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Ruby Princess - Princess Cruises

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Ruby Princess Overview

The Ruby Princess cruise ship set out on her maiden voyage in November 2008. Christened by Trista and Ryan Sutter from the Bachelorette, this beautiful ship is the ideal base for a romantic getaway. Her sister ships are the Emerald Princess and the Crown Princess.

The Ruby Princess specs
A relatively large vessel, the Ruby Princess weighs 113,561 tonnes, measures 951 feet in length and spans 19 decks. She can accommodate 3,080 passengers and 1,200 crew. Her cruising speed is 23 knots.

Inside the Ruby Princess
The interior decor on the Ruby Princess varies from room to room. The social heart of the ship, the three-deck Piazza, has a touch of glamour, with glass elevators and winding staircases. The cabins, on the other hand, are comfortable and contemporary, with crisp white furniture and light wooden finishings.

The atmosphere on board is lively and vibrant. The Piazza is usually home to a variety of live performers, from acrobats to magicians, while the wide variety of bars and lounges are always buzzing with people. There's never a dull moment - one of the benefits of staying on a big ship!

Things to do on board the Ruby Princess
With four pools, a luxurious day spa, a wide variety of enrichment classes and your favourite cruise games such as trivia and shuffleboard, you're bound to find an activity to suit your interests. Some holidaymakers are content spending the day by the pool with a good book, while others prefer to keep busy by taking computer classes, attending art auctions or listening to destination lectures.

Ruby Princess restaurants and bars
There are more than ten eateries to choose from on board the Ruby Princess cruise ship, as well as a wide range of bars and lounges - some of which also serve food. You'll definitely never go hungry!

The main dining rooms offer a wide selection of modern classics, including vegetarian and low-fat options - keep an eye out for the lotus flower on the menu, as this indicates a healthy meal choice. In addition to the main dining rooms, you will also find a buffet and several casual eateries, as well as a handful of specialty restaurants.

All of the bars on board are warm, welcoming and full of life. That said, due to the wide variety of venues to choose from, you're unlikely to feel cramped - there's plenty of space for everyone, perfect for couples who would like to enjoy a romantic evening.

Ruby Princess itineraries and shore excursions
The Ruby Princess cruise ship spends most of her time sailing to ports in Alaska and Mexico. The shore excursions available will of course depend on your chosen destination, but you can expect a variety of tours at each stop, with activities to suit all fitness levels and interests. Some examples include a Boeing factory tour in Seattle, a helicopter glacier tour in Alaska and glass-bottom kayaking and snorkeling in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Cabins on board the Ruby Princess

There are 1,542 cabins on board the Ruby Princess cruise ship. These range in size from 163 square feet (interior) to 687 square feet (suite), with everything in between.

The interior, ocean view and balcony cabins are affordable, comfortable and well-appointed. All staterooms come equipped with a flatscreen television, mini-fridge and ample storage space.

One step above the balcony cabin is the mini-suite. At 324 square feet (including balcony), these offer a touch more space and tend to be in better locations throughout the ship.

If you really want something special, however, you can't go past a suite. Measuring between 461 and 687 square feet (including balconies), these are truly luxurious rooms. Each suite comes with a whirlpool bath, a walk-in closet and a spacious bathroom. Suite passengers also enjoy additional perks, such as fresh flowers, daily canapes, complimentary access to the Thermal Suite and breakfast at Sabatini's Restaurant.

Ruby Princess Food and Dining

Dining included in your Ruby Princess ticket:

  • Botticelli Dining Room
  • Da Vinci Dining Room
  • Michelangelo Dining Room
  • Pizzeria
  • Burger and Hot Dog Grill
  • Cafe Caribe
  • Horizon Court
  • International Cafe
  • Wheelhouse Bar
  • Trident Grill
  • Room Service

Specialty dining (not included in your fare):


  • Crown Grill
  • Sabatini's
  • Vines


Entertainment on board the Ruby Princess cruise ship

The Ruby Princess by day
Rise and shine, there's plenty to do during the day on board the Ruby Princess. Of course you can spend most of your time by one of the four freshwater pools - a wonderful choice on a warm, sunny day - or you can make the most of the ship's enrichment classes, boutique shops or public rooms.

The choice of enrichment programmes is truly impressive, with a variety of classes to choose from. Why not try your hand at scrapbooking, or improve your dance moves with a private dance class? Other popular classes include live cooking demonstrations and bartending lessons.

If you'd prefer some peace and quiet, make yourself comfortable in The Sanctuary, an adults-only retreat. Here you will be looked after by incredibly attentive staff while you relax on plush lounge chairs.

