Inside Look Ruby Princess – Princess Cruise Line

Inside Look Ruby Princess – Princess Cruise Line


Unveiled in late 2008, Princess Cruises’ 3,080 passenger Ruby Princess is one of the line’s newest vessels. At 116,000 tons, the Ruby Princess is one of three sister ships that are among the largest in the Princess fleet. Its siblings, all similar in layout and look: The Crown Princess and Emerald Princess. Ruby Princess offers four pool areas, including the Terrace Pool on the back of the ship. The Calypso Reef and Pool area is designed with tiered seating from which passengers can watch movies projected on one of Princess’ trademark Movies Under the Stars outdoor screens. Yet another pool and two hot tubs are found at the Ruby Princess’ Lotus Spa. The Sanctuary is an extra-fee, adults-only zone that features a spacious sundeck with lounge chairs, tables and umbrellas. As of late 2010, the cost to enter was $10 per person for a half day. The Ruby Princess is home to a nine-hole putting golf course called Princess Links. One of the first things passengers see upon boarding the vessel is the soaring Atrium. Another view of the Atrium. Like other Princess ships, the Ruby Princess has a central, three-deck-high Piazza that serves as a hub for the vessel and is the scene of daily entertainment including street performers, piano players, singers and more. Another view of the Piazza. Located at the ground level of the Piazza, the International Café offers up sandwiches, desserts and extra-charge specialty coffees. Princess ships are known for their wide variety of bars and lounges. Here, the Crooners lounge, where live piano music provides the backdrop. The Explorers Lounge is home to comedy shows and live music by night, with art auctions and other activities scheduled in the room during the day. Another popular lounge is Adagio, which serves up live piano music and occasional jazz nights with a band. The Botticelli Dining Room is one of three main dining rooms on the ship and offers assigned-seating dining nightly. The Da Vinci Dining Room, shown here, and the Michelangelo Dining Room are the main dining rooms for passengers who sign up for the line’s more flexible, eat-when-you-want Anytime Dining program. The Michelangelo Dining Room. One of several alternative, extra-fee dining choices on Ruby Princess is the Crown Grill, which serves up steaks and seafood. The cover charge is $25 per person. Another extra-charge dining option is Sabatini’s, an elegant Italian eatery that’s known for sumptuous courses that keep on coming. The cover charge is $20 per person. Located around the Piazza, Vines is a wine bar that also serves up light fare. The Wheelhouse Bar is a cozy, pub-like space with faux wood paneling and comfy lounge chairs. Another shot of the Wheelhouse Bar, which also is home to lunches featuring pub fare. While Princess isn’t known for a party ship atmosphere, the Ruby Princess does have a dance club called Skywalkers that stays open late into the night. Fusion, another lounge area on the ship. Cabins on Ruby Princess are muted in tone with light wood accents and white-on-white bedding. Here, a typical balcony cabin. Balcony cabins range in size from 233 to 285 square feet. Ocean view cabins on the Ruby Princess range in size from 158 to 182 square feet. An inside cabin on the Ruby Princess, which measures in at 163 square feet. Among more upscale lodging options on the Ruby Princess are its 178 mini-suites, which measure in at 324 square feet. There are also a number of bigger suites on Ruby Princess that measure from 461 to 687 square feet (about two to three times the size of standard cabins). The Center Court on the top deck of the Ruby Princess. Like all Princess ships, the Ruby Princess offers a relatively large casino. Dubbed Gatsbys, it houses table games and more than 250 slot machines. Known for its appeal to passengers of all ages, from toddlers to their grandparents, Princess offers a comprehensive kids program on Ruby Princess that includes a dedicated kids center. The Ruby Princess’ cozy library. The Internet Café on the Ruby Princess has 25 computer stations where passengers can check their emails and navigate the Internet for a charge. Open daily from 7 am to 10 pm, the Ruby Princess’ large fitness center overlooks the bow of the ship and offers treadmills, elliptical machines, exercise bikes and more.

15 thoughts on “Inside Look Ruby Princess – Princess Cruise Line

  1. Nice video but your background music track is annoying as hell…"just do it right…" Counted this phrase over 100x!

  2. Please, for god's sake please.. I'll do the freaking voice overs, but please get rid of the awful text to speech engine.

  3. I enjoyed the cruise tour on the video. Didn't see or hear about Captain's dress up night. Will you have it? Were there people of color on any of these cruises? I looked for them, but they weren't captured on tape, if they were there. The woman who was seen occasionally was not heard very well. Not sure how she added to the videotape. Would have been nice to hear atmosphere Mexican music instead of that monotonous beat. I know productions costs may be high, but help us to enjoy the
    videotape and get rid of he robot voice. Sorry to be so critical, but this is my first cruise and I want to be excited. I am really "easy" to please. I am a retired TV/Radio person and I look at presentation with a critical eye. I can't help myself (smiles).

  4. I was on the Ruby Nov 3-13, 2018. Overall good time but the buffet was a disgrace.  took be 3 days to find things I liked.  Too many offerings of pasta and thick gooey looking sauce. Never had a piece of chicken I liked.  It all came clear on the last day's lunch when the carving station served what they called "beef brisket" with a BBQ glaze. turned out it was corned beef brisket and was pretty tasty once you used a hack saw and a chiseled to cut off a bite. Hard to trust an eatery that doesn't even know what they're serving.
    Reviews of the Crown Grill were mixed with out group.  Many got the filet mignon and it seems half had fork tender experience while some of us had the toughest filet I've ever eaten.. We had complimentary specialty dining as part of our group plan but it's now $29 which wouldn't be bad all things considered if the food was consistent. 
    Some offerings in the dining room were a bit odd.  .Like the green risotto we had with the excellent grilled lobster.  Never had a shrimp on board with much flavor. The emergency fallback quickly became one of the best fettuccini alfredos I've ever had.
    The shop lay out is weird.  If your in the Botticelli or Michelangelo dining room and want to go forward on that level you must first go up then forward then back down.

  5. I love cruising Princess, but I am NOT impressed that you have used a computer to describe the tour. Surely a 'professional' line can find a live person to comment without errors of simple words.

  6. Great Cruise ships will likely become things of the past, what will be the in things? Anti-gravity vehicles and resorts .

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