Better Than Expected

Ruby Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
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Ruby Princess

7 Night Alaska Inside Passage With Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 19, 2017

Ship: Ruby Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: D423

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Weather was cooler than expected, and rainy for several days, but overall a great trip. Lots of choices for shore excursions, wonderful food and attentive service. Activities for every age group and great entertainment. Minisuite (M1 class) was roomy and well-appointed. Club Class was well worth the extra cost. Learned belatedly there was a shipboard credit for veterans, but it was too late to get the credit. Bought a "Coffee Card" but didn't use all the punches, it did provide unlimited regular coffee and hot chocolate (maybe also tea) outside the dining room though.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Very smooth and well organized.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food outstanding. Dined mostly in Club Class dining where we always had a good table and very attentive service.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Mostly relaxed and enjoyed shore excursions. Entertainment was good, attended one art auction but didn't buy anything.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
The one show we attended was good. Didn't attend others.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Dining room staff was superb, cabin steward was very attentive and met our every need. Stateroom was always in excellent condition.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Everything spotless and well maintained. Good layout and adequate elevators and stairs to handle all passengers.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was roomy, nice bathroom, refrigerator and two TV's, nice balcony with table and two chairs. Always spotless.

Ship tip

Club Class was well worth the extra cost.

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5
Wonderful city (but expensive). Did city tour on disembarkation and was dropped off at our downtown hotel. Did Boeing tour next day independently.

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Enjoyed Mendenhall Glacier tour.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
Took and enjoyed the White Pass & Yukon RR excursion. Not a lot of time for shopping or other sightseeing.

Ketchikan, Alaska

4 out of 5
Not very long in port, not as many attractive excursions. Did the "Duck" tour which gave a pretty good overview of the town, which was interesting.

Victoria, British Columbia

4 out of 5
Very brief stop. Did city tour which was very good.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very smooth and orderly. We were off quickly at our appointed time and baggage was waiting for us in the terminal at the designated location.

Traveler Photos

Florentino, Our Favorite Waiter The Grand Piazza
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