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Ruby Princess Cruise Review to Mexico


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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4 Night West Coast Getaway With Catalina Island (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 22, 2016
Ship: Ruby Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: A341
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

A big ship with very, very small showers in the balcony staterooms.  Food in main dining room was okay but not outstanding except for a few things here and there.  The dining room staff seemed very rushed and stressed.  The Wheelhouse was a great place to meet with friends for drinks and to play cards.  The comedy show was wonderful - it felt that Joe really knew each and every one of us and our foibles.  He was too funny!

We had to vacate our stateroom in the middle of the night.  Understood the problem and wasn't unhappy about it-it was an emergency situation.  But was unhappy that there was no Ruby Princess presence from the time they pounded on our door until an hour later when they said we could return to our staterooms soon.  No one to direct us where to go, no water or orange juice or coffee provided, no one keeping us apprised of the status of the situation. There were hundreds of people left to wander with no direction.  

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
It must be very hard to feed so many people - we usually cruise on smaller ships and find the food is much better: variety, served at correct temperature, etc.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Lots of activities if you wanted to take advantage of them.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Commedian was terrific.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Our room steward was good -

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Shower was so small can't imagine how a large person would even be able to get into it.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Bathroom was very small, particularly the shower. Otherwise cabin was fine.

Ship Tip

Check out the drink specials in the Wheelhouse in the afternoons.

3 out of 5
The tour we took was very good - especially the old casino. So interesting. Hard to see so many very young children on the streets selling things while mom watches.
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