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Ruby Princess Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 30

Overall rating:

3.2 out of 5
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Ruby Princess

7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 14, 2017

Ship: Ruby Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: C242

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Honestly, I would not recommend Princess to friends / family. My husband and I would not book another Princess cruise again. Here are my reasons 1. We are in our 30's-40's, this cruise or cruise line seems to be geared to an older crowd (60+) There were no fun, younger persons activities on board. Which leads me to number 2. 2. Two days at sea were simply boring as hell. Other than drinking and going to the pool, there was very little for us to do. 3. We really did not get to experience Cabo at all. Princess needs to change their itinerary because such a short time is Cabo was really disappointing. It was the nicest place of all ports visited. and we got to spend no time there. 4. The food in the main dining room was mediocre at best. The specialty dining restaurants we re far better! 5.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Quick and painless

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Buffet was just ok Main dining room, just ok, definitely could be better - shimp cocktail, those shrimp were like baby shrimp. Specialty restaurant Share - very good Specialty restaurant Crown - very good Drinks were just ok, not that strong. Only place that made the best drinks was the skywalker nightclub

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Eh, the activities seemed to be geared more towards older people (60+)

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Just ok, no real complaints

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
The shower stall could have been a bit bigger, little room to shower properly without banging your elbows on the sides.

Ports of call

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

3 out of 5
We did a shore excursion booked through American Airlines. Zip LIning. The price was exactly half of what princess was charging for the same amount of time.

Mazatlan, Mexico

1 out of 5
ABSOLUTELY HATED IT. The city was kind of a dump and vehicle fumes were too strong. Did a non princess excursion, which was fun.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

3 out of 5
This port really deserved 5 stars, but I only gave three because, we were there for a VERY SHORT time. We left at 230. We did a shore excursion that stated at 930. we got back at 1pm. we had to be back on the boat by 115. This left absolutely ZERO TIME to actually roam around the town.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
While it seems very planned, it was a bit disorganized. We were supposed to meet in the Explorer Lounge, but then somehow got shuffled into the Wheelhouse Bar and then we got off. There was definitely some confusion by staff and guests.
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