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For the most part just what you would expect of a cruise. The things that most disappointed us were... 1. Conflicting information. From reading in the information book in the cabin that we could go to any MDR at any time for "Anytime Dining" then being told we could only go to Micheal Angelo. To being told so many different stories about the tendering procedures that we ended up canceling our shore excursion our of sheer frustration of not knowing what to believe. 2. Not having our pre-purchased wine in our cabin and literally waiting hours on hold to get through to Room Service to get them delivered. 3. Food in Horizon Court was usually closer to room temperature than hot soup or cold deserts one would expect. Snapper Ceviche in MDR was also room temperature and not chilled as it should be. One "so good it was bad" note is that the comedian, AJ Jamal was so popular his 3 extra shows were overflowing from the Explorers Club and should have been relocated to a larger venue. On the positive side, the coffee was smooth and excellent. Salty Dog's is definitely worth the up-charge. ( and a special shout out to Meena ) Movies Under the Stars, with pillows, blankets and popcorn, was a treat. The transfers to and from LAX were smoother than I expected Other than these things, I would say the good and bad were the usual for what you would experience on a cruise.

Sadly disappointed

Ruby Princess Cruise Review by Smigley

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2018
  • Destination: Mexican Riviera
  • Cabin Type: Premium Balcony
For the most part just what you would expect of a cruise.

The things that most disappointed us were...

1. Conflicting information.

From reading in the information book in the cabin that we could go to any MDR at any time for "Anytime Dining" then being told we could only go to Micheal Angelo.

To being told so many different stories about the tendering procedures that we ended up canceling our shore excursion our of sheer frustration of not knowing what to believe.

2. Not having our pre-purchased wine in our cabin and literally waiting hours on hold to get through to Room Service to get them delivered.

3. Food in Horizon Court was usually closer to room temperature than hot soup or cold deserts one would expect.

Snapper Ceviche in MDR was also room temperature and not chilled as it should be.

One "so good it was bad" note is that the comedian, AJ Jamal was so popular his 3 extra shows were overflowing from the Explorers Club and should have been relocated to a larger venue.

On the positive side, the coffee was smooth and excellent.

Salty Dog's is definitely worth the up-charge. ( and a special shout out to Meena )

Movies Under the Stars, with pillows, blankets and popcorn, was a treat.

The transfers to and from LAX were smoother than I expected

Other than these things, I would say the good and bad were the usual for what you would experience on a cruise.
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Cabin Review

Premium Balcony
Cabin B2 C608
We liked the extended balcony. Few people were on theirs at the times we were out so it didn't feel like a public balcony.
Liked the closet arrangement but prefer having a couch as in some other lines' cabins.

Apparently our mattress topper was in need of replacement as my wife found it so lumpy she slept on the floor the last 2 nights
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