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Chose this cruise purely to sail through the Fjords of New Zeland and set up 1TB of memory on a brand new phone at huge expense to record it all.. We took a new $400 massager for pre existing ailments which got confiscated at embarkment. All meals are extremely sub par,tasteless and repetitive...hope you like pork..Bacon is always hard ..ALWAYS..The meals you pay for in the total price are terrible but if you want to eat a nice meal then add $35 and you get fantastic ,small but yummy lobster tail and a steak they try to convince you is fillet, although it's 8mm thick and tastes nothing like a fillet steak. Service is excellent..About 1 in 10 of the staff smile..those that do are wonderful others seem as if it's a burden.. Cups are ridiculously small.. Flavour of coffee tea and juices are ok. 24 hour food options are an absolute joke..saw many go, look and leave.. Everyone you spoke to onboard had negative things to say about the food quality and lack of decent selection to room service and 24 hour bar. We didn't dock at 1 port and also due to weather the captain turned the ship back and we never went to the Fjords.. 3 days at sea and room service had me waiting on the phone 20mins then it just hung up on me..this happened twice.. Room service soup portions are extremely tiny..it would take about 8 to fill my bowl at home. Beds and pillows are exquisite. Our room server is called Manu and is outstanding and extremely accommodating .. Toilet has blocked twice and not flushed about 8 times so far.. That was sooo embarrassing.. Internet has upgraded mid trip to the new beaut fast perfect medallion class..it is excellent.. Large t.v. is ok BUT you CANNOT IN ANY WAY stream your own content on it or connect your phone or tablet or laptop via Bluetooth, HDMI or any cable for that matter, or wifi.. You are stuck with the very very small option choices available...decent choices but so few of those.. I was looking forward to sitting in a heated spa and watching movies under the stars... Well they net off the pool and spas late afternoon and you CANNOT access them!! Was ghe whole point of the ship experience.. The entertainment is boring but I understand why as it caters to the elderly who are 95% of the passengers. Average age is 60's to 70's. First night comedian ,everybody said, got pity laughs..I knew most of the punchlines from his stolen material before he said them. Dance shows look like high school musicals and singers wouldn't get far on "the voice". Very average entertainment indeed. Showers are excellent for pressure and temperature control.. Ship presents well.. Hotdogs are great.. Pizzas are a joke as you only get 2 toppings and they are so plain and flavorless.. DO NOT WASTE YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY ON A DRINKS PACKAGE.. Just to break even I would have to be able to drink 210 stubbies of beer in under a fortnight AND be able to go on all the shore excursions ..remember its only worth it if your gunna drink all day EVERY DAY. The shops sell everything at a huge markup ..one example is their binoculars which are $45 to $49 online are over $150. Captain said the pools were getting drained due to swell. The elevators take forever..the buttons to close the doors don't work.. The casino falsely posts the tables are $2 tables but forces you to make $10 minimum bets ..I am a very experienced casino player and have never seen a table say $2 minimum and have it explained as," That just means they are $2 chits but you have to use 5 of them minimum". They clearly have just began this facard as there were a few confused croupiers as well .. And the cherry on the top.. They added the princess logo as an extra place on the roulette table with 2 zeros..money hungry greedy casino that took any fun out of it. I love casinos..Avoid this one as they stacked the odds against the player far more than usual and as it's only during international waters that they are open, they are governed by NO LAWS.. People go on princess to get away from kids as we saw maybe 8 the whole ship coz there's nothing to do.. Bring your own entertainment As for destination ,it is the weather that determines at the last minute if you can go or not.. You pay for accomadation and food and there are no refunds.. I've had positives to say but mostly negitives.. 2 years planning 1 years saving 3 days in bed coz nuffin to do..here's an example of there onboard "entertainment" Went to a darts "tournament".. Loads of 'board out of our scones blokes showed up to play darts...were blokes ...love darts.. All wondering if its teams like pub darts.. Will it be 501?..Shanghai ? So excited... "Ok everybody put names down here and as I call your name throw 3 darts and go for highest score". .maybe highest score starts??...NO!!! Step up twice and add both scores together...done that.. Ok Joe Blo got highest score and is the winner...seeya folks.. I had 2 goes and that was the much anticipated "darts tournament". Everybody was dissapointed saying "is that it". But everything ends in "was that it?" Overpriced and underserved.. 11 grand we paid for 3 nice shore cruises nice scenery and crap food..

