The Grand-class Ruby Princess, from Princess Cruises, offers a large-scale, traditional cruise experience. Carrying up to 3,080 passengers, with a crew of 1,200, this is a large ship that strives to offer clients friendly, comfortable service.
At present, Ruby Princess cruise itineraries are geared around West Coast voyages, up to Alaska or down to Mexico. A popular route sails from Los Angeles to the Mexican resort of Cabo San Lucas, at the tip of the Baja California Peninsula. Shore excursions along the way offer something to suit young and old alike: in San Diego, adults can enjoy a trip to wine country for a tasting, while families might prefer a visit to the city’s world-famous zoo.
Built in 2008, the 951-ft. Ruby Princess was completely refurbished in 2016. It boasts 206 suites, 436 inside cabins and 218 outside cabins. Thirty-one cabins are wheelchair-accessible. All cabins have a minibar, satellite TV, a desk and two chairs. They come equipped with a bathroom and shower or, in the case of suites, a bathtub. The Princess Luxury Beds are extra-comfortable, with enhanced-support mattresses.
There is plenty to do onboard with trivia competitions, scavenger hunts, golf-putting tournaments, and pool volleyball, as well as numerous all-inclusive dining options, available day and night. The popular Movies Under the Stars event shows family-friendly films on an outdoor movie screen. There's a casino, four pools, spa, fitness center and an adults-only Sanctuary zone for relaxation and massage. To entice families, a wide variety of activities are offered for kids and teens.