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Ruby Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 02, 2011
Ship: Ruby Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
We cruised the Ruby Princess to the Eastern Caribbean. Very clean ship and well-organized staff. Our room was clean and well-appointed with plenty of closet space and very comfortable bed. Food was outstanding...in all venues, from the formal dining room, buffet, Crowne Grill, and poolside cafes. Great activities, especially the casino. Entertainment was very good. It didn't hurt that the weather was unbelievably good. Overall, we had a great time and would not hesitate returning to the Ruby Princess.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Very good food in all restaurants

Entertainment

5 out of 5
We went every night. Especially liked the comedians

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
For a very large ship it was well laid out and fun to explore

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Roomy, clean, with ample closet space
5 out of 5
Very clean. Crystal clear water. We weren't inundated by jewelry shops like we were on some of the other islands.
5 out of 5
We love St. Maarten (had our honeymoon there 25 years ago). We took a combination bus tour/cruise from Phillipsburg to Marigot. A very nice way to see the island. Very friendly staff.
Don't Miss: Eat lunch at La Vien Rose in Marigot.
1 out of 5
Grand Turk was a real disappointment. It didn't help that another cruise ship was also there, resulting in thousands of people on a relatively small beach. We took a taxi into the historic town, which isn't worth the $5.00 to get there. Better to stay on the ship.
5 out of 5
Wandering around town is fun. Lots to see.
Don't Miss: Mega-yacht watching. Walk along the harbor and see the giant pleasure yachts.

Pros: Food was superb; accomodations were clean and roomy (balcony); fun activities

Cons: minor point...our waiter was not particularly friendly

Recommends Ruby Princess? Yes!

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