The Ruby Princess features a large amount of outdoor and oceanview deck space throughout the ship, including the private adults-only Sanctuary deck.
The promenade sits on decks seven and eight, with the main promenade extending around the perimeter of the ship on deck seven. The deck eight level offers an upper-level section that offers views of the front of the ship only, while both decks offer chairs so guests can enjoy the view passing them by.
On the Lido deck (deck 15), there is some measure of outdoor seating situated between Horizon Court and Horizon Terrace, where guests can take in views on either side of the Ruby Princess. On either side is a bar called the Cafe Caribe, with seating at the bar, in deckchairs, or at tables.
On the sun deck (deck 16), there is extensive outdoor seating for nearly the entire length of the Ruby Princess, with a large video screen for displaying movies for the Ruby’s “movies under the stars” events. The sun deck overlooks both pool areas, as well, with stair access to both the Calypso and Neptune pool areas.
On deck 17, the aft section features lounge chairs that overlook the sun deck and the the Calypso Reef and Pool, offering a relaxed view of the large video screen for taking in “movies under the stars.”
The forward section of the sports deck also overlooks the pool area (the Neptune pool is on this side) with more open space and no video screen. There’s a more free-form space with lounge chairs available for guests looking to take in some sun.
The aft section of the star deck features a number of activities for guests to take advantage of. There are tennis courts and a miniature golf course, with a large amount of outdoor seating that overlooks the rear of the lower decks, including the terrace pool and horizon terrace.
The forward section of the star deck, like the forward section of the sports deck, features less accoutrements, and is heavy on the lounge seating and outdoor areas. The deck sits above the Neptune pool, with a good view of the sky above—or, as the deck is aptly named, the stars.
If you are taking the kids with you on a cruise, sometimes you just need a little “you” time. The Sanctuary is an adults-only area designed for relaxation, with views extending out ahead of the Ruby Princess. The Sanctuary offers a hot tub and swimming pool, as well as several shaded seating areas with umbrellas and tables to get away from it—or at least the kids—for a short while.
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