57 Princess Ruby Princess Romantic Cruise Reviews

With Hurricane Sandy nearby and the previous trip experiencing Norovirus, I was very anxious about how this cruise was going to be. We were not allowed to board the ship until almost 4pm due to an extra-intensive cleaning taking place, and ... Read More
With Hurricane Sandy nearby and the previous trip experiencing Norovirus, I was very anxious about how this cruise was going to be. We were not allowed to board the ship until almost 4pm due to an extra-intensive cleaning taking place, and we were penned up in the Convention Center across the street from the terminal. We were provided water, lemonade, coffee and tea and a $20 credit to cover lunch we had to purchase at the convention center. It was a madhouse in there, with a boat show taking place, but I can't fault Princess for that, and I was pleased with the steps they took to sanitize the ship. Finally we were able to board and we found our mini-suite was a wonderful size, and our luggage was waiting for us. Our room steward, Frankie, was the friendliest person we encountered on the ship all week. He was fantastic! I've read several reviews by people who complain about the beds on the ship and was prepared to ask for an egg crate topper, but it wasn't needed. The bed was super- comfortable, as were the pillows. The sofa in the mini suite was also comfortable, and 2 tv screens was a nice touch. We loved our room! My husband kept wanting to come back in there to nap. Due to the hurricane we were not able to stop at Princess Cays, and the captain sailed us south and close to Cuba and Puerto Rico for two days at sea so that we wouldn't feel the effects of Sandy. Our travel agent surprised us with an Ultimate Balcony Breakfast, which we giddily enjoyed the first morning. Decadent! Wednesday we arrived at St Martin/Maarten. No matter what language you use, it translates to 'island of incredible humidity'. Good day, it was hot. We took the excursion to the butterfly farm and toured the island, got back to the ship and jumped in the pool to try to cool off. Unfortunately the pools had warmed up because of the baking sun so it felt like a hot bath. The soda package really came in handy that day; we must have refilled our tumblers about 6 times. St Thomas was gorgeous, as was Grand Turk. Touring and seeing the Ruby Princess in the dock was also a beautiful sight. I cannot say enough positive things about the interior decor and layout. Even though the cruise was sold out, it never felt like people were on top of each other. There were always available chairs in the Horizon Court, at MUTS, Explorers Lounge, etc. I was impressed by the buffet food (they did indian, asian and vegetarian foods well) and had wonderful meals in the MDRs also. Foods were flavorful and of a fantastic variety. I will really miss all the fruit! For our anniversary dinner in Michelangelo, our waiter brought out a small square cake with the Princess logo stamped on the chocolate border and a candle on top, and sang 'Happy anniversary to you'. He continued with a 2nd verse "Hope you get some tonight, hope you get some tonight. Hope you get some nice presents, hope you get some tonight.' :) Overall this trip exceeded my expectations, and I am already looking into another Princess Cruise. The few things I did not care for: the relentless push to buy things on the ship and in each port. Unfriendly and overworked staff. Auto-tipping $12/day per person. Gratuities automatically added to each drink purchased. How about paying the staff a decent wage since they have to work 14 hours a day? But the gorgeous ship, variety of relaxing activities, and special little touches more than made up for the negatives. Read Less
Sail Date October 2012
This was our first time sailing on princess cruises lines and we couldn't of been happier. From the moment we arrived on the ship to leaving on the last day we felt like royalty. The only negative thing that happened to us was they ... Read More
This was our first time sailing on princess cruises lines and we couldn't of been happier. From the moment we arrived on the ship to leaving on the last day we felt like royalty. The only negative thing that happened to us was they lost a piece of our luggage and didn't find it until after we sailed. We pushed them to find it as it contained all our meds and electronics and they contacted each floor manager until it showed up. They made it up to us the next day with a note of apology in our room along with a plate of chocolate covered strawberries. Our room was quite comfortable located in the back of the ship on the 14th floor. We picked that location because a few steps from our room was a nice pool on the back of the ship that was nice a quiet because I don't think many people knew about it. Location was the greatest because we were 1 floor from restaurants, bar, coffee, hot tub and again it was a great place to read and relax. The other pools always have activities going on if that is what you are looking for. We decided to do anytime dining and really loved it. We ate 4 evenings in the dining room and the others at the buffet. Both were excellent. We never paid for the restaurants that charged a cover charge because the food we ate was great and we also tried to experience food in port as much as we could. Both dress up nights were very classy. The nice thing about this ship is that it never seemed crowded even though it was sold