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Ruby Princess

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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
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Les S wrote a review 03 May
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Arrived at the port San Francisco...took about 40 mins to board ship. Cabin ok as there was 3 of us. Should have sailed at 4pm but delays as passengers still hadn't boarded finally left at 6pm..Cold and rough passage for 4 days..as we got nearer Hawaii it warmed up! On board ship was expensive to say the least! Charge for this charge for that never ending! The ship itself has seen better days..needs a good overhaul. Laundry facility was poor as most machines were out of order. Open air Cinema wasn't really an option! Either too windy or cold! Why couldn't they show films in the theatre? As for entertainment is was very poor..more like a holiday camp than real entertainment! Food was ok to be fair in both restaurants and self service. Awful service at the conceairge desk..always a queue when they were open which was only a couple of hours days! Excursions really expensive! £120 for half day trip!!! I must say there better and more value for money out there! Forget Princess Cruises!
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sammie wrote a review Apr 2022
33 contributions49 helpful votes
Thank you princess for an amazing time. Crown grill superb especially the 8oz sirloin. Horizon court nice buffet and da Vinci on formal night was great. We start at San Francisco and went to La, Santa Barbara, San Diego and Ensenada. Big shout out to Kristof the cruise director for entertainment, he will do anything to help and he joins in the quizzes and he’s so funny and entertaining, he really made the evenings. Also Margaret who also helps him, pirate queen, and eggy. Crooners is great for a singalong and wheelhouse bar is good too. My husband and I are in late 40’s and was worried cruising would be for just pensioner age. How wrong was I lol. They are really catering for all ages now . Plus formals hubby was worried it’s all ‘ La de da’ but no, it’s lovely and everyone is all so welcoming. I am 100% going again with princess.
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Lev740 wrote a review Feb 2022
Sacramento, California67 contributions34 helpful votes
Ruby Princess Christmas 2021 sailing Part 1 Embark on our ship in San Francisco at our scheduled window at about 12:15 pm on December 17, 2021. It was the smoothest embarkation ever. We completed all required pre-cruise procedures on time prior to our trip and the result was a simple walking in with a few short stops to verify our documents. Each one of us had a single bottle of wine and at the security screening they requested to go to another line for whatever they wanted to register. Line was long and since we were within the allotted limits on wine, we made the decision to go directly to the ship. Our room was ready and luggage was delivered in about 1.5 hr later. Instead of going for lunch to the buffet, we went into the main dining room and had good lunch with excellent service without a crowd and issue with social distancing. Also noted, that unlike the Celebrity cruise few months earlier when there no mask was required on the cruise, the Ruby Princess had mask requirements for all areas and masks were off only at the tables for food consumption. They required masks wearing even while walking and selecting food in the buffet area. Will continue in Part 2 Good travels
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Sydney Girl Travels wrote a review Jan 2022
Sydney, Australia18 contributions8 helpful votes
We splurged a little by choosing a Club Club MiniSuite. The perfect size balcony cabin for our two adults and two young teens. Love the technology onboard, particularly having the cabin door unlock as you approached it, and being able to order drinks to wherever we were sitting throughout the ship. The Ocean Medallion and Ocean Ready app make check in smooth and fast, and the whole experience on board more personalised. The food on a Princess ship is always wonderful. I'm yet to get a booking at Curtis Stone's Share but we certainly loved Crown Grill as always. We enjoyed Movies under the Stars on a beautiful warm evening, with our popcorn in one hand and a glass of wine in the other. A relaxing, refreshing, family friend getaway! (February 2020 from Sydney)
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Travelimmersion wrote a review Jan 2022
Cool,CA76 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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