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L Lindsey

Age: 33

Occupation:IT

Number of Cruises: 2

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean

Ship: Rhapsody of the Seas

Sailing Date: October 24th, 2004

Itinerary: Western Caribbean


I thought I would never cruise again, but I heard that Royal Caribbean’s ships were much nicer with better service and excellent food. They were right. In October 2004, I decided to try out Royal Caribbean’s Rhapsody of the Seas with ports of call to Key West, Cozumel, and Costa Maya (original port of call, Grand Cayman, too damaged due to recent hurricane). I would compare Carnival to a mediocre motel like Motel 6 and compare Royal Caribbean closer to the Hyatt or a nice hotel (in service, quality of food, activities and overall appearance). There was a BIG difference. I look forward to cruising again with Royal Caribbean.

Day 1: Galveston/ At Sea
Drink of the day: Pina Colada with souvenir glass
Embark 12 PM – 4 PM
Buffet in Windjammer 12 PM – 4 PM
24 hour room service
Leave Galveston @ 5 PM
Fine Dinning 6:30 for main seating, 8:30 for late seating (Casual)
Welcome Aboard Show in Melodies Theatre
Glenn Hirsh Comedian
Casino
Late night dance club and lounges
Broadcast Television: CNN, ESPN, TNT, two different movies each day, various other sitcoms repeated

Day 2: At Sea
Drink of the Day: Blue Monday
Breakfast buffet 7 AM – 11 AM; dining room 730 AM – 930 AM
Lunch buffet 12 PM – 230 PM; dining room 1130 AM – 130 PM
Snack buffet 330 PM – 5 PM
Dinner buffet 630 PM – 9 PM; dining room 630 or 830 seating (FORMAL Captain’s Gala Dinner)
Late night snacks (pizza, hamburgers, fries, and hot dogs) 9PM – 2 AM

Many activities available throughout the day-
Various fitness related classes (yoga, step, move & groove, rock wall, spinning, and more)
Spa related activities (hair clinic, eat more to weigh less, cellulite secrets, five steps to flawless skin)
Men’s Belly Flop Contest
Singles Meet
Dance Lessons
Art Auction
Bingo (of course)
Ping pong and shuffleboard contests
Blackjack tournaments
Trivia Challenge & Name that Tune games
Wine tasting
Welcome Aboard Reception
70’s Disco Inferno
Gameshow
Comedian Ralph Harris – funny guy

Day 3: Key West, Florida (3PM – 1130 PM)
Drink of the Day: Melon Cooler
Breakfast buffet 7 AM – 11 AM; dining room 730 AM – 930 AM
Lunch buffet 12 PM – 230 PM; dining room 1130 AM – 130 PM
Dinner buffet 630 PM – 9 PM; dining room 630 – 845 PM (Casual)
Midnight Poolside buffet 1130 PM – 1230 AM

Fitness Activities – Pilates, Circuit Training, Aerobics, Rock Wall, Walk-a-Mile, Aquadynamics
Spa/Beauty – Tooth Whitening, Flatter Stomach Secrets, Facial Perfection, Color Me Beautiful, Power Nap
Line Dancing Lessons
Discovery Shopping
Sports Trivia
Movie Night
Karaoke Night
Broadway Show
Night Club Dancing
Moonlight Madness Pool Party

Day 4: At Sea
Drink of the Day: Vodka Collins
Breakfast buffet 7 AM – 11 AM; dining room 730 AM – 930 AM
Lunch buffet 12 PM – 230 PM; dining room 1130 AM – 130 PM
Snack buffet 330 PM – 5 PM
Dinner buffet 630 PM – 9 PM; dining room 630 or 830 seating (Casual)
Late night snacks (pizza, hamburgers, fries, and hot dogs) 9PM – 2 AM

Fitness activities – Yoga, Rock Wall Climbing, ShipShape
Spa/Beauty – Detox for Weight Loss, Healing of Aromatherapy, Partner Massage
Men’s Sexy Legs Competition
Dance Lessons
Backstage Tour
Ice Carving Demo
Pool Games
Arts & Crafts
Honeymooner’s Get-together
Shop On Board
Digital Camera Seminar
Poolside Horse Racing
Slot Tournament
Country Dance Party
Magic Show – (LaRaf is a wannabe Siegfried & Roy)

Day 5: Costa Maya, Mexico (8 AM – 530 PM)
Original port of call: Grand Caymen, but hurricane damage
Drink of the day: Mai Tai
Breakfast buffet 6 AM – 11 AM; dining room 7 AM – 9 AM
Lunch buffet 12 PM – 230 PM
Snack buffet 330 PM – 5 PM
Dinner buffet 630 PM – 9 PM; dining room 630 or 830 seating (FORMAL)
Midnight Gala Buffet 12 AM – 115 AM

Afternoon Movie
Tribond & Texas Trivia Challenge
Name That Tune
Bingo
Discover Shopping Guide
Sailaway Party
Ring Toss & Suffleboard
Casino
Sports Trivia
Love & Marriage Gameshow – Hilarious show
Corona Beach Party
Late Night Jazz
Broadway Show

Day 6: Cozumel, Mexico (8 AM – 530 PM)
Breakfast buffet 6 AM – 11 AM; dining room 7 AM – 9 AM
Lunch buffet 12 PM – 230 PM
Snack buffet 330 PM – 5 PM
Dinner buffet 600 PM – 9 PM; dining room 630 or 830 seating (Business Casual)
Midnight Snacks 1130 PM – 1230 AM

Afternoon Movie
Cards & Games
Bean Bag Toss & Shufflegolf
Trivia Challenge
Martini Hour
Shops On Board
Casino
Celebrity Showtime
Salvador Dali Art Show
Parade & Sing-a-long
Slow Dance Hour
The Quest – Adult Entertainment
50’s & 60’s Dance Party

Day 7: At Sea
Drink of the Day: Rum Punch
Breakfast buffet 7 AM – 11 AM; dining room 730 AM – 930 AM
Lunch buffet 12 PM – 230 PM; dining room 1130 AM – 130 PM
Snack buffet 330 PM – 5 PM
Dinner buffet 630 PM – 9 PM; dining room 630 or 830 seating (Casual)
Midnight Snacks 1130 PM – 1230 AM

Arts & Crafts
Cooking Demonstration
Talent Show
Horse Racing
Art Auction
Yoga, Aerobics, Walk-a-Mile, Aquadynamics, Rock Climbing
Shops on Board
Casino
Speed up your Metabolism Seminar
Bingo
Ping Pong Tournament
Trivia Challenge
Dance Lessons
Secrets to a Flat Stomach
3 Minute Glamour Makeover
Shuffleboard Tournament
Farewell Show

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