out. You could find places on the ship that were noisy if you wanted or very very quiet. One of our favorite things to do was Movies Under the Stars. What a great way to relax and enjoy an evening! You could either get a plate of food from the buffet or enjoy the, pizza, popcorn, ice cream and warm cookies with milk and sit outside on comfy lounge chairs covered with thick pads and warm blankets. We loved it! Great way to unwind after a long day in port. A real nice feature for us was room service in the morning if we didn't have time to go to breakfast. Food/coffee was always delivered on time. Again, being on the top floor we could run up to the buffet, get a plate of food and bring it to our room while we were getting ready.As far as the ports, we took a couple cruise tours and the rest were private. If we had to do it again we would take all private tours. Private we're cheaper than the cruise tours, smaller groups (sometimes just the two of us), and much more relaxing. Large ship tours had one guide with earphones that you listened to the guide speaking but if you weren't close you had a hard time hearing and you spent more time looking for the guide and not looking at the sights. All of our private tours we were picked up at the terminal when they said they would be there and we were dropped back off in plenty of time. Great guides, great time. More to follow. We arrived in Barcelona two days before the cruise began and stayed at the H10Universitat Hotel which was great. We wished we would have stayed an extra day as the first day we were too tired to really enjoy the city. The second day we were there we took the all day tour to Montserrat. I highly recommend the day. A beautiful monastery in the mountains where you will hear a boys choir like no other. Tour through Viator with Feliciano our guide. If i had to do it again I would have taken the hop on hop off bus tour when we first got in Barcelona. Oh we'll, next time. We stayed an extra night in Venice after leaving the ship at the most wonderful hotel (Hotel Metropole) exquisite with an excellent location on the grand canal. Highly recommended. Both hotels came with wonderful free breakfast and great coffee. Special tips from us: don't worry so much about what the cruise ships tells you as far as what to wear on the tours, it really didn't matter anywhere. No coverings on your heads for churches, no Monte Carlo gambling unless men dressed in suits (not true), knees covered for women (not true). Internet on the ship was great when we were in ports. It was really worth it for us. Also we rented an international phone that was great for us to call home while in port. Any questions email me at nancy_salsbury@yahoo.com Read Less
Sail Date September 2012
Just returned from a great week on Ruby Princess. Husband and I were part of a group of 13 that was onboard for a family wedding that was going to take place while in port in St. Thomas. We arrived in FLL the day before and stayed at the ... Read More
Just returned from a great week on Ruby Princess. Husband and I were part of a group of 13 that was onboard for a family wedding that was going to take place while in port in St. Thomas. We arrived in FLL the day before and stayed at the Embassy Suites as part of a princess hotel and transfer package. The transfer from the airport to the hotel was very smooth and we only had to wait about 10 minutes before the bus picked us up. We arrived at the hotel around 12:30 but were not able to check in until 4pm so we checked our luggage and had lunch at the hotel's restaurant. We walked over to Publix to get a few things and then hung out in the lobby until we could check in. The room was very nice and very clean and we thought the pool area was very nice although we did not have a chance to use it. Our group had made a reservation at Big City Tavern on Las Olas for dinner (bride and groom picked this). Probably one of the loudest and noisiest restaurants I have been to in a while. My husband and I enjoyed the atmosphere and our food was very good but for a group our size it was not a great pick. Since we all flew in from all over this was our first time getting to see everyone and we were unable to carry on any type of conversation because you just couldn't hear anything. After dinner we walked up and down Las Olas and then headed back to the hotel. It was hard to sleep, we were too excited to get to the ship!!! After some debate we decided to forgo the princess transfers to the ship and arranged our own shuttle service. We were afraid we would get stuck waiting around and wanted to get to the ship around 11:30 so we were able to get a shuttle service to take all 13 of us at one time for only $5 per person. This worked out really well, although when we arrived they were not yet checking anyone in. We were able to go up the preferred check in lounge area and sit (we are platinum members), everyone else said they had to stand in lines downstairs. The preferred area was definitely a nice perk. At about 12:00 they started checking us in and we were on the ship within 10 minutes. Headed to our room to put our things down and then up to the buffet for lunch. I am guessing they checked the preferred passengers in first because the buffet was empty, usually it's always been a zoo by the time we get there. We had a really nice leisurely lunch and waited for the rest of our group to pop up. Muster drill was painless; I noticed this was