Rhapsody of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International

AT A GLANCE

Ship Info

What's Included

Included

  • Shipboard accommodations Ocean transportation Most meals Some beverages Most entertainment aboard the vessel

Not Included

  • Airfare Transfers Items of a personal nature government taxes and fees additional Anything not listed as included

Ship Overview

Inaugural Sailing
1997
Renovated
2002
Tonnage
78491 Tons
Public Decks
11
Passenger Capacity
2435
Crew
770
Registry
Information was not provided

Reviews and Recommendations for Rhapsody of the Seas

83%

of 24
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recommend


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OUTSTANDING

By: NEG


Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2013

I'm in the business. I've cruised several times. This ship, its crew, its amenities, its food, its ambiance, its sense of experience, provided my husband and me with the most memorable "just the two of us" travel we have had in 46 years. I know this sounds like I was paid to say it---but I can't wait to BUY another RCI trip. This was to Alaska, but I think they can take us anywhere!
Travel Advisor:  Sylvia Berman
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Highly Recommend

By: Bennie


Reviewed on: 13 Jun 2014

Marian Blessing did a splendid job putting together our Alaska cruise.  I would highly recommend her to anyone - and would use her again on future cruises.Thanks Marian,
Travel Advisor:  Marian Blessing
Not Recommended

Alaska Cruise

By: Wilda and Glenn


Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2014

The ship was great, clean room and ship in general. Boarding and debarking was easy. The entire crew was great especially our stateroom attendant IWAYAN, SUGIANTA. He made our cruise wonderful.The food was great, etcBUT: every venue on the ship is too load, including in the atrium, bingo calling , etc. We are 80 years old & when we asked if the sound could not be softened  we were informed-- that's  the way we like it. Therefor we will not be cruising on Royal Caribbean again

NIce for first cruise

By: CSM


Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2015

This was my first cruise experience, and I enjoyed the Rhapsody. It was large enough to have a number of amenities without being overwhelming. The service was great - especially our stateroom attendant and the servers in the main dining room.
Not Recommended

Older

By: Symans


Reviewed on: 01 Aug 2016

Old facilities, not much for kids to do.
Not Recommended

Not sure I would travel Royal Caribbean again

By: DJB a customer since 1980


Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2016

I found this cruise line to overpromise and under deliver. Prices for all amenities were high; commercialism was rampant. It is my opinion that cruise lines are attempting to keep prices at a level where they can get clients, then withdrawing simple pleasures such as a cappachino to gain additional income. There is a constant pressure to spend money. Almost $56 daily per person for alcoholic drinks and over $26 for soft drinks - all in US currency - is exorbitant, in my opinion. This has nothing to do with the service from the agent but I feel it needs to be better evidenced when I am making a decision to book. I also found Royal Caribbean's web site to be cumbersome and difficult to navigate.

Name of Ship

By: bellaf


Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2017

This was our first time on Royal Caribbean and it was very pleasant experience. I would definitely cruise with them again. Our cabin steward was EXCEPTIONAL. The main dining was extremely nice and the Windstar buffet staff was also so very nice and pleasant.
Travel Advisor:  Hellen Hoffman
Not Recommended

Rhapsody of the Seas Cruise

By: RS


Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2017

The cruise was pleasant. the food better than recent past RC cruises. The ship shows its age -- things worn and neglected, including wear on the furniture in the cabin, rust can be seen on railings and balconies, some thing like the Solarium roof not working anymore. Service was good at dinner time, not so much in the dining room for breakfast. Some items ordered never showed up -- apparently the staff there was overworked. We were informed that we reached the level of Emerald in their loyalty program and thrilled beyond saying at the accompanying gifts of four small bottles of water and four stale cookies. Can't wait till we reach the next level to see what they come up with. RC has had to lower their standards over the years and it shows. They are not our choice for cruising anymore -- we went on this one to be with friends.

