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We have just returned from a fantastic cruise on Ruby Princess. From embarkation to the end of the cruise we were treated great with wonderful hospitality, great food and fantastic service. Food was some of the best we have had on Princess both in the anytime dining room (Katerina in Michelangelo was a wonderful head waitress) and on Horizon Court. We were lucky to have the Commodore as our Captain. He is all over the ship and very approachable. Dancers were superb and the comedian was brilliant. Our inside cabin (C620) was perfect for this cruise. We usually love to be in an inside cabin far forward but this was all that was left when we booked. A balcony would have been quite chilly. I really enjoyed my workout time on the machines and with the weights. In Tracy Arm be sure and take the small boat excursion. You disembark Ruby several miles from the glacier onto a small boat and travel through the ice field to get very close to the glacier. The boat then meets back with Ruby shortly after she docks in Juneau. The only real disappointment on the cruise was the very short time (most of it after dark) in Victoria. We spent one night in Seattle at the Hampton Inn Downtown. It was a very nice room and the folks at the hotel were quite helpful. Breakfast was more than expected and they arraigned a shuttle to the pier for a reasonable fee. Be sure to visit Chihuly Glass, just a few blocks from the hotel and right next to the Space Needle. Lines for the Space Needle were far too long due to mis-management of special events at the Needle. We spent two hours waiting to get on the elevator even with timed reservations. It was another hour and a half in line to get down. For those on Cruise Critic interested in such things, there were 44 elite, 173 Platinum, 127 Ruby, 431 gold and I was told 2700 Rookies! Most traveled had 112/1583 days. Second place was 120/1407 days and third place 40/624 days.

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Ruby Princess Cruise Review by Posaune

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2015
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Interior
We have just returned from a fantastic cruise on Ruby Princess. From embarkation to the end of the cruise we were treated great with wonderful hospitality, great food and fantastic service. Food was some of the best we have had on Princess both in the anytime dining room (Katerina in Michelangelo was a wonderful head waitress) and on Horizon Court. We were lucky to have the Commodore as our Captain. He is all over the ship and very approachable. Dancers were superb and the comedian was brilliant. Our inside cabin (C620) was perfect for this cruise. We usually love to be in an inside cabin far forward but this was all that was left when we booked. A balcony would have been quite chilly. I really enjoyed my workout time on the machines and with the weights. In Tracy Arm be sure and take the small boat excursion. You disembark Ruby several miles from the glacier onto a small boat and travel through the ice field to get very close to the glacier. The boat then meets back with Ruby shortly after she docks in Juneau. The only real disappointment on the cruise was the very short time (most of it after dark) in Victoria.

We spent one night in Seattle at the Hampton Inn Downtown. It was a very nice room and the folks at the hotel were quite helpful. Breakfast was more than expected and they arraigned a shuttle to the pier for a reasonable fee. Be sure to visit Chihuly Glass, just a few blocks from the hotel and right next to the Space Needle. Lines for the Space Needle were far too long due to mis-management of special events at the Needle. We spent two hours waiting to get on the elevator even with timed reservations. It was another hour and a half in line to get down.

For those on Cruise Critic interested in such things, there were 44 elite, 173 Platinum, 127 Ruby, 431 gold and I was told 2700 Rookies! Most traveled had 112/1583 days. Second place was 120/1407 days and third place 40/624 days.
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Interior
Cabin ID C 620
Nice cabin with everything we needed. It was actually pretty quiet.
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