Boring on board

Ruby Princess Cruise Review by Usuallyeasytoplease

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Chose this cruise purely to sail through the Fjords of New Zeland and set up 1TB of memory on a brand new phone at huge expense to record it all..

We took a new $400 massager for pre existing ailments which got confiscated at embarkment.

All meals are extremely sub par,tasteless and repetitive...hope you like pork..Bacon is always hard ..ALWAYS..The meals you pay for in the total price are terrible but if you want to eat a nice meal then add $35 and you get fantastic ,small but yummy lobster tail and a steak they try to convince you is fillet, although it's 8mm thick and tastes nothing like a fillet steak.

Service is excellent..About 1 in 10 of the staff smile..those that do are wonderful others seem as if it's a burden..

Cups are ridiculously small..

Flavour of coffee tea and juices are ok.

24 hour food options are an absolute joke..saw many go, look and leave..

Everyone you spoke to onboard had negative things to say about the food quality and lack of decent selection to room service and 24 hour bar.

We didn't dock at 1 port and also due to weather the captain turned the ship back and we never went to the Fjords..

3 days at sea and room service had me waiting on the phone 20mins then it just hung up on me..this happened twice..

Room service soup portions are extremely tiny..it would take about 8 to fill my bowl at home.

Beds and pillows are exquisite.

Our room server is called Manu and is outstanding and extremely accommodating ..

Toilet has blocked twice and not flushed about 8 times so far..

That was sooo embarrassing..

Internet has upgraded mid trip to the new beaut fast perfect medallion class..it is excellent..

Large t.v. is ok BUT you CANNOT IN ANY WAY stream your own content on it or connect your phone or tablet or laptop via Bluetooth, HDMI or any cable for that matter, or wifi..

You are stuck with the very very small option choices available...decent choices but so few of those..

I was looking forward to sitting in a heated spa and watching movies under the stars...

Well they net off the pool and spas late afternoon and you CANNOT access them!! Was ghe whole point of the ship experience..

The entertainment is boring but I understand why as it caters to the elderly who are 95% of the passengers.

Average age is 60's to 70's.

First night comedian ,everybody said, got pity laughs..I knew most of the punchlines from his stolen material before he said them.

Dance shows look like high school musicals and singers wouldn't get far on "the voice".

Very average entertainment indeed.

Showers are excellent for pressure and temperature control..

Ship presents well..

Hotdogs are great..

Pizzas are a joke as you only get 2 toppings and they are so plain and flavorless..

DO NOT WASTE YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY ON A DRINKS PACKAGE..

Just to break even I would have to be able to drink 210 stubbies of beer in under a fortnight AND be able to go on all the shore excursions ..remember its only worth it if your gunna drink all day EVERY DAY.

The shops sell everything at a huge markup ..one example is their binoculars which are $45 to $49 online are over $150.

Captain said the pools were getting drained due to swell.

The elevators take forever..the buttons to close the doors don't work..

The casino falsely posts the tables are $2 tables but forces you to make $10 minimum bets ..I am a very experienced casino player and have never seen a table say $2 minimum and have it explained as," That just means they are $2 chits but you have to use 5 of them minimum".

They clearly have just began this facard as there were a few confused croupiers as well ..

And the cherry on the top..

They added the princess logo as an extra place on the roulette table with 2 zeros..money hungry greedy casino that took any fun out of it.

I love casinos..Avoid this one as they stacked the odds against the player far more than usual and as it's only during international waters that they are open, they are governed by NO LAWS..

People go on princess to get away from kids as we saw maybe 8 the whole ship coz there's nothing to do..

Bring your own entertainment

As for destination ,it is the weather that determines at the last minute if you can go or not..

You pay for accomadation and food and there are no refunds..

I've had positives to say but mostly negitives..

2 years planning

1 years saving

3 days in bed coz nuffin to do..here's an example of there onboard "entertainment"

Went to a darts "tournament"..

Loads of 'board out of our scones blokes showed up to play darts...were blokes ...love darts..

All wondering if its teams like pub darts..

Will it be 501?..Shanghai ?

So excited...

"Ok everybody put names down here and as I call your name throw 3 darts and go for highest score".

.maybe highest score starts??...NO!!!

Step up twice and add both scores together...done that..

Ok Joe Blo got highest score and is the winner...seeya folks..

I had 2 goes and that was the much anticipated "darts tournament".

Everybody was dissapointed saying "is that it".

But everything ends in "was that it?"

Overpriced and underserved..

11 grand we paid for 3 nice shore cruises nice scenery and crap food..
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