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Sydney (Australia) Princess Ruby Princess Cruise Reviews

Princess
Ruby Princess
Destination
Sydney (Australia)

Traveler rating

Excellent

7

Very Good

15

Average

16

Poor

10

Terrible

8

Cruise type

56 Sydney (Australia) Princess Ruby Princess Cruise Reviews


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essex traveller

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Destination good, ship poor

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Chosen because of its destination. New Zealand. First impression. The ship was big. Cabin was very comfortable. Nice touch with floor lights when using the bathroom at night. Plenty of hanging space and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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chrisgill54

7 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

NZ was ace but not fan of Princess

This was the cruise of our dreams....and New Zealand didn't let us down. Sadly there was much to disappoint on board. We found organisation often chaotic specially on days we had to tender. You had to queue ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Libray

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Saw some nice things, BUT!

My first experience with Princess and I have to say on this size ship it will probably be my last. The ship itself was fine, although the elevators were always crammed with people and mobility scooters etc. which ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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varty

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Relaxing 13 night cruise on Ruby Princess

We chose this trip from Sydney to New Zealand to enjoy a cruise and to see some of New Zealand. We flew from Hobart, Tasmania to stay with our son in Sydney the night before. We weren't due to embark until 4.00 pm ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Skydollnw

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Itinerary great ship quality needs to be updated

Great itinerary but not great pre cruise drink packages no bottled water packages so brought a case on ourselves . Ship was rusty on our mini suite deck and other spare as. Staff were mostly friendly but some could ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Kamfish642

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Ruby Princess (New Zealand Feb. 11-24, 2020)

Flew from LAX to Sydney 2 days prior to cruise and arrived in Sydney just in time to feel the effects of the remnants of a Level 1 Cyclone. Landed early Sunday morning, and flight was one of the most turbulent we ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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davetravels071949

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Do Not Expect Assistance or Courteous Service

I planned my Australia and New Zealand vacation with Princess Cruises so I could see the most I could within the 24 Days I had down-under. I did this even though Princess Cruises does not have a single supplement ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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holidaysrock

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Excellent Ship and Cruise

Was hesitant about booking on Ruby Princess based on previous reviews. Yes, the ship is showing signs of wear in some places but is extremely well maintained. Food was very good in restaurants, and other free ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Dustoff70

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Exremely dissapointed

Chose this cruise sailing from Sydney to see the Fiordlands unfortunately we were not told that there is only a small chance to see them, Apparently the ships are often denied entry to the Fiords because of possible ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Goldentravels1021

1 Review Written

Worse Princess Cruise EVER!!!

What was to be a celebration of our birthdays turned out to be the worse cruise we ever sailed with Princess! We are platinum members and have never experienced such rude and brusque attitudes from crew members from ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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PandRBarry

4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

We chose this cruise mainly for the South Island and the fjords. We had great weather up to Dunedin where it down poured all day. We woke up early to see the amazing sail in to Akaroa which is a tender port. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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JanGeoff

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Never Again a Total Rip Off

After several enjoyable Cruises with Carnival we chose to go with Princess Cruises from Sydney 13nights to New Zealand, we were told Carnival was a 3 star cruise line and Princess was a 4 star cruise. When we ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Laurentian

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointed

Overall, it was a great cruise, probably one of the friendliest crew we have ever experienced. Positives: 1. Great crew. Very friendly especially at all the bars. 2. Very comfortable bed. 3. Free room ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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marghw

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Lovely to relax and be spoiled for 12 days

We selected this cruise because it was to and from Australia and would include Milford Sound which we did not see on our last cruise there when we entered the sound at 5am and departed at 6am (all in the dark). We ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Ronnie12156

1 Review Written

3 Day Cruise to nowhere

First short cruise we’ve undertaken. Family and friends get together. Embarkation and disembarkation very smooth as took advantage of our platinum Captain’s Circle benefits. All our group had sailed ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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rubyprincessfan

1 Review Written

All-round good experience

Anytime Dining was great - excellent wait staff, especially head waiter Joaquim. Wasn't as impressed at the Lido. In fact, the drinks service at the Lido seemed to dwindle markedly towards the end of the cruise. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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roadk9

1 Review Written

Princess does a great job

We chose this cruise for the locations it was scheduled to visit. The Cities in Australia were varied and all were interesting and friendly. Thankfully the fires were not threatening Sydney or Melbourne while we ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Diannedave

1 Review Written

Ports were great

It was a xmas cruise and was australia tasmania and new zealand. would have done 3 days in bay of islands at the end of our cruise if we had been aware. Lack of signage on stairwell and floors. theatre too small ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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asdf1245

6 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Could have been oh so much better

We chose this as our first Xmas Cruise, it could have been oh so much better. Embarkation was brilliant. 15 minutes from getting out of the taxi with our baggage to arriving in our Cabin. We've done a few ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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qxrobb

2 Reviews Written

Loved Tasmania and New Zealand but cruise was something else

I chose this cruise to fulfill my bucketlist excursion to Tasmania AND New Zealand. Tasmania and New Zealand did not disappoint but the cruiseship did for a single traveler. Despite having been on Princess cruises ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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monitatam

1 Review Written

Disappointing holiday

The food at the Horizon Buffet restaurant became poorly after a few days. We were eating yesterday's food or leftovers. The coffee taps ran out of coffee. The water tap didn't work. stain marks on cutlery always. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Murphy05

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The right start for a new way of holidays

This was our first cruise. I had read a lot about the no goes and experiences made by others. My and family and I are definitely very positive about our first experience. The 14 days went in a blink of an eye. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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olna

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The staff made the difference

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. Being in a suite, we received many on board perks which included having an extended room service menu which we utilised for breakfast on 3 occasions. We also ate ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Ockie

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Trying Princess for the first time

Our first Princess Cruise and we were aboard the RUBY. The ship itself was a little disappointing compared to others we have been on. The air conditioning control was abysmal. The majority of the public areas you ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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barry3040

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Ruby Princess is so-so

First time on Princess and chose this cruise only for the Itinerary. Have been on other cruises including Oceania, Viking, Seabourn, Regent, Windstar and unfortunately Princess is not in the caliber of these ...
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Sail Date November 2019


Ruby Princess Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.1
Dining4.03.8
Entertainment4.53.7
Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.53.9
Family5.03.8
Enrichment4.03.5
Service5.04.1
Value For Money5.03.8
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