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Tropical Weather

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Eastern Pacific

ALL CLEAR for cruisers

Ruby Princess News

Cruise Ship Outbreak Report

02/26-03/04/12

Itinerary

The Ruby Princess sails various cruises from Los Angles and Seattle. Please visit the Princess website for a complete schedule.

CDC Ratings

Sanitation Report

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2009 Rating 100 (Apr)
2009 Rating 98 (Oct)
2010 Rating 99 (Mar)
2010 Rating 100 (Oct)
2011 Rating 100 (Nov)
2012 Rating 97 (Mar)
2012 Rating 99 (Nov)
2013 Rating 100 (Apr)
2014 Rating 99 (Sep)
2015 Rating 100 (Jan)
2015 Rating 96 (Oct)
2016 Rating 92 (May)
2016 Rating 100 (Dec)

Deck Plan

Star Deck 19

Basketball court, Cybergolf, Jogging Track, Princess Links

Sky Deck 18

Movies Under the Stars Seating, Skywalkers Nightclub

Sports Deck 17

Sun Terrace, Teen Center, The Sanctuary, Video Arcade, Youth Center, Chill Out - Kid's Pool Area

Sun Deck 16

Fitness Center, Wedding Chapel, Lotus Spa, Movies Under the Stars, Tradewinds Bar, Adagio Bar and Lounge, Sabatini's

Lido Deck 15

Calypso Bar and Pool Area, Horizon Court and Terrace, Lotus Spa, Mermaid's Tail, Neptune's pool, Outrigger Bar, Trident Grill, Pizzeria and Ice Cream Bar, Cafe Caribe

Riviera Deck 14

Passenger Staterooms, Terrace Pool (aft)

Aloha Deck 12

Passenger Staterooms

Baja Deck11

Passenger Staterooms

Caribe Deck 10

Passenger Staterooms

Dolphin Deck 9

Passenger Staterooms

Emerald Deck 8

Passenger staterooms

Promenade Deck 7

Duty free boutiques, Club Fusion, Crooners Lounge and Bar, Crown Grill, Explorer's Lounge, Library, Photo Gallery, Princess Theater, Promenade Galleria, Shore Excursions Desk, Wheelhouse Bar

Fiesta Deck 6

Botticelli Dining Room, Calypso Cove, Casino Bar, Circle Desk, Conference Center, Da Vinci Dining Room, Gatsby's Casino, Meridian Bay, Passenger Services, Princess Theater, Speakeasy Cigar Lounge, the Piazza

Plaza Deck 5

Escapes Travel Cafe, Future Cruise Sales, International Cafe, Internet Cafe, Michelangelo Dining Room, Art Gallery, The Piazza, Vines Wine Bar

Gala Deck 4

Medical Center

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Adults Only

Perfect place to take a break and indulge in a private getaway with a plush, outdoor spa-inspired setting, complete with massage cabanas, signature beverages, light meals, attentive service and personal entertainment. Serenity Stewards are on hand to provide everything from a chilled face towel and Evian water atomizers, to a menu of healthy beverages and fare. Half-day passes for The Sanctuary are available for $10 per person, for 8 am to 12:30 pm or 1 pm to 5 pm.

The Sanctuary features two outdoor private cabanas where guests can also take advantage of the exclusive Lotus Spa Services at The Sanctuary. (additional fee).

* Prices subject to change - updated Nov 2013.

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ships > Princess > Ruby
 

Ruby Princess

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Ruby Princess is a Crown Class ship - a larger sub-class of the Grand Class ships. She is sister to the the Emerald Princess and the Crown Princess.

The Ruby Princess introduces a host of new shipboard services and special features, underscoring Princess' tradition of continually evolving the onboard experience for its passengers. Among the new options is a pub lunch, an exclusive breakfast for suite passengers, unique enrichment programs from astronomy to mixology, two new stage shows, plus expanded wireless Internet and cell phone connectivity.

Expanding on Princess' Internet and phone connectivity, Ruby Princess offers laptop users additional wireless hotspots around the vessel, including staterooms. 

