Rhapsody of the Seas - refurbished

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#1
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Joined Mar 2013
My husband and I are sailing on the Rhapsody of the Seas on May 24,2013. I was wondering if anyone had been on lately so they could comment on the refurbishment. We have reserved an Owners Suite for our 20th Anniversary.
#2
1,714 Posts
Joined Feb 2009
Originally posted by firehouse1
My husband and I are sailing on the Rhapsody of the Seas on May 24,2013. I was wondering if anyone had been on lately so they could comment on the refurbishment. We have reserved an Owners Suite for our 20th Anniversary.
We are on the same sailing so will be interested in this as well!!
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#5
Seattle
600 Posts
Joined Jan 2011
We sailed on Rhapsody last year (Alaska) just after the refurbishment.

I don't know what it was like before the refurbishment we but we enjoyed the ship. It isn't as grand as the newer bigger ships but it had everything we wanted and needed for this particular cruise.

The crew was wonderful (not been on a RCCL ship that hasn't had a great crew so far). The captain (Rob Hempstead) was the best we have sailed with, funny, down to earth, nice guy.

I can't think of any reason why you won't enjoy this ship.
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#6
Los Angeles, California
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Joined May 2000
Originally posted by firehouse1
My husband and I are sailing on the Rhapsody of the Seas on May 24,2013. I was wondering if anyone had been on lately so they could comment on the refurbishment. We have reserved an Owners Suite for our 20th Anniversary.
Come join our web page for this cruise.

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...662338&page=34
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#7
Cottage Grove, MN
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Joined Jul 2004
I was on the Rhapsody twice last year after refurb.

Some of the changes were nice. We all LOVED the new Park Cafe in the Solarium. They have some light breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches and late night snacks.

They added Giovonnis Table, Chops, and Ixumi as well.

They did put the moive screen on deck but for Alaska they really didn't have a use for it.

For the diamond and above C & A members they did add a concierge and diamond lounge.

I really did enjoy the changes to the ship.
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#8
Gold Coast, Australia
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Joined Jul 2012
Originally posted by FLACRUISER99
Did you see this review? http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...light=rhapsody
Firehouse1

The link to the review posted here is mine, in one of the posts there is a further link to my photos on photobucket and in there you will find pictures of a refurbished owners suite which mu MIL cruised in. You will love it, rhapsody is an awesome ship and the refurb makes it even better.

Say hi to Pretty the concierge in the concierge or diamond lounge.
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Future cruises:
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Cruises completed:
RCI Explorer of the Seas - New Zealand - Jan 2016
RCI Voyager of the Seas Singapore to Sydney - Nov/Dec 2014
RCI Oasis of the Seas - B2B Eastern Caribbean - Dec 2013
RCI Oasis of the Seas - B2B Western Caribbean - Dec 2013
RCI Rhapsody of the Seas - South Pacific - Oct/Nov 2012