2019 Alaska Cruise on Ruby Princess

Ruby Princess Cruise Review

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 23

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Ruby Princess

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

Sail date: August 03, 2019

Ship: Ruby Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: R517

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Here is a brief summary of our cruise: We embarked on Saturday and left for Juneau. Arrived in Juneau Monday morning and took a whale watching tour which was exceptional. We got to see several humpback whales, sea otters and bald eagles. We left for Skagway Monday night and arrived Tuesday morning. Our excursion was the White Pass Railway...again an excellent choice. Leaving Skagway Tuesday night, we were able to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights, then we arrived in Glacier National Park Wednesday around noon. The glaciers and other scenery were so beautiful. Quite an experience to see it. Ketchikan was our stop Thursday morning. There we took a bus tour and then boarded for Victoria, Canada where we arrived Fri afternoon. The city is very beautiful and we really could’ve used more than our 5 hrs to see it all. We took a bus tour which was informative and which showed us several of the city highlights. We leave Victoria Friday night and arrived back in Seattle Saturday morning where we disembarked and heard for Home. All in all we had a wonderful cruise on the Ruby Princess and will definitely use Princess again.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Embarkation was smooth and relatively quick for the number of passengers being checked in. Our stateroom was early sooner than expected and our luggage arrived at the stateroom in a timely manner.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
All food was tasty and well-prepared. Desserts were exceptional.

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our stateroom steward and the dining room wait staff were exceptional!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports of call

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
Victoria is very pretty. Also could’ve used more time to experience the city. We were only in port for 5 hrs.

Ketchikan, Alaska

4 out of 5
We were only in this port for a half day...5 hours. Could’ve used more time to experience the town. We took a bus tour of the area.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Disembarkation was slower than expected but relatively painless. We used the Port Valet service which saved us a lot of time and effort in getting to the airport.

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