A delayed review from our third trip on the Ruby Princess in the past year. Since first sailing on the Ruby Princess in December, 2013 and getting engaged on that trip, we now consider her "our" ship, and were disappointed to see her being repositioned to the west coast.
No doubt about it, this was not pleasant. Apparently there was some sort of issue with clearing the ship, and not enough ICE personnel on hand. The biggest problem was no communication in terms of updates as we stood in a non-moving line for the better part of an hour and a half. Once we got up the counter, we were handed our cruise cards with hardly a greeting. All the shore side Princess employees we encountered were less than pleasant, and that is an understatement. This all changed once we were on board, however. Everyone crew member we ran into was friendly and helpful. Our luggage was delivered to our stateroom within an hour.
Emerald 403:Listed an an obstructed oceanview, but NO obstruction in our opinion. Excellent location, just one deck down and you are on the Promenade deck. NO noise issues whatsoever; located above Essence. Bed is along the wall on the left as you enter the cabin.