Ruby Princess

3.9 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 5 yrs ago    
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About Ruby Princess

Ruby Princess is a large ship, carrying 3080 passengers and 1200 crew, and sails from San Pedro (Los Angeles), California and Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia.

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jpferguson1960 says ...

The most amazing vacation ever.

my favorite part of the cruise was everything, seeing whales as we were cruising, all... Read more
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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

The most amazing vacation ever.

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

my favorite part of the cruise was everything, seeing whales as we were cruising, all the ports, and the most awesome site was Glaicer Bay and the icebergs. Beautiful country and wildlife. Locals at the ports were very friendly.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
2 out of 5

North to Alaska

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

So this was our first cruise ever. The weather was awesome sunny and even hot.. The towns were fun and Glacier bay was really something to see. For the most part the food was good and Our cabin Steward was over the top helpful and kept things perfectly clean. 

 

But......

 

1. no water package in room. I was told email our corporate office.

2. No bathrobes. I was told they were being washed

3. Complimentary to go coffee mugs took 3 trips to get finally I complained and the brought them to our room.

4.second day no bath robe was told we were not on the list to get them. ( our steward took care of that one for us.)

5. Aft bartender lady was extremely incompetent Berated other crew members in front of passengers. Rude to guest "I can't remember how to make that. Can you choose another one." to one guest. Then told my wife "I don't have the right glass to make that. And when I ordered an Irish coffee. "I have to walk all the down there to get coffee." SERIOUS exact quotes.

6. The "Share dinner " looked good but was all show no substance 6 courses of less the Denny's quality food. Staff there was very nice but the food sucked. The beef was very tough. I had a hard time cutting through. The Buffet was better. and it took a long time.

7.Room service was sub par. Tried on many occasions to order the phone just rang. Once they did answer they man was agitated. I order a club house he said "it will take an hour." I said fine he exhaled and said "fires chips or cole slaw?" I said fries and Ia glass of milk. Ninety minutes later it shows up. Half a sandwich with a glass of room temperature milk. Its sucked.

8. I place an online room service order for breakfast. It was accurate and on time but again the mic was at 68 degrees.

9.Went to the theater to go to what was advertised as a seminar about the towns we would visit shopping excursions wildlife. etc. I sat through a sham wow style presentation of jewelry stores and was pitched diamonds nothing really about anything but jewelry. I did not go on a cruise to Alaska to get a sales pitch from a 25 year old sham wow kid.

 

10. Was pitched "to get the best seats to see the glacier you can pay althea $60.pp to sit in the exclusive glacier seats. I  passed sat on the stern and saw it all.

 

11. On debarkation the lost my luggage. It took an hour to find out the color coded baggage system had issues. Cream 5 Looked a lot like Gold 5 to the baggage handlers.

 

 My general impression of the attitude of this cruise line was shut up, get in line, give us your money.

 

I think 30% of the crew was personable and worked hard. 40 % were marking time and the other 30% could care less your just a F ing American.

 

I filled out a survey for princess but never heard from them. they really only care about milking you out of as much $$ as they can. 

 

Really very disappointing for a first time cruiser and I doubt I would ever do it again. Total with a few trinket the entire cruise cost $5,700. That's a lot to pay to have a bad time..

 

 

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Great cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Overall the cruise was great. Plenty to do and then some. The service on board the Ruby was 10 stars out of 5, they catered to our every whim. Will be dreaming about this cruise for years to come. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Brandt's Review

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The best part of the cruise was watching the interaction between Matt (the cruise director) and Kaylee (the assistant cruise director). The are a great complement to each other.

Improvements to the cruise is the disembarkation process at the very end of the cruise. Too much waiting, for too many people, going too many places all at once.

Recommendations: I would recommend this cruise to a friend. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Great experience

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Delicious varity food, wonderful services, great entertainment activities. Cruise crew are very friendly and helpful. Ship is nice and clean. We enjoyed this trip very well.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

very relaxing cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

food was not as god as usual, did not have steak on the menu every night

some people like red meat meat daily

My only complaint is with my travel agency, they booked a hotel day that could ot happen, due to the time

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Three

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

The activities on board were very limited, and the shows interfered with dinner. We went to late dinner and we missed a lot of the shows. Organization for disembarkement was very slow and we lost most of the day. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

First time cruiser

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

It was awesome. The room was great and the service was outstanding. Our waiter at dinner,, Bonecelli Dining Room, Edgar Credo & his asst. July were outstanding. .Head waiter Andrea was there to assist with my mother in law who has a special diet every night for the next night he was awesome.We will be cruising again.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Princess vacation with family

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

great, love the Princes Rudy.

 Would of liked to stay longer at Cabo's .  Seems like th travel back day at sea was too fast and wavey.  

also want choc melting cake and 2 lobsters tails at dinned 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Riviera Mexican cruise

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All the top notch entertainment. We also loved the 3 port tours and seeing the countryside with expert tour guudes. We loved being able to vote for entertainer of the year Robbie Printz 

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mamaJ
Contributor Level: Purser

Ask to sit in Anthony's section in the Michelangelo's dining room!!

Kered
Contributor Level: Second Mate

The food on this trip was so good. I wanted to try everything. Grab some pizza at the pizzeria let at night and chat with friends.

solivitagal
Contributor Level: Second Mate

Love the coffee bar and staff !

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Price

L

Size

Nov 2008

Built

5 yrs ago

Refurbished

3080

Total Passengers

2.57

Crew to Passenger Ratio

15

Number of Decks

1539

Total Cabins

33

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