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Ruby Princess Cruise Review by Inthewoods

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Ruby Princess
Ruby Princess
Member Name: Inthewoods
Cruise Date: November 2011
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Cabin Category: BA
Cabin Number: A534
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 5.0
Spa & Fitness 3.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 3.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 4.0
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Great time had by all
We started our vacation by spending 2 days in Ft.Lauderdale at the Hampton Inn North Cruise Port. Highly recommend the hotel. Very organized in getting us to the ship. A small shopping plaza within walking distance - great for stocking up on last minute items/snacks. We booked the hotel shuttle to take us to a diner I had read about on CC. It's called "Lesters" - about a mile from hotel.

The food did not disappoint. Our embarkation went very smoothly and we were on

the ship by lunch time. Our steward "Rodrigo" was very accommodating and not intrusive at all. We chose anytime dining and usually made reservations for the

early seating. I know people seem to complain a lot about the nightly shows but

we always found them entertaining. My only regret was not getting to watch any

movies under the stars. A week goes by quickly. We enjoy trivia games and that

was great afternoon fun. We did enjoy the "International Cafe" for lunch most

days. They have a good assortment of food for a quick bite. I highly

recommend the Waldorf chicken salad. Gelato was also there but at a cost.

In the past, I haven't found any cocktail specials on Princess. However now we

discovered happy hour from 4-6, where certain cocktails are half-price. I had

bought the soda card for about $36 and found it not to be worthwhile. Unless you

buy a lot of soda, it may be cheaper to buy it by the can for $2. Something for

us to consider next time.

The port reviews will follow separately. Our last day

on the ship was very rough. Water was spraying as high as deck 7 and it had all

our stomachs in knots. This was my 3rd trip on Princess and I wouldn't hesitate to choose them again.

Publication Date: 01/19/12
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