Several months have passed since we set sail on the Ruby Princess. I read a few of the reviews on here that have been posted since we sailed. I found them to be very interesting. At the end of the day, people are going to have different opinions about the food, the entertainment, the staff, the ship, etc. I am going to try and limit my opinions and focus on some helpful hints.
We flew into Heathrow and took the Princess shuttle to Southampton. I can't tell you much about the ride because I slept the whole way. However, I remember it being easy to get off the plane, go to the baggage claim area, find the Princess representative, get on the bus, make it to the port and then get on the ship. We waited a little while to board, but not long. I think we were on by noon or earlier. We took the shuttle bus that left around 10:00 a.m. from Heathrow.
We had an interior cabin and if you have been on a number of cruises, you pretty much know what to expect. I found the room to be pretty typical of an interior cabin. Not too big, not too small. There was a fridge in the room, so we kept our wine in there. Princess didn't seen to have too many rules against having liquor in your cabin and if you picked up liquor in port, you could take it back with you to your cabin. I picked up some scotch in Scotland and was able to take it on board with me. At one point I took one of our bottles of wine to the dining room. I was told there would be a $15.00 corkage fee, but they never charged my account. Our cabin steward was awesome. It seemed like he was there to greet us every morning and every evening and was as nice as could be.
Room was OK. Nothing special.