Anytime Dining Means Anytime Plus 2 Hours or so: Ruby Princess Cruise Review by w145
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Anytime Dining Means Anytime Plus 2 Hours or so
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
One night, after a wait a group of us were marched from one end of the ship to the other to use vacant tables in the fixed dining room. On the plus side service there was good and the food was hot. After the second night I wrote a comment and complaint and dropped it at the front desk - no answer or acknowledgement. The delays in dining fouled up the evening schedule. The ship was crowded and we missed shows because we choose to dine rather than use the buffet. Princess anytime dining was a disaster that put a cloud over every evening.
The planning for disembarkation was also an experience. I filled out the form requesting luggage assistance and disembarkation at 930. When I got my assignment from Princess it was walk off at 730. So I went to the Front Desk to get it changed. After being told I had gotten when I requested (which was untrue) the staff told me that would get it changed in the morning and see that I get luggage tags. Never happened (so maybe Princess was discretely acknowledging my earlier complaint) . So the following evening I had to go through the process again and stood there until I got luggage tags.
My wife told me that the activities were also jammed with the ship's staff commenting on how crowded it was and that they did not expect the turnouts for activities. Less
Cabin review: D515
The room was good, quiet, plenty of storage. Deck 9 mini suite balconies stick out so there is no privacy - if that bothers you. The steward was good; unobtrusive and professional.
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