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Old 03-06-2011, 03:50 PM
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this is my first post new to princes ruby ship have booked a mediterranean
sept 1st to the 13th. perhaps is there any one out there that is booked on
the cruise? can anyone give me any information about the ruby, understand
the ship is about 3 years old, believe that is still a new ship in todays
standards.

any information will be greatly appreciated. thank you.
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Welcome to Cruise Chat Mr Retailer; I'm sure that you will hear from someone very soon with regards to your question. I've only been on one Princess Ship but I know that Penny has been on many Princess ships and that is her favorite line. Perhaps she or someone else will get back to you soon..I'd love to do a Med cruise some day.

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Old 03-08-2011, 04:15 AM
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welcome to cruise chat mr retailer; i'm sure that you will hear from someone very soon with regards to your question. I've only been on one princess ship but i know that penny has been on many princess ships and that is her favorite line. Perhaps she or someone else will get back to you soon..i'd love to do a med cruise some day.

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Old 03-08-2011, 08:21 AM
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Alan, I haven't been on the Ruby, but it still has a great reputation. Princess does a very good job with service, food, activities and entertainment.

Have you cruised on other cruise lines before?

Which ports in the Mediterranean do you visit?
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:21 AM
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HI SANDY,

ARE YOU PLANNING TO TAKE THIS CRUISE SEPT 1ST -13TH OF THIS YEAR??

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Old 03-09-2011, 08:30 AM
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No, I'm not going on the Ruby.What ports is it visiting?
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:38 AM
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Alan, I haven't been on the Ruby, but it still has a great reputation. Princess does a very good job with service, food, activities and entertainment.

Have you cruised on other cruise lines before?

Which ports in the Mediterranean do you visit?
SANDY, SORRY I DID NOT COMPLETE MY MESSAGE TO YOU, OUR LAST CRUISE
WAS WITH CELEBRITY A FEW YEARS AGO. NO COMPLAINTS. WILL BE FLYING
FROM MIAMI TO VENICE STAYING 1 NIGHT THEN LEAVE SEPT 1 WILL BE
TRAVELING TO ATHENS, EPHESUS, ISTANBUL, MYKONOS CAPRI, NAPLES,
ROME, FLORENCE, PISA, MONTE CARLO, BARCELONA, THEN 2 DAYS IN
BARCELONA, THEN HOME,

HAVE U BEEN TO ANY OF THESE COUNTRIES????????
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Hi Alan. We took a cruise last year that included Naples, Rome, Florence, Monte Carlo, and Barcelona. It was on a different cruise line, yet that doesn't matter so much when you're touring. Happy to answer any questions about these ports... loved them all.
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:35 AM
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Hi Mr. Retailer, welcome to CruiseReviews! I haven't had the pleasure of sailing the Ruby but did sail on her sister the Emerald. They are magnificent ships. The Sanctuary is on deck 18 or 19, can't remember, but you can purchase half day passes. It's for adults only and is a fabulous place to get away from the crowds. There are a couple of decks where you can't get from one end to the other, but besides that, she's an easy ship to navigate.

The International Cafe on the Plaza deck is a must. They have some free items, sandwiches and pastries, then some extra fee items, sandwiches, pastries, and gelato, that are heavenly.

We did the anytime dining instead of traditional and enjoyed it very much. We didn't go at the peak times, so we never had a wait. We also opted to share a table, so we were able to meet many nice people on board. The buffet area is very large and there never seemed to be a line for much of anything.

I hope you enjoy Princess as much as we do, they are our favorite line. You selected a marvelous itinerary, one day I hope to be able to do a med cruise. However, with air fares being as much as the cruise fare, it seems less likely to happen anytime soon.

Take a look in our Europe Port Chat section. I'm sure there are some posts about your ports there that might be helpful to you. Wish we were sailing with you! Have a marvelous cruise!!
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SANDY, SORRY I DID NOT COMPLETE MY MESSAGE TO YOU, OUR LAST CRUISE
WAS WITH CELEBRITY A FEW YEARS AGO. NO COMPLAINTS. WILL BE FLYING
FROM MIAMI TO VENICE STAYING 1 NIGHT THEN LEAVE SEPT 1 WILL BE
TRAVELING TO ATHENS, EPHESUS, ISTANBUL, MYKONOS CAPRI, NAPLES,
ROME, FLORENCE, PISA, MONTE CARLO, BARCELONA, THEN 2 DAYS IN
BARCELONA, THEN HOME,

HAVE U BEEN TO ANY OF THESE COUNTRIES????????
alan
Alan, I've been to all of those countries, and to most of the ports you'll be visiting. You're going to have a wonderful time. There is a lot to do, very interesting history, and much more. You'll be able to access a list of shore excursions offered by Princess, from which you can choose the ones that interest you the most.
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