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Ruby Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
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1887 reviews
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GREAT FIRST-EVER CRUISE !!

Review for Ruby Princess to Greece
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honeybee324
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Oct 2013
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This was my sister and I's first cruise. We booked a mini-suite, on the recommendation of others. It was wonderful! Nice, roomy, decent bathroom and closet space, plus a cabinet and safe. The room also had a "living area" with couch, chair and table. Two TV's, storage and counter space allowed plenty of places for our collections along the way. Also included was a small refrigerator. Of course, the balcony was wonderful, also. We spent time out hanging onto the railing, watching as we left port and occasionally, as we entered a new port. How these big ships can maneuver and turn is amazing.

I was impressed with the speed and organization at Check-IN (embarkation) I've heard horror stories about other cruise lines! Many employees around to guide you in each direction, as needed, for each step of the way. ALL the staff was extremely friendly, always with a smile, no matter how many questions I asked.

Our luggage was quick to arrive to our rooms. We hurriedly unpacked. Our Room Steward brought us Champagne and fruit. How nice!

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My sister and I have now been SPOILED!! We agree....we will always have a mini-suite with balcony! It was so wonderful and relaxing. We wish there had been more "AT SEA" days, so we could have enjoyed the ship and our room more.

We booked a mini-suite, on the recommendation of others. It was wonderful! Nice, roomy, decent bathroom, with tub and shower; adequate closet space, plus a tall cabinet with shelves and a safe. We choose to have two twin beds, each with a nightstand and lamp. There was a Wrap-around cabinet with mirror, that had plug-ins (outlets) for our electronics to recharge. The room also had a "living area" with couch, chair and table. Roomy, we never felt crowded. Two TV's, storage and counter space allowed plenty of places for our collections along the way. Also included was a small refrigerator. We purchased water and sodas OFF-Ship, and brought them back to our room and Fridge. Of course, the balcony was wonderful, also. We spent time out hanging onto the railing, watching as we entered or left ports.Such a remarkable sight to behold. It is amazing how these HUGE ships can maneuver and turn around or back up. Our room steward turned our beds down each night and left chocolate candy on our pillows. Nice touch. When we had an issue with the safe, our Room Steward contacted the proper person, which then, came to "FIX" it, with a special key. That allowed us to open the safe and reset the Code. The instructions need to be MUCH clearer!! Once you SET your Code....you must then use that SAME CODE to CLOSE and LOCK the safe. The instructions just say: use any 4 digit code, so we used a different number. Which caused the safe to be LOCKED!! We could NOT open this safe. It is NICE to know that these safes can NOT be opened, no matter what, by anyone, other than a special person, with that special key.Our room was so nice. I hope to cruise again.

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