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While the Alaska Cruise was pleasant & enjoyed, here are a few thoughts on our experience. Parking: $18/day is overpricing for parking. Other Airports only charge $10/day long term and provide a shuttle. No shuttle here Food: In general pretty good with the exception of the Lido Deck Horizon Court. It appeared that about 60 percent of the ships guests were Asian. The group came in mass, saved the majority of tables, were rude and wasted enormous amounts of food. One person took a whole tray off the service line for their table. Because of the chilly weather the Horizon was always filled to capacity. Pizza: The specialty daily pizzas weak. Vegetable pizza is not a pizza. What happened to the Duck Pizza? Pineapple is something that does not belong on a pizza The Chef’s Table: dinner was exceptional….good job and a wonderful experience. The Crown Grill: still can’t make a good steak. The portions are too large and lack flavor. My New York was dry, poorly seasoned and not seared well as the kitchen can’t use an open flame to sear meat. No demi glaze or béarnaise sauces were offered. I had to ask. Share: was a nice change and presented a perfect menu with flavorful food. Shows: Why have the shows been cut down to 45 min. Used to be at least one hour. The Princess Band is really good Bars: Miss the ability to use a Crows Nest bar forward to watch the ship enter & leave port, read and have a drink. Internet: Offer it for free…Viking does The State Room Account: the daily and final on board bill lacked any details. Was my bar charge a mixed drink, a coffee or a soft drink. Who can remember. Tell us what we ordered Wine Packages: what happened to the wine packages? We always bought a few. Not interested in a $71/day beverage package. Don’t drink that much. Toilet Issues: A Bad Smell: The ship had a bad plumbing issue. Toilets wouldn’t flush, one couple on Deck 8 we talked to had their toilet overflow and also had a wall leak. The men’s toilet on Deck 6 off the Showroom was full of feces and would not flush. The smell was very noticeable not just on that deck

First ship of the season to Alaska. Weather was fantastic

Ruby Princess Cruise Review by dk47

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2019
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
While the Alaska Cruise was pleasant & enjoyed, here are a few thoughts on our experience.

Parking: $18/day is overpricing for parking. Other Airports only charge $10/day long term and provide a shuttle. No shuttle here

Food: In general pretty good with the exception of the Lido Deck Horizon Court. It appeared that about 60 percent of the ships guests were Asian. The group came in mass, saved the majority of tables, were rude and wasted enormous amounts of food. One person took a whole tray off the service line for their table. Because of the chilly weather the Horizon was always filled to capacity.

Pizza: The specialty daily pizzas weak. Vegetable pizza is not a pizza. What happened to the Duck Pizza? Pineapple is something that does not belong on a pizza

The Chef’s Table: dinner was exceptional….good job and a wonderful experience.

The Crown Grill: still can’t make a good steak. The portions are too large and lack flavor. My New York was dry, poorly seasoned and not seared well as the kitchen can’t use an open flame to sear meat. No demi glaze or béarnaise sauces were offered. I had to ask.

Share: was a nice change and presented a perfect menu with flavorful food.

Shows: Why have the shows been cut down to 45 min. Used to be at least one hour. The Princess Band is really good

Bars: Miss the ability to use a Crows Nest bar forward to watch the ship enter & leave port, read and have a drink.

Internet: Offer it for free…Viking does

The State Room Account: the daily and final on board bill lacked any details. Was my bar charge a mixed drink, a coffee or a soft drink. Who can remember. Tell us what we ordered

Wine Packages: what happened to the wine packages? We always bought a few. Not interested in a $71/day beverage package. Don’t drink that much.

Toilet Issues: A Bad Smell: The ship had a bad plumbing issue. Toilets wouldn’t flush, one couple on Deck 8 we talked to had their toilet overflow and also had a wall leak. The men’s toilet on Deck 6 off the Showroom was full of feces and would not flush. The smell was very noticeable not just on that deck
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