My husband and I are new to Princess. We have cruised Carnival and Royal Caribbean before. We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary on the Ruby Princess. We picked Ruby Princess specifically for their ports.
We picked a balcony for this cruise. We had B756 which was at the back of the ship. We loved the position of our cabin because it allowed us to sit on the balcony each night and sip wine as we left each of the ports. Our cabin steward was spectacular too! Our cabin was always well taken care of. We did notice though they didn't make any "towel animals" on this cruise.
The food was good too! We did "Anytime Dining" and loved the flexibility. We did make a standing dinner time in Da Vinci dining room each night at 8:30 with the head waiter, Gardwyn. I loved each night being greeted by him!! Our waiter, Antonio was extra special. He paid attention to all the details and looked out for us each night. We did try both specialty restaurants on the ship. The Crown Grill was excellent. The steaks were great and service was exceptional. Our favorite specialty restaurant was Sabatini's. They fed us a 16 course meal. The service was exceptional too. They sang at our table for our 25th anniversary. Our view was out of this world and super romantic.
We were both happy with our experience with Princess. Their way of getting 3000 passengers on board and off the ship is much better than any other cruise we have gone on.
We both were happy with the nightly entertainment, but felt Royal Caribbean had better nightly shows. They were more "Vegas like" than Princess, but were still happy with what we did see.
The ship was mainly people/couples in their 40's and older. We did see many families, but felt it was more of an older crowd. We both loved the Ruby and are already looking at where else we can travel with Princess. They treat you wonderfully on this cruise!!