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We love this cruise because it offers us so much value. Living in Las Vegas it's easy for us to drive to the Los Angeles port on day of departure and avoid hotels, airfare etc. Because of this we've taken this cruise 4 times and enjoyed it. A great tropical getaway in January/February. Regarding Princess ships, always a good experience. We keep coming back because of the food, entertainment and quality service. Very important for us is the CLASSIC cruise ship ambience. By that we mean no carnival rides and gimmicky rock walls, zip lines etc. Just a focus on classic cruise fun with pools, competitions, music, dancing etc. An important feature is also the classic PROMENADE DECK. You know, the one that used to be on all cruise ships with hundreds of outward facing lounge chairs with great ocean views and a way to walk entirely around the ship. Including a huge view to the rear of the ship. Love, love, love this on Princess ships. You feel connected to the ocean. We've tried the Royal Caribbean mega ships and were disappointed. Found ourselves basically cut off from the ocean. Clearly, emphasis at RC is to keep you focused inward towards the shops and restaurants where you'll spend more money. They accomplish this by not having a promenade deck and blocking the rear view with huge stages and generally keeping you occupied with a carnival / mall at sea experience. Why take a cruise if you can’t find the ocean? If you want that, great, have at it but we prefer to have a classic cruise experience without the Mall at Sea atmosphere.

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Ruby Princess Cruise Review by rickvoo

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We love this cruise because it offers us so much value. Living in Las Vegas it's easy for us to drive to the Los Angeles port on day of departure and avoid hotels, airfare etc. Because of this we've taken this cruise 4 times and enjoyed it. A great tropical getaway in January/February.

Regarding Princess ships, always a good experience. We keep coming back because of the food, entertainment and quality service. Very important for us is the CLASSIC cruise ship ambience. By that we mean no carnival rides and gimmicky rock walls, zip lines etc. Just a focus on classic cruise fun with pools, competitions, music, dancing etc. An important feature is also the classic PROMENADE DECK. You know, the one that used to be on all cruise ships with hundreds of outward facing lounge chairs with great ocean views and a way to walk entirely around the ship. Including a huge view to the rear of the ship. Love, love, love this on Princess ships. You feel connected to the ocean.

We've tried the Royal Caribbean mega ships and were disappointed. Found ourselves basically cut off from the ocean. Clearly, emphasis at RC is to keep you focused inward towards the shops and restaurants where you'll spend more money. They accomplish this by not having a promenade deck and blocking the rear view with huge stages and generally keeping you occupied with a carnival / mall at sea experience. Why take a cruise if you can’t find the ocean? If you want that, great, have at it but we prefer to have a classic cruise experience without the Mall at Sea atmosphere.
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Love the balcony cabins. Makes the room seem so much bigger, light and airy. A perfect place to have the complementary room service breakfast or an adult beverage later in the day. Beds are comfortable. Usually dressed "European" style with a duvet. Usually too hot for us so we ask for conventional sheeting when we arrive. No problem. Bathroom is small as is usual but fully serviceable and clean.
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