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Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas Cruise Reviews

3.5 / 5.0
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1472 reviews
53 Awards
Formal night
Constant rust. Never seen a cruise ship so poorly maintained.
Banisters worn to bare wood throughout the ship
Cabin cabinet finish worn to bare wood.
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Not Disappointed
"Costa Mayas port area was Claustrophbic with 4 ships in port so we took the trolley to Majahaul to shop and after a couple of hours headed back to the ship for lunch and Sun at the pool.We used Lyft to get to port and requested a stop at Target on Dale Mabry Hwy to buy wine and Pepsi...."Read More
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Western Caribbean March 2020

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check1
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Chose to go with 2 couples. Never cruised with Royal Caribbean, they had. Overall the cruise experience was good. Food can be hit or miss. Service is very good, everyone is friendly and helpful. I would chose RC again. We were in a balcony cabin. Plenty of closet space, cannot say the same for shower space, just adequate. Take your own soap and shampoo. The one push container in shower didn’t suds ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


Relaxing Child free Cruise

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Mike.S
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We choose the cruise as we were keen to revisit one of Royal Caribbean's smaller ships and wanted to visit Key West and being just the 2 of us wanted to cruise out of peak holiday season. Embarkation was the best we've ever experienced, 10 minutes after arrival we were on board, fantastic, no queues getting to the port or at check in. Being a smaller ship it doesn't have all the bells and ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Junior Suite Accessible


Not Disappointed

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Cphllps
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

My husband and I (64 and 63 years young) traveled to Tampa Friday night, stayed at the Hampton Inn Avion Park. The hotel was nice and offered free breakfast. Request a room on the side opposite the airport and highway. We used Lyft to get to port and requested a stop at Target on Dale Mabry Hwy to buy wine and Pepsi. Note the Target in on the second level above Whole Foods. We arrived at port ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Nice cruise

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platinumdancer
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Decided to try a cruise out of Tampa since we just moved close by. It was a smaller ship than we’re used to but we had a really nice cruise. We traveled with some good friends from out of town and it was their first cruise. The itinerary was really nice, Key West, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, and Costa Maya. Key West was beautiful sight seeing but pricey shopping. Grand Cayman was just ok for us. We ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Just off the Rhapsody of the Seas March 7, 2020

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DntlGal
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We live in St. Petersburg so going on a cruise out of Tampa is easy for us. It's been a few years since we left from Tampa so thought it would be fun seeing the new lights on the Skyway Bridge while going under it. The lights did not turn on till we were near the bridge but the sunset was beautiful to see. We were on the Harmony of the Seas in December so I must admit going from a huge ship with ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View


A Wonderful Week - Rhapsody of the Seas February 29 2020

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JanieKid82
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

My cruise was booked before and taken during the crazy cruise industry panic. This was my 14th cruise. Various lines. Arrival at the Tampa Cruise Terminal...couldn't say more positive things enough about it. I was at the sidewalk at 10:40 am with luggage handlers and onboard by 11:20 am. having my first drink on my Deluxe Beverage Package. The week was wonderful. All staff was ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Nice but a few issues

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Kazie22
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

ROS was nice ship but a bit laid back. Cruise had lots of retired folks Crew was good. The food was average. Casino ok but way too long to wait for servers. Tendering was a nightmare. Some of it was the weather and the waves. But it was frustrating. The cabin was fine. Could use a bit of refresh. I think entertainment was average not really impressed with on board activities. I ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Junior Suite Accessible


Laid Back on a much smaller ship

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jwj350
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

All our other Royal cruises have been on voyager, freedom, and oasis class ships; so we knew going in that this would be a "fun sized" experience. Not caring for any of the Western Caribbean ports, we booked this cruise to spend time with family and relax, relax, relax. Mission Accomplished! Parking at the open air lot directly across from the ship, we were onboard in a matter of minutes. The ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Amazing 1st Cruise

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Purplelady12
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

I wanted to get a cruise since my mom recommended it, we purchased thru our OH travel agent a 8 day cruise thru Western Caribbean. Embarkation was disappointing (we were left outside the terminal without a place to sit, with cold weather. Once we entered it was all better. The stateroom was okay, extremely clean and good though, our stateroom attendant was amazing he took great care of our ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View


RHAPSODY OF THE SEAS - not my first choice.

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Joyontheseas
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I last sailed on this ship about 2 years ago. Embarkation and leaving the ship was easy and without long lines. Many guests now do the 'self assist' and carry their own luggage off. This is a smaller ship than I usually sail on. It is compact, well decorated and comfortable. My cabin (junior suite) was excellent, my stateroom attendant even more so. Not having a Coastal Kitchen, I ate in ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Junior Suite Accessible


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