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Sydney (Australia) Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas Cruise Reviews

3.5 / 5.0
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1472 reviews
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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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One of the best ever vacations!

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phoenixjewel
10+ Cruises • Age 2020s

Cruising is an individual experience, and out of 2,200 passengers it is absolutely possible for one person to have a 1* experience and another to have a 5* experience on the same cruise which I think explains the range of reviews for this ship. I'm happy to report that my experience was excellent. I am Diamond with RCI traveling solo from the mainland U.S.; this was my first time on Rhapsody and ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


Disappointed

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NotHappyJan15
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

After doing 3 P & O Cruises and assured Royal Caribbean was top shelf, I was so disappointed. The ship/decor was dated in the main areas and the main , the food was horrible (and im not a fussy eater). The breakfast and lunch buffets were so unhealthy and overcooked. Luckily I took up the option of going into the Sanctuary for breakfast and lunch and ate on the deck. The rooms however were ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Cabin Type: Panoramic Ocean View Stateroom

Traveled with children


Beautiful Rhapsody

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Megsie2
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

This was our first ever cruise so I'm not able to compare this ship to others. Rhapsody is small in comparison to many of the other cruise ships operating at the moment so she doesn't have most of the modern fancy stuff. No mini golf, no ice skating rink etc but what she lacks in these things she makes us for in pure dignity. She's a classy, understated lady. ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Cabin Type: Superior Interior Stateroom


I Loved my 1st Cruise

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Jennifer_l@bigpond.com
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Absolutely loved it !! A slight changer to the itinerary, but understandable, due to Cyclone Pam. I really hardly noticed it, as we'd had a week to get used to the idea before boarding the ship. The crew were fabulous, and although you could hardly swing a dead cat in the berths, they were clean & included the necessities. Worst part was the high price for an impossible internet ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


Pam spoils the itinerary

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UKruby
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

A lot has been said about Cyclone Pam and Rhapsody's Captain and the fact you cant fight mother nature. Having sailed the cruise with my wife and 4 year old it has to be said that almost all crew where consummate professionals without doubt and it did not matter who it was from bottom to top if you asked about the itinerary you got exactly the same answer from them all. Now I am not going to rip ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Cabin Type: Junior Suite

Traveled with children


Disappointing cruise line

Review for Rhapsody of the Seas to South Pacific

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Lumberjackoz
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Overview We were not pleased with the experience with Royal Caribbean. We just felt it was not good value or anywhere as pleasurable as our other two cruises. It was not because of the change in itinerary, as weather cannot be controlled. It is more about the product offered and the need to get revenue seemed to take precedence over everything. This must be a corporate culture not specific ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Cabin Type: Large Ocean View Stateroom


Not what we expected

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Gordon Heyward
2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

It wasn't as good as the first cruise we did on Carnival. The cabin was smaller but still OK and nice. We were meant to go to Fiji but didn't get there. The reason was a cyclone. every day the captain changed his mind as to where we were going. Instead of going to the Isle of Pine which was no where near the cyclone, we stopped for the first day in Newcastle. A big disappointment for all. He ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Cabin Type: Large Ocean View Stateroom


Disappointing

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lizzie12
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

My advice to anyone is to not go on the Rhapsody of the Seas, it is a third rate ship, there is no laundry on the ship, you are expected to put your laundry in bags and have it done by the ships laundry service and is very expensive, so obviously not many passengers would pay for the service, both the pools are cold, not heated. The ship looks and feels old, really doesn't have anything going for ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


Cruising with Cyclone Pam

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acphil
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We have just returned from a cruise on Rhapsody of the Seas and connote praise the staff of the ship highly enough. The itinerary had to altered due to Cyclone Pam, one of the worst cyclones on record. The captain managed to keep us far enough away from the storm so everyone was able to have an enjoyable and safe trip. We never got to Fiji and spent more days at sea than expected because of the ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Cabin Type: Panoramic Ocean View Stateroom


Great way to relax

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charliegirl711
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Rhapsody sailed out of Sydney 28 Feb 2015... now I know why Sydney Harbour is rated one of the best in the world. What a site sailing past the Opera House and out through Sydney Heads... and the weather was perfect. My sister and I positioned ourselves at the upper-level in the Centrum to witness a beautiful sunset over Sydney. The strings music was so fitting as we sipped our departing ...
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Sail Date: February 2015

Cabin Type: Large Ocean View Stateroom


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