Ruby Princess Overview

 
Ruby Princess
Ruby Princess was refurbished in 2018 and aims to keep passengers entertained at all times.
   

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

Cabins

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.

Dining

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

  • Price:
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  • 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

Cabins

1539 cabins and 33 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
3.9
(69 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 163 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $104/night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
3.9
(66 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 179 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $120/night
Balcony Balcony
4.5
(187 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 235 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $169/night
Suite Cabin Suite
4.7
(43 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 470 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $243/night

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Dining

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Crown Grill Crown Grill
4.7
(31 Reviews)
International Cafe International Cafe
4.5
(19 Reviews)
Dining Room Dining Room
4.3
(23 Reviews)
Trident Grill Trident Grill
3.3
(3 Reviews)

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Onboard Activities

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Terrace Pool Terrace Pool
5.0
(2 Reviews)
Calypso Reef And Pool Calypso Reef And Pool
5.0
(2 Reviews)
Club Fusion Club Fusion
5.0
(8 Reviews)
Vines Bar Vines Bar
5.0
(3 Reviews)

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Great cruise - very relaxing. by reneebalcom

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The only concern I would express is there was on going difficulty with our accounts. Often times my husband would be told our account was closed, only to visit customer service and discover that was not the case. I am not certain what the glitch was on this, neither was our CS rep Rosemare. Even when we were disembarking my husband was stopped and told he needed to reconcile his account and when we went to CS and stood on line...we were told that there was not problem. Very inconvenient and never understood why... Maybe next time we need a CC for both parties in a stateroom. ????

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We had a wonderful experience on our Alaskan Cruise. by grandmajo

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

We had a good time, good weather and made lots of good friends. I'd do this cruise again and would like to see other ports of call. However, upon arrival at home, my luggage was damaged beyond repair and this did not make we happy at all.!!!!!

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Trip of a lifetime overshadows coldness by rfmunroe82

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We were delighted to take this cruise. It more than lived up to our expectations. Kudos to Princess. You have studied how people react, what they want. Need more diversity in ads and luggage racks on staterooms Rangers were very helpful as were excursion guides Ready to repeat

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567 Ruby Princess Tips

mamaJ
Jan 02, 2015

Ask to sit in Anthony's section in the Michelangelo's dining room!!

Elaine2John
Mar 07, 2013

Explore the entire ship. There is an aft elevator hidden away which goes all the way to deck 19 for golf, BB, and a great observation deck. All the way forward on deck 14 there is a door that is not marked which leads to the observation area on top of the bridge. This area gives the best view along both sides of the ship, and of course a panoramic view forward.

WeCruiseToo
Jul 25, 2014

Don’t miss the balloon drop in the atrium – very fun!

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