Bucket List Alaska Trip

Ruby Princess Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 23

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
Ruby Princess

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

Sail date: August 17, 2019

Ship: Ruby Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Best way to knock off adventures from your bucket list is by cruising! Loved everything about this itinerary! You must do Alaska!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Princess is so organized. This was our first cruise and they made it so comfortable not stressed at all trying to figure out what to do. They know how to move thousands of guests in an efficient and safe manner.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Crown Grill was 5 stars. The ribeye was so delicious. The main dining room was good. The buffet was basic same items for breakfast everyday and not much flavor to be had.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Bingo, trivia and music in Piazza were good.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Guest lecturers were great. Stage shows were boring with 2nd rate singers and dancers

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Great service with every staff member we encountered.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Ship was clean. Staterooms showed some wear but were clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
B715 was our room. Jose was our room steward and he was the best. Always greeted us and asked about our day. Alaska is the one cruise you must have a balcony! We saw whales daily from our balcony.

Ship tip

Ruby was a great ship and I am excited to check out other Princess Ships!

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

1 out of 5
Dirty, crowded and homeless population is astronomical. Pikes Market was very crowed and tour operator warned us of pick pockets at the market. Space Needle was fun and worth doing.

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
WhaleQuest with Mendenhall Glacier is a must do. We saw whales, sea lions and dolphins. At the glacier we saw bears and porcupines and salmon in the rivers.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
Favorite port of all. Lots of history and the excursion to the Suspension bridge was the best. We had many stops for photo ops and spent a lot of time in Canada and that was very cool. The Yukon is beautiful scenery.

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5
Beautiful viewing of the glacier and it calving also lots of wildlife and whales.

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
Saxman Village was awesome very cool totem poles and the tribe people were very happy to have us there.

Victoria, British Columbia

3 out of 5
Beautiful city but we arrived late and it was dark so we could not see much. Craigdarroch castle was cool and since it was inside tour it was lit and we could enjoy it.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
As easy to embark even easier disembarking. Very organized and very clear on how to handle our excursion and transfer to the airport.

Traveler Photos

Embarking on the Ruby Yukon Mendenhall Glacier Yukon Balcony B715 Glacier Bay
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