Extended time on the sea
Ruby Princess Cruise Review to Hawaii
Sail Date: April 04, 2015
Ship: Ruby Princess
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: D205
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago
Our party did enjoy the cruise due to the extended time on the ocean. While I can recommend taking this 15 day Hawaii cruise, there are a few recommendations I would like to share:
Rather than emphasize the Latin bands on board, there should have been Hawaii music, hula dancing from the time we set sail. While line dancing at the bon vovage party is fun on most cruises, no where what there indication that we were heading for Hawaii. Instead of Phil Collins and Paul McCarthy concerts on the big screen, Elvis' Blue Hawaii would have been more appropriate for the venue.
We only got a glimpse here and there of the wonderful Rowana & her husband. That duo should have been in the Piazza more hours than the Latin band, or the piano player. Just as a point of view from a sales prospective, future cruises, and what destinations Princess has to offer should have been playing in the cabins, along with a couple of lectures describing cruises Princess offers. I'm willing to bet there would have been a lot of future sign ups if more information was available. The lectures about Route 66 was the best! The lecturer was very informative, and it was a pleasure to join in on those classes. Enough with the art auctions! We're there for the cruise, not to buy art. It would have been a much better visit of the Hawaiian islands if we were given an overnight in Maui, or Kauai. Not enough time to visit those islands. Instead of the Ensenada stop over, spend more time on an island. One less day at sea would have benefited everyone! I am noticing some of the employees are not as enthusiastic to offer customer service, as in the past. Everyone was very nice, and for the most part happy to be there. Just noticing a difference from previous Princess cruises.
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Use deck 7 for your walks around the ship. Look for Tiwitt, Nattalin, & Marko at the International Cafe Coffee bar!
Be aware this is a very senior type of cruise; many wheelchairs/scooters. If you want to see the show, make sure you get to the theatre early. These folks fill up the whole theatre.