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3.0

Just stepped off the Ruby... by Yummy1

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Ship: Ruby Princess

Just stepped off the Ruby Princess heading to Cabo. Cute ship with sizable and comfy rooms. Food was ok..not great..but that smoke in the casino😡😡😡

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Great Cabo SL Cruise by SistersGetaway

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Ruby Princess / Destination: Coastal - West Coast

I would highly recommend the Ruby Princess and the 5 day itinerary to Cabo San Lucas. It was nice having two available days there in port. We had time constraints but would have reserved this as a longer cruise. The ship itself is beautifully maintained, and the finishes on board are really lovely. Everything was well organized with great service, food, and shows.

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We had a great time. by kathf2011gmailcom

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Ruby Princess / Destination: Coastal - West Coast

We had a great time, our room was amazing.perfect location.

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4.4

Very nice and pleasant getaway. by kyle50

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Ruby Princess / Destination: Coastal - West Coast

Pleasant getaway with near perfect weather. Good time had by all.

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4.0

Getting on and off was... by pattyde

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Ship: Ruby Princess

Getting on and off was smooth and fast. Cabin B343 was comfy for 2. Buffet was abundant, food was fresh For $29 extra you can get steak and lobster at some restaurants. It was ok but surf n turf that night included big fat shrimp and a filet at no added charge which I should have chosen. I had fabulous days in the spa, the best ever: Thai poultice massage 75 mins for $199. Beware of upsells in the spa each treatment I was offered extras and after my facial invited to buy $800 worth of creams!! $48 bottle of Pinot was not good. Cabin steward was surly, kept our cabin clean but not helpful when I asked for corkscrew ‘you have to call room service,’ argumentative when I told him we waited 2 days for him to restock our $2 water bottles or asked for our debarkation instructions and luggage tags. Plenty to do on ship. Shore excursions to Cabo handled well. Ship sells tours which they mark up 100% or more from what you can buy yourself on shore. Parking for ship was fast n easy, great movies on deck, plenty of pools, hot tubs, bars and entertainment. Total Cost was about $3k for 2 I am an experienced cruiser and will opt for smaller ships in the future.

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Amazing cruise by axlem

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Ruby Princess / Destination: Coastal - West Coast

Had a great time on our first cruise, will be booking more, can't wait

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3.7

Great time with family! by casabear

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Ruby Princess / Destination: Mexico

The cruise was very relaxing & enjoyable. I’ve been a snowbird for many years & the excursions to shore were of no interest to me. As a winter resident, we tried to avoid going anyplace on cruise ship days. Always higher prices!

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4.5

Amazing Mexico cruise by dacountrygrl

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Ruby Princess / Destination: Mexico

This was a great cruise all around. Would rather do Mazatlan over Lapaz. That would make it a great great great cruise. Ruby princess is a great ship with so much fun and great activities

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4.4

Wonderful trip! by Kailena

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Ruby Princess / Destination: Mexico

The overview I was could is great! I loved my time on the Ruby and would love to come back again. some things need to be improved but over all I had a great vacation and would do it again for its staff and cleanliness.

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4.4

Fun First-Ever Cruise-Sea of Cortez and Mexican Riviera by VeraLynn

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Ruby Princess / Destination: Mexico

As first-timers, it took us a couple of days to get the lay of the land and figure out how we wanted to spend our days. There are lots of activities, and we were dashing around trying to do them all. After a couple of days we realized that our favorite thing to do was spend days on the Lido Deck enjoying the sun and sea air. We like to read and play cribbage, so that was mostly how we spent our days (plus caught some movies on deck, and we tried to get to the trivia games). Some would find that boring, but we loved it. This cruise was all about relaxing for us! We really enjoyed relaxing by day, going to shows at night. Note to other new cruisers - dinner in the dining rooms lasted for two or more hours, so take that into account when planning your evening. Overall, we truly enjoyed ourselves, and will cruise again.

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Not very exciting in the Sea of Cortez! by clwcruising

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Ruby Princess / Destination: Mexico

Ruby Princess is starting to show its age with backed up sinks and toilets and problems with the toilets' vacuum system (sometimes works, sometimes doesn't work). The furniture and carpet are nice but nicked and worn. On the other hand, the new HD TVs were welcome, compared to the blurry older sets in the cabins. It would also help that the daily newsletter is proofread so there are no date and time mistakes and misspelled words! The front desk never answers its phones, so you have to go down and stand in line to talk to someone. The ports in the Sea of Cortez were OK, but one-time visits. We only saw whales at the mouth to the Cabo bay/Sea of Cortez entrance and the Pacific. Never saw any wildlife in the Sea of Cortez!

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4.5

A getaway cruise ~ by conniefive5

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Ruby Princess

This was just a getaway cruise for a few days. Enjoyed my trip as usual. Princess is quite reliable for its class of service and general settings. Atmosphere is more suitable for mature passengers for relaxing than for the younger generations, they may find it boring in a way.

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5.0

We had a wonderful 4... by dancerlindzi

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Ship: Ruby Princess

We had a wonderful 4 night cruise. It was raining most of the time & a bit choppy. But crossing will be always be better than being at home. Food was yummy, service was great. Can't complain.

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3.9

15th Wedding Anniversary by Chrisp99

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Ruby Princess / Destination: Coastal - West Coast

Fun and filling we went on a quick getaway for our 15th Wedding Anniversary and had a great time on the boat. Santa Barbara has lots of shopping.

