Ruby Princess

Ruby Princess current position

Ruby Princess current location is at North America West Coast (coordinates 22.88491 N / -109.89001 W) cruising en route to CABO SAN LUCAS. The AIS position was reported 8 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of Ruby Princess

Ruby Princess current cruise is 10 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera. Prices start from USD 648 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 27 Nov, 2021 and ends on 07 Dec, 2021.

Date / TimePort
27 Nov 16:00    Departing from San Francisco, California hotels
01 Dec 08:00 - 19:00    Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico Riviera
02 Dec 07:00 - 16:00    Manzanillo, Mexico Riviera
03 Dec 09:00 - 19:00    Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico Riviera
04 Dec 07:00 - 17:00    Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Mexico
07 Dec    Arriving in San Francisco, California hotels

Specifications of Ruby Princess

Year built2008  /  Age: 13
Flag state Bermuda
BuilderFincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
ClassCrown
Building costUSD 400 million
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorPrincess Cruises
Speed23 kn / 43 kph / 26 mph
Length (LOA)289 m / 948 ft
Beam (width)48 m / 157 ft
Gross Tonnage113561 gt
Passengers3060 - 3672
Crew1200
Passengers-to-space ratio31
Decks18
Cabins1530
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2018
Sister-shipsCaribbean Princess, Crown Princess, Diamond Princess, Emerald Princess, Golden Princess (Pacific Adventure), Grand Princess, Sapphire Princess, Star Princess (Pacific Encounter)
Christened byTV celebrities (Trista Sutter, Ryan Sutter)
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Ruby Princess Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Nov 27 10 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera San Francisco $648
2021 Dec 07 10 days, round-trip California Coast With Cabo San Lucas San Francisco $699
2021 Dec 17 10 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera San Francisco $649
2021 Dec 27 10 days, round-trip California Coast With Cabo San Lucas San Francisco $799
2022 Jan 06 10 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera San Francisco $749
2022 Jan 16 15 days, round-trip Hawaiian Islands San Francisco $1249
2022 Jan 31 10 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera San Francisco $699
2022 Feb 10 15 days, round-trip Hawaiian Islands San Francisco $1499
2022 Feb 25 15 days, one-way from San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale San Francisco $1249
2022 Mar 12 15 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco Fort Lauderdale $1228
2022 Mar 27 15 days, round-trip Hawaiian Islands San Francisco $1578
2022 Apr 11 5 days, round-trip West Coast Getaway with San Diego San Francisco $418
2022 Apr 16 7 days, round-trip Classic California Coast San Francisco $598
2022 Apr 23 7 days, round-trip Pacific Northwest Coast San Francisco $1068
2022 Apr 30 10 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park San Francisco $999
2022 May 10 10 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park San Francisco $1029
2022 May 20 10 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip San Francisco San Francisco $999
2022 May 30 10 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park San Francisco $1099
2022 Jun 09 10 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip San Francisco San Francisco $1149
2022 Jun 19 10 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip San Francisco San Francisco $1169
2022 Jun 29 10 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park San Francisco $1299
2022 Jul 09 10 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip San Francisco San Francisco $1299
2022 Jul 19 10 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park San Francisco $1349
2022 Jul 29 10 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip San Francisco San Francisco $1249
2022 Aug 08 10 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park San Francisco $1319
2022 Aug 18 10 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip San Francisco San Francisco $1219
2022 Aug 28 10 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park San Francisco $1249
2022 Sep 07 10 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park San Francisco $1219
2022 Sep 17 7 days, round-trip Pacific Northwest Coast San Francisco $949
2022 Sep 24 7 days, round-trip Pacific Northwest Coast San Francisco $949
2022 Oct 01 7 days, round-trip Classic California Coast San Francisco $719
2022 Oct 08 15 days, round-trip Hawaiian Islands San Francisco $1449
2022 Oct 23 15 days, round-trip Hawaiian Islands San Francisco $1449
2022 Nov 07 15 days, round-trip Hawaiian Islands San Francisco $1499
2022 Nov 22 5 days, round-trip West Coast Getaway with San Diego San Francisco $499
2022 Nov 27 15 days, round-trip Hawaiian Islands San Francisco $1449
2022 Dec 12 10 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera San Francisco $749
2022 Dec 22 15 days, round-trip Hawaiian Islands San Francisco $1749
2023 Jan 06 10 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera San Francisco $749
2023 Jan 16 15 days, round-trip Hawaiian Islands San Francisco $1399
2023 Jan 31 10 days, round-trip Mexican Riviera San Francisco $749
2023 Feb 10 15 days, one-way from San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale San Francisco $1499
2023 Feb 25 15 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco Fort Lauderdale $1499
2023 Mar 12 15 days, round-trip Hawaiian Islands San Francisco $1499
2023 Mar 27 15 days, round-trip Hawaiian Islands San Francisco $1499
2023 Apr 11 5 days, round-trip West Coast Getaway with San Diego San Francisco $499
2023 Apr 16 7 days, round-trip Classic California Coast San Francisco $789
2023 Apr 23 7 days, round-trip Pacific Northwest Coast San Francisco $789
2023 Apr 30 7 days, round-trip Pacific Northwest Coast San Francisco $899
2023 May 07 10 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park San Francisco $1248
2023 May 17 10 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip San Francisco San Francisco $1098
2023 May 27 10 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip San Francisco San Francisco $1198
2023 Jun 06 10 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park San Francisco $1298
2023 Jun 16 10 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip San Francisco San Francisco $1298
2023 Jun 26 10 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park San Francisco $1448
2023 Jul 06 10 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park San Francisco $1498
2023 Jul 16 10 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip San Francisco San Francisco $1348
2023 Jul 26 10 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip San Francisco San Francisco $1298
2023 Aug 05 10 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip San Francisco San Francisco $1298
2023 Aug 15 10 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park San Francisco $1398
2023 Aug 25 10 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip San Francisco San Francisco $1248
2023 Sep 04 10 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip San Francisco San Francisco $1198
2023 Sep 14 10 days, round-trip Inside Passage Roundtrip San Francisco San Francisco $1148

