Ruby Princess Cruise Review by natkinson
- Sail Date: December 2017
- Destination: Mexican Riviera
- Cabin Type: Balcony
My mother had pre requested wheel chair assistance. In Los Angeles a princess representative takes you to check in and through security. Then to a holding area. There you wait for a member of the ships crew to take you on board. Yes it takes a little longer. But it is the safest way if a person has mobility problems. We had one of the rooms with a belcony. For two persons, there is plenty of room. But note, I am a former Princess employee, so I know the size of a crew cabin to compare. As I am a night supervisor for a Resort in Canada. I tend to notice maintenance issues. Not to bring anything against the ship or the hard working crew that take care of her. A few of the things were taken care of quickly, others were looked after over the week of our trip. Debbie who was our cabin stewart, is a supper star. she was a help. She worked around us. As mom was recovering from a medical problem. she opted not to get off the ship. So she spent more time in the room. Debbie was around to give help.
One of the things about a cruise, you choose to do as much or as little as you want to do. My favorit activities are the fruit and vegtable carving and the martine making demonstration. Watching events like ring toss or the trivia games. There is always more to do or see than can been done in 7 days. Dining was very good. I know that many will say the same about their wait staff. We choose traditional dining and the later seating. Our waiter Vangie is the best. Her choices as what was best to eat for any given night were very good. Oliver our Junior waiter, he worked so hard. carring those heavy trays of food. We had good table companions. It is always so sad to say good bye at the end. It is excelent staff, that make the cruise. We had some good weather and some not so good. We are on vacation. You can do nothing about the weather.
Puerto Vallarta our first stop. It was sunny and hot. I did the "hidden Mexico and Traditions" It was a good tour. Got to see parts of Mexico away from the city. We traveled in a large converted truck. We went through a small town, then drove up a partly dried river bed up the mountain, then to a private home to see how toria's are made from scratch. Then we are taken to a restaurant at the sea shore were we are given more food and a little free time to wander on the beach. Note this tour is very bumpy. You are bounced around. But it is fun and educational. the next port was Mazatlan. I took the "Estuary Cruise and Tropical Birds". I love birds. You get a chance to see many differant water type birds. Harans, pelicans and turkey vultures. You transfer from a boat to a tractor pulled trailer and travel along a beach to the restaurant. you have some free time, before going back to the boat to make the short trip to the mainland and back to the ship. Our last stop was Cabo San Lucas. This was a very rainy day. I did not have a tour. I went a shore to do a little shopping and got soaking wet. But 2 hours after leaving Cabo, we were into sunny weather again. This trip was very good. It went by so quick. The shows were good. The juggler was good. The comedian was good and family friendly.
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