Pools, spas and fitness facilities on board the Ruby Princess
There are four freshwater pools on board the Ruby Princess; The Terrace Pool, Calypso Pool, Neptune's Pool and Reef and the Lotus Spa Pool. The Terrace and the Lotus are best suited to adults, while the other two are family-friendly. The Calypso Pool is also home to Movies Under the Stars, a large television screen which plays films throughout the day and night.

When it comes to relaxation, look no further than the Lotus Spa. This Asian-inspired retreat offers a variety of rejuvenating treatments including hot stone massage and body scrubs. The Lotus Spa is also home to a Thermal Suite, featuring steam rooms, heated beds and a sauna.

If you'd like to keep fit on board the Ruby Princess, the Fitness Centre has a range of cardio machines and free weights, as well as a selection of group fitness classes including Pilates and cycling. There is also a jogging track, a sports court and a Princess Links 9-hole putting course.

Ruby Princess nightlife
At the heart of the Ruby Princess' nightlife scene is the Princess Theater. This 800-seat venue is home to original production shows and stellar live performances. Be sure to attend at least one show during your cruise - it is well worth it! The Explorers Lounge and Club Fusion are also great spots for live entertainment as they both have stages.

And let's hope you packed your dancing shoes, as there's no shortage of places to bust out your best moves on the Ruby Princess. Skywalker's Nightclub is open late and has an excellent dance floor, while most other venues feature live music of some kind.

If you're in the mood for a low-key outing, settle down to watch a film at Movies Under the Stars, or try your luck at Gatsby's Casino.

The Ruby Princess for families
Families are made to feel incredibly welcome on board the Ruby Princess cruise ship. Your children will be begging to go on another cruise after a week or two at the Youth Centre!

There are three children's activity programmes, organised by age like on any Princess cruise: Princess Pelicans for 3 to 7 year olds, Shockwaves for 8 to 12 year olds and Remix for 13 to 17 year olds. The teens have quite a lot of freedom and their own hangout, complete with video games and movies, while younger children are under close supervision and participate in activities such as arts and crafts, board games and pizza parties.

The Youth Centre stays open most nights until around 10pm, after which there is a for-fee group babysitting service until 1am. Please note group babysitting spaces are limited and it is recommended to book a night in advance.


The spacious approximately 231-square-foot Balcony stateroom is appointed with fine amenities and outstanding views from an approximately 45-square-foot private balcony. Some staterooms also have pullman beds to accommodate 3rd and 4th passengers.

These features and fine amenities are standard in the Balcony stateroom:

  • Balcony with patio furniture
  • Twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed*
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion
  • 100% Egyptian cotton linens
  • Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk
  • 110V, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Evening bed turn-down, chocolates on your pillow

*Due to some cabin configurations, the two twin beds may not convert to a queen size bed.

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Cost Included Dining Options

Main Dining Rooms

There are 3 main dining rooms onboard Ruby Princess. All are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Botticelli Dining Room offers Traditional Dining (set dining times and assigned seating/tablemates). You can choose from either early first, first or second seatings. Seating times are at 5:30, 6:30 and 8:15 p.m. The Da Vinci Dining Room and  the Michelangelo Dining Room both offer anytime dining options (open seating between 5:30 and 10 p.m.).

The Piazza

It’s the "Best Pizza at Sea" says USA TODAY and we couldn’t agree more. Harkening back to Italian heritage, the Neapolitan-style pizza is hand-tossed and freshly baked right on deck. From traditional favorites like margherita and pepperoni to the daily specials, you’ll find it nearly impossible to pass by without grabbing a slice – or two.

Open 24-hours a day, the International Café located in the Piazza is the place for an ever-changing array of small bite meals, treats and gourmet beverages. Grab a freshly baked croissant to start your day, snack on pies and quiche or choose from a wide variety of salads and sandwiches at lunchtime, and indulge in decadent desserts in the evening. Coffee and tea fans will love the New Grounds Crafted Coffee menu featuring a variety of specialty espresso-based drinks made from a custom blend of coffee beans, as well as iced tea fusions.

Horizon Court

Horizon Court offers an endless selection that changes throughout the day to satisfy the most discriminating palate. Indulge in a delightful array of worldwide cuisine, freshly baked breads and regional comfort foods, in a casual setting at breakfast, lunch or dinner. Enjoy fresh fruits, signature pastas and desserts galore along with your favorite beverages and customizable features like create-your-own salads and sandwiches. *Beverage charges apply.

Trident Grill

Follow your nose to the Trident Grill where the burgers are flipping and the hotdogs roasting, served with a variety of fixin’s and crisp fries. Veggie burgers, bratwurst and grilled chicken breast are also served and all are sure to hit the spot when you are relaxing out on deck.

Cafe Caribe

Located very close to the Horizon Court, Cafe Caribe offers buffet with mostly Caribbean cuisine. Opens for breakfast, lunch and dinner and also late-night bistro service. 

