Amazing 1st cruise!

Ruby Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 21

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Ruby Princess

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

Sail date: May 18, 2019

Ship: Ruby Princess

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: C424

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Overall, this is the best first cruise I could have imagined. There was nothing bad about it! Highly recommend!


5 out of 5
Very organized, was a stress free experience.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Buffet: 6/10 Good selection, taste was good enough, fresh fruit! Not enough staff to keep tables clean or to provide drinks. Thankful for the main dining room, the staff was amazing! Traditional Dining was top notch food and service!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We participated in a lot of the Art gallery activities and loved every second of it. Observed a lot of the other activities & enjoyed watching them. Our favorite was Dancing with the Crew.


5 out of 5
We really enjoyed all the performers/shows in the Princess theater.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Top notch. Not one single complaint.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Everything was very clean & well maintained with the exception of the buffet. However, I think more staff would have helped with that.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Perfect size for 2 adults. We personally loved having the inside cabin. The beds were really comfortable. Inside cabin is perfect for those that only plan to use the cabin for resting and cleaning up. We spent most of our time outside the cabin enjoying the many things the ship had to offer.

Ship tip

Go to Tea Time because it is the most fun experience and the food is so yummy!

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5
We embarked here and the views were amazing. No excursion.

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Beautiful views on top of the Tramway.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
I listened to the advise from thousand who cruised before me and went on the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad excursion AND I'm so happy that I did! Breathtaking views! Tip: The earlier you get in line means you'll get a chance to pick where you sit. Once you choose your train car that is it for the duration of the trip. No walking in between cars will be allowed but you will be able to stand outside in front and back of each car. We chose the very last train car and so glad we did! We had views of the front of the whole train when going around the curves of mountains which made for a great photo.

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5
Spectacular view! Worth going out on deck and taking a look. Very peaceful! We also saw many Bald Eagles perched on floating ice throughout the bay.

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
Adorable little town. We didn't go on any excursions but they had the best souvenir shops with excellent prices!

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
Loved Victoria! We went on a horse drawn trolley to tour the city. It was fun and very informative. The trolley isn't very comfortable to it may be difficult for those who can't sit in snug places for very long.


5 out of 5
Organized and Stress free!
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