Ruby Princess®

Princess Cruises

Ruby Princess® is a luminous jewel on the seas and a romantic destination in itself. Christened by lovebirds Trista and Ryan Sutter of TV’s The Bachelorette, she offers nearly 900 balconies from which to view the world, an array of entertainment options and sumptuous dining choices from Crown Grill to the International Café.

AT A GLANCE

24-hour Room Service
Beauty Salon
Broadway-style Entertainment
Casino
Fitness Center
Formal Nights
Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs
Laundry/Dry Cleaning
Library
Movies Under the Stars®
Onboard Weddings
Showroom
Spa
Specialty Restaurants
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins
Youth & Teen Centers

Ship Info

What's Included

Included

  • Accommodations: With ample amenities and attentive staff, your accommodations become your home at sea. A good night’s rest is within reach as you sink into the custom-made Princess® Luxury Bed.

  • Dining: Inclusive dining options are found throughout the ship with a wide range of culinary delights to suit any palate, from endless buffet choice to gourmet pizza, decadent desserts and much more.

  • Onboard Activities: You will find many ways to play, day or night. Our onboard activities will keep you engaged every moment of your cruise vacation.

  • Entertainment: Original musicals, dazzling magic shows, feature films, top comedians and nightclubs that get your feet movin’ and groovin’. There’s something happening around every corner.

  • Wellness: The Princess® Luxury Bed provides the ultimate night of sleep at sea! And from the top-deck retreat reserved for adults to our fitness centers, you’ll find all the elements to come back new.

  • Youth, Teen and Families: Our Youth Centers and Teen Lounges ensure our youngest cruisers stay happy. Each center has a theme where kids make new friends and participate in cruise activities.

Not Included

  • Airfare | Items of a personal nature | Anything not specifically mentioned as included

Ship Overview

Inaugural Sailing
2008
Tonnage
113000 Tons
Public Decks
15
Passenger Capacity
3080
Crew
1225
Registry
Bermuda

Reviews and Recommendations for Ruby Princess®

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Highly Recommend

By: Reba


Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2013

This was my first experience on a Princess Cruise Line. They truly have raised my expectations of what a true cruise experience should be. The customer service was just amazing. This was an experience of a lifetime. Thank you!
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Cutter

Most Excellent Cruise line

By: jb


Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2013

I have cruised with two other cruise lines. Princess is now the cruise line of choice for me. Princess has Good prices, Good Food, Good Entertainment and a great Friendly staff.
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Great Cruise

By: Brian


Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013

After cruising with Princess twice, we are hooked. What a great way to spend a vacation. I generally dislike travel, but cruising with Princess is definitely the BEST way to travel!
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great company

By: hector


Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2013

I have used PRINCESS in the past, and of all the different companies that we have traveled with, (8 cruises) I find Princess the best RUBY PRINCESS
Travel Advisor:  Gigi Nakla
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By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2014

The ship was dressed for Christmas. Very festive. Christmas carols in the Piazza. It was a great cruise. The food was adequate, always enough to eat, sometimes too much. Many children on board and we are seniors, usually like the surroundings a little more quiet. Would we go again at this time of year, you betcha. The best part was having breakfast on the veranda every morning. We had a great cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Gay Johansen

Excellent ship

By: Rob


Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2014

Princess consistently provides us with a great cruise experience.  Of our 17 cruises, we have done 10 on Princess and have never been disappointed.
Travel Advisor:  Katie McCormack Krinkie

Highly recommended

By: Marge


Reviewed on: 26 Feb 2014

This was an outstanding cruise to the western Caribbean.  Very smooth boarding process and even smoother embarkation. 

Relaxing Cruise

By: Metz


Reviewed on: 07 Mar 2014

Our family of 7 enjoyed getting away from the winter blahs on the Ruby Princess eastern Caribbean cruise. We visited Nassau, Princess Cay, and Grand Turks. The meals and entertainment were super!
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Tolson

recommended

By: snackage


Reviewed on: 09 Apr 2014

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

By: kenchu1


Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2014

A wonderful experience on RUBY PRINCESS
Travel Advisor:  Jay Johnson

Highly recommended

By: Gillie


Reviewed on: 29 May 2014

Food was excellent, entertainment was excellent.  We had chosen our cabin on Plaza Deck as we have many times before, but this time the cabin was located just over the stabilizers and when the sea was rough, the noise was almost unbelievable.  Even when in port, they were running a pump non-stop, presumably running city water aboard.  This was also just beneath our cabin, so it became impossible to even have a nap in the daytime when in port.  On our 2nd cruise we were upgraded to a balcony cabin on Caribe Deck as an answer to our complaints about all the noise.   The 2nd cruise did not have enough sea days and so was very tiring.  Something I will avoid in future, if possible.The Captains Circle Cocktail party for platinum & elite passengers was always held from 5 - 7 pm and as our dinner time was 5:30 pm we were never able to attend.  I would suggest this timing could be alternated occasionally.
Travel Advisor:  Roxanne Girard

Recomended.

