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Ruby Princess Cruise Review to Hawaii

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Reviews: 27
Helpful Votes: 294

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Ruby Princess

15 Night Hawaii (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 15, 2015

Ship: Ruby Princess

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: C106

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

We boarded the Ruby Princess in Los Angeles, embarkation was smooth and well organized. 

 

The first night out the seas were rough and we wrocked and rolled a bit.

 

 We found the Ruby to be in good shape overall. The crew for the most part were friendly and helpful.

 

This cruise was interesting in the aspect of dining. We always go anytime dining. On this cruise people started lining up for anytime dining at 4:45 when the dining room did not open until 5:30. We just went in at 7 to 7:30 and never waited. 

 

 The buffet in my opinion was poorly managed for dinner. They would have all three areas of the buffet open for lunch, then only one side open for dinner even when the line was out the door to the pool.

 

 The food was good in the dining room and the buffet was typical buffet food.

 

We did enjoy the Crown grill on several occasions. The service was great and the food was fantastic.

 

The international cafe was good as always and in my opionion the coffee card is still a good deal. Approximately $30, gets you free brewed coffee and 15 specialty coffees. 

 

Our cabin was clean and in good repair.

 

The entertainment was good. Several different types of music to enjoy. We spent most of our time at Crooners listening to Darren Bethell, great entertainer.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food overall was good. Crown grill was fantastic.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Darren Bethell the piano player in Crooners bar was great.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was clean and in good repair. Just understand this cabin is all the way forward last passenger cabin.

Ship tip

The international cafe is a great place to meet and have a nice snack. The Gelato is great, treat yourself. My opionion is the three scoops is worth the $1.50.

Ports of call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

3 out of 5

Hilo, Hawaii

5 out of 5
Rent a car or take the excursion to the valcano national park.

Honolulu, Oahu

5 out of 5
Depending on your comfort level, my suggestion is to rent a car and tour the island on your own. Pearl Harbor is a must.

Nawiliwili, Kauai

5 out of 5
Waimea canyon is beautiful.

Lahaina, Maui

5 out of 5
Great town to just walk around in.

Ensenada, Mexico

3 out of 5
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