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virgintraveller's Port Reviews of Grand Cayman, Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Nassau, Princess Cays, Grand Turk
Ruby Princess cruise in February 2014
Member Name: virgintraveller
Cruise Date: February 2014
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Member Review: virgintraveller's Ruby Princess Review
Grand Cayman
Hell Rating: 5.0 out of 5+

Hell & The Lava Formations were very interesting. A great place to mail a letter home with the “Hell” postmark from the Hell post office; or have your passport stamped. The selection of t shirts etc. was very good.

Island Tour Rating: 5.0 out of 5+

Especially interesting was the ship wreck exhibit & the 200yr. anniversarial plaque. Remnants of the keel & Propeller were wonderful. The Blow hole was awesome.

Rum Cake Factory Rating: 5.0 out of 5+

This was a great place to stop & taste the wares. The option of having the cakes etc. shipped home, we will certainly take advantage of if we return to Grand Cayman.

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Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Everglades Tour Rating: 5.0 out of 5+

Great tour guide with so much information, I felt I needed a tape recorder, not a camera. It really boggles ones mind the stark contrast between the one moment calm & serene beauty to the next moment raw savage rage. The guides respect & caring for such a delicate environmental place is evident in their actions & narration. Remember this is one place you want to keep your face, arms, & legs well away from the water. There is no telling what 6-10 foot prehistoric predator are just inches below the surface, waiting to make you its afternoon snack. The Gator Boys Show is Jaw-dropping. Not only yours but the stars of the show too.

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Atlantis Aquarium Rating: 3.0 out of 5+

A lot of great aquatic exhibits, a long tour 3+ hours & a long way for those with mobility issues or use walkers/ wheelchairs. Many of the paths had steep slopes, both up & down. I believe the guide did try his best, but with an amplifier/microphone system that made him sound like he was in a 45 gallon drum, one had to be in his hip pocket to understand & hear clearly, what he was saying. Having to ask for washroom breaks was inexcusable. Not being offered any of the food, even on a sample basis, & the hurried attitude that was projected, made one feel you were part of a “Time –Share” Sale pitch, not a pre paid tour. The end of this tour had to be the pay off. Our guide held a door open for us to pass through & on the other side we were on our own. No directions from him. Not back at the place where our transportation was left. This tour definitely needs upgrading. By the way on our way out is where we found the washrooms.

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Princess Cays
Port Rating: Not Rated

This was a return trip to the Cays & after the first one a few years ago we decided that foot wear was cleaper that Polysporin, bandages & Dr. visits. We decided to avoid the water.
This turned out to be one of the best if not THE best bus/van tour we have been on. Our Tour guide kept us entertained & informed from the moment we started to after we got off. The extra teaching of basket weaving to all on the tour was great fun. All the other stops, from the school where the 20+ students all dressed the same sang for us with such heart & conviction; to the Anglican Church, The Rock Sound Ocean Hole, The Govn. Administration Bldg., The pier with all the fresh caught fish, & Back to Pasquals Four Point Bar & Grill for Conch Show, Dancing & lunch ( did not include the Conch).We were informed that they had received a letter from Princess Cruise Lines & in so many words "DO NOT feed any of our cruise ship clients any Conch"!!! But the smorg lunch we received was lip smacking good.

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Grand Turk
Island Tour Rating: 4.0 out of 5+

Well narrated, very informative tour. From the Salt flats, prison, Limestone cliffs, to the Historic Lighthouse & surrounding interest points; & the hands on educational trip to the beach & St. Thomas Parish Church. Here on the beach tour we were again shown the Conch & offered some to eat ….. I guess this tour DID NOT GET THE LETTER !!!!! The problem was a lack of specific tour time length. Princess Patter 1-3:45 We were told one thing & leaving ½ hour for extras ; we arrived 45 min late back on board(5:00) for a Spa appointment(4:15). Yes you can say that we should have known something would go wrong & it’s only the Spa but my point is either Princess was not given a general time, or that time was not conveyed to us; & if you use the Spa you realize how hard it is sometime to get appointments; especially near the end of a cruise.

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