Both ships here would be perfect for romantic getaways, the difference being the age of the couple.
|Princess Cruises Ruby Princess||Cunard Line Queen Mary 2|
|Double Occupancy: 3070||Double Occupancy: 2592|
|Gross Tonnage: 113000||Gross Tonnage: 151400||19 decks||17 decks|
|CDC Score: 99||CDC Score: 92|
|Launched: 2008||Launched: 2004|
The Queen Mary 2 is pricier than the Ruby Princess, and with that comes a certain quality and high class standard to the food and entertainment, which may not even be to your liking. The QM2 has a heavy investment in their enrichment program, offering history lectures, classes in art appreciation, and so many other topics. But these could be too slow for the newly married couple looking to have a lively time together.
The Ruby Princess has interesting bars and nightclubs with great drinks and food. The Queen Mary 2 has these as well, but the activities can be a little slower and, well stuffy. The Ruby Princess seems to strike the perfect entertainment notes for couples who have grown out of the wild times, but haven’t yet slowed down. This age group is likely to have some young kids, and the Ruby Princess offers some great day care and kid’s lounges. While the QM2 has these amenities as well, they are sparse and your kids will probably be lonely.
If you are a little older, and you still have that fire burning for the one you love, the Queen Mary 2 may be the ride for you. The younger couples will be happy with a Ruby Princess trip.
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