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Short and sweet! by clwcruising

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Ruby Princess / Destination: Coastal - West Coast

We experienced rainy weather in both Santa Barbara and Ensenada but were still able to get around with proper rain gear. The cruise would have been much better with sunny weather.

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Wonderful Relaxing Time with Amazing Crew by DurhamFamily

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Ruby Princess / Destination: Coastal - West Coast

We had a great experience. I would highly recommend Princess and this particular route!

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4.6

Super Time in the Spa by Dallasrd

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Ruby Princess / Destination: Coastal - West Coast

This was a good cruise. I wish we had done 7 days instead of 5. OUr room was great , We tried some fun new things including massages and acupuncture. Overall a pretty good time especially if you love prime rib like we do.

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5.0

Amazing First Cruise by HellooKitty

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Ruby Princess / Destination: Mexico

What an amazing experience we had! Embarkation – We drove to San Pedro from Phoenix. Started out around 0330, a couple of gas and restroom stops along the way. We did not have a hard time finding parking at all. We parked right across the terminal building. We got there around 0930, sat inside the terminal and waited until about 1030, when they started processing passengers. The staff were very helpful and after about 30 minutes, we were onboard this magnificent vessel! The cabins weren’t ready yet, so we went to the International Café to eat, and soon after went to the Lido deck to check out the buffet. We also went to look for our Muster Station. At 1300, an announcement was made that the cabins were ready. We headed to our cabin, put up my door decorations, then after about 10 minutes, our luggage arrived. Cabin: The room was bigger than I thought it would be. Our Oceanview was unobstructed, so we were able to look out our big window and that was so awesome! The bed was comfy, and our Steward Johnny M. was absolutely amazing! He accommodated my requests throughout our stay and always greeted us with a smile. We requested for 2 robes and got them, too. I would definitely recommend bringing an air freshener, though, because there’s no vent in the bathroom. Food: I really don’t understand all the negative reviews about the food here! They were all excellent. We dined at the Horizon court, Salty Dog grill, Slices, Michaelangelo, and Da Vinci. We opted for Anytime Dining, but never waited more than 5-10 minutes for a table. True, sometimes we shared a table with others cause the wait line for tables for 2 were about a 20 minute wait and we were in a hurry to watch a show. Well one night, we enjoyed the company of our tablemates that we didn’t even make it to our show. It was so fun to get to meet others. Their selections were excellent, and I often found myself ordering two appetizers and two dinner plates, which hubby and I shared. The desserts were also great, not too sweet. Our servers were amazing as well – Noni G., Ferdie A., Samuel E., Roy, and a slew of other great staff. The receptionists always smiled upon greeting all the guests. Horizon court – you usually have to walk through to find an open table, but so many others were willing to share their table with us, and we did the same when we had extra seats. I had asked for a special fish sauce and staff got it for me two times from their own staff kitchen. We did not do any Specialty Dining, nor order any specialty or alcoholic drinks. The only thing we spent money for was Gelato, and that was $1.50 for three scoops (oh, and a souvenir magnet). Now where can you go and find gelato for that price? Also, the coffee and specialty coffee they had like fraps, mocha, etc, the prices were not that expensive. In fact, we were pleasantly surprised at how low they were priced. They looked really yummy. We didn’t order them, though, because I’ve always been fine with just water and the occasional iced tea (which was good, too). On our last day, we ordered lemonade and regret not doing that earlier during our cruise because the lemonade was very good! Shows: We watched almost all of their shows, except for the country shows. We attended both auditions for The Voice of the Ocean, and that was a lot of fun! Yes, get there about 20 minutes early to get good seats, just like you would at any other show. The Cruise Director and her staff really put on good shows. Activities: We didn’t travel with children, but we signed up for Discovery @ Sea Planetarium, and that was a good experience. Sign up early so you don’t run out of the limited space. The times to sign up will be on the Patter. We also attended a Stargazing session, and it was amazing! We went to the very top of the ship and got a lecture about the solar system. Movies Under The Stars: This was my absolute favorite! All the movies shown were fairly new. Heck, I even went even though I’ve seen the movie! Staff was going around offering pizza. There were flannel blankets to keep you warm. Excursions: At Cabo, we booked the pirate ship snorkel excursion. That was great, too. Their excursions are very well organized. We got tickets to all 3 excursions on our first night. It told us where to meet, what time, and any special instructions like clothes to wear or bring. At Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta, we did the city highlights tour. I thought it was a great way to see Mexico. Lots of art. I would say that the only bad thing was the street vendors trying to sell you their goods, but that is expected of all tourist spots. Disembarkation: We set out our luggage on the last night. We got a newsletter that told us where to go at a particular time. That went smoothly as well! I can hardly wait for our next cruise on the Ruby! I am a fan, and I know you will be, too.

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5.0

The ship was beautiful. Always... by llundin

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Ship: Ruby Princess

The ship was beautiful. Always clean. And the smoking areas are great. The staff is wonderful. The food in the main dining room was great. Lots of choices to choose from. I stayed in a mini suite with family and there was plenty of room for all of us and our room steward was great. Left clothes on my bed by mistake and he folded them for me.

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5.0

Excellent first cruise by llundin

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Ruby Princess / Destination: Mexico

Overall great cruise for a first timer. I pretty much just stayed on the ship and relaxed the entire time. Always make sure to check your princess patter for port day spa specials. The sanctuary is a wonderful place to spend the day. They wait on you hand and foot. So wonderful.

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