Ruby Princess Review

Review of Ruby Princess

The 2008-built Ruby Princess cruise ship is the 9th and last Grand-class Princess Cruises liner, with sisterships CaribbeanDiamondGolden (now Pacific Adventure)GrandCrown, EmeraldStar (now Pacific Encounter) and Sapphire.

The vessel (IMO number 9378462) is currently Bermuda-flagged (MMSI 310567000) and registered in Hamilton.

History - construction and ownership

Princess Cruises is a US cruise company headquartered in Beverly Hills CA. A former subsidiary of P&O Princess Cruises (1977-founded), in 2003, the company merged with Carnival Corporation - the world's largest passenger shipping company. Among Princess Cruises assets is the Caribbean private island resort Princess Cays (on Bahamas Eleuthera Island's southern end), located approx 80 km (50 mi) from Nassau.

Ruby Princess cruise ship

The 3100-passenger ship Ruby Princess follows the highly evolutionary Crown Princess and Emerald Princess cruise ships. The vessels are virtually the same in layout and design, so if travellers have sailed on Crown, they will not have any trouble finding their way around Emerald or Ruby. But for those who have not travelled on Princess' Grand-class vessels, or for cruisers for whom a Ruby Princess sailing is their first cruise with the line, the ship is going to surprise, and in most cases, delight them with far higher levels of kitchen, service and facilities than passengers would expect on a stylish, mega-vessel catering to over 3,000 guests.  For the most part, Ruby Princess isn't an innovator. The cruise liner has all the most popular Princess facilities - like the 3-deck Piazza with its own bakery, as well as many of those found on older vessels, including the Sanctuary (adults sundeck) and speciality restaurants Sabatini's and Crown Grill.

Although there are not too many surprises on this newest Grand-class vessel, there are some gentle improvements and enhancements. On the Ruby cruise ship, Princess has expanded the appeal of the Wheelhouse Bar (pub) to include English-inspired lunches. Suite guests have the option to enjoy intimate breakfasts at Sabatini's. The new Ultimate Ship Tour allows guests to explore normally never seen onboard spaces, such as the engine room, funnel, photo lab, Navigation Bridge. Among the expanded enrichment projects are Mixology@Sea (bartending skills) and Navigation@Sea (cruise ship navigation lessons).

Decks and Cabins

Most Ruby Princess staterooms (1530 total, in 33 grades) are 170-ft2 balcony cabins (680). Almost 80% of the ship's outside staterooms have private step-out balconies. Wheelchair-accessible cabins are 31. The largest accommodations are the Balcony Suites (410 ft2 / 38 m2, with terrace sized 180 ft2 / 17 m2).

