Great First Cruise
Ruby Princess Cruise Review to Mexico
Review summaryThe ship appears to be well maintained and clean. The crew is very friendly and eager to please. Our room was perfect for the two of us. We balcony was awesome. I spent a lot of time out there watching the ocean and other boats go by. I can't imagine cruising without it. Sleeping with the constant sound of the ocean was very relaxing. The food was good. The formal dining team was very attentive and pleasant. I preferred the Crowne Grill over Curtis Stones. I thought the food was better and overall a better experience. Entertainment was very good. I regret not seeing a show at the Princess Theatre. Not sure why we didn't. The cigar lounge was full of cigarette smokers which makes it a lot less enjoyable. It's called a Cigar Lounge, not a Cigarette Lounge! I took the guided tour at the end of the week and it was fun. I paid $150 put you end up with a $75 robe, a picture of you and the cabin, and several other perks. The photo situation was crazy. There are photographers all over the ship all the time. We purchased one photo for $25 but if we knew the game might have posed for more photos and purchased the package at the end. On a side note, I was told they take and print over $15,000 photos in a week and sell only 30% of them. Yikes, that's a lot of wasted photos. All in all, this was a great cruise. I've already booked another cruise on the soon to be completed Sky Princess in 2019.
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Cabin / Stateroom
The Balcony Cabin is a no brainer. Having access to look out and enjoy the scenario is priceless. We slept with the slider open and it was so relaxing.