Ruby Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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3 out of 5

Nice Mediterranean Cruise

Sail Date: June 21, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Inside

The Ruby Princess is a nice cruise liner with pleasant rooms, good dining and friendly staff. The ports of call were pretty nice except for Cannes, where the town had little to offer and there was not enough time to go to Nice. The onboard entertainment was substandard.

Pros: The ports of call, crise ship

Cons: Nickel and diming on cruise amenities, poor entertainment

Recommends Ruby Princess? Yes!

Boring shows.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Ship Quality
Cabin / Stateroom
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
Livorno is a pit, Pisa was OK, and Florence was too far away..
Don't Miss: Pisa.
Mykonos, Greece
Nice beaches.
Don't Miss: We took a bus, which was OK, but we really should have rented scooters.
Naples, Italy
Naples is a pit, but Pompeii was worth it.
Don't Miss: Pompeii
Istanbul, Turkey
Very interesting mix of muslim and western culture.
Don't Miss: the mosques.
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
Nothing but shops.
Don't Miss: Nothing.
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
We took a cab to Athens and were ripped off. We took a train back and found the ride interesting (although crowded).
Don't Miss: Acropolis
Cannes, France
You can skip Cannes - the stpo is too short to go to Nice.
Don't Miss: We should have just gone to the beaches.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
You need more than one day to see Rome, so start your trip off there before going to Venice.
Don't Miss: Lots of things.
Venice, Italy
There was a long walk to the ship from the water bus stop. If the cruise line had told us, we would have taken their launch service from St Mark's square.
Don't Miss: walk through town and ride a water bus.

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