Ruby Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

2-3 cruises


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4 out of 5

Nice experience but always trying to get you to spend more

Sail Date: December 27, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

We enjoyed our cruise with 15 family members.  The balcony was nice size but the rooms seemed small especially when bunk beds are down (my brother cut his nose on the metal stairs going to the top bunk). 

On the first day there were too many people trying to sell you drink packages.  Then throughout the cruise it seemed like there was a price for everything (cake decorating for kids, the ink pen for bingo (and bingo already cost a lot), shade was at a premium on Princess Cay and the cabana/umbrella was $39 (seemed high).  Glad that the zumba classes were free but disappointed that they charged for yoga and boot camp.   I think ALL fitness courses should be free (at least one class of each).  

We were happy that the craps tables had a $5 min bet vs. a higher min. 

It seemed like at least one of the jacuzzis were closed and the ones open were always crowded.  The jacuzzis were fairly small to begin with. 

Kids loved the pizza and ice cream stations that were open all the time.

It would have been nice to have more information about how and where to disembark for the tenders. 

Overall great experience and we would do again. Staff very friendly.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
seemed small
Service and Staff
Children's Programs
Should allow parents to play with children. We tried a few times to play games in youth center but seemed to be restricted to kids only
Onboard Activities
table tennis should be in doors as difficult to play in wind
Destinations and Excursions
More education should be shared with passengers about NOT stepping on coral. I saw way too many people stand up and walk on the coral at every stop. No one seemed to educate passengers about environment.
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
George Town, Grand Cayman
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Best snorkeling here - need to drive for about 30 minutes
Cozumel, Mexico
Almost every beach had some cover charge to go in. Family enjoyed Mia beach
Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island)


Not sure how you can get rooms together. There were 15 of us and we were scattered all over the ship. Not sure if this was an error on my travel agents part or what.

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