Expect to pay hundreds more once aboard
Ruby Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: March 07, 2009
Ship: Ruby Princess
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago
The ship is nice and elegant, but lacking many of the amenities that other cruise lines feature. Also, there is an extra cost associated with everything, from ice cream, to soft drinks, even entering the area at the front of the ship to look out on the water. The ship is completely oversold, meaning that you wait in lines for everything from check-in to eating.
Trying to make reservations for dinner? Reservation lines open at 800am and are full by 810am. Want to watch a movie on the big screen? You'll need to get there half an hour before the movie starts. Want to watch a show? Get there at least an hour before.
Worst of all, at the end of the trip, expect to see a $150 service fee added to your bill, in addition to the 15% automatically charged to every purchase made on the boat. You have about a 12 hour window in which to make a change to this service fee, otherwise you're stuck with it.
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Don't Miss: Dunn's Falls
Pros: Shows and service
Cons: Hidden fees, Overbooked, Lacking many facilities found on other ships, Worst of all Princess loves to price gouge once you're aboard and can't escape