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We're just one day off the Ruby Princess after a wonderful seven day Mexican Riviera cruise. Everything was fantastic. The Ruby shined both inside and out. Carpets and upholstery in both public areas and staterooms looked fresh. The marble and tile floors gleamed. The staff were wonderful too. Everyone greeted us with a smile. Princess must be doing something right to create such a warm welcoming attitude among the crew. We opted for traditional dining at 5:30. We had a great table by a window that we shared with my brother and his wife who accompanied us on the cruise. Waiter Cesar and assistant Mario did everything they could to ensure we had a positive dining experience. My sister-in-law had some dietary restrictions. Cesar guided her through each day's menu to make sure she was able to enjoy each dinner. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. We didn't eat breakfast or lunch in the dining room this cruise, so I can't comment on those meals. We usually had a late breakfast in Horizon Court. The food was good and we always were able to find a table. The International Cafe was great for sandwiches or light snacks. The coffee bar was good too, but could get a little crowded at peak periods--especially in the morning. We did enjoy--really enjoy--two dinners in the Crown Grill--still our favorite "for fee" specialty dining on any cruise line we've ever sailed with. Filet mignon and lobster tails were cooked to perfection. Great service and a warm traditional ambiance added to our enjoyment. Crooners was our favorite bar--it usually has been--with great bartenders and wonderful servers who remembered our names and favorite drinks. We enjoy sitting in Crooners and listening to the music performed in the piazza down below. We opted for a bargain Lido deck balcony cabin on this cruise. We found it cozy--certainly enough room--and quiet. There was good storage available in both the closet area and the small, functional bathroom. Our room steward Jackie ensured that everything was ship-shape and spotless. The weather wasn't perfect every day on this cruise, but we had good weather for our stops in Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan. We chose not to get off in Cabo because a tender is required and we weren't there that long. It's nice to enjoy uncrowded pools and decks when most passengers are ashore. We did this cruise last year on the Crown Princess and enjoyed ourselves so much we booked again this year. The Ruby is a beautiful ship in fantastic condition. We look forward to our next Princess cruise.

Fantastic Mexican Riviera Cruise

Ruby Princess Cruise Review by roxiecruises

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We're just one day off the Ruby Princess after a wonderful seven day Mexican Riviera cruise. Everything was fantastic. The Ruby shined both inside and out. Carpets and upholstery in both public areas and staterooms looked fresh. The marble and tile floors gleamed.

The staff were wonderful too. Everyone greeted us with a smile. Princess must be doing something right to create such a warm welcoming attitude among the crew.

We opted for traditional dining at 5:30. We had a great table by a window that we shared with my brother and his wife who accompanied us on the cruise. Waiter Cesar and assistant Mario did everything they could to ensure we had a positive dining experience. My sister-in-law had some dietary restrictions. Cesar guided her through each day's menu to make sure she was able to enjoy each dinner. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. We didn't eat breakfast or lunch in the dining room this cruise, so I can't comment on those meals. We usually had a late breakfast in Horizon Court. The food was good and we always were able to find a table. The International Cafe was great for sandwiches or light snacks. The coffee bar was good too, but could get a little crowded at peak periods--especially in the morning.

We did enjoy--really enjoy--two dinners in the Crown Grill--still our favorite "for fee" specialty dining on any cruise line we've ever sailed with. Filet mignon and lobster tails were cooked to perfection. Great service and a warm traditional ambiance added to our enjoyment.

Crooners was our favorite bar--it usually has been--with great bartenders and wonderful servers who remembered our names and favorite drinks. We enjoy sitting in Crooners and listening to the music performed in the piazza down below.

We opted for a bargain Lido deck balcony cabin on this cruise. We found it cozy--certainly enough room--and quiet. There was good storage available in both the closet area and the small, functional bathroom. Our room steward Jackie ensured that everything was ship-shape and spotless.

The weather wasn't perfect every day on this cruise, but we had good weather for our stops in Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan. We chose not to get off in Cabo because a tender is required and we weren't there that long. It's nice to enjoy uncrowded pools and decks when most passengers are ashore.

We did this cruise last year on the Crown Princess and enjoyed ourselves so much we booked again this year. The Ruby is a beautiful ship in fantastic condition. We look forward to our next Princess cruise.
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Cabin BF L242
Cabin L242 is a port side Lido deck balcony cabin. We found it comfortable and quiet (even with the spa right above). There was good storage in the cabin and closet area, as well as the small but very functional bathroom.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend L242! It's a super value Bf category cabin with no downside.
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