Friends had tried without success to get me on a cruise ship for years. There were so many reasons I refused to go. Now that we're back from our first 6 day, 5 night trip to Cabo San Lucas aboard the Ruby Princess, I can't wait to go on our next cruise.
We walked the decks checking out things from one end to another. When we could, we took the stairs. We enjoyed delicious meals at the buffet in the Horizon Court, ate at the Crown Grill and the Botticelli Room. We stopped in at the casino and spent one dollar, visited Club Fusion for a frozen Marguerita, dropped by the International Cafe to try some dreamy chocolate mousse, watched line dancing on the Lido Deck, and Zumba exercise classes at the pool. We rode the tender to the port of Cabo where we shopped for souvenirs. There was never a dull moment during our short voyage.
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Beyond the celebrity events there were more things to do like attend the theater production, Magic To Do, a delightful live musical. We watched Grease and The Incredibles 2 movies on the big screen under the stars. With all the food and exercise, we found ourselves too exhausted to stay up late enough to attend the disco party and costume party events.
As long as you practice safe health standards like disinfecting objects like door handles, TV remotes, room telephones and bathroom shelves, you stand an excellent chance of remaining healthy while cruising. We brought packets of disposable wipes and used them often. There were multiple stations with Purell dispensers, too, especially at the buffet.
The food was amazing, the soft motion of the ship en route was calming, the entertainment and the joy of having cell phones off provided a much-needed break from workplace stress.
We truly came back refreshed and new again. We're already signed up for a future trip! Bon Voyage.