Rhapsody of the Seas RCL

By: John Hurst


Reviewed on: 05 May 2017

Super all the way around!
Travel Advisor:  Andrea Keiderling Fehl

Greek Island cruise

By: jekh


Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2017

Great experience and a full itinerary. I don't know how we packed so much into so little time. All in all, a pretty good experience.
Travel Advisor:  Jacky Murphy

Cruise

By: joey


Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2017

We enjoyed all the activities, breakfast buffet and seat down dinner each evening. Boarding the ship was easy and departure was very organized.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Starr

royal Carib

By: Michael


Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2017

It was lots of fun. Didn't like the nickel and diming of little things. everything should just be included.
Travel Advisor:  Diana Gardner

venice

By: rocky


Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2017

We found the junior suite accommodation excellent. The food and services (except for bar service) were outstanding. The entertainment was quite good as well and the house staff/attendants were responsive to all our needs.
Travel Advisor:  Diana Gardner

Adriatic Sea Cruise

By: Joe


Reviewed on: 11 Nov 2017

First-time cruiser, so no personal comparison. I’m glad I wasn’t on a larger ship. Efficiencies onbord the ship are worked in, I’m sure, but I imagine it would be inundating to be with thousands more tourists at each port of disembarkation. Expensive! Great stateroom support. Great dinner dining experience.
Travel Advisor:  Diana Gardner

Royal

By: STEWART


Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2017

For a first time on a cruise I was very satisfied. Seems to be well organized
Travel Advisor:  Diana Gardner

Ahoy, but it's a maybe, not a full yes!

By: Carlo


Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2017

Our servers at dinner were great, Brenden and Angela. The customer service desk was simply awful. Not well informed, proned not to listen and geared to always say no, even when it was clear they were wrong. . . and it wasn't a language lost in translation issue. Also, Royal is cheap and miserly to charge for internet service so airline boarding passes could be printed, really?! However, the cruise director was great (a cheerful and funny Brit) and the Chief's Table meal and the meal we enjoyed at Izumi's were exceedingly good. Wonderful service, great and memoriable eats. Boarding and leaving the ship were well organized and efficient. A percentage of the crew were unfriendly and surly. That changed part way through the trip in a dramatic fashion. The captain must have given the crew a pep talk because for some crew members it was like someone flipped a switch. I realize these folks work hard, and they did, so maybe it was the end of the season blues.
Travel Advisor:  Diana Gardner

Cruise to Italy and Greece

By: Steve


Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2017

The ship was okay and the food was delicious
Travel Advisor:  Dan Twomey

GU Cruise

By: Cindy


Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2017

Enjoyable. Service was excellent. Dinners were lovely to look at but not that special to eat.
Travel Advisor:  Diana Gardner

Smaller is sometimes great

By: Cruiser


Reviewed on: 02 Dec 2017

Great B2B cruises, 8 night med followed by 14 night transatlantic. It had been a number of years since we had cruised on this smaller size ship. The itineraries were great, taking us to a couple of ports new to us. We started in Venice and spent two days there pre-cruise. We went on ship excursions in most ports. All very good. The service on the ship was excellent. Dining room wait staff was exceptional and the best we've had in many years. These people made the ship experience wonderful. They would see us at breakfast or lunch and stop at our table to greet us and make sure we were being taken care of and didn't want for anything. Some of our tablemates at these open seating meals were amazed. We had new waiters the second cruise, but our first cruise waiters continued this daily. The activities were the usual games + movies in the theater on sea days. Evening entertainers were good. One was really good - Jimmy Hopper. Disappointed no Veterans Day observe except 1 min silence.
Travel Advisor:  Janine Magnuson

The best advisor

By: Amos


Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2017

Very informative and knowledgeable to provide useful advice for cruising
Travel Advisor:  Elaine Pepper

Super-fun ship

By: Pat


Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2018

Rhapsody of the Seas is one of the smaller ships (2000 passengers/700 crew). That added to the intimacy that made it soooo much fun! We participated in so many games and dance activities and got to recognize our fellow cruise passengers who did the same. All of the crew were helpful and pleasant. The activities director and his associates were spectacular! They made things lively and were so cheerful and inviting! We did activities that we never thought we would and had a ball doing so! I give high reviews to this particular ship/cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Trish Chandler

Ship

By: Mel


Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2018

I enjoyed this ship very much. Although one of the older ships, I enjoyed its size. The staff was excellent. Food very good. Clean!
Travel Advisor:  Sherry Wilczewski

Ship

By: Pam


Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2018

Enjoyable and restful as wished. Ship appeared a bit worn but clean, of course.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Hartman

Cruise

By: Blair


Reviewed on: 23 Apr 2018

Had a wonderful time. The staff on the ship was so helpful. Enjoyed every thing about it.
Travel Advisor:  Barbara Sanner