Live blogging from the Ruby, March 10, 2018 to March 17th, 2018

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#1
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Joined Feb 2018
We are trying to do a live blog of the Ruby this week (3/10/18 to 3/17/18). Note that most comments relate to the condition of the Ruby). Post questions if you want a report on something in particular.

http://cruisingrobsblog.blogspot.com...day-2.html?m=1
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Tucker, Georgia (Atlanta)
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Joined Feb 2002
We are on this itinerary March 31st so happy to follow your blog. I enjoy food comments esp., if you are inclined to post some. Also what you do in the different ports would be intersting to me. Thanks for a preview of our upcoming trip!
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#8
Fort Worth, TX Where the West Begins
10,446 Posts
Joined Jun 2004
Thanks for the excellent blog. We are sailing this itinerary next year. Looking forward to reading more about this cruise.
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#9
Auburn, CA
3,254 Posts
Joined Feb 2006
Great Blog! Thank you for posting. I love the Ruby. My dad and I will be on her next month, so I'm glad to hear that she's still in great shape.
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Grand 6/25/18 10-Day Alaska, Grand 9/23/18 7-Day Coastal, Royal 4/20/19 7-Day Mexico, Royal 4/27/19 7-Day Mexico, Royal 5/4/19 7-Day Wine Country Coastal, Emerald 11/4/19 14-Day Trans-Atlantic, Coral 4/21/20 Panama Canal
Completed Cruises
Princess: Fair 5/90, Fair 11/92, Golden 11/93, Fair 11/94, Pacific 2/95, Regal 4/96, Star 11/96, Regal 4/99, Regal 4/00, Sea 9/00, Sun 5/01, Grand 3/02, Grand 3/03, Diamond 4/04, Star 12/04, Grand 12/05, Regal 5/06, Island 4/07, Dawn 11/07, Caribbean 1/08, Emerald 3/09, Island 5/09, Royal 4/10, Sea 9/10, Sapphire 1/11, Sapphire 5/11, Star 4/12, Crown 11/12, Star 4/13, Star 9/13, Pacific 11/13, Island 3/14, Star 6/14, Island 9/14, Island 11/14, Star 3/15, Emerald 10/15, Grand 11/15, Grand 1/16, Ruby 4/16, Ruby 9/16, Island 11/16, Grand 1/17, Grand 5/17, Grand 10/17, Sun 1/18, Diamond 2/18, Ruby 4/18
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#11
Portland
397 Posts
Joined Oct 2015
Thank you for sharing your blog. I’m excited to hear that the Ruby is in excellent condition as we’ll be sailing on her in September. Reading about your day in SF and Monterey make me realize how much I miss Northern CA. We used to live there. Now I want to do the CA Coastal cruise one day!
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SF N. Bay Area Calif.
418 Posts
Joined May 2015
We were on Ruby in Jan., and noticed Hot coffee/tea from Horizon court & Room service to be BAD.
As in the water stinks. I thought it was just me, but had friends smell & they confirmed, something was
definately Wrong. Stopped getting hot drinks from either venue.
Did NOT notice weird smell from drinks in other Dining or from Cafe. They seemed Fine.

Have you noticed anything YET?
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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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Joined Feb 2013
Am following with great anticipation!!! We board her on Saturday.
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#17
Auburn, CA
3,254 Posts
Joined Feb 2006
I posted this on the blog, but I thought others doing this same cruise might be interested in the information too. This is in regards to taking the ferry from San Diego to Coronado Island.

My dad and I have done the ferry. There are a few nice shops, and a chart house restaurant, right where the ferry drops you off. You will need to take the local bus to the Coronado Hotel. Just walk out to the main street. The bus stop is across the street from the KFC. Don't cross the street. You want to get on the bus that stops on the side that you are already on. I hope that makes sense. If you come out to the main street and turn right, you can go about 3 blocks, turn left on to Orange Ave. You will find the Coronado Brewing Company and a wine shop next store. Have fun exploring.


The ferry is easy to get to, not far from the ship, and you can buy a ticket there. I think it's $9.75 for a roundtrip ticket.
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Grand 6/25/18 10-Day Alaska, Grand 9/23/18 7-Day Coastal, Royal 4/20/19 7-Day Mexico, Royal 4/27/19 7-Day Mexico, Royal 5/4/19 7-Day Wine Country Coastal, Emerald 11/4/19 14-Day Trans-Atlantic, Coral 4/21/20 Panama Canal
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Princess: Fair 5/90, Fair 11/92, Golden 11/93, Fair 11/94, Pacific 2/95, Regal 4/96, Star 11/96, Regal 4/99, Regal 4/00, Sea 9/00, Sun 5/01, Grand 3/02, Grand 3/03, Diamond 4/04, Star 12/04, Grand 12/05, Regal 5/06, Island 4/07, Dawn 11/07, Caribbean 1/08, Emerald 3/09, Island 5/09, Royal 4/10, Sea 9/10, Sapphire 1/11, Sapphire 5/11, Star 4/12, Crown 11/12, Star 4/13, Star 9/13, Pacific 11/13, Island 3/14, Star 6/14, Island 9/14, Island 11/14, Star 3/15, Emerald 10/15, Grand 11/15, Grand 1/16, Ruby 4/16, Ruby 9/16, Island 11/16, Grand 1/17, Grand 5/17, Grand 10/17, Sun 1/18, Diamond 2/18, Ruby 4/18
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RCCL: Nordic Prince 9/84 & 4/91, Viking Serenade 3/94
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#19
AZ
1,604 Posts
Joined Oct 2003
Thanks for posting. We are going on the Ruby in Jan and and enjoying reading anything we can.
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#20
AZ
1,604 Posts
Joined Oct 2003
Also, what room are you in? We will be in a mini suite when we go.
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