our first sailing where they were actually scanning your cruise cards as you entered your muster station. After the drill we headed up to the deck for sail away and the start of our wonderful cruise. We had actually done this same cruise last February and while we enjoyed it we would not have chosen it again if it were not for the family wedding. I didn't really love the itinerary since we have been to these ports so many times but we still managed to have a great time. Ports: Princess Cays- A great beach day, we rented a clamshell and laid around most of the day. We also tried out the water bikes which was a lot of fun. The beach BBQ lunch was a lot better than the last time we were there, many more options like fish, ribs and chicken besides the basic burgers and hot dogs. We really enjoyed our day here although it sprinkled a little on and off in the earlier part of the day. Sea Days: Mostly laid around the pool in the mornings and then went to the dining room for lunch which was a first for us. We tried to do the pub lunch both days but the lines were so long and we didn't want to have to wait more than 30 minutes to get in there, maybe next time. Enjoyed the art auctions, bingo and the many movies that played on MUTS. We both purchased a pass for the Thermal Suite for the week but ended up not using it every day the way we have on other cruises. They price also increased from $150 per couple to $200. Probably won't do this again for the price. Was finally picked to the Ultimate Ship Tour but due to the Noro outbreak on our ship (more about that later) they had to cancel it, I was bummed. St. Thomas: Wedding Day, we were all transported to Megan's Bay for the ceremony which was beautiful. This is actually where my husband and I were married 2 years ago. After we were done there we walked around town and shopped for a bit and then headed back to the ship. St. Martin: I had arranged for the group to take Bernard's Tour but ended up not feeling very well that morning so I missed it. The group said they had a great day and would highly recommend the tour. I was so disappointed I didn't get to go but after I started feeling better I took the water taxi to town and walked around for a bit and then stopped on the beach and enjoyed a delicious mango daiquiri. Grand Turk: Last year we really did not enjoy Grand Turk so we knew we wanted to arrange an excursion. We did the Catamaran snorkel and beach through princess and had a great time. The crew was so much fun. The snorkeling was great, so much to see and so many fish, it was awesome. After the snorkel we spent a little time at a private beach before heading back. We got to see the sun set as we sailed back which made for a great end to a great day. Noro Virus: This was the first time we have been on sailing that experienced an outbreak. The captain notified us the morning we were in St. Thomas (Thursday) and from that point forward the protocol had been put into place. I really commend the crew for how hard they worked to keep all of us from getting sick. Yes, the lines in the buffet were really long and it was a little inconvenient at times but much better than getting sick. I couldn't believe all of the complaints we heard the rest of the week. You could tell there were probably many crew members that were ill, as it seemed they were understaffed at times in different areas of the ship. We decided to avoid the buffet from then on and enjoyed the rest of our meals in the dining room which was great. Specialty Restaurants: We always dine at Crown grill and Sabatinis when we can. This time around we did Crown grill twice and had an amazing meal both nights. Our filet was cooked to perfection and the lobster was so sweet, I'm drooling just thinking about it. This was the first time we have been to Sabatinis since they changed the menu and while we loved the old format the new menu did not disappoint. I enjoyed the lobster 3 ways along with a variety of wonderful appetizers and desserts. The penne pasta with short ribs was delicious! Entertainment: We don't usually go to any shows at night, we tend to stick with MUTS most nights. Some of the movies they played included, 3 Musketeers, In Time, Moneyball, Real Steel and Ides of March. We don't do the casino but some of our group had great luck at slots and blackjack. We usually see the comedians but they were the same ones from last year doing the same show. Disembarkation: Very smooth, we usually do the early walk off but this time around we had more luggage than usual and decided to wait. We were off the ship and in a taxi by 8:30. We stayed an extra night in FLL and this time we booked a night at the Riverside Hotel on Las Olas. I chose the hotel solely for the location, we love Las Olas and this particular weekend was the Las Olas Art Festival so it was perfect. We were able to check in at 9am (wow!) and then headed outside to explore the art. Later that afternoon we all decided to take the Carrie B boat tour through the inter-coastal and canals, we thought this was really nice except it was a little chilly and we had to sit inside. That evening we went to Rocco's Taco's with a group of 7. We were seated right away and all immediately ordered margaritas and chips/salsa. This was a very expensive and disappointing meal. The atmosphere was great but all the food was so bland and blah. Even the drinks had no real taste to them. I would pass on this place the next time since