WOW Ruby Princess Cruise

Ruby Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska Inside Passage With Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 07, 2016
Ship: Ruby Princess
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: R249
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

My wife and I recently completed an Alaskan cruise on the Ruby Princess. WOW, what a wonderful experience.  I cannot say enough superlatives regarding the ship, staff, and cuisine.  Everything was perfect shipboard wise. The weather was not so cooperative but the Ruby Princess' crew members and the Juneau photo safari and whale watching excursion more than made up for the weather.  I would highly, highly recommend that you consider the Ruby Princess for your Alaskan cruise.Big Smile

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The BEST we've every experienced on a cruise.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
More than enough things to do. We went to relax and enjoy the scenery which is what we did.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Didn't bother however, it was available. We relaxed and enjoyed the natural beauty during the day.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
No children.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Impeccable is the best description. A super courteous staff.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
High quality, Extremely well maintained and very, very clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Larger than we thought it would be. Very well appointed, extremely clean and well kept. Most comfortable bed I've every slept on. I'm searching the internet to buy one.

Ship Tip

Book mid-ship deck 14 if possible. Rotate meals between dining rooms and buffets. Make sure to read dining menus daily as they change. Enjoy the desserts at the Piazza International Cafe. Best to eat late at all locations because they can be crowed between opening and up to 2 hours after.

5 out of 5
Ride public transportation & stay close to the airport if you want to save money. Forget renting a car, use the train in and out of the downtown area. Don't miss Space Needle and the Market (early morning)
3 out of 5
Nothing spectacular about the town unless you're shopping for jewelry. Don't take a paid excursion for the town, easy walk all over, not very big.
5 out of 5
Make sure to be on the top deck and dressed warmly! Stunning if the weather cooperates!
5 out of 5
If whale watching season take an excursion. Nice small city.
5 out of 5
Watch the weather forecast before booking a train excursion. You can book in Skagway if need be. Best place to buy a knife.
5 out of 5
Beautiful city but you will need more time to see than you have on a cruise. It's definitely a place to visit separate from a cruise. Butchart Gardens are beautiful but not enough time on a cruise tour.
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