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Ruby Princess Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Wonderful cruise to Hobart-Tasmania

Ruby Princess Cruise Review by challis

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Nov 2019
  • Destination: Australia & New Zealand
  • Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

We cruise majority p@o from sydney-couple mid 50s in age

Stepping onboard the ruby was like entering a hilton hotel

in comparision to a glorified rsl club in australia that is p@o

onboard at 12 noon ,,then lunch, room avaliable at 1 p.m.smoothest start ever for me

ruby is a real gem,so many spaces to explore,the different themed rooms have plenty of seating,and nice touchs of woodwork,big comfy chairs to relax into

pools are heated,spas are not full of kids

teens are non existent.aahhhh the bliss of no rug rats holding up the elevators

movies under the stars,wow brillant.comfy deck chairs,blankets.superb experience

full promenade deck walk around,plus top decks, we mainly used stairs,but plenty of elevators if that is what you want

my fav. area is the international coffee shop on deck 5,people sit around and pass the time,plenty of stewards to take your tea,coffee orders, cakes,light meals is served next to the cafe too,salads ect perfect

in the mornings i would order a cappachino and have a almond crossoint,and a donut to take back to cabin,indulgent bliss,and the best baristas serving coffees,teas i have had

in years,get a coffee card 1st day,you wont regret it

But the coffee in the horizon court...please dont ask its ...hmmm.not to my taste !!

i was club class mini suite,greeted on arrival in dining room

and show to a table i liked by the maitre d

same waiting staff to serve us,a inexspensive but worth while upgrade.

mini suite mid ship -new flat screen t.v x 2.full bathtub,plenty of room,worth every cent

steward as usual exellent.thank fully NO towel animals,what a waste to wash them...

fridge cold,bed luxuary ,sheets soft ,whats not to like !! only way to travel..

we went to a few shows,get in early,they fill up for 7 .30 p.m slots,if we did,nt like it ,we left,simple,plenty of other places to visit,walk the decks,watch the sunset from balcony

yes theres no loud music,the patter said music by the pool 1 arvo,it sent me to sleep!!

obviously you dont go princess to party hard,which is fine .i dont drink booze on cruises.if i want a drink i do it at home,the prices are printed clearly,if your happy to pay $8.50 for a beer,chug away...

Food,4 star,yes i did miss fish and chips,becouse thats served daily on p@o,plenty

of choices,we breakfast in the horizon court,fine,fresh food to choose from,

lunch and dinner in MDR

hobart,so fresh ,clean air,walked to botanical gardens,into town

port arthur same

cruised past wineglass bay,in calm seas

we are going to the islands for 8 nights in dec.thats how much we loved ruby princess...

and the internet is fast,best i have experienced at sea.casino walked past it,good luck to you..

art auction not for me,shops ,jewelry,did not enter,gym walked through,and sanctuary space above,just walked past,not for us,but nice to know its avaliable

we did enjoy the line dancing,a hoot,the leader of line dancing is a funny guy,gorilla,touch the dress,dance moves we remeber well .he mixed it up and had us smilling,and twisting to the tunes.

okay.thats your bloomin lot...


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Cabin Review

Mini-Suite with Balcony

double the size of a regular cabin.club class for intimate dining nightly

bath robes,2x large flat screen t.vs,so many channels to watch ,movies

t.v series,of course all america centric,but far away the best choices i have experienced at sea


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Hobart

walked to botanical gardens,we wanted to see were they film gardening australia

Port Arthur

old time convict style crime and punishment... in here you shall Repent,,


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