Specs Dining Venues
News Accommodations
Itinerary Notable Rooms
CDC Ratings Outdoor Areas
Deck Plan Kid's Camps

 

Specifications

Ship Class: Crown

Launched: 2008

Refurbished:

GRT: 114,000

Length: 951 ft.

Draft: 27.5 ft.

Speed: 22 Knots

Passengers: 3,070

Ruby Princess Bridge Cam and Wedding Cam

Accommodations

Standard Stateroom Amenities

Fresh fruit (by request), evening bed turn-down, chocolates on your pillow, complimentary shampoo, conditioner and body lotion, Waffle weave cloth bathrobes (available upon request from your stateroom steward), bottles of liquor and stateroom bar packages available for purchase at non-duty-free prices through room service or from designated bar locations, private safe and refrigerator, 110-volt, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings, and electric hair dryer.

Stateroom sizes

Inside 163 Sq. ft.
Ocean View 158-182 Sq. ft.
Balcony 237-273 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Mini-Suite 307-536 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Suite 319-1429 Sq. ft. w/veranda

Interior

Interior staterooms come standard with twin beds that convert to a queen, private bathroom with shower, hair dryer, safe, desk, and refrigerator. Some staterooms include pullman beds for extra passengers.

Ocean View

These staterooms come standard with twin beds that convert to a queen, private bathroom with shower, hair dryer, safe, desk, and refrigerator. Some staterooms include pullman beds for extra passengers. Most staterooms will have a picture window, although a few may be port holes.

Balcony

Balcony staterooms come standard with twin beds that convert to a queen, private bathroom with shower, hair dryer, safe, desk, refrigerator, and balcony with patio furniture. Some staterooms include pullman beds for extra passengers. Premium balconies are larger and some are rear-facing staterooms.

Mini-suites

In addition to standard amenities, mini-suite passengers receive a welcome glass of champagne, two televisions, a sitting area with a sofabed, two flat-panel televisions, and a spacious closet. Some mini-suites have a pullman for a fourth passenger.

Suite Amenities:

In addition to standard amenities, suite passengers receive a DVD/CD player and free access to a DVD library, complimentary web access in the Internet Café, laundry and dry cleaning, use of the Lotus Spa® Thermal Suite (select ships), one-time free mini-bar setup, walk-in closet with a safe, soundstation with dock for iPod, two flat-panel televisions, upgraded bathroom amenities , and use of the Disembarkation Lounge. In suites with a balcony, the patio furniture accommodates up to four people.

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Dining Venues

($) = Specialty restaurant, surcharges apply

Main Dining Rooms

The Botticelli Dining Room offers traditional fixed seating and the Michelangelo Dining Room and Da Vinci Dining Room offer anytime dining.

Horizon Court

At the forefront of 24-hour dining, the Horizon Court offers a round-the-clock venue for buffet meals or snacks.

Cafe Caribe

Casual fare bistro serving from late morning until late night.

Trident Grill

Burgers, hot dogs and more.

International Café

The Piazza Atrium features the International Café for pastries, grilled Panini sandwiches, salads, fresh-baked cookies and a variety of coffee drinks.

Crown Grill ($)

Featuring premium aged beef and fresh seafood items, the Crown Grill offers a truly special dining experience with an open, theater-style kitchen where chefs custom-prepare fresh seafood, such as lobster, scallops, clams and mussels, and cooked-to-order steaks. * $25.00 surcharge per person.

Sabatini's ($)

With a menu specializing in Italian cuisine and premium seafood, Sabatini's offers a refined yet casual atmosphere that includes extensive personal attention from the ship's top European waiters and perhaps even a song from the pizza chef as he creates Princess' famous pies. * $20 cover charge. Suite passengers aboard Ruby Princess will have the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive breakfast in Sabatini's. 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Vines ($)

In addition to serving more than 30 wines by the glass and seafood appetizers that have made Vines a passenger favorite, the atrium-area bar on Ruby Princess feature a selection of domestic and imported artisan cheeses. 

