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Chose Princess based on reviews; wish we would have stayed with Royal Caribbean, Service was marginal, food was marginal. Bathrooms (public) were "under maintenance" most of the cruise - you needed to return to your stateroom. DO NOT use the any time dining - we chose this option as we had several excursions and our options were either 5:00 or 8:30 for scheduled dining. Dinner turned into a rather long and painful experience for the most part, There were exceptions; of course - to the rule of mostly rude/apathetic crew. We praised highly these individuals and our cabin steward was fantastic. Front desk was excellent as well. Embarkation was painless - easy; same with disembarkation. Alaska is breathtakingly beautiful. Being with our family was incredible as well. Our excursions were wonderful; but we were all (experienced "cruisers") not impressed with this rather pricey cruise line. There are other options and other destinations which we plan to explore in the future. If we come back to Alaska, as we have other places to explore!, we would not choose Princess; for this or any future cruises.

Very Disappointed...

Ruby Princess Cruise Review by cbridgham

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2018
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Premium Club Class Mini-Suite with Balcony
Chose Princess based on reviews; wish we would have stayed with Royal Caribbean, Service was marginal, food was marginal. Bathrooms (public) were "under maintenance" most of the cruise - you needed to return to your stateroom. DO NOT use the any time dining - we chose this option as we had several excursions and our options were either 5:00 or 8:30 for scheduled dining. Dinner turned into a rather long and painful experience for the most part,

There were exceptions; of course - to the rule of mostly rude/apathetic crew. We praised highly these individuals and our cabin steward was fantastic. Front desk was excellent as well. Embarkation was painless - easy; same with disembarkation.

Alaska is breathtakingly beautiful. Being with our family was incredible as well. Our excursions were wonderful; but we were all (experienced "cruisers") not impressed with this rather pricey cruise line.

There are other options and other destinations which we plan to explore in the future.

If we come back to Alaska, as we have other places to explore!, we would not choose Princess; for this or any future cruises.
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