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Princess Ruby Princess Cruise Reviews

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Ruby Princess
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Very Good

489

Average

330

Poor

171

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1,782 Princess Ruby Princess Cruise Reviews


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essex traveller

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Destination good, ship poor

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Chosen because of its destination. New Zealand. First impression. The ship was big. Cabin was very comfortable. Nice touch with floor lights when using the bathroom at night. Plenty of hanging space and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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arizoncarl1

1 Review Written

Over Priced

Paid over 14k for a 4 person cruise, GF and twin boys. First trip to Alaska so I did not want plain jane instead I opted for a mini-suite and paid for everything months before departure. This also included 2 ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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chrisgill54

7 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

NZ was ace but not fan of Princess

This was the cruise of our dreams....and New Zealand didn't let us down. Sadly there was much to disappoint on board. We found organisation often chaotic specially on days we had to tender. You had to queue ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Libray

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Saw some nice things, BUT!

My first experience with Princess and I have to say on this size ship it will probably be my last. The ship itself was fine, although the elevators were always crammed with people and mobility scooters etc. which ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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varty

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Relaxing 13 night cruise on Ruby Princess

We chose this trip from Sydney to New Zealand to enjoy a cruise and to see some of New Zealand. We flew from Hobart, Tasmania to stay with our son in Sydney the night before. We weren't due to embark until 4.00 pm ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Skydollnw

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Itinerary great ship quality needs to be updated

Great itinerary but not great pre cruise drink packages no bottled water packages so brought a case on ourselves . Ship was rusty on our mini suite deck and other spare as. Staff were mostly friendly but some could ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Kamfish642

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Ruby Princess (New Zealand Feb. 11-24, 2020)

Flew from LAX to Sydney 2 days prior to cruise and arrived in Sydney just in time to feel the effects of the remnants of a Level 1 Cyclone. Landed early Sunday morning, and flight was one of the most turbulent we ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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davetravels071949

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Do Not Expect Assistance or Courteous Service

I planned my Australia and New Zealand vacation with Princess Cruises so I could see the most I could within the 24 Days I had down-under. I did this even though Princess Cruises does not have a single supplement ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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holidaysrock

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Excellent Ship and Cruise

Was hesitant about booking on Ruby Princess based on previous reviews. Yes, the ship is showing signs of wear in some places but is extremely well maintained. Food was very good in restaurants, and other free ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Dustoff70

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Exremely dissapointed

Chose this cruise sailing from Sydney to see the Fiordlands unfortunately we were not told that there is only a small chance to see them, Apparently the ships are often denied entry to the Fiords because of possible ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Goldentravels1021

1 Review Written

Worse Princess Cruise EVER!!!

What was to be a celebration of our birthdays turned out to be the worse cruise we ever sailed with Princess! We are platinum members and have never experienced such rude and brusque attitudes from crew members from ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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JanGeoff

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Never Again a Total Rip Off

After several enjoyable Cruises with Carnival we chose to go with Princess Cruises from Sydney 13nights to New Zealand, we were told Carnival was a 3 star cruise line and Princess was a 4 star cruise. When we ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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PandRBarry

4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

We chose this cruise mainly for the South Island and the fjords. We had great weather up to Dunedin where it down poured all day. We woke up early to see the amazing sail in to Akaroa which is a tender port. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Laurentian

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointed

Overall, it was a great cruise, probably one of the friendliest crew we have ever experienced. Positives: 1. Great crew. Very friendly especially at all the bars. 2. Very comfortable bed. 3. Free room ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Ronnie12156

1 Review Written

3 Day Cruise to nowhere

First short cruise we’ve undertaken. Family and friends get together. Embarkation and disembarkation very smooth as took advantage of our platinum Captain’s Circle benefits. All our group had sailed ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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marghw

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Lovely to relax and be spoiled for 12 days

We selected this cruise because it was to and from Australia and would include Milford Sound which we did not see on our last cruise there when we entered the sound at 5am and departed at 6am (all in the dark). We ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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rubyprincessfan

1 Review Written

All-round good experience

Anytime Dining was great - excellent wait staff, especially head waiter Joaquim. Wasn't as impressed at the Lido. In fact, the drinks service at the Lido seemed to dwindle markedly towards the end of the cruise. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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shane54

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Waste of money

We boarded the Ruby princess in Auckland for a 14 night cruise over new years all the way to Sydney. As we boarded the ship which was fine & easy to do, there were no offices to greet us just custom people, ( in ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Cruise4476

4 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Friendly Crew but Ship is showing its age

We book based upon itinerary, but have taken four long cruises on Princess. For this cruise we had Club Class D503. Platinum Membership. Pros: a. Crew members were very friendly and helpful. They brought a lot ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Cadodge

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Aukland to Sydney outrunning a storm

The itinerary was exactly what we wanted. Both islands for New Zealand and Hobart Tasmania (our favorite), Melbourne and Sydney for Australia. Unfortunately, a storm and heavy seas caused us to miss Akaora and ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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susclarsen2

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not up to Expectations

We chose this cruise as an celebration of my birthday. The Ruby did not meet our expectations at all. The staff was not at all customer oriented and for the most parr were just going through the motions. The ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Shirefamily

1 Review Written

Big Yawn

We were super excited for this cruise and left feeling disappointed as it definitely did not live up to expectations. Yes we missed 2 ports of call due to bad weather but that is nothing Princess can be held ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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sweetp12

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

I don't want to go back to work...can I just live on the ship?

Intro This was our first Princess cruise, having sailed previously with Carnival and P&O Australia (loyalty recognition rocks!). Pre-Cruise We had booked through Princess Cruise Planner and unfortunately ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Bevtop

1 Review Written

Enjoyable yet rocky cruise

We just completed a very enjoyable cruise to New Zealand on the Ruby Princess. It was our first time cruising on Princess although have cruised many times with other companies. The ship was recently refurbished and ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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mte1965

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First and last cruise with Princess Cruises

We a seasoned cruisers haven traveled on many different cruise lines many of which are associated with Princess Cruises. Having made many enjoyable trips prior on other well known cruise lines we decided to try ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Ruby Princess Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.1
Dining4.03.8
Entertainment4.53.7
Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.53.9
Family5.03.8
Enrichment4.03.5
Service5.04.1
Value For Money5.03.8
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