Live from Ruby Princess Oct 28-November 4 Halloween Mexican Riviera Cruise

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#1
California
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I wasnít going to do a live review for this cruise because I was feeling lazy but this one is interesting so far so I thought Iíd share some anyway. This is a 7 day Mexican Riviera cruise over Halloween and we will visit Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta.

Iíll upload the officer list. We had the meet and greet today and CS Director James Eaton and Maitre d Giorgio Pisano joined us and actually spent about an hour answering questions and talking with us. James is very funny and likes to talk with people I can tell. He did say he reads the Cruise Critic boards every week and mentioned the ocean medallion and something else thatís been discussed a lot on the boards lately.

Two of my favorite Cruise Directors are on this sailing. Duke Christopher is the cruise director and Lisa Ball is the Entertainment Director. They are both down to earth and fun as well as very approachable. If you love shoes, you will love Duke. Even if you donít you probably will though He has a lot of unique and beautiful shoes and they match his fun personality. He was also the muster station lead in the Princess theatre. I love his accent... which means if Iím against him in the yes no Game I will lose because I wonít be paying attention haha thatís tonight so we shall see if I sign up to play.

I did a lot of dancing yesterday at sailaway and line dance class and my legs feel that I can go jump in a lake today

Iíve already seen a few events I havenít seen on a cruise before in the patter... an escape room is one. Iíve done a few escape rooms and am excited to see what they do. My teamís time is on Mazatlan day and Iíll share my experience. Another is a lip sync contest between passengers and cruise staff. I canít carry a tune in a bucket but I can fake it so Iíll check that out too.

Regarding Halloween, it will be celebrated on Halloween even though all aboard is 1930 in Puerto Vallarta. We will see how my motivation is to actually deal with my costume.

They are showing 3 football Games today on MUTS and in the staterooms. They didnít have the Raiders or 49ers on but I saw the final scores and itís probably better that way

Magic To do was in the theatre last night and is a beautiful show. Itís only on a few ships I believe so if you see it available, Iíd recommend seeing it.

There is gelato on this ship in the IC for 1.50 us for 3 scoops.

It seems they are having issues with people using the toilets properly... since there was a paper in the bathroom, a ship wide announcement and another write up today about it in the patter. Jeesh

They are doing a Stammtisch event today at Vines... $15 per person and it says it includes food and drinks.

I have no clue what Iím doing at Cabo or PV, this is the first cruise Iíve ever had no plan.

In Mazatlan Iím taking a group with me to show them how to use the local boat to get over there. In the spring it was $2 round trip.

I actually did the scavenger hunt for once and the drawing is soon so Iíll be off to that.

Thanks for following along if you do




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California
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California
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Crown Princess August 2012
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#5
Maine
1,045 Posts
Joined Dec 2009
Thanks for sharing some details and taking us along. Sounds like it's going to be a fun one!
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#7
Spokane, WA
391 Posts
Joined Mar 2012
Following as well. Who is the host of Stammtisch?


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#8
The low desert, AZ
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Originally posted by GrammySpo
Following as well. Who is the host of Stammtisch?


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Princess does the event at Vines, the wine bar on the ships.
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#9
118 Posts
Joined Oct 2006
Thanks for having your live update I will be following - we will be boarding when you get back!!
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#10
San Francisco
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Joined Jan 2008
Originally posted by pkt1976



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Iíll be on the Ruby for the 20th Anniversary Cruise with the Red Hat Ladies in April next year. It will be interesting to see if any of the same officers are still on board. Iím in charge of our Meet & Greet.

Thanks for taking the time to post your review. Very helpful for everyone.

Tom😎
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Joined Feb 2008
Looking forward to hearing how the Escape room was -- and if it may be a regular offering. Talked some friends into jumping cruise lines and they will be joining our upcoming cruise in March -- they love escape rooms, so would be great if it's offered on our cruise!
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#15
118 Posts
Joined Oct 2006
Originally posted by victory2020
Thanks! I'll be boarding in Saturday.
Would love to see menus.
What's an escape room?
I am boarding too on Sat love this thread - would also love to see menus and patters - and victory2020 we are having meet & greet info is on our roll call board - hope you can come!!
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#16
Pittsburgh
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Joined Aug 2014
I have always wanted to try an escape room. If you could please elaborate. Is there an extra cost? Where do you sign up? Can you choose what day you want to do it? I'm now hoping they have this on my up coming cruise on the Crown!
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AZ
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Joined Oct 2003
Thank you for your post. Any pictures you would like to share? Menus?


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#18
Temecula, CA
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Originally posted by Taer al Saefer
Love this! I will be on the Dec 9th sailing this year. By chance, would you be able to upload some of the MDR menus and some food reviews? Thank you in advance!
Hi, I'm also on the Dec 9th sailing and would like to know 2 things 1. Do they have German Night and what Night? 2. What night is the Goat Cheese Souffle Served? Thanks so much

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#20
west coast of Canada
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can you let me know how the food and service is in the dining room? I was on the Ruby in Feb and had anytime dining. The service was awful. Over 2 hrs for dinner and the dining room wasn't even full. We gave up after 3 attempts. First time in over 20 cruises with Princess that I actually mentioned it to the Asst. Maitre'd.

There is a 10 day coastal next spring I'd like to go on but it's the Ruby and I hesitate to book it?
Glad your having a great time.

I loved the shows on the Ruby and Duke was the best!!!
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