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Ruby Princess

Our Ship Review
Deal Expert / Travel Blogger

The 3,080-guest Ruby Princess may have sailed out of 2015 and 2018 dry docks with several features found on newer Princess Cruises vessels, including Salty Dog Gastropub and Slice Pizzeria, but even with the updates this ship still has a somewhat old-fashioned feel compared to the cruise line’s glitzier Royal Class ships. Accordingly, Ruby Princess attracts cruisers who are looking for a more traditional cruise experience.

What We Love

Vines Wine Bar: This Princess staple located off the Piazza is the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of your favorite red or white wine or sample a variety of vintages with a flight — accompanied by an assortment of tapas and antipasti.

The Sanctuary: Cruisers looking for an escape can pay a small extra fee to enjoy peace and quiet in this outdoor, spa-inspired locale that’s adults-only. Enjoy light meals and beverages, along with excellent service.

Best Known For

Entertainment: You can grab some popcorn and check out Movies Under the Stars on the expansive pool deck or order a cocktail and head to the Princess Theater for a musical production.

The Piazza: At the center of the ship, this elegant atrium serves as the backdrop for some memorable moments, including the Champagne waterfall at the captain's welcome party. You’ll also find a coffee café, a wine bar, and a martini and piano bar.

Who It's Best For

Classic Cruisers: The ship’s nightclub, Skywalkers, is great for post-dinner drinks and dancing, but those looking for an all-night party won’t find it on Ruby Princess.

Couples: From Sabatini’s to Vines to Crooners piano bar, there are many options for date night. Add a couples massage in the Lotus Spa to really feel like you’re on your honeymoon — even if you’re not.

Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

Active Kids May be Disappointed: While all Princess ships are family friendly and have Discovery at SEA programming in their Camp Discovery kids clubs as well as dedicated spaces for tweens and teens, there are no waterslides, racetracks, or laser tag games on board. Kids looking for thrills won’t find any here.

Kristen Boatright
Deal Expert / Travel Blogger