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Istanbul 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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Great Destinations, Great Crew, Ship So So

Review for Rhapsody of the Seas to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Sultan84

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

All in all the cruise was really good. The ship is good only for port intensive cruises. I would avoid it for a transatlantic crossing. This was our first time on the Rhapsody. We had been on many other Royal Ships before including the Splendor, so we thought we knew the ships but this one stood out because there was no golf course. My own fault for not checking before booking, but be ...
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Sail Date: July 2015

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


Great trip

Review for Rhapsody of the Seas to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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live2cruz100

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Overall we were very happy with the ship. It was clean, the staff was excellent, the Captain was great. The ship was easy to navigate, the food was very good and in the Windjammer Café they offered a lot of variety. It did not seem that there were many activities going on during the day and other than rock climbing, table tennis and shuffle board I do not believe there was anything else for ...
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Sail Date: July 2015

Cabin Type: Large Ocean View Stateroom


Great Destinations, Average Ship

Review for Rhapsody of the Seas to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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TravelingActuary

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

We just returned from a 9 night cruise of the Mediterranean on the Rhapsody. Compared to other ships I've sailed on (Princess and Disney), it was fine. Not spectacular, but not bad. The staff was really great (always friendly and helpful), and the service was good. I was also impressed by how well organized things were. This was the easiest embarkation and disembarkation I've ever ...
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Sail Date: July 2015


Nice Ship, Good Ports of Call

Review for Rhapsody of the Seas to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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JaniceW

10+ Cruises

I had read very negative reviews of this ship ranging from dirty carpets to fetid odors. I found the ship to be very well maintained for an older ship and, fortunately, odor free. The staff was wonderful, and entertainment was good although, for the first time on any cruise I have taken, I did not care for the RCL stage shows featuring the singers and dancers. Food at the Windjammer was as ...
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Sail Date: July 2015

Cabin Type: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


Bean counters seem to be running the show

Review for Rhapsody of the Seas to Europe - All

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fellowtraveller

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Just returned from a cruise ,our third and probably our last ,it just continues downmarket The destinations, general condition of the ship was fine but in our cabin the 3rd person, our daughter, was perched on a mattress on the sofa and made the cabin look like a teenage sleepover The food, I am happy to accept that breakfast and lunch buffets are mass catering and was fine, but a bit more ...
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Sail Date: July 2015


Cruise to Lose Weight

Review for Rhapsody of the Seas to Greece

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Misterbla

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Pluses: * EXCELLENT Service from: Stateroom Attendant: Daniel Tomagan Waiter: Robert Canlas Assistant Waiter: Archie Almari These men MADE OUR CRUISE! * Stateroom size and cleanliness * Ship cleanliness * Shore excursions and guides were excellent! * Serenity room at the back of the ship was welcome * Steam and sauna open to all passengers Negatives: * Food ...
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Sail Date: June 2015

Cabin Type: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


Royal Caribbean going downstream.

Review for Rhapsody of the Seas to Europe - All

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flteach

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

The ports on this cruise were amazing. Unfortunately, the ship was not. While the food quality was as good as can be expected, the entertainment was poorly scheduled at 7pm & 9 pm making both dinner and seeing the show difficult. There were movies on deck but no blankets or hot chocolate were provided. Amenities such as little bottles of lotion and shampoo are gone. (Even the chocolate on the ...
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Sail Date: June 2015

Cabin Type: Large Ocean View Stateroom


Ignore the moaners, an awesome cruise!

Review for Rhapsody of the Seas to Europe - All

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lowavenue

6-10 Cruises

Myself, my wife and 3 year old daughter had a wonderful 12 days on the Rhapsody around Turkey and the Greek Islands. The itinerary was great in that there was a nice place to go to everyday except for two sea days. Istanbul, Chania, Mykonos and Santorini are must-see's and we loved these places. We didn't get off at Athens as we had been there before so we had a rare chance to just relax by ...
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Sail Date: June 2015

Cabin Type: Family Ocean View Stateroom

Traveled with children


Standards are falling faster than the anchor.

Review for Rhapsody of the Seas to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Angryfr

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

RCL are clearly lowering standards to accommodate the economy cruise market. The trouble is, having persuaded the more discerning passenger to trade up to Celebrity X, those standards are also plummeting. But back to the Rhapsody.....On the plus side, with the exception of Athens, we found this to be a wonderful itinerary. The ship is dated but our balcony cabin, 7540, was adequate and ...
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Sail Date: June 2015

Cabin Type: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


Visit to Carpetland

Review for Rhapsody of the Seas to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Normonzo

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Imagine Cruising sourced this vessel for our 60th birthdays. Package inc 2 nights in a hotel that felt like it was located in Albania...so far from old city Istanbul was it.Joining the ship was a bad experience but on reflection is probably in keeping with a 3rd world country. After scrambles and much queuing we got our cabin on deck 7. It was fine considering this is not a young ship. Yes we were ...
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Sail Date: June 2015

Cabin Type: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


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