dmballew14798

dmballew14798
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Joined: 11/13/2015
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dmballew14798's Past Cruises

Ruby Princess

October 2016 - Ruby Princess to Coastal - West Coast

Nice cruise but too short

Check in at San Pedro was so smooth and there was no waiting in long lines. We did express walk off with all our bags and that was fast also.  Anytime dining option only offered 530-545pm or 8pm reservations.  They were not at all flexible which does not sound like Anytime dining.  We enjoyed all the ports but Santa Barbara is a tender port and that is a hassle.  Speciality dining has $29 or $39 cover charge which is pricey.  Crown grill has great food but service was slow and they would only give our party of six a 530pm reservation eventho we called early.  The new SHARE restaurant for $39 does not have a very appealing menu.

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Caribbean Princess

October 2015 - Caribbean Princess to Canada, New England, New York

nice itinerary

We saw beautiful fall color eventho several thought it was late for the season.

The ports were great however the tours we took through Princess were pricey and some were a poor value.  We booked Jungle Queen in Ft. Lauderdale on our own, took a taxi to marina where we did intercoastal water cruise.  It was less than half the cost Princess charged.  Charleston is very tourist friendly, has a free trolley and tours are available at tourist center for reasonable cost.  They also have a film for $2 about Charleston.  The 9/11 memorial was great to see but Princess docked in Brooklyn and we had to take a tour through Princess that was high priced.

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dmballew14798's Tips

Ruby Princess Ruby Princess - Ask to sit at Edsel's table in Michaelangelo dining room 207 this cruise.
Houston, Texas - Taxi to Bush airport was $120 and took about one hour.
Caribbean Princess Caribbean Princess - Anytime dining was often with waiting lines. Any reservations were limited and 5-5:30pm was all that was available. The Speciality dining rooms were NOT worth the $25 cover charge.

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received a helpful vote on their Ruby Princess cruise review - Nice cruise but too short

shared a quick tip for Ruby Princess"Ask to sit at Edsel's table in Michaelangelo dining room 207 this cruise."

added Oct 22, 2016 cruise on Ruby Princess to their profile.

reviewed their Coastal - West Coast cruise on Ruby Princess and gave it 4 stars!

received a helpful vote on their Caribbean Princess cruise review - nice itinerary

reviewed their Canada, New England, New York cruise on Caribbean Princess and gave it 4 stars!

added Oct 21, 2015 cruise on Caribbean Princess to their profile.

shared a quick tip for Caribbean Princess"Anytime dining was often with waiting lines. Any reservations were limited and 5-5:30pm was all that was available. The Speciality dining rooms were NOT worth the $25 cover charge."