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Ruby Princess achieves something most 3,000-plus-passenger ships can't: A feeling you've just come home. (Think a high school reunion, only with people you just met.) It's easy to strike up a conversation with ...
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patcee101
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This is how I would describe our little jaunt down the West Coast from Vancouver to Los Angeles. We couldn't believe it when we saw that a cruise ship was scheduled to depart Vancouver in the middle of December so we just had to try it. ... Read more
Jonny Crusie
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Upon are arrival at the L A airport we found a well marked small podium with a Well mannered attractive young lady waiting to help us ,she helped get are luggage loaded on the bus informed us are luggage would be taken directly to are ... Read more
meinkeb
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
31 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We are very fortunate to live about a half hour away from the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro. Princess offered their Bon Voyage Experience on this cruise, so we invited a couple of friends to drive us to the ship in exchange for a tour ... Read more
budhakitty
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
25 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
This was our fourth cruise, and first one Princess. It was a wonderful trip and we would certainly sail on Princess again! The boat itself was gorgeous. One of the best kept ships we have been on. The condition was always impeccable! ... Read more
Craigf2505
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I am a single cruiser. This was my 21st cruise, but my first, cruise with Princess, and definitely my last. This review is about the on board experience. Let my start by saying the ship was lovely, the passengers were also very nice. What ... Read more

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crimsonbird
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
328 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Having sailed transatlantic several times, we thought it was time to sail the Pacific. Princess offered the itinerary and dates which fit our schedule. We had been on the Ruby before in the Caribbean and felt it would suit our needs for ... Read more
Noucamp99
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
After taking a couple of hours to embark with great excitement we were not disappointed. When we arrived at berth 93 at LA we handed our cases to the porter and next time we saw them they were safely stored outside our cabin. We had a ... Read more
COHtohawaii
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
My daughter's and my cruise was absolutely the best vacation ever. We met so many new friends. In fact we are hoping to book the California Coastal cruise in September this year with friends we met on this cruise! Of course we will be ... Read more
Cruisers Ink
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
After reading previous reviews of the ship, our expectations were very low. This was our 29th cruise and 3rd with Princess. I had sworn them off after our last cruise on the Crown, but the price and convenience for a quick get-away was ... Read more
Perfect Storm
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Wanted a local cruise along the CA coast. Enjoyed stopping at San Francisco and walking along the wharf Santa Barbara was another good walking port of call, charming city The food in the main dining room was excellent each and ... Read more

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arizonaperson
Member Since 2006
11 reviews
2,769 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
Ruby Princess California Coastal November 1-8, 2015-San Francisco, Santa Barbara, San Diego, & Ensenada Embarkation We took a shuttle van service from Long Beach area (a home) to San Pedro.Entered the building showed our ... Read more
Jack(not my real name)
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
22 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Arrived for Embarkation early and boarded with no delays. Parking at San Pedro was plentiful and we parked the car just 100 yards from the ship. My first time on the Ruby. She's prepping for a re-make in a few weeks and it was obvious ... Read more
bnjohnston88
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I found most of the staff to be great and the food ranged between acceptable and good depending on the day. I was not impressed to find two extra beds attached to the walls in our already tight interior stateroom (this was not mentioned ... Read more
johroyle
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I had arranged to arrive in Los Angles at 8:30 am Friday morning. Because of a series of delays I arrived at 4pm on Friday afternoon. I was to go on the Warner Bros studio tour in Burbank on Friday morning, so I went Saturday morning ... Read more
Your Chauffeur
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The service inboard was very inconsistent I was shocked considering all bar staff gets paid only on the 15% that gets added to all drink orders. That being said, make sure you tip extra on your bar tab, they really rely on it. The ... Read more

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Boat people
Member Since 2014
1 review
88 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
The Ruby at one time was beautiful, and the staff wonderful. This time the staff all needs a vacation. The Ruby needs dry dock. The plumbing is the major issue. Many toilets are not up to american standards. especially the smells on ... Read more
jnap1210
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my first Princess Cruise (second on a Carnival line - the first being Carnival Paradise) We stayed at a Marriott before embarkation. I booked it myself as I am a Marriott Reward member. Very nice and convenient. The name of ... Read more
jnap1210
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
We were in cabin D625. We have many problems that I need to share. First, upon arrival we discovered a used tooth brush on the shelf in the bathroom. Now in and of itself not a big deal. But let us look deeper. Because if someone cleaned ... Read more
Danibrie
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I've been on Princess before and loved it, but this cruise was not like that. I had reserved a wheel chair for embarkation and they didn't have one for me. Our cabin steward never referred to us by our name, we were lucky to get a hello ... Read more
salexander71
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my second cruise with the first one being on the Carnival Conquest in 2005. I booked this cruise for the romance that this particular ship was supposed to have. I left feeling a little disappointed. The Good: -The itinerary ... Read more

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Stephiegrams
Member Since 2007
1 review
12 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Its been several years since I cruised on Princess. I was very impressed with my last two Princess cruises and have been sailing with Carnival mostly and have also been on RCI and Celebrity. I always have a good time on a cruise and vow ... Read more
Racerboy221
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Over all, the cruise, the staff, meals were good to great. I think being with a great group of people who had a great time and attitudes which are as positive as ever made me over look the few issues we had. Plumbing was the was the ... Read more
DormMom
Member Since 2010
1 review
133 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise on the Ruby Princess although it was our 7th cruise with Princess. We were well aware that it is going to be refurbished in December so we expected that some items like carpeting and sofas would not be in ... Read more
cruiserjanet
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
3,133 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is my review of the 15 day Hawaii cruise on the Ruby Princess (under the helm of Commodore Romano), which left Los Angeles on October 3, 2015. The comments expressed here are solely my own observations unless otherwise indicated. My ... Read more
jimdee3636
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Although I've been on about fifteen cruises---usually in the ten-to-seventeen-night range on HAL and Silversea---this was only my second Princess cruise. The first, also a four-night California Coastal, was on the Crown Princess ... Read more

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