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Old February 24th, 2007, 08:40 PM
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Default Rhapsody Post-dry dock?

Didn't the Rhapsody just complete her first voyage post-dry dock? I am anxious for word on how she is now? New bedding, improved WindJammer? My family is sailing March 18th. Anyone just on her have information to share?
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Old February 24th, 2007, 10:06 PM
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I replied to your post earlier, but the board ate it. I apologize if the other reply shows up.

The Rhapsody is currently on her first voyage post dry dock. She will be in tomorrow (Sunday) morning. My mom and a group of her friends are on this cruise and I can't wait to hear how it went after the late start last Sunday. We are sad we won't be sailing on the Rhapsody again before she leaves Galveston. We'll miss her. She's a great ship!

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Old February 24th, 2007, 10:09 PM
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I am anxious to hear the reports from those currently onboard. Did read on another thread that she has gotten new bedding, new carpet in most saterooms and that the Windjammer was still under construction (refurbishment) from her drydock last week. This is her first crise post drydock. Less than 24hrs. and we should know more first hand!!
Can't wait!
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Old February 25th, 2007, 06:49 AM
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We could start hearing around noon today or a little after.
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Old February 25th, 2007, 08:22 AM
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Did anyone see her come in this morning? I can't tell from the port cam if she's docked or not. Conquest is too stinking big!
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Old February 25th, 2007, 02:51 PM
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About 6:30 and less than 10 minutes before the Conquest. Actually she was going sideways a little over 100 ft from the dock in the same picture as the Conquest making her turn-around. Cool picture.
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Old February 25th, 2007, 03:02 PM
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What´s the URL of the webcam? Thanks.
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Old February 25th, 2007, 03:03 PM
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Come on you returning Rhapsody cruisers. Update us - what else is more important other than seeing your home, family, pets and getting started on the laundry! Your favorite strangers can't wait to hear about the ship!
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Old February 25th, 2007, 03:05 PM
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Double post - ARGH
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Old February 25th, 2007, 03:15 PM
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Come on you returning Rhapsody cruisers. Update us - what else is more important other than seeing your home, family, pets and getting started on the laundry! Your favorite strangers can't wait to hear about the ship!
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Old February 25th, 2007, 03:20 PM
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Default Rhapsody Sailing

Well.. happy to be on dry land.. if that tells you anything! i'm on my cell so i can't tell you much until later tonight. lot of upset people though... reports from those currently onboard. Did read on another thread that she has gotten new bedding, new carpet in most saterooms and that the Windjammer was still under construction (refurbishment) from her drydock last week. This is her first crise post drydock. Less than 24hrs. and we should know more first hand!!
Can't wait![/quote]
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Old February 25th, 2007, 05:00 PM
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madforcruising http://www.galveston.com/webcams/ for the webcams, then click on harbour for the cruiseships
I can't wait to hear, we leave on 3-25 our first cruise!!!!!!
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Old February 25th, 2007, 05:22 PM
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Well.. happy to be on dry land.. if that tells you anything! i'm on my cell so i can't tell you much until later tonight. lot of upset people though... reports from those currently onboard. Did read on another thread that she has gotten new bedding, new carpet in most saterooms and that the Windjammer was still under construction (refurbishment) from her drydock last week. This is her first crise post drydock. Less than 24hrs. and we should know more first hand!!
Can't wait!
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I figured that she would get some horrible reviews after the rocky start to that cruise. It didn't end up leaving Galveston until the middle of the night did it? Looked like the refurb. didn't get done close to in time .
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Old February 25th, 2007, 05:41 PM
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madforcruising http://www.galveston.com/webcams/ for the webcams, then click on harbour for the cruiseships
I can't wait to hear, we leave on 3-25 our first cruise!!!!!!
We are on that same one! It's our first time on the Rhapsody. I am DYING to know what all is going on!
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Old February 25th, 2007, 08:40 PM
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Neat hogwild! Did you join the meet and mingle yet? Last time I looked it was up to 16!! Where are all the reviews, are they too mad to post???? I hope they all had a great time despite the terrible start I read about. Well I'll keep checking the threads, but this crazy thing is driving me nuts its so slow, my blood pressure is rising.....
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Old February 25th, 2007, 11:02 PM
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What a disappointment! I have sailed on Rhapsody and many other RCCL ships before--this was the worst cruise I ever had. She was 12 hours late (electric engine malfunction)--they gave us $20 comp. Embarkation was chaotic, not helped by security imprinter malfunction. Long lines for dinner. Windjammer was undergoing renovation--did not open for the entire week. They turned the Solarium into a buffet---making it a madhouse instead of a refuge. Lines were so long for lunch in all dining areas that I never did eat--first time I ever went hungry on a cruise! For first two days, they were working on outside pool and hottubs--unusable. Solarium pool unheated and hottub jets never worked the entire cruise. Elevators often did not work, trapping passengers between floors, or stopping some distance above foor level, as well as inoperative indicators and buttons . Edelweiss was turned into buffet for lunch and breakfast. My room lost power 7 separate times, leaving me floundering in the dark, banging into furniture until I found the door (once I had been taking a shower). None of the clocks on board had the correct time. The top deck was filthy, with the bow a trash area of cigarette butts. The windows, especially in Edelweiss and Crown Viking, were so dirty, they were opaque. The entertainment group was new, and had to practice, so we only saw one production show, on the last night. The passengers turned hostile, and there was much talk about class action lawsuits, etc.
The crew was apologetic. To be fair, they tried to fix things during the course of the week. The ship is now clean, the Windjammer was supposed to open tonight, the pool is fixed. Electical items were still not working properly. It seemed to be a general concensus that the ship should have stayed in drydock, that it was not ready for passengers. I believe that much of the problems were caused by the contractors. There was no offer of compensation, but RCCL will pay a price, for many first time cruisers and those new to RCCL told me they will not be back.
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Old February 25th, 2007, 11:15 PM
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Thank you for your update~ it was driving me crazy wondering! I'm sad that the cruise was memorable for the wrong reasons & also that some cruisers won't ever know how awesome the Rhapsody can be.
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Old February 25th, 2007, 11:39 PM
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What about bedding? New?
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Old February 26th, 2007, 12:08 AM
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Doesn't sound like fun. I too would be disappointed. That's why I will never book a cruise the first few weeks after a ship leaves drydock. I'll also never book a cruise the week following a repositioning.

I'm sure they will get it together.
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Thank you for posting the update. I am so sorry your cruise was not fun and also stressful. What a disappointment. I hope RCCL will do something to compensate the passengers on your cruise.
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