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Ruby Princess - A Classic Beauty

Ruby Princess - A Classic Beauty

As part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about the cruise ships you want to sail by visiting them firsthand. Recently we had the pleasure of sailing on the Ruby Princess on a fun-filled 7-Night Mexican Riviera cruise. She dazzled us with her classic beauty, wonderful service, and wide variety of live entertainment options. 

We Recommend This Ship For:  Couples in their 40's and beyond


The Piazza is a beautiful 3-story atrium with shopping food and live entertainment.

Photo Tour

Take a photo tour and see for yourself the classic beauty the Ruby Princess has to offer.  All pictures were taken on our cruise and none have been modified or enhanced.

The beautiful Ruby Princess
This ship has a classic layout and is very easy to get around.
There are many different areas to sunbathe and relax so it never feels crowded.
The big screen outdoor tv shows movies as well as major sporting events.
The aft pool area is more secluded and has a ship within a ship feel to it.
There is a small sports deck with mini-golf and a running track.
The promenade deck is a great place to take a stroll by the sea.
The top deck is a great place to take in the beautiful sea views.
The beautiful Piazza is a 3-story atrium with live entertainment, food and shopping.
The Piazza is beautifully and classically decorated.

Ship Highlights

  • The Ruby Princess gives one a feeling of relaxing elegance and classic beauty throughout.
  • The service and the food are both top notch.
  • The outdoor decks are open, easy to get around and offer great views of the sea, including port arrivals and departures.
  • There is a secluded pool, hot tub and eating area in the back of the ship that makes a nice place to relax out of the wind.
  • The giant outdoor movie screens plays both movies and major sporting events.
  • The many open outdoor areas make it easy to find a place to sunbathe and relax and never feels crowded.
  • There is quality live entertainment throughout the ship whether out on the pool deck, inside the atrium or in one of the many lounges.
  • A live Mariachi band plays in the Piazza on the Mexico port of call days.
  • Live traditional music is played each evening for the couples who enjoy ballroom dancing.
  • The Ruby Princess sails out of Los Angeles to the Mexican Riviera and California Coast except during the summer when she sails the Inside Passage of Alaska.

Ship Facts

Year Built:  2008
Godparents:  Trista and Ryan Sutter of TV’s The Bachelorette
Total Cost:  US$400,000,000
Crew:  1,200
Passengers:  3,599 (max. capacity)
Decks:  19
Pools & Whirlpools:  11

About the Author

My name is Amy Burbank, owner of Purple Palm Vacations and the Traveling Travel Agent. I travel throughout the year to the destinations that are in high demand looking for quality vacation options that go above and beyond. This blog is a collection of my Resort and Cruise Ship reviews that I feel are the best of the best and will truly provide a great vacation. Happy Travels!

Posted: Sun, Apr 17, 2016

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