Ruby Princess Eastern Carribean

Ruby Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 06, 2014
Ship: Ruby Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: B624
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Great time!

Food was a little under expectations (for example - surf & turf was steak and shrimp, not steak and lobster. No midnight chocolate buffet like Carnival has. The ice was cheap quality and the iced tea was weak),

Activities were varied and entertainment was better than average.

Excursion choices at the ports were better than on other cruise lines.

This was our third cruise, but the first one on Princess.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Expected better for example surf & turf was steak/shrimp not steak/lobster

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Especially enjoyed the fruit sculptures and the ice sculptures

Entertainment

5 out of 5
But we spent more time waiting for the shows (45 minutes) because of limited seating, than actual show time (usually 30 minutes)

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Melvin and Francisco in the Bortacelli dining hall, and Darpan in the casino and he also served us in other locations like at the shows and on the Princess Cays island.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very enjoyable. Our first time with a balcony and the only way we will travel going forward. The staff were very attentive.

Ship Tip

It takes a bit of getting used to - the elevators don't go to all floors in different areas of the ship. It can be confusing.
The portraits were price-y, albeit good quality.
Some excursions allowed for ZERO time to explore the island/port.

5 out of 5
Very relaxing, but not much to do there other than play on the beach.
5 out of 5
We took an excursion and had time for shopping/browsing as well, without feeling rushed.
5 out of 5
We took an excursion and had time for shopping/browsing as well, without feeling rushed.
3 out of 5
We took an excursion and had NO time for shopping/browsing. Did feel rushed.
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