The boat has 18 decks, of which 15 are passenger-accessible and 8 with cabins.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Ruby Princess features three dining rooms, all offering tasteful, Caribbean-themed menu. Botticelli is for fixed-seating dining, while Michaelangelo and Da Vinci are for passengers who have chosen "Anytime Dining". Reservations are available but are not required. Da Vinci also welcomes guests for waiter-service breakfast and lunch. Rotating menu options include soups, appetizers, mains and desserts. There are also signature pasta and choices like Caesar salad and salmon. The healthy Lotus Spa selections are low in sodium and fat. Cafe Caribe and Horizon Court look identical and are open all day long. The Horizon section serves as a lido buffet restaurant and features breakfast buffets. Lunch choices may include unusual dishes like peanut butter sandwiches and fried banana. There is also the Italian-styled piazza, around which are located the International Cafe (with its wonderful coffees and scrumptious pastries, quiche and chocolate fondue); across the way is Vines, ship's wine and sushi bar (it's got the only really good wine list onboard Ruby). 

In January 2016 Celebrity chef Curtis Stone teamed up with Princess Cruises for his first-at-sea speciality restaurant serving high-quality, inventive food. During Ruby Princess' dry dock, Share replaced the signature Italian Sabatini's and introduced new bedding, dining options, entertainment and more. Share is only open for dinner and applies a $39 cover charge. Its menu features five areas from which to select multiple dishes and a charcuterie platter. It's hard to order only one of each, as there are enticing recipes like a twice-cooked duck with fennel, parmesan crumb and bacon jus; or shrimp salad with turnip, citrus salt, brioche and lemon gel. 

Share is only found on board Emerald Princess and Ruby Princess, for now. "Crafted by Curtis" dishes are on the MDR menus fleetwide. If you wonder why to pay extra at Share, here are the cool things about the brand new Curtis Stone restaurant which make it worth the splurge. Food like this cannot be found anywhere else on the ship. Emerald Princess and Ruby Princess are simple when it comes to dining venues. Before Share, both ships had three main dining rooms, a steakhouse and a buffet, all of which average in terms of overall experience and quality. From its celebrity chef to its natural ingredients and perfectly sized portions, you won't find food like Share's anywhere else on the ship.

Perfect for couples and large groups. This space is open, airy and large, with long tables and more intimate seating arrangements. Large groups have enough room to engage and share dishes. Couples can enjoy more peace and quiet. The ambience is upscale, yet not stuffy. Share's family-style dining and chic decor allow guests to dress their best and still feel relaxed. Passengers will feel more like they're in someone's home, talking and passing plates across the table.

Service at Share is second to none. The wait staff is knowledgeable about the menu and all ingredients handpicked by the celebrity chef's team. According to Stone: "The enthusiasm in that kitchen right now is actually unparalleled to anything I've ever done; they're so energetic and so up for it."

Guests will have room for dessert. Appetizers, entrees and dessert options, complementing a cheese plate, are conservative in size. Passengers will not only expand their palate by picking at multiple dishes but will also be able to satisfy their sweet tooth.

Follows the complete list of Ruby Princess restaurants and food bars.

  • Michaelangelo Restaurant (ship's aft Dining Room; dinner only - offers “Anytime Dining” between 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
  • Crown Grill (160-seat steakhouse/seafood restaurant, reservations recommended; on select days serves British Pub Lunch, complimentary)
  • Da Vinci Restaurant (ship's forward Dining Room for Breakfast 7-9 a.m., Lunch 12-1:30 p.m., Afternoon Tea 3:30-4:30 p.m.; features “Anytime Dining” for Dinner between 5:30-8 p.m. or 8-10 p.m.)
  • Botticelli Restaurant (dinner only aft Dining Room; with 2 fixed seatings at 6 p.m. or 8:15 p.m.)
  • Share (ex-Sabatini’s Italian speciality restaurant; reservations recommended)
  • Trident Grill & Prego Pizzeria (self-service, complimentary fast food bar)
  • Horizon Court (self-service buffet restaurant, complimentary)
  • Cafe Caribe (aft self-service buffet restaurant)
  • Pizza & Ice Cream Bar (complimentary).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The Princess Ruby Theater is the main venue on Ruby Princess for comedy acts and production shows with a variety of music and selections appealing to a broad mix of ages. Each of the ship's venues has a different offering. Crooners feature music trivia contests and a pianist. Explorer's Lounge hosts events for everything from Wii sports tournaments to art auctions, plus comedy shows and magicians. The Piazza offers various demonstrations, circus-lite acts and musical performances throughout the day. Club Fusion is a part game show, part nightclub venue. Skywalker Nightclub, Princess' trademark, hosts the 70's-, the 80's- and the 90's-inspired nights and a few nights with a variety of modern music. For low-key dancing, head to the Wheelhouse Bar, which hosts combos playing standards and soft rock.

