Love the Ruby!: Ruby Princess Cruise Review by mross0822
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Love the Ruby!
Destination: Western Caribbean
Our cabin was spacious and had a beautiful balcony- a surprise upgrade which was much appreciated! The food was excellent- I enjoyed most everything I ate on board. The only complaint I had was the steak I ordered one night seemed to be a little tough and not juicy enough for my tastes. However, everything else was excellent. There was a modest amount of entertainment at night- they did have some clubs (Skywalkers Lounge and Club Fusion) neither of which I visited while on-board so I cannot give a review on them. As far as the children's activities go, they had extensive children's facilities towards the back of the ship, which was excellent in my opinion, as it kept the children occupied but still gave the adults a taste of being in a quieter atmosphere. They seemed to do a great job of entertaining the children and keeping them occupied, although there weren't as many children or families aboard as there were on my previous cruises.
Disembarkation seemed to move along quite nicely. We were in a walkoff group and they had us wait in a comfortable, air-conditioned dining room while announcing different groups for disembarkation.
In summary, I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of my Princess cruise. The staff was amazing and I loved the service; the room was beautiful and clean; the entertainment was nice but subdued for a quieter, less party-like atmosphere- which is exactly what my friend and I were looking for. The only thing I was significantly disappointed in was they advertised a jogging track but did not have one. The track they advertised was actually a walkway around the mini-golf area, which was close cut, narrow and had sharp corners. It was definitely not made for running. Less
Cabin review: R522
Our stateroom was spacious and well-maintained by the cabin steward. It seemed like every time we left the room, our steward came in to tidy up and fold anything we left lying around. We always had fresh towels and amenities in our stateroom and never had to ask for anything. Very minimal exterior noise- the only time I was annoyed was when we were in port in Mexico and a Carnival ship was playing very loud music right next door to us. That I was able to hear through the closed door of my balcony. It wasn't Princess however- Carnival ship was just being loud and obnoxious. Plenty of closet and storage space in the room. Very comfortable pillows and bed.
Port and Shore Excursions
The catamaran tour was amazing! The staff on board the tour company was friendly and explained everything very clearly. The snorkel tour was awesome- clear water, and thoroughly guided. They even took pictures of us underwater which was really cool! Then we were taken to a private beach area where we were able to rest and relax and play in the water. There was an open bar as well, and food and water available. Overall, great value for our money and a really fun excursion. Would definitely recommend this to a friend.