CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Rhapsody of the Seas Western Caribbean November 3, 2002

My wife and I (3 previous cruises) just returned from the 3 Nov 2002 sailing on the Rhapsody of the Seas (Galveston-Key West-Belize-Cozumel). Here's a quick review:

Passengers: Vast majority of passengers seemed to be in their 40's to 60's. If you are looking for a young "party cruise", this is probably not the cruise for you (try Carnival). But if you want to get away from loud drunken parties (like us), this cruise is probably right up your alley.

Ship: Beautiful! Ship was in great condition. Staterooms seemed plenty large (we were in the smallest/cheapest, and we still thought it was large.

Price/Value: Outstanding! (we booked online for $399 each for 7 days)

Food: Very good. To be honest, we thought the food was better on Carnival and Norwegian. But the food on Rhapsody was still very good!

Courtesy of Staff: Good (not as good as Norwegian).

Onboard Activities: Very Good (we spend a LOT of time in the casino)

Summary: We had a great time, and will go again (since we are from Texas, sailing from Galveston is very convenient).

If you want to see the scheduled daily activities ("pocket" Compass), I have posted them online at You can also see photos from our Cave Tubing excursion in Belize, as well as other cruise photos aboard the ship and from Key West and Cozumel.

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