Carnival and Fishing cruise: Ruby Princess Cruise Review by seadeck2

Ruby Princess 5

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Carnival and Fishing cruise

Sail Date: February 2010
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
We embarked at FLL and were on the ship just after noon. As suite passengers we were in the embarkation lounge, need more seats in there. Found our suite easily. Loved the room, however the rest of the rooms on the ship except for suites have larger clothes closets. It was cool in FLL for sail away. We went to DaVinic dining room first night where we had waiter Edwin ((4 Edwin's in Davinci)(table 408 or 418)best waiter on the ship. We had anytime dining and a table for 2, later we asked for a larger table and met some wonderful people. Received our chocolate covered strawberries, if you have a suite make sure you get the tag from steward so you can order them, our steward for 3 days didn't know what I was talking about -thank goodness I ordered my own before sailing and room service told me how to get my daily orderves Our cabin steward was just like all of the other cabin stewards we have had. Haven't had a good cabin steward yet on Princess, thought a suite would make a little More difference. Room service people are excellent and take care of everything promptly -they do deliver.

In St. Thomas we bought Caribbean rum balls and saw friends. Dominica -loved, loved our tour booked through Princess Titou Gorge/hot springs. Not enough time at Hot Springs, however, guides were the best,Wacky Rollers! Grenada, met friends, bought spices from Teresa (friend says she is best to buy from at the market), went to Grand Anse beach for a few hrs, walked to fort, did not have $2.00 per person to get in. Bonaire went bonefishing, had the best time ever thanks to Chris -Piscatur fishing, saw flamingos up close and enjoyed being at Carnival. Aruba went to the beach, could not wait to get back to the ship.

Went to "Once Upon A Dream" almost did not get seats after getting to Princess Theatre 1/2 hr early, people were saving seats, seats near us saved for over 20 minutes, show started and the women still would not let us move down to sit in them so we just did -lucky it did not cause a fight on because the show was starting and we were front row. Princess really needs to address this, ruined going to the shows for us, never did another and we love the shows and look forward to them. Had great weather, made new friends. Princess photographer Tamryn is the best photographer ever! Princess crew,restaurant people and staff -wow! made you feel as though you were the only passenger on board.

The food was good and Sabitinis chef and assisants make the best breakfast and dinners, loved everything about Crown Grill as well. Enjoyed our CC get togethers. As always on Princess made everlasting friendships. Smoking is an issue on balconies and rooms. We did smell smoke in the hallways and saw a lit cigarette thrown from the port side, of our balcony on 1st or 2nd night. Princess really needs to add non-smoking rooms and balconies. Most of the lounges are now non-smokng which was so nice. We spent alot of time in them. Wish Skywalkers was all non-smoking -too much smoke smell to enjoy the special drink night. The Ruby has the best captain on the seas, Captain Tony Yoemans and is a beautiful ship. We enjoyed having full service dinners on our balcony and watching the wake. Our room was very noisy, slept only 2 of the 10 nights, would not book an aft PS again. Overall, this was one of our best cruises ever thanks to the Princess crew and staff and new friends through CC. Too many wonderful memories took place over our 10 journey that will last a lifetime and friendships made not only with other CC'ers, but with crew that we look forward to seeing again. Less

Published 02/23/10

Cabin review: PSA751

Full suites have small clothes closets, all other room categories have larger closet. Very noisy room (in between vent) they must move cargo or goods in this area up and down floors all night (12am to 7am)slamming heavy doors. Loved the balcony and the view from the balcony. Nice size room for a long voyage. Must know what amenities are available in Full Suite as cabin steward does not keep you apprised.

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