We are flying to Sydney and joining the Rhapsody in December. I'm thinking they'll be mostly Aussies on board but my travel agent said expect a lot of Americans. We've only been on RCCL in the carribean, should we be prepard for a different shipboard experience???
We were on Voyager of the Seas in October 2006 for a 7-night Mediterranean cruise. There was a greater mix of nationalities, but generally it seemed much the same to us. I expect you won't notice much of a difference.
We did notice a bit of a "nicer attire" each evening, but I think that had more to do with ports, weather, itinerary. European cruises are not as casual as Caribbean. We've not experienced an Australian itinerary or South pacific.
All in all, a GREAT experience on our Med cruise. I'm sure you'll enjoy yours!
I believe that there will be some differences in terms of the service standards and the products they offered onboard.(may be due to what the passangers demand for)
I was on the Rhapsody in last FEB and really felt that.
Super Star Leo 08/04/00;Star Pisces 08/12/01;
Omar II 2002; Star Pisces 06/08/04; Omar III 09/17/05;
Golden Princess 01/15/06; Star Pisces 07/09/06; SuperStar Aquarius 3D2N 07/06/07;
SuperStar Libra 3D2N 01/16/08; Rhapsody OTS 6D5N 02/08/08;
SuperStar Virgo 4D3N 05/18/08