there are so many other options up and down the street. Riverside Hotel: We upgraded our room to a "Tommy Bahama" room, these are rooms that have been updated with tommy bahama furniture and it was basically a normal looking hotel room. You could also pay a little more and stay in the newer tower but we decided to save the money. The room was clean, a little older but nice and you can't beat the location of the hotel. A couple other members of our group decided to get the basic room and OMG it was awful! They smelled so musty, the hallway in this part of the hotel was like you were walking in the "bad neighborhood" compared to the other halls. The rooms had this old canopy bed with dark floral curtains around it and a mirrored ceiling. It was definitely "original". The rooms were so dingy and dark, I would personally have not stayed there but they said it was fine for one night although someone said they would not be able to sleep with the light off because the room looks like it would be haunted. So all in all it was a great week and a great cruise. We purchased our FCC's and are now ready to plan the next one. Read Less
Sail Date February 2012
Had fun arriving in Ft Lauderdale a day ahead and meeting with some cruise critic members. Getting on the ship was fairly quick...to the waiting room. We had to wait two hours to actually get into the ship because of it coming back from ... Read More
Had fun arriving in Ft Lauderdale a day ahead and meeting with some cruise critic members. Getting on the ship was fairly quick...to the waiting room. We had to wait two hours to actually get into the ship because of it coming back from the Med and needing the US coast guard to clear it. I had an idea this was going to happen from reading CC posts but others were in the dark, especially the people standing outside in the hot sun for two hours. It was close to 2:00 before we got on the ship so we never even had a chance to do the scavenger hunt. People were just wanting to eat something and get settled before the muster drill. This was our first Princess cruise..we love Royal Caribbean so we did a lot of comparing. I thought our balcony room was designed well with lots of storage space. I loved the balcony especially the flooring (not cement). The bed was pretty comfy after getting a topper. The ship was very pretty and clean. The design of the floors was close to the design of the other ships we've been on. The breakfast buffet was very good..one of the best. I thought the dinner buffet was good too, dh didn't. He loved the pizza and hamburgers. International cafe had wonderful desserts, the other food looked good too. The MDR was fine nothing to brag about. I could always find something I liked but Im not picky. We did have anytime dining and I really liked not having to rush to dinner any night. I did miss having the same waiter because anytime isn't very personal. We never had a problem getting a table any night. We tried Sabitinis for our anniversary and were greatly disappointed. It seemed like they were having an off night. Food and service were very bad. Many people around us were sending food back to the kitchen. They did bring us a cake and sing Happy Anniversary which I thought was a nice touch. Our room attendant was the very best. Anything we needed we got. He always had the biggest smile for us. Here's what we hated...the casino and the drinks. Any drink I had was watered down. Good thing I was able to bring wine on board because this is what I drank all week. I love a cosmo with dinner but they were sooo bad I resorted to wine. We love to spend some time in the casino and have done extremely well on RCI. The casino on this ship was sooo bad. The slot machines were the tightest we've ever played. We didn't see anyone win a thing. On the last day of the cruise I was having dinner with regular Princess cruisers and they told me Princess casinos are known for not paying out much money. Wish I learned this on day one. Our ports were just ok on this cruise, Princess Cays, St Martin(my favorite) St Thomas and Grand Turk. We mostly took this cruise to experience the ship not the ports. Because we met some very nice people it made this cruise enjoyable. Our last cruise on RCI Adventure of the Seas was exceptional that this one was a bit of a disappointment. Would I cruise Princess again..probably, if the ports were really good and a different ship. Read Less
Sail Date November 2011
we went on our honeymoon cruise to the Caribbean. we had heard how super fantastic that princess was , so we were expecting over the top experiences. it wasn't as great as i had hoped. was it bad, no..but personally i think that royal ... Read More
we went on our honeymoon cruise to the Caribbean. we had heard how super fantastic that princess was , so we were expecting over the top experiences. it wasn't as great as i had hoped. was it bad, no..but personally i think that royal Caribbean was better. the buffet food was ok, some was just awful. hard cold pancakes, cold food and some that were just nasty tasting. the dining room had some days were there really wasn't anything on the menu we wanted so we went with items that were on the any day you want to have it list like fettucini alfredo. we had gelato at their coffee bar thing and it was not good at all. dinner rolls were cold hard and dry. the music that played at the piazza was a group with accordion, piano, bass and violin. it sounded like they were playing in different tempos every time they played. especially the accordion. if they played in unison, it would be OK. otherwise it was just grating on the ears. the balcony breakfast was really nice. we enjoyed that. the 'crown grill' dinner was nice, but not sure it was worth the cover charge. the waiter who only seemed to have a few tables seemed so frazzled, running here and there. they said that they were completely booked for the entire cruise for both of the specialty restaurants, yet when you walked by the crown grill at dinner time , almost every table was empty. the maitre d said that they have 20 diners at one time. most of that time there were maybe 10 people there that we could see. Read Less
