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Transatlantic and Food on Ruby for 28 days

#1
On Facebook Princess page someone posted about a 21 day trip on the Ruby... repositioning cruise....

"I have been on a cruise from Rome to Manaus in Dec. 2009. Repositioning cruises are not as expensive a "normal" . I wonder if it is right that the food service has a lower standard?
I have been on Princess cruises before and I just loved the food as everything else. But the Transatlantic cruise was not up to my expectations. At our dinner table we had to return several times our main meals, as the quality and presentaion was no good. After about 5 days, we ran out of pineapple and other fresh fruit. We stopped at different ports along the coast of Africa, why did they not restock?? After app. 10 days the Chef stopped at our table and we let him know that we were not very happy with the food, he told us, that it is very challanging to come up with different menues on a 21 day cruise. How on earth does he cope on over 100 day world-cruise?? On our last days on the Amazonas, we had bananas and apple on the buffet, which were in a very unappitizing stage and most of the cooked food, was left overs from the previous days. "

This has me very concerned - has anyone else heard something like this? This is my first cruise, taking my daughter - and because I just booked it I can change my vacation plans.

Additionally - there were only 3 rooms left - and those were interior - we are on a Wait List with 6 in front of us for balcony / mini suite. I did so want a balcony and now I'm rethinking my trip due to room and food.

Ruby Princess - Transatlantic - leaves Sept 26 from Barcelona
 

Einstein

Well-Known Member
#2
Not to worry as the food quality should be equal to any other Princess cruise U have been on. :doubleup: Enjoy the countdown to the Ruby!!! :boogie:
 
#3
Not to worry as the food quality should be equal to any other Princess cruise U have been on. :doubleup: Enjoy the countdown to the Ruby!!! :boogie:
Thanks for the response - however, this is my FIRST cruise ever - and now I'm fretting over the food and the room. Not my norm to fret... :(
 

bob

Administrator
Staff member
#4
I am a little confused???????????????????
In your first post:
I have been on Princess cruises before and I just loved the food as everything else. But the Transatlantic cruise was not up to my expectations. At our dinner table we had to return several times our main meals, as the quality and presentaion was no good. After about 5 days, we ran out of pineapple and other fresh fruit. We stopped at different ports along the coast of Africa, why did they not restock??
In your second post:
Thanks for the response - however, this is my FIRST cruise ever -
Can we narrow this down............................
 

Cruise cutie

Well-Known Member
#5
I think this is a copy and paste of a Facebook Princess review.......

On Facebook Princess page someone posted about a 21 day trip on the Ruby... repositioning cruise....

"I have been on a cruise from Rome to Manaus in Dec. 2009. Repositioning cruises are not as expensive a "normal" . I wonder if it is right that the food service has a lower standard?
I have been on Princess cruises before and I just loved the food as everything else. But the Transatlantic cruise was not up to my expectations. At our dinner table we had to return several times our main meals, as the quality and presentaion was no good. After about 5 days, we ran out of pineapple and other fresh fruit. We stopped at different ports along the coast of Africa, why did they not restock?? After app. 10 days the Chef stopped at our table and we let him know that we were not very happy with the food, he told us, that it is very challanging to come up with different menues on a 21 day cruise. How on earth does he cope on over 100 day world-cruise?? On our last days on the Amazonas, we had bananas and apple on the buffet, which were in a very unappitizing stage and most of the cooked food, was left overs from the previous days. "

and the poster is concerned about the review......

so now she's asking our input on the matter, and how much stock to put in it...as she has her *FIRST PRINCESS CRUISE*..booked, and questioning it "happening again"..with all the time and money built in..and she can move to another *type* booking..

personally having not done a TA cruise ..I am not in a real position to comment on it..

after 13 Princess cruises I can truthfully say food has NEVER been an issue for Mark and I..sigh...5 pounds *always* finds it's way to my caboose no matter how much I walk all over the blasted ship..:smile:.but then again their Italian cuisine for the most part mirrors what I make from scratch!!..LOL...and I am a baking Queen but their desserts/ breads are to die for...JMHO...
.good luck with research....:)..Joanne
 
#6
Thank you Cruise Cutie! You read and understood the question - recognizing that it was a quote from Facebook - not written by me.

The discussion on facebook actually has been well addressed and I'm comfortable with my TA cruise arrangements. Thank you again! :doubleup:

Now if I could just get a colorful ticker count down. :egyptian:
 

bob

Administrator
Staff member
#7
ahhh the wonders of facebook, I misread the first line and focused on the content, now i'm not confused anymore.................