Ruby Princess Overview
Embodying Princess Cruises’ reputation for top-notch entertainment, Ruby Princess aims to keep passengers entertained at all times. Ruby Princess was refurbished in 2018 adding several amenities. There's now The Salty Dog Gastropub where cruisers can grab a burger or street taco. The ship also received upgrades to its Camp Discovery experience, which provides kids and teens with engaging, age-appropriate activities. In 2020, will launch the OceanMedallion program. This will offer cruisers a wearable device to improve onboard service through quicker embarkation, easier payment, and interactive navigation.
From wandering street performers in the old-world Piazza to lavish Broadway-style productions and original musicals in the ultramodern Princess Theater, entertainment is featured throughout the ship. Talented passengers can even take the stage in The Voice of the Ocean, Ruby Princess’s cruise-long singing competition inspired by the hit TV show.
With its Vegas-style casino and full-service Lotus Spa and Fitness Center, Ruby Princess also offers many traditional cruise-ship favorites. Active travelers can join a volleyball game at the ship’s sports court or play a round of mini-golf with the kids. After dark, cruisers can find live music and dancing at Club Fusion or enjoy the poolside Movies Under the Stars. And when the day is done, the Princess SLEEP rejuvenation program means a good night’s rest in preparation for exciting ports of call.
Itineraries and Departure Ports
Cruises range from 1-day Pacific coastal voyages that travel between Seattle and Vancouver to 31-day South Pacific crossings. The ship also sails to Australia and New Zealand, the Mexican Riviera, Fiji, and the Hawaiian Islands. Several specialty cruises are available, including Tasmanian voyages and Pacific wine country trips.
Before You Book
This ship is best for: With its first-rate entertainment and varied dining venues, Ruby Princess appeals to retired couples and families looking for a traditional cruise.
You should know: While there are several active nightclubs, it isn't a party ship, and its longer cruises generally attract a 50-plus demographic.
Things to do on Ruby Princess
Exuding old-world charm, Ruby Princess’ Piazza is a hub of onboard activity. Cruisers can stroll among wandering street performers, browse through quaint boutiques, or enjoy a classic vintage at Vines wine bar. Travelers seeking more high-energy activities can shoot hoops at the ship’s sports court, dance until they drop at Club Fusion, or raise the stakes at Ruby’s Vegas-style casino.
From original musical productions to regionally-inspired Festivals of the World that celebrate global traditions, there’s no shortage of entertainment. For interactive fun, The Voice of the Ocean allows talented cruisers to showcase their abilities with a cruise-long homage to one of TV’s favorite singing competitions. Passengers can also enjoy lavish Broadway-style extravaganzas at the ultramodern Princess Theater.Ship Highlights
- Vegas-style casino
- Lotus Spa and Fitness Center
- Four pools and two splash areas
- Princess Theater featuring Broadway-style shows
- The Voice of the Ocean singing competition
- The Piazza activity hub
- Princess Links miniature golf
- Sports Courts – basketball, volleyball, and tennis
- Movies Under the Stars poolside amphitheater
- Club Fusion nightclub
- Camp Discovery youth and teen clubs
Cruisers on Ruby Princess have a variety of room options, including affordable interior staterooms, ocean-view cabins featuring picture windows, and larger balcony rooms that include private, furnished verandas. Stateroom passengers can choose one queen-sized or two twin beds, all with bedding designed through Princess’s rejuvenating SLEEP program. Staterooms include refrigerators, flat-panel TVs, desks, closets, and digital safes.
Passengers looking for more room can choose a spacious suite or mini-suite. Some include special amenities such as priority dining, priority embarkation/disembarkation, and complimentary laundry service. Room service is available 24 hours a day.
On Ruby Princess, passengers can choose traditional, fixed-seating arrangements or the more flexible Anytime Dining option. The ship boasts a 24-hour International Cafe, where passengers can taste global cuisine through exquisite small-bite meals. Caffeine cravers will also appreciate the cafe’s specialty coffee menu. At the ship’s Horizon Court buffet, cruisers will find a selection of food that changes throughout the day. It includes around-the-world fare, bread, salads, and a multitude of desserts, while at Slice, cruisers can try pizza with a regional flair. Travelers with a sweet tooth shouldn't miss the complimentary ice cream at Coffee & Cones.
The ship’s specialty restaurants promise luxurious dining with regional favorites created from the freshest ingredients. With its six-course fine-dining experience, SHARE by celebrity chef Curtis Stone is the ideal venue for a special occasion. The Chef’s Table Experience grants foodies and curious cruisers a peek at the inner workings of Ruby’s galley. Couples seeking a romantic at-sea dinner can also choose a multicourse meal served by private wait staff on their own balcony.
Ruby Princess Ship Stats
- Size: L
- Total Passengers: 3,080
- Total Crew: 1,200
- Passenger to Crew Ratio: 2.57
- Built: Nov 2008
- Refurbished: Dec 2011
- Number of Decks: 15
- Total Cabins: 1,539
- Cabin Categories: 33
- Gross Tonnage: 113,561
- Length: 952
- Beam: 118