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Princess Ruby Princess Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Mexican Riviera
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A sad glimpse into the world of Princess
"After sailing around Japan last year aboard Diamond Princess, I had high expectations for Princess. My partner and I selected this cruise based on the date and the seemingly favorable reviews of Ruby Princess...."Read More
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Never again

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Msmac54

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I am a veteran when it comes to cruising. I have done over 20. Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Holland. This was my first and last on Princess. This ship was supposed to be refurbished but our bathroom smelled moldy. I have to steam and use fabreeze to try and fix the smell. I had heard that the service was ok in the beginning and tapers off towards the end of the cruise. That was exactly ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Hong Kong

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

Traveled with children

4 Helpful Votes


First Princess Mexican Riviera Cruise

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a80mvt

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

It was a great deal for a 5-day cruise but you get what you pay for. PROS: Wonderful and friendly stewards, food, dining and entertainment staff Very nice ship Expedient embarkation and disembarkation process Lots of activities CONS: Wrong demographics for us. Passengers were older (senior citizens). Activities and entertainment geared towards this crowd. If you like to ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Departure Port: Hong Kong

Cabin Type: Interior


Princess Cruises Continues to Slip

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jdhowl01

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

It was a good itinerary and list of ports for a quick cruise. Weather was great. It was convenient to get to and from the LA cruise port. The ship was well maintained and clean. The embarkation process was as good as it gets; no wait, no lines, and efficient. The meet and greet at the airport was handled well. Disembarkation was equally efficient. The food at the Horizon Court had great ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Departure Port: Hong Kong

Cabin Type: Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


Poor Food - Decent Ship

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mr_spock

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

The food on Princess has gone way downhill. Very few tasty dishes, having to ask for butter is just a sign of cheapness. Repeatedly, night after night. So you sit down, see the bread that should tide you over until the ordering and delivery of appetizers, have to ask for the butter, wait until someone (with a major attitude) retrieves it and delivers it - then you can eat the bread. Such a ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Hong Kong

Cabin Type: Interior

2 Helpful Votes


Once they have your money...

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iamdrj1

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This is the 4th of 4, back-to-back cruises we are “enjoying”. It is very apparent that once they have your money, they’re done! What can a guest do? Jump ship? A definite improvement over being held captive. It is quite evident that Princess’ focus has turned completely around from “guest services” to “guest warehousing”. The food...although there were definitely some very bright spots, for ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Hong Kong

Cabin Type: Interior

8 Helpful Votes


Choose another cruise line

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iamdrj1

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Same food...same entertainment (or lack thereof)..screaming infants and children every night in the dining room...dodging strollers and numerous other types of mobile transportation in the hallways, the elevators and the dining rooms. Absolutely no enforcement of the stated dress code...Captains party now "casual"...flip flips, shorts and baseball caps are the norm. The " nickel and diming" of ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Hong Kong

Cabin Type: Balcony

8 Helpful Votes


Downhill slide

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CulverCityCruisers

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Have sailed with Princess before and overall enjoyed. We live in Los Angeles and if we want to sail without traveling we only have 2 options, Just the two of us in our early 60's with out any kids. Princess and Carnival. Same company different line. Seems that Carnival is having more influence on Princess with cut backs and quality. We had an inside cabin on deck 7 which was fine with us ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Hong Kong

Cabin Type: Interior

3 Helpful Votes


Family cruise during school vacation

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Elliotbay

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

My family had a great time yet my wife and I have taken 7 Princess cruises and a total of 31 cruises. My general assessment is that Princess has bee Carnivalized. Everything about the ship, the service and the food demonstrates cutting corners at the expense of not just the passengers, but the staff as well. We had a mini suite serviced by an overworked housekeeper. On Celebrity, for the same ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Hong Kong

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

34 Helpful Votes


WOW!!!

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Scrumpmother

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

After sailing multiple times with Norwegian, we thought we would "Step Up" and sail with Princess. What a mistake.... worst food and poorest selection for buffet for 1st five days and then selection got minimally better but quality remained poor. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner buffets consistantly poor quality, bad service, sad faced employes. Paid for 2 nights in Specialty Restaurant "Crown Grill" ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Hong Kong

Cabin Type: Balcony

6 Helpful Votes


One tired ship and crew

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Jcrooser

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We stayed at the Double Tree at San Pedro prior to boarding. Very nice hotel and they provide free parking during he duration of your cruise. We chose this cruise after a 6 year absence from cruising. In the past we have had primarily cruised with Princess (over a dozen times). The Princess line appears to have lost it’s luster over the years. Both the ship (Ruby Princess) and the crew appear ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Hong Kong

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

2 Helpful Votes


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