I looked at the deck plans and the layout of the Rhapsody. It seems to me that the dining room and maybe some of the other closed in areas are a little more "wide open", like tall ceilings etc. We were told that the Royal Caribbean ships are more elegant, with chandeliers etc. This doesn't mean much to me. I really prefer a large room, big bathroom, and really good food. We were very pleased with our room on the Ecstasy last week. It was a cabin with port holes, and was a nice size. The bathroom was great compared to the one on the Celebration. The one there was really small. I think the cabins on the Carnival ships are over all larger than Royal Caribbean....am I correct?
The food on the Ecstasy was mostly ok, some really great, some just ok. But of course, I'm not complaining, because there is food everywhere that is totally wonderful!