Ruby Princess Cruise Review by Inthewoods
- Sail Date: November 2011
- Destination: Eastern Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Balcony
The food did not disappoint. Our embarkation went very smoothly and we were on
the ship by lunch time. Our steward "Rodrigo" was very accommodating and not intrusive at all. We chose anytime dining and usually made reservations for the
early seating. I know people seem to complain a lot about the nightly shows but
we always found them entertaining. My only regret was not getting to watch any
movies under the stars. A week goes by quickly. We enjoy trivia games and that
was great afternoon fun. We did enjoy the "International Cafe" for lunch most
days. They have a good assortment of food for a quick bite. I highly
recommend the Waldorf chicken salad. Gelato was also there but at a cost.
In the past, I haven't found any cocktail specials on Princess. However now we
discovered happy hour from 4-6, where certain cocktails are half-price. I had
bought the soda card for about $36 and found it not to be worthwhile. Unless you
buy a lot of soda, it may be cheaper to buy it by the can for $2. Something for
us to consider next time.
The port reviews will follow separately. Our last day
on the ship was very rough. Water was spraying as high as deck 7 and it had all
our stomachs in knots. This was my 3rd trip on Princess and I wouldn't hesitate to choose them again.
Port & Shore Excursion Reviews
Grand TurkThere is a nice beach right at the pier with lots of free lounge chairs.View All 1,747 Grand Turk Cruise Port Reviews
There are also some pools that you can use. We chose the beach. Lots of
duty free shopping within walking distance. Of course, we had to check out
Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville. Drinks and food are very expensive there.
Bought some great t-shirts though.
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St. MaartenWe booked a bus tour to the French side, thru Princess. It was a long ride toView All 4,132 St. Maarten Cruise Port Reviews
get there, as the roads were under construction. The shopping was in Euros, so
more expensive. However there was a touristy shop and the duty free liquor
was cheaper than any of the other ports. There was ample shopping near the
port, including the famous "Mr.Tablecloth".
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St. ThomasThe house was under construction and we were not allowed inside. The botanical gardens have quite a steep set of steps down and even harder climb back up. TheView All 1,055 St. Thomas Cruise Port Reviews
gardens are nice but I would suggest you have a great set of knees for this trip.
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