Ruby Princess Cruise Review by scogoy: Once in a lifetime
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Once in a lifetime
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
The Ruby Princess is a wonderful ship. Staff were very attentive and friendly. The common areas were very clean and well maintained. Food was wonderful. Don't miss the Crown Grill, well worth the $25 extra for a great meal. Those who get a balcony room and you want an unforgettable, romantic, "lifestyles of the rich and famous" meal, reserve a balcony dining experience. They only offer four per night, so reserve early. For a quiet after dinner drink find Adagio on the 16th deck aft! Try their variety of olives!
Unfortunately, wind prevented us from getting to Rome. But the extra day at sea was a nice break. This is a "marathon cruise", not for the "just relax" crowd.
We visit more than 6 ports, but he pull down did not allow for more. Athens and Ephesus were the two not reviewed below. Visit the ruins at Ephesus and see the Acropolis, they are not to be missed. Both days More exceeded 100 degrees so bring an umbrella to creat your own shade! Less
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Cabin review: BalB750
Great view from balcony. Had a structural support beam on the balcony, but the balcony was very large. The room had its share of squeaks and "pops" in mild seas that was somewhat noisy. Did keep the slider "propped" open all night to hear sea noises to overide the interior noises. The adjacent cabin had smokers and we had to shut our door when they were smoking on their balcony.
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