By: jake


Reviewed on: 30 May 2014

Excellent service throughout all aspects of the ship, with the exception of the art sales department.The staff was very high pressure and the selection limited.
Travel Advisor:  Roxanne Girard
Not Recommended

Ruby Princess

By: None


Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2018

The ship is older and in need of some sprucing-up.

Fun cruise of the Pacific Coast

By: Milan


Reviewed on: 22 Apr 2018

Very relaxing and we were very happy about the ports, San Francisco, Monterey, San Diego and Ensenada. Entertainment was very fun. Crown Grill was a real treat.
Travel Advisor:  Nathalie Liu

Great vacation

By: Martha


Reviewed on: 16 Apr 2018

Thanks to Hertha and good friends the trip was great as always.
Travel Advisor:  Hertha Prager

nise ship

By: mep


Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2018

Very nise had a funtime
Travel Advisor:  Hertha Prager

Pleasantly surprised.

By: Incompetence Intolerant


Reviewed on: 28 Jul 2014

This was our 9th sail with Princess and our first on the Ruby.  Our hope is that the changes we noticed on this ship are taking hold fleet wide.  Ruby had the best crew we've experienced in terms of pleasantness, helpfulness, and welcomeness (if that's a word).  And we thought the food quality had improved significantly over previous experiences.  We're not 100% Princess travelers and so we feel we have a good basis for comparison and Ruby raised the Princess bar a peg but there are still a few pegs to go, for example, to match Celebrity's current offerings.  All the same, well done Ruby and keep pushing the service to your clients envelope.  It appears to be well received.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Allen-Speer

Cruise

By: Mary 10


Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2014

Overall, very pleasant ten day cruise on Ruby Princess.
Travel Advisor:  Lynann Mullis

Very nice and good itinerary

By: Brock


Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2014

Did not care for the tours in Sidney
Travel Advisor:  Donna Hall

Beautiful and friendly ship

By: Penny


Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2014

This ship is lovely and we enjoyed it immensely. We especially love to sit up in the Skywalkers Lounge in the evenings for a cocktail.
Travel Advisor:  Jay Johnson

Easy Boarding and Disembarking

By: R&R 123


Reviewed on: 12 Dec 2014

We found this Ruby Princess experience to be the easiest, organized and easy to follow boarding process we have had on any of our trips so far. What a wonderful start to our vacation! Getting off the boat was very easy as well. We had made our own arrangements to be picked up so we needed to change our assigned disembarking time, but that was simple and pleasant to do. Lots of friendly staff willing to help direct you to the right places. We really appreciate the effort that went into making this process as painless as possible. The ship was lovely and the entertainment on board was wonderful. I was especially amazed at the beautiful costuming, lighting, singing and clever choreography presented by very energetic dancers and singers. The food was fine and I was pleased that there were reasonable portions. We would definitely cruise on this ship again. As a matter of fact, all of us on that trip put down a deposit to make another trip next year.

Ruby Princess

By: New Yorker


Reviewed on: 01 Jan 2015

As I said above, I liked the ship, the service and the itinerary. I have only two complaints. The vegetarian food is , as always, dreadful. These chefs have no conception of what constitutes a nutritious and tasty vegetarian meal. Our other complaint is that the excursions that are listed as easy do not take account of the difficulty of joining the tour. The ships are enormous and may be 4 to a dock making the walk to the pier or place of transportation far too long for anyone with walking difficulties- and that is a lot of people on cruises. Only one port had a shuttle that anyone knew about and told one about.
Travel Advisor:  Janice Trainor

Service

By: Sunnyskies


Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2015

Found wait staff in Horizon to be undermanned.Most of trip people were waiting long periods of time before being noticed especially in the morning. Staff were also afraid to speak to passengers about not washing their hands and filling water bottles at water stations even though there was a notice saying not too.Because of this many passengers were quite sick with upper respiratory infections which lasted more then a month. For long trips infection control should be Strictly adhered to and staff not be afraid to speak up to those passengers who refuse to comply.Princess management should back up their staff in these situations for the health of all. Found ship entertainment to be lacking when compared to other trips
Travel Advisor:  Darrin Cancellieri

Ship was great personnel excellent.

