We were looking for an itinerary that sails from Venice so this was a perfect fit. While exploring the options we found the only cabin available was aft facing balcony and we grabbed it.

We reached venice two days before the sailing shaken with the news of floods in venice. We reached during high tide and were advised at the ticket booth to take alilaguna water taxi to reach San Mark Square. San Mark square was flooded (the water was just below knee length) and our hotel was just behind the square. We had to buy disposable rain shoes (10 euros each) and hire a porter (for 30 euros) for the laguage.

We we were all settled by evening. Water had receded and venice was more beautiful. We had a stroll on the square and the waterfront. Had an amazing seafood pizza at Leoncini.

Next morning we had walking tour of venice, Basilica de san marco and Doge's Palace. Afternoon there was gondola ride. Evening we took a one and half hour ride on vaporetto line 2. It covered grand canal even better than gondola and also gave us a glimpse of the harbour.

Next morning we arrived at venice harbour. The check in process was smooth and quick.

Cabin/ stateroom: We were in aft facing balcony room no. 7656. It was spacious stateroom with huge balcony. The attendant Daisy was helpful.

Dining: Windjammer cafe the buffet restaurant had variety of food. However, we felt that they close it very early (around 10 pm) and start winding up much before that. Fine Dining Edelweiss Fine Dining restaurant had good Indian menu and the captain Paras served us well.

Embarkation was smooth and hustle free.

On-board activities were ok. They showed some good movies on the big screen every evening but it was too cold to sit outside.

We took the shore excursions from Royal caribbean. We loved Melissani (Argostoli) and Lipa (Montenegro) Caves. Many activities and restaurants were closed due to off season.

Disembarkation was very smooth and we got off at our convenient time.
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Cabin 7656
It was Aft Facing Balcony no 7656. Loved the space and amazing views.
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