The Ruby Princess was designed to be an escape for couples—even if their kids are voyaging with them. While there are definitely amenities for all kids to enjoy, including age-appropriate centers, events, and activities, the majority of the on-board attractions are designed for adults, especially the adults-only relaxation center, the Sanctuary.
While there isn’t an extensive amount of pool space, there is a great deal of outdoor areas for those looking to enjoy the sun. At night the Ruby Princess provides no end of entertainment. Whether looking for a night out gambling, a quiet evening watching a movie under the stars, a relaxing night at a quiet lounge like Crooners, or out dancing at one of the ship’s nightclubs, the Ruby Princess has something for everyone. The bars were particularly noteworthy, with innovative drinks and tasty little bites to go with. Even those looking to seal or renew their vows can do so at the ship’s on-board “Hearts and Minds” wedding chapel.
There are some interesting design choices that are common to this class of ship—namely the flimsy privacy divides on the balconies of many rooms, and the ziggurat-like design of stacked decks that defeat the purpose of balcony privacy altogether. The deck planning is a little unfortunate, it is hard to get used to how the ship is built and thus hard to navigate, especially to the main dining rooms. Other than these drawbacks, the Ruby Princess is always elegant and clean.
Our Inside Cabin was very small, especially considering Princess suggests that four people could be living there. The closet space was great on the other hand, so if you don’t mind tight living quarters, you can bring quite a bit of stuff with you.
For two, the Ruby Princess would be a fun trip without spending too much. Couples will find a vacation on the Ruby Princess a welcome getaway from the stresses of regular working life. What else is a vacation for?
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