Monday, January 24, 2011
My favorite cruise ship
As a cruise expert, I'm often asked, "Which cruise ship is your favorite?" In November 2010 I sailed on Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas. I was amazed by the ship. It offered something for everyone. But my heart is still onboard Princess Cruise Line's Ruby Princess. I was invited to sail on a 2 night pre-inaugural back in 2008. The Ruby Princess was not my first Princess cruise, I had already sailed on the Emerald Princess. All Princess ships are elegant in my book, but the Ruby stole my heart. I loved that some of the staff that had sailed with me on the Emerald and were now working onboard the Ruby, remembered me.
The Ruby also offers specialty drinks such as the Ruby-Tini, Ruby Champagne or Ruby cocktail. The food onboard Princess ships wins my vote. If you get a chance book the "Chef's Table." For $75 per person you get to tour the galley, have special appetizers prepared by the head chef and an incredible dinner.
I also love sitting in the Piazza. I feel like I'm transported to a small Italian village. Princess swimming pools are also fresh water and not salt water like most other cruise lines. It's the little things that go a long way with me. Since the Ruby I have sailed on the Crown Princess, Caribbean Princess and Emerald Princess for a second time. I have loved each and every cruise, but still consider the Ruby Princess as my favorite cruise ship!