Sail Date October 2010
My husband and I just got back from 12 days on the Ruby Princess. We left from Venice and cruised to Athens, Kusadasi, Istanbul, Monte Carlo, Naples, Rome, Florence, Mykonos, and ended in Barcelona. Overall we had a great time on the ... Read More
My husband and I just got back from 12 days on the Ruby Princess. We left from Venice and cruised to Athens, Kusadasi, Istanbul, Monte Carlo, Naples, Rome, Florence, Mykonos, and ended in Barcelona. Overall we had a great time on the ship. We had a balcony cabin on the Lido Deck due to a last minute upgrade from Princess. Cabin and staff: The cabin was small but very comfortable with a nice balcony with two chairs and a table which we spent a lot of time outside on. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was standard (great shower pressure). There was two dressers and a chair and a TV on top of a cabinet with a refrigerator. A complimentary robe was provided. The walls were a bit thin but overall we enjoyed the cabin and had no complaints. Boarding and disembarking the ship was very easy and Princess has it down pat. They are very organized with regard to tours and getting on and off the ship. Most of the staff was extremely helpful and nice (especially our cabin steward). Food: The food was okay. We ate breakfast in the buffet and it was large and full of hot and cold items. We avoided lunch at the buffet and dinner after the first night. Food wasn't so great. Service at the buffet was hit or miss. The anytime dining was great as we were not hungry the same time each day due to all the ports we visited. The main dining rooms was very organized and the food was good. I would say not outstanding but we didn't expect 5 star food. Most of the food was good and you had a lot of choices. We had pizza and a hamburger at the grill which was very good. We did not pay the extra to eat at their signature restaurants. Entertainment: We are not into the typical cruise shows and spend many nights up on deck watching movies under the stars which were great. I think we watched 6 of 8 movies including Star Trek, Terminator, The Proposal, Angels and Demons, etc. Something for everyone. There was plenty of room and the lounge chairs were cushioned and comfortable. The staff handed out blankets and popcorn and then came by at the end with milk and cookies (a very nice touch). Other than that I cannot comment on the larger shows. Tours: The cruise tours were very expensive and I researched options and we booked private tours at less money. There were a lot of complaints about the tours among fellow passengers (too many people and could not keep up with the guide). I would suggest if you are able to book private tours or find you own company in lieu of Princess. That was you save money and get a much better and more personal experience. For example we paid 350 euro/$500 (4 of us) for a tour of Pisa/Florence and the same tour on princess (only difference was lunch included) was $369 a person. Spa: I did have a massage as there were a lot of special deals. I didn't see that many people using the gym facilities which were clean and very nice. I used the treadmill and stair stepper a few times and there was no wait. The spa staff was very nice and helpful. Overall, the Ruby Princess was a great ship (very large) and comfortable with lots of choices for entertainment and food. Read Less
Sail Date September 2009
We were on the last cruise of the Ruby Princess to the Caribbean before she sailed to the Mediterranean on April 18, 2009. This is my third cruise and my husband's first. Embarkment: Very easy and painless. We did have a ... Read More
We were on the last cruise of the Ruby Princess to the Caribbean before she sailed to the Mediterranean on April 18, 2009. This is my third cruise and my husband's first. Embarkment: Very easy and painless. We did have a bottle of wine in our suitcase and security did not care. Formal Nights: Always done on the evening when we were at sea all day. Food: Stay clear of the buffet on Lido deck when you first board. It was a madhouse and people were sitting around the tables talking with empty dishes in front of them. Head out to the pool grill, pizzeria, or the international cafe. We had anytime dining and we thought the food was good. We ate in the Michelangelo dining (less crowds) and always had a table for two without waiting. The only complaint I had was the service was so slow. The servers would wait for all the tables for two would fill and then bring all our food out a one time. If you got there at 5:30 and the last table filled at 6, every table would get their entrEe at the same time. We arrived one night at 5:30 so we could watch the movie at seven. We did not get