Wonderful: Ruby Princess Cruise Review by gardengrower
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Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
Now to the negatives. The staff were all great, but, in the self service restaurant they drove me crazy. Constantly in your space offering you " do you want this " Do you want that " then someone else comes along and goes through the same routine. I just want to eat my food in peace and quiet. I know its there job and they are told to work this way. It was hard to hold a conversation with eachother because we were interrupted all the time. We worked out that if you say yes to a glass of water, they would mostly leave you alone. I sound really grumpy dont i ?. The last thing i want to complain about are the Gratuities. Now before we booked our holiday, we told the travel agent that we do not want to pay the gratuities. We wanted to tip those people we came into contact with. We had been tipping along the way. So when we went to check our bill the day before we disembarked we were shocked to find that they had added them on. For example a Pina Colada was 6.50 dollars. During the night when they do the add ons, they put 11.50 dollars per person. I think thats shocking. When we complained at the desk, the assistant told us " well all the staff work very hard for you, and they deserve the gratuities, all the hotels around the world charge gratuities and everyone has to pay " Well let me tell you i worked two jobs to pay for this trip. Princess should pay there staff more. I felt i had been robbed of 400 dollars. They did eventually reduced the bill. It almost spoiled the whole holiday. So as soon as you get on the boat, go straight to the reception desk and get it sorted out. So we will be more aware the next time we cruise. By the way, we wern't the only ones complaining. There was a very long queue. On the whole, we loved every minute of the cruise. Less
Cabin review: BAA627 Balcony
We had a balcony cabin on deck 12 Aloha towards the back of the ship. It was spacious. Plenty of hanging clothes space and shelves. Shower area a little small. Good job as we are not large people. A fridge, but no kettle to make our beloved cups of tea. Pillows fantastically soft and the bed comfortable. I had the best nights sleep. Spotlessly clean.Read All Balcony (BA) Reviews >>
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