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Ruby Princess

107 reviews
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Traveller (626)
Common Areas (1,767)
Dining and Bars (574)
Itineraries for this ship
Itinerary
10 Night Cruise to the Mexican Riviera
Departure date
Monday, 12/12/22
Route
San Francisco, Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo, Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas, San Francisco
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Overview

About
Passengers: 3,080   |   Crew: 1,200
Passengers to crew: 2.57:1
Passengers to space: 37:1
Launched: 2008   

Decks

  • Deck 4
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 9
Additional decks
Deck 4 layout
 
Amenities
Medical Center

Cabins

Balcony
Cabin size: 233 - 285 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 95
Accessible rooms: 16
Maximum passengers: 4
Number of cabins: 682

Activities & entertainment

Activities (27)
  • Aerobics
  • Arts and Crafts Classes*
  • Beauty Salon*
  • Center Court
  • Dancing Classes
  • Deck Parties
  • Disco and Dancing
  • Fitness Center
  • Fitness Classes*
  • Game Shows
  • Hot Tubs (7)
  • Internet Café*
  • Jogging Track
  • Karaoke
  • Lotus Spa*
  • Lotus Spa Thermal Suite*
  • Massage*
  • Platinum Studio*
  • Pools (4)
  • Princess Links
  • Solo travelers Get Togethers
  • Trivia
  • Ultimate Ship Tour*
  • Wine Tasting*
  • The Sanctuary*
  • Teen Lounge
  • Youth Center
Entertainment (13)
  • Live Music
  • Club Fusion
  • Comedy Shows
  • Explorer's Lounge
  • Gatsby's Casino*
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Movies Under the Stars seating
  • Nightly DJ
  • Outdoor Movies
  • Princess Theater
  • Princess Theater
  • Skywalkers Nightclub
  • The Piazza
Dining (20)
  • Botticelli Dining room - American
  • Da Vinci Dining Room - American
  • Michelangelo Dining Room - American
  • Café Caribe - Casual
  • Horizon Court - Casual
  • Horizon Terrace - Casual
  • Speakeasy Cigar Lounge - Cigar Bar*
  • Adagio - Clubby Bar*
  • The Mix - Cocktail Bar*
  • Coffee & Cones - Coffee & Ice Cream*
  • International Café - Coffee & Pastries*
  • The Salty Dog Grill - Fast Food
  • SHARE by Curtis Stone - Gourmet*
  • Escapes Travel Café - Light Bites*
  • Crooners Lounge & Bar - Martini Bar*
  • Slice Pizzeria - Pizza
  • Calypso Bar - Pool Bar*
  • Outrigger - Pool Bar*
  • Crown Grill - Steakhouse*
  • Vines Bar - Wine Bar*
* May require additional fees
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Travelimmersion wrote a review 16 Jan
Cool,CA75 contributions136 helpful votes
I’m a seasoned cruiser with about 25 cruises. Many on Princess, this exact route we did 3 years ago pre-Covid. Best thing about this cruise was it was only 1/3 the capacity. We upgraded from a mini suite to a full suite for 900 dollars at the front desk. Room was amazing with a double size deck as was our room steward MayAnne. Problems were: no entertainment to speak of. Food was dreadful as was service in all dining rooms. You would think it would be amazing service because it was mostly empty. . We finally just started using room service and ate in our rooms. Food is a big part of cruising and this just fell very short. The ship was in need of many repairs… I assumed that after two years of not being in service all painting and repairs would be done. Not the case rust everywhere painting constantly going on with that horrible smell of oil based paint. Anyway besides the fabulous room and MayAnn I would not take the screws again. I would put more effort into flying somewhere to receive a better cruise for the newer ship
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JeffPorg wrote a review Aug 2021
Oahu, Hawaii59 contributions67 helpful votes
Passengers are required to be fully vaccinated and show proof before boarding, but there is nothing on the Princess website that states the crew will be fully vaccinated. In fact, someone asked the question in the FAQ's and the Princess response was the crew will be vaccinated according to CDC guidelines. Well, review the guidelines and you will learn that the crew is not required to all be vaccinated. Protect your passengers, require the crew to be 100% vaccinated, then state that on your website!
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Tourist755780 wrote a review Jul 2020
11 contributions19 helpful votes
Not enough seats and tables to allow guests to dine. Staff stood watching us struggle for a place at every meal. Restaurants always fully pre-booked. IF YOU ARE DISABLED, FORGET IT BECAUSE THE STAFF WILL NOT HELP YOU. Cleaning staff were very efficient. The ship wants to sell you things no-one is interested in. The trips are very short e.g day trip to Bondi lasted 1 hour 30 minutes. A total rip-off and put me off cruising for life. NEVER AGAIN!
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Liketachat wrote a review Mar 2020
Hervey Bay, Australia47 contributions49 helpful votes
We flew to Seattle and had 3 wonderful days exploring then joined Ruby Princess for a 7 nights cruise Seattle to Vancouver via Alaska inside passage. We stayed on in the same cabin and enjoyed 31 nights back to Sydney. This was our 23rd Princess Cruise and we just love them. The staff are who make your journey and if you take the time to get to know them they are very interesting to talk to as they have travelled the world. Whilst the food becomes a little repetitive there is always something somewhere on the ship for you to enjoy. It may be the dining room, buffet, pizza, burgers and fries. It was our first time on Ruby Princess and she is large and well fitted. All the Princess ships are similar in decor. The entertainment was great until Hawaii and then it went down hill. We can't wait for our next cruise. If you are new to cruising take a short one to see if it for you. If you love to cruise then I totally recommend Princess. But, be prepared to join a queue now and then, be patient and courteous and remember you are not the only one on holiday and you will have a great time.
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Juliette D wrote a review Mar 2020
Foxton Beach, null, New Zealand193 contributions44 helpful votes
This was a cruise over New Years and had a nice festive air to it. The crew were really fantastic and the food was top notch. We missed a couple of ports due to weather but we were kept informed and people were happy with the decisions made.
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10 Night Cruise to the Mexican Riviera
Departure date
Monday, 12/12/22
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