By: Lonnie


Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

Enjoyed cruise could not have asked for better treatment. Ship was great clean & beautiful,
Travel Advisor:  Kristie Burke

Fun for the whole family

By: Alaska Seattle Paradise


Reviewed on: 14 Jul 2015

We were 3 generations from across the country. All had a wonderful personal experience, adding up to a great family adventure.
Travel Advisor:  Lily Sasson

Fabulous passenger service!

By: D and D


Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2015

They take great care of their passengers. Always smiling and helpful and making you feel special.
Travel Advisor:  Cindy Bown

Sailing on the Ruby Princess

By: Skip


Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2016

We have sailed on Princess eight times and found the Ruby Princess similar to the Crown Princess. The food and service we felt were better than usual. Our only complaint was the emphasis on shopping. We do no cruise to shop and found the constant pushing of the shopping rather cheapened the experience. We bought future cruise credits only because we sometimes take our grandchildren. As far as we are concerned if the "hawking" of sales does not tone down, we will stay with Celebrity and Holland America.
Travel Advisor:  LynnDee King

Beautiful ship

By: Emerson1545


Reviewed on: 08 May 2016

We thought there were several improvements on the Ruby that we really liked. One of the best was the pool design. We liked having the movies under the stars at the pool that used to be the "covered pool". There was always plenty of deck chairs. We also liked that there 3 showtimes for the "main" evening show. We preferred the 6:30 show time, which is less crowded than the 8:00 show time. We then could make it to the dining room at 7:30 just as the early dining folks were leaving the dining room. We never had a problem getting a seat at the show, and we never waited more than 15 minutes for anytime dining.
Travel Advisor:  Kristy Adler

Wonderful Ship

By: excited traveler


Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2016

The Ruby Princess --is a fantastic vessel. We would definitely sail on her again. It was like a dream. The service was amazing and the staff was fantastic. What an amazing ship. Nothing but good things to say about the ship.

Beautiful ship

By: Have.fun22


Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2016

Staff was amazing. Ship was beautiful.
Travel Advisor:  Maya Abdo

perfect family vacation

By: Stan12


Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2016

Linda Voelker did an excellent job assisting us in planning the details of our Alaskan cruise. The arrangements were worked our ahead of time and we enjoyed every minute together. There was something to do every hour on the ship and the beds were the most comfortable that we have ever slept in. Linda knew which rooms to book to ensure we were not disturbed by noise or activities next door. This turned out to be a perfect family vacation.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Voelker

My favorite cruise line

By: Joe


Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2016

Princess Cruise Line is our favorite cruise line, having cruised a combined 44 days on the Sun Princess (Western Caribbean), Sea Princess (Alaska), Sapphire Princess (Mexican Riviera), Grand Princess (Caribbean) and our 20th cruise Ruby Princess (California Coastal).
Travel Advisor:  Adam Rog

Not my favorite Princess ship

By: Eileen


Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2016

The Ruby was ok. I was disappointed that some of the anytime dinning rooms was no longer available. We found the help in the International Café unfriendly. The food was good, and service in dinning rooms very good. The ship needs to be refurbished.

Big holiday cruise

By: chart


Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2016

Had a relaxing time, yet will avoid the holidays as the ship is packed and public places are overcrowded. Staff did have a 2-sided caution/suggestion for control and behavior of children and I think it helped a lot. Food was excellent and we liked the smaller portions. We only ate in the dining room. My favorite coffee bar and International cafe always had a line. Vines is a nice addition, but needed to offer both sushi AND tapas at the same time. We will know bet†er to avoid the holiday season on a family ship. Staff was great, but we can see they are cut back and working harder than ever. We love all cruises out of LA to avoid flying.
Travel Advisor:  Judy Kotkin

Great Ship

By: Jerry


Reviewed on: 18 Feb 2017

Our time was good. However the lines for the early evening meal were long, and we had to get in line at least 20 minutes before eating or we would not be seated and had to wait until the first group was through eating. Only problem.
Travel Advisor:  Debra Rischling

cruise

By: nono


Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2017

absolutely great staff
Travel Advisor:  Jackie Matthews
Not Recommended

Not sure

By: JT


Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2017

Upon arrival to our cabin our room was not the cleanest. The carpet was very dirty and stained throughout the cabin. There was mold under the toilet rim. The sliding door to the balcony had previous guests fingerprints all over the door inside and out. The staff was nice.

