Originally Posted by tison1200
My fiancÚ and myself have booked an eastern Caribbean cruise on the Ruby Princess sailing Dec.9 2012 for our honeymoon. We will be flying out of the Twin Cities the day before since we never know about our weather here and if for some chance the airline loses a piece of luggage it will give them some time to locate it and get it to use before the cruise. I've booked our hotel already (Embassy Suites by the port in Ft Lauderdale) which includes transfers.
Now for a few questions. We are getting married Sept. 15th so I told her right after the wedding we have to start getting her ID's changed (ss# drivers license and passport with the correct name) That gives us 2 1/2 months to get this all resolved. Do you think this is enough time?
Second question. We wanted a ship that was decent sized and has a ton of stuff to do but not so big that you get lost or you're constantly fighting crowds. Also we wanted a ship that is romantic and doesn't have a ton of overly drunk obnoxious people on board. Don't get me wrong we both like having a few drinks but I'd rather not be around people who are stumbling or slurring their speech. Did we pick the right ship for this?
I've read that the Ruby Princess is a ship for all ages but I'm constantly seeing youtube videos of older couples (mid 50's+) There's nothing wrong with this but it would be nice to have plenty of people/couples around 30 who may share similar hobbies/music etc as us. Is this going to be a issue or does Ruby Princess really tailor to all ages?
This is all I can think of as of now. I look forward to reading some replies!
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding and cruise!!!
Whatever you do, make sure that the names on the cruise bookings are the same as the names on the documentation you show them. If not then get the booking name changed to the name she will have at time of sailing.
You are cutting it close for the passport. It can take up to two months. In Minnesota drivers license is quick and easy if you go to the local government centers. Social Security isn't needed to cruise.
I think you made a good choice for a "middle of the road" ship. You won't see too many young people on any ship that time of year. It is just before Winter break and school is in session so the passengers will be older. Princess is a good line for those who want some activity but not the hairy chest and belly flop contests. It is also a larger ship but not one that will give you the feeling of being on a giant.
Mike (Who is also from the Minneapolis area)