Ruby Princess

Balcony on the Ruby Princess cruise shipSince its debut in 2008, critics and customers have dubbed the Ruby Princess perfect for “romantic getaways.” Many cite its combination of Princess’ popular features, such as the street-like Piazza, Movies Under The Stars®, and The Sanctuary, but its destinations prove to be a draw, too. Throughout the year, the Ruby Princess passes through and lingers on sun-drenched destinations in the Caribbean and Mediterranean. By 2015, the ship will further sail Alaskan itineraries.

The Basics

Dining options on Princess cruisesLast refurbished in 2011, this 19-deck ship features a total of 1,542 cabins, with 882 with private balconies. The breakdown includes: • 26 suites with private balconies • 2 family suites • 178 mini-suites with private balconies • 682 balcony cabins • 218 ocean view cabins • 436 inside cabins 31 rooms are equipped with wheelchair accessibility. As well, the Ruby Princess is considered to have a modified Grand Class design. This means that, while it shares similar qualities with the Crown Princess and Emerald Princess, it includes the Skywalkers Night Club and offers the Ultimate Ship Tour. However, dining doesn’t differ from Princess’ standard options, with many fresh meals prepared, no matter if you select something casual or formal. Choices include: Traditional: Have all meals at a set time, with the same group of people and wait staff, in the Boticelli Dining Room. Any Time: Savor your meals on your own schedule in the Michelangelo and Da Vinci Dining Rooms. Specialty: Make reservations for freshly-cooked, quality meals in Sabatini’s, an Italian restaurant, or the Crown Grill, the ship’s popular steakhouse. Casual: If you want to eat by the pool or late at night, Princess has an option. Enjoy casual, on-the-go meals from the pizzeria, the Burger and Hot Dog Grill, the Caribe Café, Horizon Court, the Evening Bistro, the International Café, ice cream bar, or wine bar, or with afternoon tea or 24-hour room service.


Romance at sea on Princess cruisesThere’s always something to do on the Ruby Princess at all hours of the day. Daylight hours, when the ship isn’t in port, are best spent by the pool, with Calypso Reef and Pool and the Neptune Reef and Pool proving to be popular for all ages. Or relax and lounge by the Terrace Pool, in the Lotus Spa Pool, or at the adults-only Sanctuary. Many travelers prefer to be physically active, so find something that suits your drive and ability. The Lotus spa, gym, and fitness center let you burn off those calories, or go for a run around the jogging track. For an activity, opt for a round of golf or start your own game in the Center Court. For other leisurely pursuits, stop by the art gallery, or find deals in the duty-free boutique. Princess wants passengers to have the experience of a lifetime, so be prepared before entering port by taking a Scholarship@Sea enrichment class. Or for your own pace, do some research in the library or 24-hour internet café. As soon as the sky goes dark, decide what you want to do: Dance, see a performance, or see how far your luck can go. Princess entertains all three with the Princess Theater, Movies Under The Stars®, an array of lounges and clubs, and Gatsby’s Casino. For kids, Princess remains at the forefront. Three age groups can find arts and crafts, video games, and more age-appropriate activities in spaces like the Fun Zone, Teen Center, and Splash Pool, as their parents explore the ship. Get ready for a romantic cruise of a lifetime onboard the Ruby Princess. See a selection of upcoming itineraries and then book your trip through Direct Line Cruises.