Third time on this ship and we love it!

By: Kiki


Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2017

A simply outstanding holiday aboard the Ruby. We consider her our ship- she's beautiful and her crews have been incredible every time we have sailed on her.
Travel Advisor:  Roxanne Girard

Ruby Princess

By: Ali


Reviewed on: 28 Mar 2017

Very Clean, great lay out, friendly and helpful staff.
Travel Advisor:  Veronica Isham

Party Time

By: Boston


Reviewed on: 18 Apr 2017

This ship needs some updating. Not very stimulating programs. Our Alaskan time at sea was made super informative by excellent speakers. Evening entertainment was fun. Crew is very helpful as usual.
Travel Advisor:  Judy Kotkin

California Getaway

By: Buttercup


Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2017

This is the second cruise we have taken within a year on the Ruby Princess. The ship offers many venues that we enjoy. We always book a Mini Suite because of the spacious cabin. Specialty Restaurants are excellent. Evening shows are very good.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Winslow

cruising again?

By: fred


Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2017

Princess cruises is an adult version of other lines, no carnival rides, no cartoon characters. we say we started out on carnival but out grew it. Princess was the next logical step. Only problem we have is anytime dining is over booked with reservations and fifteen minutes after stated opening times they are giving out beepers. we really enjoy sharing tables and meeting other passengers, but not waiting 45 minutes for people to eat and leave.
Travel Advisor:  Judy Erskine

Ruby Princess and itinerary

By: Deen


Reviewed on: 22 Apr 2017

Great! Everything was as good as it gets: service,food,entertainment,ship ambience ,weather,ports of call
Travel Advisor:  Julie Boulanger Taylor

Club Class

By: Sa


Reviewed on: 06 May 2017

Great! Princess Club Class was teriffic. So was the Suite we Occupied.
Travel Advisor:  Cindy Bown

Ruby Princess

By: Leigh


Reviewed on: 06 May 2017

Had a good time aboard the Ruby Princess. Boarding ship was very quick and easy. Food in dining room was very good.

A HAPPY CRUISER

By: Vivi-Anne


Reviewed on: 06 May 2017

Most enjoyable, the cabin on Deck 10 with a balcony was spacious, the beds extremely comfortable. Every Crew member very friendly and helpful. Dining room Staff exceptional. Cannot think of anything negative or needing improvement. I certainly would cruise on her again.

Cabo Cruise

By: Deb C.


Reviewed on: 06 May 2017

Everything was great!
Travel Advisor:  Marsha Dolbow

Riby Princess Alaska Cruise May 2017

By: JimBoBaby


Reviewed on: 21 May 2017

Excellent. Ship Steward, wait staff and all support staff were very pleasant and knowledgeable. We had a wonderful time.
Travel Advisor:  Michael Kempinski

Alaska cruise

By: ky


Reviewed on: 28 May 2017

Nice ship- it is starting to show some wear. Dining room staff and casino staff were great! Commedian Steve Caouette was great- loved him!
Travel Advisor:  Russ Dunlap

The Consummate Host

By: Don Pettinger


Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2017

From the moment we boarded the ship to the time we said goodbye every member of the ship crew exceeded our expectations. Everyone was extremely polite and professional I did everything possible to ensure our trip was memorable. The main dining created food that was delightful, the entertainment was wonderful and covered a wide range of genres. There was something for everyone to do even, if that was just sitting back and relaxing. The ship was extremely clean and well-maintained and it was a joy to cruise on. We would highly recommend Princess Cruise line for anyone looking to have an enjoyable relaxing vacation.
Travel Advisor:  Terri Stanfield

Ruby Princess

By: balpaugh


Reviewed on: 15 Aug 2017

This was our first cruise and LOVED it. Very nice staff and we always felt like we knew what was going on. My husband is already planning our next cruise!
Travel Advisor:  Stephanie Itule
Not Recommended

Horrible Transport for the Masses

By: wasabi11


Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2017

On arrival our cabin stank. Staff looked unconcerned and changed us into an inside cabin which was akin to the Black Hole of Calcutta. American Hard Sell always everywhere. Long queues and slow food in restaurants. Shows at night full to the rafters and inane. Ports are more hard sell.

