Alaska was great but Princess wasn't !!!

Ruby Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review

Sail Date: July 26, 2015
Ship: Ruby Princess
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: P238
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years ago

I have been on about 10 cruises but this was my first and last on Princess.Carpeting in room had filthy stains on it. Room so small there was no comfortable chair - only the bed and a desk chair. No activities at night after the 8 pm show - unless you drink and dance in the bars. Disembarkation was a nightmare. Purchased their shuttle service to A/P - Big Mistake!!!. My time was for 8:15. Finally off at 9 - did not get to A/P until 10. Plane was at 11:30. A/P was chaos - several ships of people there. Only reason I made it to my flight is because I'm handicapped and asked to get ahead on the lines. I've reported this to Princess - Don't think it will do any good anyway.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was OK. Many more selections on other cruise lines.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
None -after 8 pm show - unless you wanted to go to bars to drink and dance.


3 out of 5
The shows that they did have were good but too few.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Most of staff were helpful

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Most of ship was clean but the carpeting in my room was not.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Filthy stains on carpet. very small. No comfortable chair.

Ship Tip

If you go on this one - plan your own transportation for after the cruise.

5 out of 5
Went with Viator Tours. Six hour tour of Seattle. Very nice day.

Ketchikan, Alaska Did not visit port

Saw Saxman Native Village

Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska

5 out of 5
We were up very early to see this. It was very cold and rainy. So, dress warm.
5 out of 5
Mendenhall Glacier. Really nice. Very educational when going thru visitor center.

Skagway, Alaska Did not visit port

This was the best. Saw sled dogs and got to hold puppies. Panned for gold.
1 out of 5
This was not good at all. Driver said bus 46 yrs old from England. It made so much noise, couldn't hear a thing he talked about.
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