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Ruby Princess Cruise Review by suegab: Not as good as I hoped


suegab
4 Reviews
Member Since 2006
232 Posts

Member Rating

Cabin 5.0
Dining 4.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities Not Rated
Entertainment 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation Not Rated
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates Not Rated
Service 4.0
Shore Excursions 4.0
Value for Money Not Rated

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Not as good as I hoped

Sail Date: October 2010
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

we went on our honeymoon cruise to the Caribbean. we had heard how super fantastic that princess was , so we were expecting over the top experiences. it wasn't as great as i had hoped. was it bad, no..but personally i think that royal Caribbean was better. the buffet food was ok, some was just awful. hard cold pancakes, cold food and some that were just nasty tasting. the dining room had some days were there really wasn't anything on the menu we wanted so we went with items that were on the any day you want to have it list like fettucini alfredo. we had gelato at their coffee bar thing and it was not good at all. dinner rolls were cold hard and dry.

the music that played at the piazza was a group with accordion, piano, bass and violin. it sounded like they were playing in different tempos every time they played. especially the accordion. if they played in unison, it would be OK. otherwise it was just grating on the ears.

the balcony breakfast was really nice. we More enjoyed that. the 'crown grill' dinner was nice, but not sure it was worth the cover charge. the waiter who only seemed to have a few tables seemed so frazzled, running here and there. they said that they were completely booked for the entire cruise for both of the specialty restaurants, yet when you walked by the crown grill at dinner time , almost every table was empty. the maitre d said that they have 20 diners at one time. most of that time there were maybe 10 people there that we could see. Less

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Cabin review: Ruby Princess Oceanview Double with Balcony Aloha Deck c601

we were on caribe deck room 601. right in the middle. had a balcony. was quiet except for day we were on princess cays. we heard them hoisting and lowering the tender boats to the water. but that was the only downside. was smooth and didn't rock much on the times we had some rough seas.

Port and Shore Excursions


enjoyed the island but most definitely would do it different next time. we went on the catamaran, snorkel and sail. it left a bit later from the harbor. it had about 70 people on board but that was OK. we snorkeled in a very nice area, got to see some amazing fish. we then went to the beach area where people jumped into the water and went onshore. they brought rum punch to the shore and people drank while in the water. this part i did not like. we got back so late that we only had less than an hour in port. i had really hoped to have lunch/dinner at margaritaville and there simply was no time for that. i also wanted to do some shopping. we practically ran to margaritaville and got a margarita. we jumped shop to shop and picked up some last minute items for gifts. next time i would just go to margaritaville. hang out there, have lunch, swim in their pool, swim in ocean, go do some leisurely shopping at the stores there instead.


we went with Bernard's trips. not from the ship. we had a good time. spent a lot of time in maho beach watching the planes land over your head. went to orient beach. a lot of nude bathers there. had a guavaberry pina colada at a local place ( think it was Pedro's) right where we were dropped off. just out of this world. pick up guavaberry liquer here, you may not find it in another port. drank too much rum punch, so i didn't get to do much more i hate to say.


we did our own excursion. it was with the catamaran 'the fury' we snorkeled with sea turtles. it was fascinating. it was long enough to enjoy yet gave us time to do shopping etc afterwards. didn't like that we had to take a cab to other side of island to meet up with them.

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