Ultimate Balcony Dining ($)

Ultimate Balcony Dining features a hosted cocktail party, fresh flowers, champagne and a deluxe four-course meal featuring delicate sweet lobster tail or juicy steak among many available delicacies.
Or, opt for a breakfast which includes specialty pastries, fresh fruits, quiche, smoked salmon and other special treats served with a half bottle of French champagne.

Afternoon Tea

Indulge in afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, pastries, scones, cookies, music and white-glove service. Enjoy a wide selection of premium teas — from Earl Grey to herbal infusions.

Room Service

Princess provides 24-hour room service, enabling passengers to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in the privacy of their own staterooms or enjoying the view from their balconies. In addition to the always-available room service menu, passengers can also enjoy items from the day's main menu in their staterooms, as well as special room service-only offerings.

* Prices subject to change - updated Dec 2013

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Notable Features

Princess Theater

Main show lounge featuring Broadway and Vegas-style productions.

Explorer's Lounge

Featuring nightclub-style performances.

Skywalkers

Top deck observation area by day and dance club at night.

Gatsby's Casino

Play slots, cards, roulette and more.

Club Fusion

A modern dance club.

Speakeasy

Cigar Bar and one of the designated smoking areas on the ship.

Crooner's Lounge

Martini bar with live music.

Wheelhouse Bar

Nautical themed lounge. On sea days, Ruby Princess' Wheelhouse Bar is transformed into an authentic English-style pub, serving a selection of traditional fare.  A menu of British favorites, including bangers & mash, fish & chips, ploughman's lunch and cottage pie, will complement a selection of traditional pub brews such as Stella Artois, Bass Ale or Guinness.  Pub lunch meal service is free of charge and will run from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Ultimate Ship Tour

A new exclusive opportunity to experience an array of "back of house" areas that are key to a ship's daily operations, the Ultimate Ship Tour will give passengers the unique opportunity to explore beyond the public areas with visits to the ship's engine control room, medical center, print shop, laundry, photo lab, funnel, bridge and other spaces.  In addition to getting a rare insider's view of many areas typically seen only by the ship's crew, participants will receive a variety of themed mementos at many of the stops along the route.

Enrichment Program

A number of new ScholarShip@Sea enrichment programs debuted aboard Ruby Princess including:   Navigation@Sea focuses on the history of navigation; Mixology@Sea offers a hands-on course taught by the ship's bar manager;  Astronomy@Sea program explores the night sky through a telescope on the top deck; Art History@Sea: Botticelli to Warhol, The Evolution of Art makes 500 years of art come to life with a special hour-long presentation.

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Outdoor Features

Movies Under the Stars

Poolside HD theater. Movies and more.

Main Pool Area

Calypso Pool and Hot Tubs and Neptune's Pool and Hot Tubs on Lido deck (midship).

Terrace Pool

Intimate pool area and sun deck space located on Riviera Deck (aft).

Lotus Pool and Lotus Spa

Spa, Lotus Spa Pool and Hot Tubs, Swim-against-the-current pool. 

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Kids Only

Please note: To participate in the Youth Program, children must be at least 3 years old and potty trained. However, children under 3 are welcome to join in the fun if supervised by a parent at all times.

Wizards Academy

This enriching new program lets children explore the connection between science and magic in a fun and participative environment.  Kids will also enjoy activities and projects from popular arts and crafts company Klutz, or participate in Yoga for Kids, a healthy and fun course designed specifically for children.

Princess Pelicans (Ages 3-12)

Kids-only dance parties, movies and cartoons, ice cream and pizza parties, t-shirt coloring, pajama parties, fun fairs, and art projects.

Shockwaves (Ages 8-12)

Kids-only dinners, dance parties, movies, video games, scavenger hunts, karaoke and talent shows, sports tournaments , California Science Center workshops, Jr. CHEF @Sea, Klutz®projects, and theme nights.

Teen Lounge (Ages 13-17)

Teens-only dance parties, late-night movies, sports tournaments, casino night, talent shows, formal dinners,  DJ workshops, PlayStation® and Wii® equipment, foosball tables and more.

No signing in or out of the club required.

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