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Rhapsody of the Seas Review

3.5 / 5.0
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Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas

Review for Rhapsody of the Seas to Asia
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n7shephard
First Time Cruiser • Age 20s

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Sail Date: Dec 2014
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Traveled with children

Sweet serendipity. The words that come to mind over the course of my maiden voyage aboard the reputed royal Caribbean cruise. Featuring a stunning 15 storey structure as well as luxurious interior adornments and embellishments, Royal Caribbean indubitably forges the ideal image of a commodious, pampering, carefree cruise which promises to rid you of all angst. Not withstanding the physical façade of this awe-inspiring vessel, you too can be assured that you'll encounter polite and hospitable staff who will not hesitate to attend to your every whim and woe. Reminiscing my first lunch service on the gargantuan ship, my family and I were greeted by delightful waiters, each of which would be assigned to specific tables to take your orders. I'd like to highlight two particular members of staff , Haisanta, Inyoman and Ace Loyola who serve within the fine dining room known as Top Hat and Tails. Thanks to these fine chaps, my acquaintance and I were returned our handphones which would otherwise have been left lying on the table. Small, as this act of kindness seems, it indefinitely reflects the honesty and sincerity that are innate in the servers aboard the royal Caribbean cruise. Their approachable and helpful demeanour have certainly helped to ease our transition from land to sea, inevitably making this voyage an enjoyable and memorable one.

Apart from the delightful crew members, the stunning array of exercise equipment placed within the gymnasium will appeal to all fitness junkies alike. Indeed, the notion of waiting for others to finish using the equipment is hardly an issue aboard Royal Caribbean as the range simply speaks for itself. Nevertheless, I would argue that the vessel does indeed have some less desirable characteristics. The lunch service for instance, is one such characteristic. While the buffet certainly caters to those who want a wide spread of cuisines, the spread isn't entirely delectable. I do however acknowledge that the food is well heated for consumption. That said, perhaps I may offer a suggestion to that of the cabin crew to maybe add additional flavouring? On another note, I'd like to add that the cruise offers a wide range of entertaining activities for all. Some of these include an arcade and a casino, both of which are located below deck. Others include a rock climbing wall, two swimming pools, mini golf as well as a basketball court; these of which are located above deck. Ultimately, I can guarantee potential patrons of the Royal Caribbean cruise that the voyage promises an all encompassing holiday filled with fun and games for the family to create an entertaining if not relaxing journey for all.

Cabin Review

Cabin 8A

The cabin, though somewhat constricted in size, is relatively clean and provides the basic amenities that you would require during your stay. It is worthy to note however that amenities such as toothbrushes will not be provided unlike that of hotel rooms. Also, it would be wise to bring along the international 3 pin plug as that is what they use aboard the ship. Lastly, the view of the ocean and the beautiful sunset you get to see during your stay aboard the cruise make the room worth your while.

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