British Isles Cruise

Ruby Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 32

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Ruby Princess

12 Night British Isles (London Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 22, 2014

Ship: Ruby Princess

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

This cruise visited great ports. While the excursions were expensive they were interesting. If you have problems walking avoid a cabin in the front part of the ship. Since they do not serve lunch in the dining rooms ( room service and buffet restaurant are only options) you have to walk a very long way to the back of the ship where the restaurants are. We were in cabin E101 ( deck 8) which is right next to a crew area and were frequently disturbed by things being dropped, stabilizers being deployed, and on the first morning an alarm that awoke us at 6:15 am and went off for two hours. Not what you need when trying to adjust to the five hour time difference. We had any time dining and had 4 nights when service was very slow. The movies were recent and the movies under the stars were great. Overall, we enjoyed this cruise. 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5

Ports of call

Southampton (London), England

3 out of 5

St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands

5 out of 5
Beautiful Island

Cobh (Cork), Ireland

5 out of 5
Kissing the Blarney Stone requires a difficult climb up uneven steps.

Dublin, Ireland

5 out of 5
If you love flowers you must visit Powerscourt Estate.

Liverpool, England

3 out of 5

Belfast, Northern Ireland

3 out of 5
It was a co;d rainy day that ruined our visit to the Giant's Causeway

Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland

5 out of 5
Loch Lomond is beautiful

Invergordon (Inverness & Loch Ness), Scotland

5 out of 5
Loch Ness cruise and Urqhurt Castle were very enjoyable.

South Queensferry (Edinburgh), Scotland

3 out of 5
City was very crowded due to Military Tatoo. Long steep walk up to Edinburgh Castle.

Le Havre (Paris), France

5 out of 5
Visited Monet's home in Giverney, beautiful gardens and the city of Rouen
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