We had to come back to our "real" lives after a 7 day cruise on Rhapsody of the Seas. This was my husband and my first cruise, and cannot say enough good things about it. We love the scenery, which is indescribable, the food, our waitstaff, tablemates, activities, etc. I unfortunately got motion sickness the second day because of the 10 foot swells, but even that was not so bad. Being ex-navy, my husband loved the swells. We are immediately going to start saving for the next cruise... I don't know how I will be able to wait.
Weather was not too bad, it rained a little, so we noticed the children on board were in the adult pool alot, but since we did not use the pool we didn't mind. We packed ready for all the dress codes, but it was more layed back than I thought is was going to be.
The entertainment was excellent. I still cannot believe the quality of the shows on such a little ship. On some of the at-sea days we did have to pick and choose because we wanted to do everything. The digital camera class was a little bit of a disappointment. The lectures on Victoria and the question and answer session with the captian was interesting. They did seem to push shopping at jewelry shops alot, too, but the coupons they handed out were really worth it.
Juneau was BEAUTIFUL- I wish we could have spent more time there. We did not go to the glacier there (Mendenhall?), but I heard from others we definitely missed a great trip. Especially because the Dawson's Glacier we did see did not compare. And the excuresion was less expensive at the pier. Oh well- maybe next time!
Glad you had a great cruise and you are now hooked on cruising! It really is the best way to vacation. 8)
__________________ CQ's Cruise Resume
Vision Of The Seas
Independence Of The Seas
Allure Of The Seas
Oasis Of The Seas x3
Liberty Of The Seas x4
Freedom Of The Seas x3
Navigator Of The Seas x2
Explorer Of The Seas x2
Voyager Of The Seas
Enchantment Of The Seas
Rhapsody Of The Seas
Majesty Of The Seas
Monarch Of The Seas
Sovereign Of The Seas
Just came back from Radiance repositioning cruise in May and Alaska is absolutely awesome. The captain said it's the best weather he has seen in his career in Alaska.
Enchantment OTS 2007
C.Valor Sept 2008
Liberty OTS 2009
C.Glory Sept 2011
Brilliance OTS 2012
Mariner OTS (TA)
Liberty of the Seas
Serenade of the Seas TA (Nov '13)
A cruise to Alaska is a unforgetable experience. I'm glad you enjoyed it and welcome to the world of cruising.
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Allure 1/16/ 2011
Independence of the Seas 12/29/2013 Top-notch!