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Ruby Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
1781 reviews
6 Awards

Loved the Ship and Ports, Dining Experience Needs Improvement

Review for Ruby Princess to the Baltic Sea
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Rutman
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jun 2014
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Traveled with children

My family and I are seasoned cruisers. Over the past 15 years we’ve sailed a total of 29 times on Azamara, Celebrity, Holland America, Cunard, Princess, Royal Caribbean, Carnival, NCL, and MSC. This was our third sailing on Princess Cruise Lines. We picked this cruise over our preferred line, Celebrity, largely because of itinerary and the sailing date.

Overview

The Ruby Princess is a lovely ship with a pleasant crew, average to above average dining and good maintenance. Basically, it had everything what you would expect from a more upscale cruise line with a few significant weaknesses: their wait staff and specialty dining.

Cabin Review

We do like the cabin layout of Princess, which is different from other lines. Their cabin layout results in a little more space and privacy with a little less storage room for clothes. Our room steward, Julius, was very attentive and helpful and went out of his way to help us secure an extension cords and distilled water. Our particular room was quite far forward and located just above the anchors, which were a bit noisy when anchoring on days we had to tender.

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