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Ruby Princess Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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1,804 Reviews

Our first Princess cruise

Ruby Princess Cruise Review by Rich and Su

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Apr 2019
  • Destination: Hawaii
  • Cabin Type: Balcony

We had been on another cruise line in the Caribbean and wanted to see Hawaii again. We found the Princess cruise online the booking process was very easy,the cruise was 15 days from LA as compared to 7 days from Honalulu. All in all princess was a car better deal.

The Ruby had been recently updated and we had no issues with our room, the cabin was well kept by the steward. We enjoyed eating in the dining room as often as we were able the food and service was great. The buffet was good and we are there on port days so we could have more shore time the buffet coffee was weak but the fresh brew In the international care was an improvement for 2 bucks a cup the pastries are free and the almond croissants and blueberry muffins should not be missed. In the pool area there is a pizzeria, I am from the NY area and am a bit of a Pizza snob, the thin crust was excellent and available 11 to 11 daily.

The princess tours were early below average, our first tour to waterfalls on hilo was awful.later we booked a Roberts Hawaii tour through excursions group which was a Huge improvement.

As a whole considering everything we will certainly travel with princess again the staff was great and the food was very good.(I am back home now and will be dieting so my clothes will fit again)


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Cabin Review

Balcony
Cabin BA A531

Cabin was clean and comfy. I would have liked another chair inside for watching tv with was great free and with good variety. The room steward Jackie was the best and took great care of us.


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Akaka Falls

Awful would give it a negative rating number of i could. Do not waste your money !

View All 35 Akaka Falls Reviews
Honolulu

This was our third time here and we took the bus and did our own tour we stopped at the AlohA stadium weekend market.then to Waikiki for swimming shopping and dinner then back on the bus to the ship, great day!

Waimea Canyon

Big bus tour the canyon and blowhole were well worth seeing but surely tourist traps.

View All 136 Waimea Canyon Reviews
Maui Tropical Plantation

The natural spire was very good and we'll worth the trip but wet bring an umbrella., The fruit farm was ok too. The tour guide was outstanding full of knowledge,short bus, I would highly recommend this tour.

View All 41 Maui Tropical Plantation Reviews
Blowhole Walking Tour

The tour guide Anna Banana was great fun ,big bus tour very tourist trappy market above the blow hole , the coastline and buffadora are well worth the visit. We listened to the guide and avoided the food got some souvenirs then back to town for margaritas delicious

View All 82 Blowhole Walking Tour Reviews

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