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My husband and I chose this cruise as we had always wanted to see Alaska and the glaciers there and we were not disappointed with the scenery and beauty we saw. For this cruise we chose the mini suite option for our cabin and were glad we did as we appreciated the extra room and seating. However, the couch in the room was not very comfortable as seat cushions were flat and hard. Bed and pillows were quite comfortable. There was plenty of storage in the cabin with a large closet area and a cupboard with lots of shelves for storing folded items, etc. Bathroom was roomy with a tub and long counter with room to spread out your things as you got ready for the day. Would mention that the shower gel and shampoo/conditioner were in two pump bottle in the tub area. Not very user friendly (came out in little spurts) and the combination shampoo/conditioner was not very good. We had some small hotel bottles of shampoo and conditioners with us that we used instead as their brand made our hair like straw. Our room steward, Ramon, did an outstanding job and was in our room three times a day keeping things in order. Cabin was a little tired and to be expected I suppose given the turnover in guests. Food was okay. Seating in Horizon Court buffet was difficult to find. Always had to search for a place to sit. We took turns holding a table while the other went for their food. Lots of good fresh fruit option which we really enjoyed. Be prepared,to get out your card if you want anything besides water, tea, coffee or lemonade to drink. Food in main dining room was pretty good. The crime brûlée was excellent. Service was pretty good but servers were not particularly friendly. One thing I appreciated on this Alaska cruise was the presence of an onboard naturalist to explain what we were going to see and tell us what we were seeing. So helpful and interesting and entertaining as well. Park rangers boarded the ship during the Glacier Bay cruising and provided additional insights into that awesome area. Our land excursions in Alaska were highlights of the trip. Would highly recommend Best of Juneau, White Pass Railroad all day excursion in Skagway, and Eagles, Lighthouses and Totems in Ketchikan. Amazing scenery, glaciers, whales, native culture. Cannot comment on entertainment as we cruised for the Alaska experience and only went to Rock and roll trivia and music which we enjoyed. Good live band and vocalist. Also enjoyed 40,000 years of art history in 40 minutes lecture. Too much selling going on. Goods laid out on tables in the promenade deck and racks of clothing outside the shops. Felt like a flea market at times.

Amazing scenery

Ruby Princess Cruise Review by Eldo1979

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2017
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Premium Club Class Mini-Suite with Balcony
My husband and I chose this cruise as we had always wanted to see Alaska and the glaciers there and we were not disappointed with the scenery and beauty we saw.

For this cruise we chose the mini suite option for our cabin and were glad we did as we appreciated the extra room and seating. However, the couch in the room was not very comfortable as seat cushions were flat and hard. Bed and pillows were quite comfortable. There was plenty of storage in the cabin with a large closet area and a cupboard with lots of shelves for storing folded items, etc. Bathroom was roomy with a tub and long counter with room to spread out your things as you got ready for the day. Would mention that the shower gel and shampoo/conditioner were in two pump bottle in the tub area. Not very user friendly (came out in little spurts) and the combination shampoo/conditioner was not very good. We had some small hotel bottles of shampoo and conditioners with us that we used instead as their brand made our hair like straw. Our room steward, Ramon, did an outstanding job and was in our room three times a day keeping things in order. Cabin was a little tired and to be expected I suppose given the turnover in guests.

Food was okay. Seating in Horizon Court buffet was difficult to find. Always had to search for a place to sit. We took turns holding a table while the other went for their food. Lots of good fresh fruit option which we really enjoyed. Be prepared,to get out your card if you want anything besides water, tea, coffee or lemonade to drink. Food in main dining room was pretty good. The crime brûlée was excellent. Service was pretty good but servers were not particularly friendly.

One thing I appreciated on this Alaska cruise was the presence of an onboard naturalist to explain what we were going to see and tell us what we were seeing. So helpful and interesting and entertaining as well. Park rangers boarded the ship during the Glacier Bay cruising and provided additional insights into that awesome area.

Our land excursions in Alaska were highlights of the trip. Would highly recommend Best of Juneau, White Pass Railroad all day excursion in Skagway, and Eagles, Lighthouses and Totems in Ketchikan. Amazing scenery, glaciers, whales, native culture.

Cannot comment on entertainment as we cruised for the Alaska experience and only went to Rock and roll trivia and music which we enjoyed. Good live band and vocalist. Also enjoyed 40,000 years of art history in 40 minutes lecture.

Too much selling going on. Goods laid out on tables in the promenade deck and racks of clothing outside the shops. Felt like a flea market at times.
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