Ruby Princess Cruise Review to Hawaii

Contributor Level: Captain

Experience
7+ cruises

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18

Helpful Votes
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4 out of 5

Good Cruise

Sail Date: November 15, 2015

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

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.

Cabin / Stateroom
Cabin was clean and in good repair. Just understand this cabin is all the way forward last passenger cabin.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Embarkation was good, debarkation slow and somewhat disorganized.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Entertainment
Darren Bethell the piano player in Crooners bar was great.
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Food overall was good. Crown grill was fantastic.
San Pedro (Los Angeles), California
Hilo, Hawaii
Rent a car or take the excursion to the valcano national park.
Honolulu, Oahu
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
Waimea canyon is beautiful.
Lahaina, Maui
Great town to just walk around in.
Ensenada, Mexico

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.



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