Ruby Princess cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Ruby Princess lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • The Piazza Atrium (3-deck open floor area; features live performances entertainment and lobby Bar Piazza)
  • Princess Fine Arts Gallery; Photo Gallery & Shop; Platinum Studio
  • International Cafe (24-hour speciality coffee bar and patisserie); Escapes Travel Cafe (computer room)
  • Vines Bar (wine/seafood/sushi bar)
  • Library (with Internet stations); Internet Cafe (24-hour)
  • Princess Ruby Theatre (2-level musical and show productions; hosts workshops, seminars, game shows)
  • Speakeasy Lounge & Bar (smoking lounge and sports bar)
  • Calypso Cove Shop; Essence Shop; Meridian Bay Shop; Facets Shop
  • Gatsby’s Casino
  • Crooners Lounge & Bar (live music; also used for seminars); Adagio Lounge & Bar
  • Explorers Lounge & Bar (disco/show lounge; hosts karaoke, comedy, game shows and art auctions)
  • Wheelhouse Bar (piano bar during the day and an English pub nightly)
  • Club Fusion Lounge (hosts dance classes and quizzes, after 7:30 p.m. becomes Disco & Nightclub)
  • Outrigger Bar (poolside bar); Tradewinds Bar
  • Ruby’s Lotus Spa complex; Beauty Salon; Fitness Center (with Aerobics Studio)
  • Hearts & Minds (Wedding Chapel)
  • Movies Under the Stars (LED screen outdoor cinema)
  • Video Games Arcade; Teen Center; Youth Center with Paddling Pool and outdoor playing areas
  • The Sanctuary (adult-only open-air area)
  • Calypso Reef & Pool area; Neptune’s Reef & Pool area
  • Jogging Track; Center Court (volleyball, basketball, European football); Shuffleboard; Princess Links mini-golf course
  • Skywalkers Disco Nightclub.

Itineraries

Ruby Princess itinerary program is based on 4- and 5-day cruises to the Caribbean departing out of Fort Lauderdale and voyages to North Cape, Norway and the British Isles from Southampton.

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Princess Cruises Ruby ship is fleet's last Grand-class liner, with (same-designed) sisterships Crown and Emerald. The other (similarly-designed) fleetmates in this class are Caribbean, Diamond, Golden (now Pacific Adventure), Grand, Sapphire, Star (now Pacific Encounter).

The liner was christened on November 6, 2008, at Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Florida. Its godparents (Trista and Ryan Sutter) met at ABC's dating show "The Bachelorette", then fell in love and got married. The inaugural cruise (maiden voyage) started on November 8, out of Fort Lauderdale.

Skywalkers Night Club (ship's disco) is located aft of the funnel. It's not hanging over the stern, like on the sisterships from the modified Grand-Class (Emerald and Crown) and also unlike Diamond and Sapphire. Fun fact is that Ruby Princess was the first ship to offer "The Ultimate Ship Tour". This program allows passengers to have a look at the shipboard organization process.

In December 2018, Ruby became the world's first cruise liner allowing Chinese passengers to make onboard shopping payments via both Alipay and WeChat Pay - China's top-two popular digital payment platforms. Alipay's in-store payment service covers 40+ countries, and as of 2018 is used by over 900 million people worldwide. WeChat Pay (as of 2018) has around 800 million monthly users worldwide. In 2017, its total volume was around USD 6.5 trillion. Alipay digital payment was introduced on Majestic Princess during ship's 2017 summer homeporting in Shanghai.

Ruby Princess 2015 refurbishment review

The ship's last drydock refurbishment was in 2015 (done in Vancouver BC Canada December 3-14) for general maintenance. Following the refurbishment, the deckplan changes included:

  • Two new premium dining venues were added. “SHARE by Curtis Stone” is a family-style restaurant by Curtis Stone (an Australian celebrity chef). Its menu features charcuterie (premium quality meat products), composed salads, homemade pasta, decadent desserts. The new “Salty Dog Gastropub” cuisine experience (by chef Ernesto Uchimura) is provided by a classic pub menu offered nightly in the Wheelhouse Bar (on Promenade Dec 7) with craft beers and pub favourites served in small plates.
  • In 2015, aft on Sun Deck 16, “SHARE” replaced "Sabatini’s” – the Italian restaurant, featured on the Princess ships Caribbean, Coral, Emerald and Sun. “SHARE” restaurant debuted on Emerald Princess (in 2015 December). The “Salty Dog Gastropub” debuted on Crown Princess (in 2015 October).
  • All cruise cabins were upgraded with the new "Princess Luxury Bed".
  • Club Class Mini Suite services and amenities were introduced.
  • The ship’s gym was upgraded with new sports equipment and free weights.

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