Alaskan Cruise

By: Mockingbird


Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2017

We had a wonderful time. Boarding was easy, we had a great room attendant, and it was mostly a wonderful experience. I do want to add that although 95% of the cruise was awesome, there were a few things that I can address as not being up to par. Our bathroom smelled like urine from the moment we entered our cabin. The attendant cleaned it well every time, so I think it was a permanent odor. The food was plentiful, as all cruises are.. I love the variety, but there was just something missing from the taste. We heard several comments from passengers that the pizza and burgers had been the best food they ate. And, my sister got sick, and I went to the front desk to ask for some meds(we were in port) and had to report it to the medic. We had to exit the ship the next day before everyone else(which was fine). They didn't set up transfer to the airport, OR anyone to help us with luggage. much more to the story. Kind of a bummer to end the cruise like that. Still a great trip.
Travel Advisor:  Mary Jean Thompson

alaska

By: smit


Reviewed on: 21 Aug 2017

good but ship was too crowded
Travel Advisor:  Gina Morovati

Alaska

By: Ed


Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2017

Great crew xmd dupport
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Bemis

Review of Ruby Princess

By: Alaskalover


Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2017

We really enjoyed our cruise to Alaska's Inner Passage on Ruby Princess. This was our second time cruising to Alaska with Princess. We think Princess Cruise Line does a great job with their shore excursions and on-board cultural lectures. The ship was clean and well-maintained, and our mini-suite was very nice. We found the staff to be friendly and helpful for the most part. The folks at the passenger info desk onboard could be a little more friendly, but they have a tough job to do. We can't speak to the entertainment or specialty restaurants, as we didn't use them! We ate from the buffet mostly. The food was plentiful and decent, but we think it would be good to offer regional food on the buffet (salmon or other fish, especially). We were a little disappointed in the International Café, as the desserts were mostly the same as you could get at the buffet. We had assumed they would be fancier. We would have paid extra for that! We did like the specialty coffees very much.
Travel Advisor:  Krista Wissinger
Not Recommended

Nice trip not great- Alaska Aug 2017

By: Cruiser


Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2017

This was my second trip to Alaska, but first trip on Princess. I was overall disappointed in the service. I have traveled on 4 cruise lines - Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Norwegian, and now Princess. The only two areas I would rate Princess higher based on our experience is the onbaording experience & the room steward. Wow the onboarding in Seattle was the fastest I have ever had & the Steward addressed the room the moment we left it. As to the areas that were sub par - we had traditional dining & 2 of the nights we waited 15 minutes at the table to be helped. We also had the drink package & the bartenders were never around. They didn't even know the drink of the day & had to constantly look it up. We would finish a drink, but no one asked us if we wanted another. We traveled with our teen children & they never even asked for what they would like to drink.Just no personal attention. Charged for things we didn't buy. Limited shows with minimal seating. Staff complaining openly.

Ruby Princess

By: Gram


Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2017

vERY ENJOYABLE, WE WIL, Very enjoyable, we will return next year
Travel Advisor:  Dan Twomey

california coast cruise

By: me


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2017

excellent. Perfect weather. Good staff and entertainment.
Travel Advisor:  Janet Brereton

Cruising on the Ruby

By: Short and Sweet


Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2017

Absolutely fabulous. We are dedicated cruisers and loyal to Princess. This was #42 with Princess and we have never had a bad cruise. The Ruby offers everything you could want for a cruise. The ship is well appointed, the food is excellent, the staterooms are pristine and the crew is superb. Trust me, you'll love it.
Travel Advisor:  Annemari Hermans

Ruby Princess

By: Walli


Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2017

We had a great cruise with excellent service. The ship is a little large though for what we like.

