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Ruby Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
Ruby Princess

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

Sail date: July 13, 2019

Ship: Ruby Princess

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: E 327

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Defiantly do layers. And a raincoat or poncho is a must. Don't expect to see wild animals unless you go on a specific excursion for them, or go to the wildlife sanctuary.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
It was so easy to get on board.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
We tried to get into specialty dining, but they wouldn't even look at us standing there waiting. (Don't wear Jeans, even if they are brand new. And take off your raincoat or zip up sweater.) We didn't care for the menus posted in the MDR.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Love afternoon trivia, movie's under the stars, the shows in the theater. Anything in the piazza.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
We had seen the stage shows before, both were good. Loved the musicians they had come aboard..

Children's Programs

No kids with us

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was so friendly, and always willing to answer questions or help you with anything.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
After the first day, it was so easy to get around. And they were always cleaning and wiping water off the decks so there was less of a hazard to slip.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Even though it is an obstructed view cabin, you still have quite a view. We could open the curtains and lay in bed watching the view go by. And the way the mirrors are placed out still got a perfect view. The walls are not made of metal, magnets do not stick.

Ship tip

Your trip is going to be what you make it. If you go in looking for all the negative, our will find it, and your trip won't won't be fun and relaxing.

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

3 out of 5
We live near here. Parking was confusing.

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
For the capital city is was easy to get around. Very clean, and what awed me most was the lack of homeless in the streets. No panhandlers on the corners. You feel very safe. Loved the museums. No excursions since it was foggy and raining.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
We found a little shop that lets you gold pan, she gave helpful tips and was very one on one. I came home with gold. Took the White Pass train ride, the short excursion. Very interesting to see hints of how far the miners had to travel just to try and find gold.

Cruise Glacier Bay

4 out of 5
The passage to get up to the glacier had a lot of whales and otters in the water. The 1st glacier they stopped at was so amazing. It had so many different faces to it. There was one so covered by diet and silt you could hardly tell it was a glacier. And the other big glacier we went to it started to rain/snow on us. Pictures came out black and white basically. The rangers were great with commentary and the things they brought for show and tell. Don't miss them leaving. Their boat comes up from the back and they climb down a road ladder to get on their boat.

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
Needed more time on this port. So much to see and do. We took a Duck boat ride. Took us thru bear valley, around the town and then into the harbor. All the while a local girl was telling us history and gossip about how the town was built. I am glad the boat is completely enclosed in plexiglass it rained hard.

Victoria, British Columbia Did not visit port

Only in port for a couple hours. Stayed onboard and packed bags for disembarkation.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
It is so easy. We chose to have our bags delivered dockside for us. So all we did was grab our carry ones and walk off. Found out bags and walked out to the shuttle.
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