Ruby Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Experience
2-3 cruises

Review
1

Helpful Votes
20

3 out of 5

Disappointing Cruise

Sail Date: December 01, 2008

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

The ship was beautiful. Staterooms were very nice and the crew was very courteous & polite. Our cabin steward was super!

On board activities were limited unless you wanted to sit by the pool. Even that was a problem as passengers would arrive early in the morning and place a towel on the lounge chairs to reserve their spot. You arrive to enjoy the pool and find that every pool chair is taken and there is nobody in the pool or by the pool. Princess did nothing to stop this except to say it is not allowed. The entertainment shows were very good.

The food was the biggest disappointment. We usually ate breakfast & lunch at the buffet. Although the food was plentiful, it was mediocre. Scrambled eggs had that processed taste, as if made from a box. Food not eaten one day was placed out the following day, even though some of the breads were stale and the cut fruit was drying out & turning. Dinners were very disappointing. The menus were unimaginative and repetitious. One night the most appealing menu choice was fish & chips and on another it was spagetti & meatballs. I wish I had taken a picture of this dish. There were 3 meatballs served with this dish, each about the size of a nickel or a quarter. My wife mentioned that she had seen larger meatballs served with toothpicks for an appetizer. After 4 days of mediocre dinners, the last 3 dinner nights were great. It is obvious that Princess wanted its passengers to remember the most recent dinners.

I definitely would not sail with Princess again.

Pros: Staff is very friendly & courteous. Staterooms were great. Entertainment was very good.

Cons: Food was disappointing.

Recommends Ruby Princess? No.



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