Just floating along

By: Mimi


Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2017

Very restful.Met nice dinner partners...watched our CAlfornia coast pass by.came home a new relaxed person
Travel Advisor:  Julie Boulanger Taylor

Golden Diamond

By: Yo


Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2017

Our trip was beautiful ! All crew members where very attentive and educated . The food was dilicious ; very well prepared and presented in the restaurant, cafeteria, buffet etc! Our restaurant servers Mr. Julian Embang and Mr. Arnold Canalate where very gracious and kind and knowledgeable and made us feel special every evening! All music and live entertainment was first class, specially the Mariachi Trio and the Piano Man! My only recommendation would be to update the cabins with better carpet , colors and quality of towels !
Travel Advisor:  Minerva Padilla

Cruise

By: Rusty


Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2017

Friendly staff clean ship
Travel Advisor:  Diana Traficante

California coastal

By: Charm


Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2017

The ship and crew were welcoming, the ship was extremely clean, staff was ready in a minutes notice to serve travelers, excellent food.
Travel Advisor:  Judy Kotkin

Princess - Overall

By: JOHANNE


Reviewed on: 17 Nov 2017

It was fine for a mega ship. Great crew, okay food. Good value for money spent.
Travel Advisor:  Jay Johnson

Mexican Cruise

By: Barny


Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2017

Room was fabulous - bedding the best ever. Club restaurant great Too many people for my comfort Food best in Club Restaurant Got sick days before disembarkation and I think its because the Karaoke likes were not sterilized. I have been in bed with e severe lung infection for 2 weeks now. Some of staff were great but others had attitude
Travel Advisor:  Shane Paquette

Ruby Princess

By: Sharon


Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2017

This was our first time on this ship and we were pleasantly surprised. The crew was very friendly and helpful. The adults only pool was wonderful and we used it every day. The food as always was fantastic. The embarkation and disembarkation was handled very easy and efficiently. We really enjoyed our cruise and would book aboard this ship again.

Bad Service on the Ruby Princess

By: Monique


Reviewed on: 02 Dec 2017

This was our second time on the Ruby Princess and I was very disappoint in the service. The staff was rude and the drinks were watered down. However, the entertainment was excellent
Travel Advisor:  Phyl Andersen

Just What I Expected

By: Chuck Reeves


Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2017

This was my first time on the Ruby Princess. The ship is similar to the other Princess ships of the same size and had everything I needed.
Travel Advisor:  Lori Thornton

Awesome Cruise

By: Kris B


Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2018

The Ruby Princess was the first cruise we have ever taken. The ship was laid out very well. I was afraid I would feel "cramped" on a cruise ship. We definitely got our steps in on our vacation. The food was exceptional, the entertainment was great. The excursions we took were a blast. We still like our ski trips, but will take a cruise again for sure. We are sold on the Princess line.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Boehnstedt

Ruby

By: Cruiser


Reviewed on: 16 Jan 2018

Had a great cruise. Food and service were excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Liz Nixon

Dusty

By: Dusty


Reviewed on: 20 Jan 2018

As always Princess Cruise was great. Friendly staff. Clean ship. Great Entertainment
Travel Advisor:  Diana Traficante

Clean, well run.

By: Tzippy


Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2018

This particular trip, to the Mexican Riviera was smooth sailing on ice. Even though two out of the three stops were overcast and one was downright pouring the sailing was extremely smooth. The entertainment was very good and the entertainment stuff pulls all the stops out to give you a great time. The food ran the gamut from OK to good to very good. What else can you expect when you’re cooking for so many people and give so many different choices? All in all a great time was had by all.
Travel Advisor:  Judy Kotkin

good ship

By: poppy


Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2018

good trip and fine time
Travel Advisor:  Rebecca Bliefernich

ship

By: Deb N.


Reviewed on: 26 Feb 2018

It was a bit crowded as it was 100 percent booked, but ship was nice.
Travel Advisor:  Kathie Stallard

Mexican Riviera Cruise

By: Dorothy


Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2018

Good,always busy lots to do ..

Good trip with some feedback

By: Brad


Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2018

We always enjoy cruising and there were some things that we had noticed that were different - crew not as friendly, usually all crew greeted us and this time was not the case, muster did not include our actual life jackets, our room was smaller than on other comparable cruise lines. We did enjoy our serving staff - Allen, Edwin and head waiter Jelena. Our grandkids thoroughly enjoyed all of the kids programs and gave our kids a break. Our tours in PV and Cabo were excellent, Mazatlan not so much.
Travel Advisor:  Samuel Spencer
Not Recommended

