Ruby Princess Cruise Review to Mexico

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4 out of 5

A Mexican Cruise

Sail Date: March 14, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Suite

We usually sail with RCCL. We have sailed with Princess before and have a Platinum status with them, with RCCL we are Diamond Plus. RCCL has not had any regular west coast sailing for some time. We are probably going to be increasing our sailings with Princess as a result. We had many opportunities to compare. Because we book a suite we are given what I have been told is similar to there Elite status loyalty privileges. One of the best is breakfast in the Crown Grill. RCCL does a similar breakfast opportunity but the menu is not as good and the service on the Ruby Princess in the Grill was second to none, the pastries were fantastic. Princess does not have a Concierge lounge but does have Skywalkers. They charge for drinks in Skywalkers the do not in the Concierge lounge. Both give wifi but Princess is limited. Princess gives free laundry RCCL does not. Not having a concierge is a bit of inconvenience but not insurmountable. The theater on the Ruby Princess is to small and there is no reserved  seating for suites as there is on RCCL. Also there was no  handicapped seating in the theater that I could see.                                              We stayed in a Penthouse Suite L107.This was forward on the ship. It had an odd configuration.   We have friends who had the Penthouse Suite midship and it had a much better layout . I would not recommend the forward suites.                                      The staff was friendly and  helpful though some of the crew who ran the trivia contests thought  the were funnier that actually were.                                              The ports were all good with possible exception of La Paz, not much there for us. I will quite probably do this cruise again.   

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Odd configuration because it was forward on the ship. It was more of a triangle shape. Difficult for privacy.
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The Trident Grill and the Pizzeria are not to be missed. Both are opened for lunch and dinner, It saves the hassle and crowds of going in to the Horizon Court.

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