International Cafe

Open 24-hours a day, the International Café located in the Piazza is the place for an ever-changing array of small bite meals, treats and gourmet beverages. Grab a freshly baked croissant to start your day, snack on pies and quiche or choose from a wide variety of salads and sandwiches at lunchtime, and indulge in decadent desserts in the evening. Coffee and tea fans will love the New Grounds Crafted Coffee menu featuring a variety of specialty espresso-based drinks made from a custom blend of coffee beans, as well as iced tea fusions.

24-hr Room Service

We offer 24-hour complimentary room service when you want to enjoy a quiet moment in your cabin eating a delicious club sandwich or maybe that slice of chocolate fudge cake you can’t forget. Treat yourself to breakfast in bed, or stay in for an intimate dinner, and perhaps even cocktails, in the comfort of your stateroom. 24-hour room service is just a phone call away. *Charges apply on select menu items.

Cost Required Dining Options

The specialty restaurants onboard Ruby Princess deliver an extraordinary experience and make your cruise journey perfect. Tip: try one of the specialty restaurants below on your first day of cruise as it's not so crowded and you might get a discount.

SHARE by Chef Curtis Stone

Princess Cruises is delighted to share the exquisite cuisine of Chef Curtis Stone. Acclaimed by publications ranging from Time to Travel + Leisure, his first restaurant, Maude, named "2015 Best Restaurant in L.A." by LA Weekly, is among Los Angeles's most coveted reservations. Exclusively for Princess, SHARE presents his world-class dining as a deliciously distinctive six-course meal unlike anything ashore. 

Crown Grill

With a rich wood décor and a theater-style kitchen, it’s no wonder Crown Grill was named among the “Best Cruise Ship Steakhouses” by USA TODAY. Featuring premium aged beef and fresh seafood items, this specialty restaurant offers an intimate dining experience in a classically elegant setting and an open kitchen where chefs prepare and cook to order top-quality cuts of beef, chops and seafood.

Crab Shack

Seafood lovers won’t want to miss this full crab shack experience. An intriguing bistro option housed within the Horizon Court buffet, Crab Shack diners can savor Bayou-style boiled crawfish and spicy sausage, popcorn shrimp, steaming clam chowder and a tantalizing mixed steamer pot filled with snow crab, jumbo shrimp, clams and mussels.

The Salty Dog Gastropub

A warm, inviting gastropub experience developed with Ernesto Uchimura, a founding chef of the original Umami Burger. Try one of our innovative gourmet creations inspired by pub favorites or devour “The Ernesto” a savory rib eye burger named “Best Burger at Sea” by Cruise Critic. Offering a unique variety of beer, whiskey and cocktail selections, plus live music, there’s something for everyone at this hip, friendly twist on traditional pub fare.

Chef's Table Experience

Taking dining to a new level, the Chef’s Table Experience includes pre-dinner cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the galley for you and a limited number of fellow guests. After your executive chef describes the specially designed menu for the night, participants are escorted to an intimate table for the main course, including pairing suggestions. Each couple receives a personalized autographed copy of Princess’ best-selling cookbook, a handwritten copy of the special menu and a complimentary photo.

Ultimate Balcony Dining

Choose a luxurious breakfast or experience the “ultimate” romantic dinner at sea: a sumptuous multi-course meal, including succulent lobster tail and juicy steak, your beverage of choice, hors d’oeuvres, all served right on the privacy of your own balcony by our dedicated waitstaff. Treat yourself to this unparalleled indulgence and savor food, views and memories that will never be forgotten.

Bars and Lounges

Bars and Lounges on Ruby Princess

There’s a bar or lounge for just about every mood, each offering a wide array of colorful cocktails, cold brews, stellar wines and more. Tropical and refreshing or complex and ethereal, the spectacular creations prepared by Princess mixologists are celebrated by cocktail aficionados on cruises around the world. Explore a variety of refreshingly different tastes while watching a sunset or dancing to the latest tunes.

  • Adaigo Bar
  • Explorers Lounge
  • Wheelhouse Bar
  • Crooners Bar
  • Club Fusion – Dancefloor and Karoke
  • Skywalkers Night Club
  • Speakeasy Cigar Lounge
  • Casino Bar
  • Outrigger (Pool) Bar
  • Calypso (Pool) Bar
  • Mermaid's Tail (Pool) Bar
  • Tradewinds Bar


Voted one of the “Best Wine Bars at Sea,” by USA TODAY and located in a charming corner of the Atrium, Vines boasts an extensive collection of wines, like Opus One, Super Tuscans, fine sparkling wines and regional offerings for purchase. The menu also includes wine flights and a selection of wines by the glass. Gourmet delicacies, such as antipasti and tapas, are complimentary with any wine purchase. Charges apply