Large ship

By: Me


Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2018

Too large. Dated.
Not Recommended

Ruby Princess

By: Dennis


Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2018

In the past my wife and I have been on quite a few Princess cruises. The Ruby Princess was not the best Princess ship we have been on. The food was just OK. Breakfast & Lunch at the Horizon Court, Dinner in the Da Vinci Dining Room. The ship over-nighted at Cabo San Lucas, arriving around 1:00 pm, departing the following day at noon. My wife stayed on the ship.not going ashore. Tenders were required. I was in line for over an hour before I was able to take a Tender. Even though there were numerous Tenders from the ship and from the port ferrying folks, the system was not efficient. This system should be reviewed and upgraded to reduce the time required to get from the ship to the shore. My wife likes to play the slot machines in the evening. The Casino had a small number of 25 cent machines many of which were not in service and many 1 cent machines. She was unhappy because of this fact. She doesn't want to play $1 machines or one cent machines which are a waste of time.

Back to Back Cruises

By: Old Man Cruiser from AZ


Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2018

Princess kept us busy with may activities.
Travel Advisor:  Leah Bergner

Cruise vacation

By: Cruiser


Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2018

It was very nice. Great food and friendly staff
Travel Advisor:  Diana Traficante

coastal cruise

By: Toni


Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2018

Mostly good. The only real problem was the "any time" dining, which wasn't that at all. We finally, after two days, worked out a workable solution, but it is less than perfect. The crew was helpful, friendly, and supportive. The ship was beautiful, well maintained, and the smoothest sailing I've ever been on, and I'm been on many. Food was very good. Library too small, and the room to show indoor movies too small, making viewing impossible for many. Outdoor movies, at night, in a cool climate, uh uh. Not good. Shows were mostly good. The production shows were outstanding and creative.
Travel Advisor:  Lena Brown

R&R aboard the Ruby Princess

By: Jim590


Reviewed on: 23 Apr 2018

I had a very relaxing experience on board the Ruby Princess, enjoying the great dinners and daily sunshine on the top decks of the ship. The staff on the ship were great and helpful. I was disappointed that the saunas were not operating a couple days as I had paid for the spa package when I got onboard. The massages were rejuvenating although I get much better massages at home and they're less expensive.
Travel Advisor:  Nathalie Liu

Good times

By: Lyle


Reviewed on: 22 Apr 2018

Enjoyed our 7 day Ruby Princess cruise. Lots of fun activities including varied trivia. Meals were always very tasty and I especially loved the 24-hour International Cafe on deck 5. Great selection of movies on deck as well in the stateroom. Comedian Carlos Oscar was great as well.
Travel Advisor:  Nathalie Liu

Mexican Riviera on Ruby Princess

By: Stan & Kathy


Reviewed on: 13 Jun 2018

Our first cruise was on a small ship, 750 passengers. We were nervous booking a cruise with 3000 other passengers but Princess did a good job of designing the ship so that I never felt crowded. It felt like a smaller ship. The ship experience was wonderful. The Mexican Riviera towns mostly felt like being at home in Los Angeles though. The exception was Mazatlan which is brimming with life and activity. All in all Princess did an excellent job of making our second cruise experience one to remember. We'd like to go again.
Travel Advisor:  Gayle Takashima

trip to mexico

By: jerry


Reviewed on: 30 Apr 2018

great excellent very happy
Travel Advisor:  Dan Twomey

Cruise

By: W


Reviewed on: 30 Apr 2018

Our time was great. The ship is starting to age some we think.
Travel Advisor:  Carolyn O'Meara

Mexican Cruise

By: S.C.Kolcsey


Reviewed on: 16 May 2018

This was a last minute booking and Teresa, my agent, was able to get all my request taken care of in such short notice. I had a great time.
Travel Advisor:  Teresa Skeim

Classic Princess Ship

By: Kaz


Reviewed on: 08 May 2018

Ruby is a classic Princess ship and meets that standard. Although the ship was at capacity it didn't feel too crowded. This is not a young persons cruise line and it squarely aimed at the older market. The food was a little bland for my taste and as usual not a huge amount of choice if you wanted to be healthy. Overall like anything, you get what you pay for and I wasn't disappointed. The ports on the 10 cruise to Mexico were better than the 7 day and I would recommend that to anyone else considering cruising the Baja coast.

Good ship

By: Sally


Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2018

The Ruby Princess was a great ship to sail on, with continual attention to detail. The food and entertainment were excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Anna Hadley

Ruby was Great

By: Joyce


Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2018

Wonderful, had a ball with my friends.
Travel Advisor:  Jamal Guiden

it's just OK. Old ship that's missing newer ship amenities.

