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A fortuitous break in schedules allowed us to jump aboard within 2 weeks of sailing. We haven't cruised on Princess in quite some time (not due to any reason other than we cruised on other lines) and this 10 day itinerary included the ports of La Paz and Loreto, both of which we hadn't yet seen. Our Elite level folks joined us as well. We left the day before the cruise and stayed at the Doubletree (park&cruise). It was fine, if a bit pricey. Embarkation took about 2 hours and we had to wait in a rather stuffy facility with a lot of other folks, waiting. Once aboard, we headed to our cabin, Emerald 633. Booked as an obstructed ocean-view, we were pleasantly surprised to find an obstruction-free view. The stateroom was quite roomy and conveniently located close to the aft elevators. Our attendant Lowrence was friendly, professional and took care of all our requests. There were numerous activities to participate in or just watch the fun. The shows were pretty good with plenty of variety; comedians, musicians, illusionist, revues, etc. The most interesting thing I saw was the lack of chair hogs. WOW! We could get a nice lounger just about any time. We explored the Ruby from stem to stern and can tell you, that's a lot of walking :) There was no lack of whatever one needed to enjoy this cruise. We had anytime dining and it worked out fine. Food was good, service prompt, and we enjoyed our tablemates. The Horizon buffet was a little disappointing at times but there are plenty of other choices. The cafe in the atrium has delicious small sandwiches and pastries. Yummy. DW got a coffee card and it was well worth it. Ordered room service several times and food arrived hot and within the time I was told. Treated ourselves to the Crown Grill one night. Very good. Only $25pp. This cruise visited San Diego, Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, Loreto and Puerto Vallarta. What a great itinerary. We explored all the ports on our own, as we have been to most of these many times. We met many wonderful people, on ship and off. This was a memorable cruise and would cruise Princess and the Ruby again.

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Ruby Princess Cruise Review by NextCruisePlease

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2016
  • Destination: Mexican Riviera
  • Cabin Type: Oceanview (obstructed view)
A fortuitous break in schedules allowed us to jump aboard within 2 weeks of sailing. We haven't cruised on Princess in quite some time (not due to any reason other than we cruised on other lines) and this 10 day itinerary included the ports of La Paz and Loreto, both of which we hadn't yet seen. Our Elite level folks joined us as well.

We left the day before the cruise and stayed at the Doubletree (park&cruise). It was fine, if a bit pricey. Embarkation took about 2 hours and we had to wait in a rather stuffy facility with a lot of other folks, waiting.

Once aboard, we headed to our cabin, Emerald 633. Booked as an obstructed ocean-view, we were pleasantly surprised to find an obstruction-free view. The stateroom was quite roomy and conveniently located close to the aft elevators. Our attendant Lowrence was friendly, professional and took care of all our requests.

There were numerous activities to participate in or just watch the fun. The shows were pretty good with plenty of variety; comedians, musicians, illusionist, revues, etc. The most interesting thing I saw was the lack of chair hogs. WOW! We could get a nice lounger just about any time. We explored the Ruby from stem to stern and can tell you, that's a lot of walking :) There was no lack of whatever one needed to enjoy this cruise.

We had anytime dining and it worked out fine. Food was good, service prompt, and we enjoyed our tablemates. The Horizon buffet was a little disappointing at times but there are plenty of other choices. The cafe in the atrium has delicious small sandwiches and pastries. Yummy. DW got a coffee card and it was well worth it. Ordered room service several times and food arrived hot and within the time I was told. Treated ourselves to the Crown Grill one night. Very good. Only $25pp.

This cruise visited San Diego, Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, Loreto and Puerto Vallarta. What a great itinerary. We explored all the ports on our own, as we have been to most of these many times.

We met many wonderful people, on ship and off. This was a memorable cruise and would cruise Princess and the Ruby again.
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Cabin Review

Oceanview (obstructed view)
Cabin OY Emerald633
Very nice, roomy cabin. The view is NOT obstructed, pleasant surprise.
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