Ruby Princess cruise ship is the newest jewel in the crown of Princess Lines. Making her debut in 2008, the ship features just about everything you can find in a Princess ship such as a three deck Piazza with its bakery, small-bite eateries and whimsical street entertainers. Passengers would enjoy the glamour of the sweeping staircases and marble floor atriums inside the majestic vessel. The ship has a total of four swimming pools, one of which is indoor.
Majority of the staterooms features a balcony which provides a great view of the ocean. Inside the rooms is a sitting area with a table and chair, and an ample storage room. Guests in the mini suites would enjoy some of the great amenities such as a separate sitting area, walk-in closet, two television sets, a tub, and a balcony. But the best would have to be the Grand Suites which has all the best features any travelers would want – from refrigerators, to a personal safe.
Ruby Princess has more than 1,200 warm and dedicated staff and crew. They provide passengers with an excellent experience while on board.
Restaurants and Bars
Passengers can enjoy sumptuous meals served in Sabatini’s and Sterling Steakhouse or Crown Grill, but these are for reservations only. There is also Café Caribe which is a Caribbean buffet style restaurant that has linen-dressed tables and a few waiter service. The ship has two formal dining rooms with an open seating. Some of the lounges on board include the Wheelhouse Bar, Adagio Bar, Crooners Bar, and Speakeasy Cigar Lounge, each with their comfy chairs and clubby feel.
Ruby Princess also has a pizzeria and an ice-cream parlor. The International Café located right on the Piazza is another crowd drawer. Passengers agree that it is the best place to talk while having some coffee and freshly baked pastries.
Things to Do
There is so much to do on board and travelers will never get bored. You will never have a problem finding something to do on board the Ruby Princess. Be entertained with the popular “Movies Under the Stars” in the outdoor theater on the poolside. There you’ll be able to watch first-run feature-length films while munching on free popcorn. If you want to escape the crowd, get into the terrace overlooking the aft swimming pool.
You can also have the chance to explore other areas of the ship that are often not visited by passengers such as the engine control room, the funnel, the photo lab and the bridge. Travelers can also improve their bartending skills through Expanded Scholarship@Sea programs. Or know more about the ins and outs of steering a cruise ship through Navigation@Sea. Small scale entertainment like The Wake Up Show is a fun event which includes audience participation. The Oceans of Talent is another one, wherein passengers will have the chance to show their own talents. Kids can also have an enjoyable time on board with children’s programs, a children’s pool and a video game room.