By: flake


Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2018

Too many promos and sales. Its worse than a Moroccan flea market. Club Class keeps one above the pushing and shoving. No wait is a plus.
Travel Advisor:  Julie Roman

Cruise

By: Ok


Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2018

Cruise ship was very clean, all employees were very polite and professional.
Travel Advisor:  Anna Hadley

Great ship

By: Christine (aka Mrs. Judge)


Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2018

We love Princess Cruises
Travel Advisor:  Janice Chieffo

My thoughts

By: 1st time cruiser


Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2018

The ship, crew, rooms, service, scenery, excursions, were what we expected! Alaska is AMAZING! We had a blast. My only let down was however a big one! The food was not what we expected to eat! I paid extra for a couple nicer dining experiences that were great! But the Buffett experience was a big let down! While cruising through Alaska I expected local seafood like Crab or Shrimp, or Lobster! Nope! Salmon? Not this cruise. I did get a $20 Salmon wrap in Juneau off the boat and some tasty Halibut tacos in Skagway, but on the ship I was told to expect more than I could handle as far as shellfish was concerned. Would have been perfect if we were fed the basic foods of the region!
Travel Advisor:  Jo Archer

Great trip

By: June Frye


Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2018

This was our first cruise and definitely not be our last. We sailed on the Ruby Princess. Our steward was very helpful and courteous, always willing to go over and beyond. The ship was beautiful. We liked that the ship had Park Rangers to come on board to explain Glacier National Park sights and wonders. Will definitely cruise again with Princess and Martin Travel.
Travel Advisor:  Connie Smith
Not Recommended

Alaska

By: Michelle


Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2018

Alaska was incredible. The kids club was super. The Ruby is fairly dated - frequently common area restrooms were closed and often one of 2 pools and several hot tubs would be closed for repair. Service overall was mediocre. The cabin attendant very friendly while the bartenders and the waitstaff in the general dining areas did not seem customer service oriented, but rather annoyed. Getting on/off ship at ports was easy and fast.

Alaska cruise

By: Kimberly Taylor


Reviewed on: 25 Jul 2018

Great cruise! Wonderful ports and absolutely beautiful scenery! Customer service - Club Dining is the only way to go! Outstanding waiters as well as the food! Ultimate great experience. Ship was clean. Many great activities for everyone. Room service - 5 out of 7 days - coffee was delivered lukewarm. Disappointing. However, all in all - This was my second cruise with Princess and I would definitely choose again!
Travel Advisor:  Diana Gardner
Not Recommended

Ship review

By: Mary


Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2018

Restrooms were out of order A/C during the day is not working in interior staterooms

Happy Lady

By: suzanne


Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2018

Everything was WONDERFUL! The food was great, the entertainment was great, the shore excursions were great, and Alaska was a great place to explore.
Travel Advisor:  Sarah Fitzpatrick

Pampered

By: Jules


Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2018

We enjoyed our time aboard the ship and were blessed to have an well known environmentalist give lectures on our Alaskan cruise. The staff is very dedicated and hard-working. Beautiful ship!
Travel Advisor:  Jenny Gilbertson

Alaska Cruise

By: Archie


Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2018

Very nice, and my grandsons enjoyed their first cruise
Travel Advisor:  Janell Crookston

Alaska Glacier Bay

By: alien


Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2018

We had a great time as a family - there was always something to do for everyone. The restaurants are good and the food was great. They also prepared the salmon that we caught for our dinner that night! We didn't get to all the entertainment.
Travel Advisor:  Sheryl Smith
Not Recommended

Old and Outdated

By: Bob64


Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2018

The title above fits equally well to both Princess Cruises and the Ruby Princess. I expected to be surrounded by Love Boat cast at any moment. That was the feel of the ship. I was surprised by an unbelievable amount of real estate devoted to photos and photographers and their wares. The whole business plan seemed very wrong. That said, the Hotel crew was outstanding; very, very customer oriented and well trained. We mostly had poor weather, but the day at Glacier Bay was phenomenal. Our third time there, and we have always had beautiful weather.

Aug AK

By: KPW


Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2018

Great! Loved it
Travel Advisor:  Teresa Skeim

Alaskan Cruise 2018

By: Travel Girl


Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2018

A great ship and plenty to do daily.
Travel Advisor:  Jamal Guiden