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Ruby Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Ruby Princess

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

Sail date: June 08, 2019

Ship: Ruby Princess

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: R717

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

My family and I enjoyed our Alaskan/Canadian cruise very much. We were able to all eat in the onboard buffets, dining rooms, swim in the pools and hot tubs and explore new cities together. The views were incredible. For cruises in general, I'd suggest bringing sea bands or medicine for motion sickness, as that did affect some of my family. Prepare for the cold, most days on our trip were about 60 degrees F, but other than those few setbacks, it was amazing.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The Dining rooms exceeded my expectations greatly. We had set times to eat, the menus changed every night, giving a variety of menu options as well as dessert too. Our waiters were very kind and provided detailed answers to any of our questions.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
The activities were quite nice, considering there were four pools on deck. As for myself, being a teenager, there wasn't much to do when most of my family spent their time at bars and the on-ship casino and club. There was a 'kids club' area with games and others options to do as well.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
There were multiple fun games and game shows that brought laughter to our trip. The 'movies under the stars' was a very nice concept of an outdoor movie, although there were provided blankets, it got quite cold considering we were in alaska.

Children's Programs

4 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our staff on the Ruby was absolutely amazing. I never had a bad experience with any of the crew members. Our waiter, Riza, was always kind and helped us out greatly. As well as our room keeper, Robelito, he was very nice and funny at times, he seemed to always be able to clean our rooms when we were gone, even if it was for a short time period, and assisted with all of our cabin-concerning needs.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The Ruby was centered around delicate artistry and paintings all around. There were beautiful murals and fun artist themed parts of the ship. Crew members were always cleaning and suggesting hand sanitizer for cleanliness. The ship never looked dirty and always felt home-like.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
The beds were very comfortable, we were able to watch television and had a hair dryer provided.

Ship tip

Just use the stairs, they're much faster.

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

4 out of 5
We were able to walk around the city and see some of the sights. Uber helped with transportation, I would recommend bringing rain jackets.

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Definitely one of my favorite ports. I would definitely recommend taking the tram, there are multiple trails to go hiking on, there are many beautiful sights from above the city.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
My family and I went zipping at Grizzly Falls and had a blast. We got to drive up one of the mountains and got to see the scenery from above.

Cruise Glacier Bay

4 out of 5
This day was more spent with family and looking at the glaciers. We spent most of our time trying to find whales and seeing the animal life. The views were incredible.

Ketchikan, Alaska

3 out of 5
Ketchikan was the salmon city of Alaska, it's a fairly small town with a few shops and restaurants. We didn't do any excursions so there wasn't much to do for us, but we weren't in Ketchikan very long so it was alright.

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
Victoria was beautiful, we arrived later at night and got to see the sunset by the docks, which was very pretty. There were many shops and historic buildings to look at the architecture. The Parliament building especially stood out with the outlining lights at night. The only thing I could ask for is to be there longer.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
We got off the ship very early in the morning which was a bit troublesome for a night owl like myself, but the crew and staff members helped us get off kindly and efficiently so it all worked out.

Traveler Photos

River of glacier water from our zip lining tour
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