|Launched:||15th November 2008|
Ruby Princess is one of the Princess cruise fleet's Grand-class ships, and grand is certainly the right word to describe this 116,000-ton, 951-foot megaship. Sailing year-round to the Eastern Mediterranean, Ruby Princess carries 3,080 passengers on an incredibly 19 decks.
Ruby Princess Recreation
All of the most popular features available on Princess cruises are featured on Ruby Princess. Watch first-run films on a gigantic poolside screen with the innovative Movies Under the Stars. Expand your mind with daily ScholarShip@Sea programs that teach passengers about everything from mixology to navigation at sea. You can even get a special peek behind the scenes of the inner workings of a cruise megaship with Ruby Princess's Ultimate Ship Tour. Live productions are featured each night at the enormous Princess Theater and the more intimate Explorers Lounge. Incredible views and perfect cocktails are served up 15 decks above the sea at Skywalkers Nightclub. Club Fusion is the place to go for dancing. And of course, Gatsby's Casino offers slots, table games, and tournaments. Whether you want a stiff drink or a cigar, Ruby Princess's bars and lounges are perfect for relaxing at night. Programs like the Wakeup Show and Oceans of Talent encourage passenger participation. Four pools, six hot tubs, and a relaxing spa oasis known as the Sanctuary guarantee enough space for every to relax in the sun. Fitness fanatics will love the full gym, lap pool, mini golf course, golf simulators, jogging track, and sports court. Art galleries, auctions, and an Internet cafe provide plenty of opportunities to enrich your mind during downtime. Dedicated youth facilities provide daily activities for passengers under the age of 18.
Ruby Princess Food
Ruby Princess features one of the most extensive ranges of dining options in the Princess cruise fleet. Three formal dining rooms, two buffets, two specialty restaurants, and several cafes for snacks provide passengers with enough dining options that it may be difficult to try everything in one cruise. The Botticelli, Michelangelo, and Da Vinci Dining rooms offer traditional formal seating and service for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Passengers may choose between set times or anytime dining. Delicious gourmet food and spectacular service are hallmarks of the main dining rooms. For casual dining and self-service, Horizon Court and Cafe Caribe are also open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a buffet setting. For a small fee, passengers can enjoy decadent Italian or perfectly prepared steaks at Satatini's or Crown Grill. Private in-room service is also available for a fee through Ultimate Balcony Dining. A poolside pizzeria and a burger and hot dog grill are open throughout the day for convenient snacking. Other dining options include the International Cafe, Vines Wine and Seafood Bar, Evening Bistro, Ice Cream Bar, and 24-hour room service. A traditional English pub lunch is served each day in the Wheelhouse Bar for a special treat.
Ruby Princess Staterooms
Princess cruises are known for their large number of affordable balcony rooms, and Ruby Princess features over 900 private balcony cabins. Innovative cabin designs provide passengers with extra space and privacy even in standard cabins. Generous storage, private bathroom with shower, flat-screen TV, and mini-fridge come standard in interior, oceanview, and balcony rooms. Ruby Princess also offers the mini-suite option, which features perks like a tub, seating area, and upgraded toiletries. Suites provide multiple rooms, walk-in closets, whirlpool tubs, and added perks like complementary spa access and an exclusive specialty breakfast complete with "Good Morning Mimosa."