out entrEe until 6:45 and we missed the movie. I was so disappointed. The first night at dinner, we ordered a bottle of wine. We asked to have to cork the bottle for the following night. The girl kept pouring us the wine. You need to make it very clear you only want one glass of wine. The buffet's food was okay and did serve ice cream every afternoon. There are two different buffet areas and they do serve different foods on each line. The pizzeria pizza, international cafe and the grill by the pool were all very good. We did the ultimate balcony dining, which included fresh flowers and a free photo. It was well worth the $100. The ships photography came and took appx. 8 pictures. Carlos and Roger were wonderful and attentive to us. They gave us plenty of alone time and were always there when we needed them. The dinner started with canapEs and a cocktail of our choice then it proceeded to a crab pastry appetizer, salad (much too large for this many courses), lobster and steak, fresh fruit and mousse, followed by an anniversary cake and cookies, plus a bottle of champagne. Let it be known the ship will only do three ultimate balcony dinners per night unless they are on the same floor close together. We called the first day at sea and they were all booked for the night we wanted. We asked to be on the waiting list and were called the next day because someone had cancelled. I tried to book the dinner prior to boarding and I went through five different people on the phone when I was informed it had to be booked on the ship even though all the literature says to book prior to leaving on your trip. Alcohol: My husband and I enjoy margaritas. We tried them at four different bars on the ship and they were all syrupy sweet even when we asked them not to make them sweet. I did not realize they were from a pre-mix. Ask the bartender to make the drink from scratch and to put some alcohol in the glass because I did not even get a buzz from drinking a double. Laundry: I did not use them but the washers ($1.50) and dryers ($1.50) are on almost each deck. The wash soap was $1 from the dispensing machine. There was a change machine in the room but it was empty. If you plan to use the machines, it would not hurt to bring quarters so it would not be a hassle to find quarters. Stateroom: We had a minisuite on the dolphin deck. Our deck had the farthest balconies out and closest to the water, which I loved. Yes, everyone could see our balcony but I did not look up. Our steward was interesting in a bad way. He let us know from the beginning the company worked him like a machine. He worked eleven hrs a day, seven days a week. I did not want to hear complaints from the employees especially from the steward on my vacation. The steward addressed and only spoke to me. He totally ignored my husband from the first time they met. The steward only addressed my husband one time because I called the steward's attention that my husband was also present. My husband tried to initiate conversations with him. The steward was matter of fact, no happiness was in his job, and I never saw the man smile or laugh. On my way out I gave the steward an extra tip because he did do a good job. I felt he was ungrateful and snubbed my husband as we passed in the hallway to leave. There is a full TV and channels guide located in the back of the small hardback blue book in the room plus a small card to carry for all the dining options times and locations. We found this out late into the voyage. Leaving: We were in the first group to leave at 8:10 am with our luggage. We were in the dining room at 7:20 am, and were able to leave the ship at 7:30. After we cleared customs and out the door, there were two reps from Southwest available to check our luggage and give our boarding passes at the pier. Our plane was leaving at 10:35 so there was no charge to check in our luggage. It was perfect. The cab ride to the pier was $19.50 and returning to the airport was $12.50 which we shared with another couple. Activities: I was surprised at the small number of activities offered for the 3,000+ passengers. Natalie really stood out to me on the activity staff. She was fun,laughing and always having a good time with the passengers. The comic Kevin Jordan was very good. The productions in the theater will entertain you. You need to get there at least a half hour prior to the show to get a seat because the theater seats 900 people. We played putt putt golf (bring your own golf balls) and had few balls available. The adult pool is in the back of the ship and less crowded. The outdoor movie screen plays movies all day so check the Patter for listings. They do have different kind of dancing lessons as an activity. Passengers: We had many different ages and nationalities on board. I was surprised at the number of scooters and wheelchair people on board. There were a few I thought that they boarded to die out at sea. Yes, my husband and I did enjoy the cruise. It was okay but not great. We do about three major vacations per year and I would have to get a really good deal to cruise with Princess again. Read Less
Sail Date April 2009
Ruby Princess Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.2
Dining 4.0 3.8
Entertainment 4.5 3.7
Public Rooms 4.0 4.3
Fitness Recreation 4.5 3.9
Family 5.0 3.9
Shore Excursion 5.0 3.9
Enrichment 4.0 3.6
Service 5.0 4.2
Value For Money 5.0 3.9
Rates 4.0 4.2

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