Posted May 28th, 2017, 10:32 AM
We have cruised mainly on newer ships in recent years but were very attracted to last weeks itinerary on the 20 year old Rhapsody. So pleased we went for it. The itinerary turned out to be wonderful. We loved every port. Sailing out of Venice was spectacular and Dubrovnik, Kotor, Santorini were all as good. What we weren't prepared for was the outstanding service, friendly and all round great crew. The food was good. The Diamond Concierge, Ghivago was the best ever. As we are Diamond plus we could have used the CL but it didn't compare to the DL. In all our years of cruising (27) we have NEVER been waved off at disembarkation by the Captain and senior officers. Yes, really, they were at the gangway and said goodbye to everyone as they left. This is one happy ship and it comes all the way down the chain of command. They all seem to enjoy their jobs, no moans (yes, we've all heard the stories about hard they work, and they do!) just lovely smiley faces and offers to help with anything you want. Our room attendant Alvin was requested to acquire a needle and cotton for some running repairs, not only did he do that he wanted to do the sewing as well! So well done Rhapsody crew, you are a shining example of how to keep your guests coming back over and over again.