Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Ruby Princess - November 2016

On 23rd, November I flew to Los Angeles to visit my friend Omar Silingardi, Director of Food and Beverage Services at Princess Cruises' head office in Santa Clarita, California. It was great to catch up, meet other people in the office  and have dinner with Omar and his wife, Cindy. After three very enjoyable days in Santa Clarita, I joined Ruby Princess in Los Angeles for a seven day California Coastal cruise. Another lovely ship with great service.


With Omar at Princess Cruises head office.
Having a most enjoyable dinner with Cindy and Omar at Santa Clarita.
Aboard Ruby Princess, about to sail from Los Angeles.

My very comfortable cabin with welcome aboard gifts on the left.
An autumnal afternoon in San Francisco.
Tendering ashore at Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara is a beautiful city.

In a wonderful bric-a-brac shop.
Early morning arrival at San Diego,

I had an interesting couple of hours touring USS Midway.

Sailing from San Diego.
At Ensenada, Mexico.
A late afternoon sea fog drifting across the port.

The ship's atrium.

My favourite lounge on the ship.

The wheelchair and walking frame parking lot outside one of the restaurants - not many teenagers on this cruise!

On the bridge.

The Maitre d' very kindly organised a private lunch for me with the senior officers. I felt very honoured.
The Captain and me.


  1. Great shots, Tim. Santa Barbara and San Diego were two of my fave Californian cities.

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