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Ruby Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
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1781 reviews
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Friendly Crew but Ship is showing its age

Review for Ruby Princess to Australia & New Zealand
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Cruise4476
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Dec 2019
Cabin: Mini-Suite with Balcony

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 of enjoyment to our cruise.

Cabin Review

Mini-Suite with Balcony

Cons:

Although the ship had been refurbished about two years ago it is showing its age.

a. The bathroom floor appeared dirty from wear as well as toilet and bathtub. We know they were clean (we had a very good steward and appreciate all his hard work).

b. The bathroom had a slight mildew smell, and we think it was from the toilet water which often had black specks in it. That water is separate from the drinking water which was fine. But it points to the age of the ship. Never experienced this in our many years of cruising.

c. One of the cabin mirrors was damaged from what appear to be nail polish remover (something that would etch a mirror).

d. The exterior of the balcony had many rust spots as well as the hull (more than you might expect with regular maintenance).

Port Reviews

Picton

Good bike tour, wine tasting and luncheon, well worth it.

Wellington

We took the shuttle bus to town

Tauranga

The Maori Village was excellent!

Auckland

No tours offered

Hobart

Interesting to see all the rescued animals. It is a very small enclosure, maybe 1-2 acres.

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