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Australia & New Zealand Rhapsody of the Seas Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

3.5 / 5.0
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1472 reviews
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Formal night
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


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


How low can they go?

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w24

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This is the first time ever I have been shown a laminated picture of a steak, a steak and lobster and a lobster every night in the main dining room for all six of us at the table to pay extra for. We had one offering of an inferior steak and never any lobster included in the dining room menu. On formal night we were offered risotto and macaroni and cheese as main courses. The ship smelled of ...
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Sail Date: February 2015


Don't do it!

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bonviveur

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

First the good stuff... Captain Rob (was excellent) and staff were great, especially Katy. Nearly all staff tried to please but to an Aussie it all seemed a bit overdone. I'm not used to tipping on an American ship in Australian waters as I could barely afford to go on this cruise anyway! I know the cabin stewards are paid peanuts but I saved for years to go on this cruise. So I couldn't ...
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Sail Date: February 2015


First cruise

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foley jill

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

As this was our first cruise we were of course a little apprehensive however this experience exceeded all our expectations . Embarkation was very smooth guided by friendly R.C. staff . Our balcony cabin was quite adequate and even though the bathroom was small we had no problems . Alex ,our cabin boy , did a great job and we especially liked his towel creations . We ate dinner in. the MDR ...
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Sail Date: February 2015

Cabin Type: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


Great cruise to Southern Australian cities

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goodycruising

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We found Rhapsody to be a very friendly ship both the crew and passengers. The ship décor and facilities were in good condition, and the cabin condition was very good also. Be very wary of getting cabins under the pool deck and food service areas. We were under the area the smokers go to on the pool deck starboard side, and they are there all hours of night and day, and they feel a need to ...
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Sail Date: February 2015

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


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