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Rhapsody of the Seas Review

3.5 / 5.0
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1472 reviews
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Wonderful ports, Average ship

Review for Rhapsody of the Seas to the Western Mediterranean
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crnnanchor
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Oct 2017
Cabin: Panoramic Ocean View Stateroom

We chose this cruise for the ports. Departure was from Venice and then on to Kotor, Dubrovnik, Naples, Rome (I know, not officially), Florence (again, not officially) and ended in Barcelona. Embarkation in Venice was smooth, although it was a long walk from the people mover to the boading ramp. We have sailed with RCL many times and knew to expect a pint sized cabin, and we weren't disappointed. The space was compact but serviceable. It was a forward outside cabin on Deck 4. The location was quiet except when the ship was docking. The showers on the older RCL ships used to have plastic sliding doors which have now been replaced by flimsy curtains resukting in a problem with water escaping all over the bathroom floor. The shower heads came crashing down a few times as well. Overall, was an awkward set up. Our cabin steward, however was great. No complaints, there. We chose "my time" dining, table for two and most nights ended up in the same location with the same waiters who were very pleasant, efficient, and accommodating. The food was ok, nothing special. We did not eat in any specialty restaurants or order anything on the menu that cost extra. The Windjammer breakfasts were the same every morning. A little more variety would be welcome. We saw only one show, a dance review. It was typical average cruise ship entertainment. RCL saves the spectacles for their new mega ships. We spent some time in the Schooner Bar which has a piano, but there was no one to play it. RCL really needs to rethink their entertainment budget for the older ships. No excuse for not having a piano player in the piano bar. We did not take any RCL excursions. They seemed overpriced. All in all, we considered the ship a vehicle to take us from port to port, and for that, it served its purpose.

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Panoramic Ocean View Stateroom

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