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"The port staff, security and cruise staff were super nice and YES the Princess Medallion was like magic, as we moved from one check-in stage to the other.We stayed at the Hilton Home2 Suites and our room looked out toward the port, so we got to see the ship come in the next morning...."Read More
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TECHNOLOGY HAS GLITCHES BUT THEY DON'T SPOIL A FANTASTIC CRUISE

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Ruby Princess

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NavalCruiser
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise for three reasons. The first was a lifelong desire to see the Panama Canal. The second was how much we enjoyed our Alaska Cruise Tour with Princess before COVID. The third was - COVID was no longer a concern to us! First of all, don't get me wrong - we LOVED the cruise. The staff and crew were amazing, cheerful and helpful (especially our cabin attendant Czar). The food was ...
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Sail Date: February 2024

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

Traveled with disabled person


Princess is killing the cruising experience

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village-cruiser29
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Princess, what happened? I’ve been on close to 40 cruises, including over 100 days with princess, and this was by far the worst cruise I’ve ever taken. When I go on a cruise, I choose the itinerary, the food, and entertainment as reasons to cruise. Halfway through this trip to Panama Canal, I have been let down so much that for the first time, I am actually posting how disappointed I am on a ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


Nice and relaxing cruise

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Armonk27
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This was our 4th Princess cruise and we really wanted to see the Panama Canal. The Ruby was a good choice, not too big. We know that it will always be a struggle to get a pool deck lounge chair or a table on the pool deck. The deck above the pool usually had lounge chairs available. The Panama Canal passengers were mostly over 50, many with walkers or scooters. This time we chose a mini-suite ...
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Sail Date: February 2024

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Disappointing

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DpartanFan
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We felt our experience on Ruby Princess was far less than we had experienced on other ships . Let’s start with the buffet. Although what was there tasted good the selection was like eating at “Old Country Buffet.” Cheaper cuts of meat and less variety. We also felt the entertainment was not of the quality we had experienced before. There was a very limited number of performers. Even though ...
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Sail Date: January 2024


Slightly disappointed

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sros367552
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We had a good time and got to see and go places that we haven't been to yet. Going through the Panama Canal was the highlight of the trip, but we enjoyed all of the ports. The ship was nice and the more mature crowd was what we were looking for. The food was good and the selections from the menu were nice. The various specialty restaurants were all nice, as well. Generally, the service was ...
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Sail Date: January 2024

Traveled with disabled person


Misleading, but overall good

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Jennifer Ponson
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

What made this trip was the itinerary!!! I liked that we didn’t have to sign after each purchase with the uncomfortable feeling of needing to tip extra with our special drink and dining package. The ship didn’t feel crowded even though it was at full capacity. The ship was clean and staff was great. Carpets in halls need to be changed or shampooed. My room needed updated blow dryer. My mom had a ...
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Sail Date: December 2023

Traveled with children


Good food, sub standard service and entertainment

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Jlrowntree
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because we liked the itinerary. This was our first Princess Cruise and we were disappointed. There were 4 sea days and many of the events focused on encouraging passengers to spend money on spa services. Some of the game events were better appreciated if you could participate in the game by buying some of the game items. We bought Deal/no deal tickets for $50 for 3 ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


Choose another ship, choose another cruise line

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Jan L.
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

The Ruby Princess was built in 2008, refurbed in 2018 and surely must be due for another upgrade. It's clean but terribly drab and grossly underwhelming. There are three main dining rooms and each evening all three serve the very same menu. It would have been nice to have a choice of cuisines, i.e., Italian, Continental, French, etc. The food was really not good, the portions were small and ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


Most of the bells and whistles

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Phil G.
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We booked the Ruby Princess for a partial transit of the Panama Canal. I've did a full transit through the old locks eight or so years ago. For my friend it was a bucket list item. Seeing the new locks appealed to me. We are both in are 70s. We booked a mini suite-Reserve with the Plus option. Our room steward was pleasant and efficient, and the cabin was clean. I miss the evening chocolate on ...
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Sail Date: December 2023

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

Traveled with disabled person


TEN DAYS ON THE RUBY PRINCESS

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Flying Wing
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

First, the ship. She's a grand dame with elegance and charm, and the Medallion electronics are awesome. Wearing the little coin makes you recognizable to your stateroom door, which unlocks as you approach. It also tells your traveling party as well as servers where on the ship you are, and can even draw a map to find you. There are many more Medallion features which you can look up on your ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


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