Rhapsody of the Seas
Recently my family and I had a chance to take a cruise on Royal Caribbean International’s “Rhapsody of the Seas”. It is an impressive ship with towering walls of glass and an overall feeling of class.
We chose to sail to Australia and had a great time doing it. Our first consideration when choosing a cruiseline was the activities that would be available for our two children. The Adventure Oceans Kids Club has planned activities for kids from age 3-17. The counselors are well-qualified and obviously love children. Babysitting was also available after hours for a nominal fee.
With the kids well taken care of, we were able to enjoy the many activities the cruise had to offer. I took a fitness class in the well equipped gym and then had a massage and facial in the spa. My husband decided to tackle the rock climbing wall and then tried his luck in the casino. We both enjoyed the trivia competition and karaoke.
When it was time for the family to spend some time together we chose to hang out at one of the two pools on the ship. My daughter and I hit the boutiques to do some shopping while the boys played a game of basketball. After all of that it was time to eat. On this ship there is the option of eating in the main dining room during the early or late hour, or reserving your own dining time. We also sampled the buffet in the Windjammer Cafe. The kids were happy with the many kids meal options and the Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. The popular midnight chocolate buffet was an added bonus.
For date night with my husband there were eight different lounges to choose from. Everything from dancing, live bands, and a show in the theater was there for us to enjoy. There were endless options and we all had a great time.