Review of Rhapsody Of The Seas deck 9 (Lido-Pools-Spa)
Windjammer Cafe is the lido buffet restaurant (capacity 797 seats) with indoor/outdoor seating. Dining here is casual (as dress code), complimentary and self-service type. The buffet is open for Early Breakfast (6:30-7 am), Breakfast (7-11 am), Lunch (11.30 am - 3 pm), Afternoon Tea/Snacks (3-5 pm) and Dinner (6:30-9:30 pm). The Windjammer restaurant has various buffet stations, including for salads, soups, entrees, grill (incl BBQ meats and cooked-to-order steaks), panini (sandwiches), chicken, fish (incl sushi), vegetarian dishes, fast-food (pizza, pasta, hot-dogs, burgers, french fries), cooked vegetables, sauces and toppings, breads, fruits, desserts (incl healthy desserts). On themed evenings are offered Mexican, Indian, Asian and other international cuisine specialties. At Breakfast, there is an egg station (made-to-order omelets and eggs). At Lunch, there is also a carving station. The lido buffet also has 24-hour operational beverage stations with complimentary drinks (milk, coffee, tea, instant hot chocolate, flavored waters, also juices at breakfast). Windjammer’s complimentary “sushi stations” open for dinner-only (at 6:30 pm). Designated chefs continuously prepare fresh sushi (cooked rolls variations, mostly of eel and tuna). There are no nigirizushi or sashimi (with raw meat) or made-to-order items.
Main Pool (with 4 Whirlpools, alfresco bar, Outdoor Movie Screen, kids pool, deck chairs; live music, movies/concerts)
Outdoor Movie Screen (called Jumbotron) is a poolside cinema (complimentary) located near the main pool area. It is used daily for showing funny videos and live sporting events, and for watching new movies nightly.
Solarium (adults only area, with 1 pool/retractable roof, 2 Whirlpools, tennis tables)
Park Cafe is a complimentary deli restaurant (76 seats) serving with fast-food the Solarium and the Spa-Fitness complex. Park Cafe is open for Breakfast (6:30-10 am, hot panini sandwiches, make-your-own bagels, muffins, cereals, fresh fruits, yogurts), Lunch (11:30 am - 6:30 pm /seadays, and 1-6:30 pm /portdays) and also for late-night snacks (9:30 pm - 3:30 am). The menu offers light-fare food – including fresh pizza and sandwiches, wraps, soups, selection of salads (also custom-made) and desserts (cakes, gourmet pastries, coffee).
Vitality at Sea Spa & Fitness Center (level 1; Sauna, Steam Room, Treatment Rooms, Beauty Salon, Relaxation Area; open 8 am - 9 pm).