CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Rhapsody of the Seas September 28, 2003 Western Caribbean

This review is being submitted while still "fresh". We embarked on the Rhapsody of the Seas on Sunday, Sept 28th. As we had "suite" accommodations, the embarkation process was fast and painless. We were in our mini-suite in 30 minutes or less. Category "C" offers pleasantly large staterooms with more than sufficient closet/drawer storage and a small "frige" in the stateroom. This category also has a "tub" in the bathroom.

Stateroom steward was excellent, but room service leaves a little to be desired. Be forewarned: Order coffee for early morning delivery (before 7:30 a.m.) or it may not arrive at all.

After reading all of the reviews regarding food, I must state: food was much better than what we were expecting. I would rate it "good" or better, most of the time.

Our waiter "Rambo" was a lot of fun and he had his hands full. Early seating dining was "sold out", which resulted in the service being a "little slow". But not unforgiveable.

Entertainment: Overall, it was VERY GOOD! There was plenty to do to keep one occupied. However, there were some complaints about the "rock climbing wall". It was not utilized by the majority of the passengers, and some wondered what happened to the miniature golf course.

Oh, on this cruise 80% (or more) of the passengers were from Texas. This was the most "friendly" cruise thus far. (Texans are just down right friendly!)

Out of a possible "5", we give this cruise a 4+ rating.

We are going again. On the Brillance of the Seas in January, 2004.

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