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Overview...........................................................Page One

Pools, Spa, and Outdoor Facilities.....................
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Shops, Children and Other Public Areas............Page Three

Bars, Lounges, Nighttime Entertainment.............Page Four

Dining.................................................................Page Five

Accommodations................................................Page Six
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Ruby Princess was the ninth and last Grand-class ship built for Princess
Cruises.   (Another Grand-class ship
, Azura, was built after Ruby
Princess
, however, for sister company P&O Cruises as a sister ship to
Ventura).  In many ways, Ruby may be the ultimate Grand.

  
Her first hotel manager, Dirk Brand observed shortly after the ship
entered service
: "This is really a very well-designed ship.  We have many
of them and they have developed in the last couple of years, starting from
the
Grand Princess to now, very well. It has improved with every time.  
They are very well-designed and laid out and you don't have the feeling
that you have 3,100 guests onboard the ship.  The guests really have so
much choice.  I think on a seven-day cruise it keeps everybody very busy
to get everything checked out, if they wish."

  Indeed, Ruby Princess carries forward the amenities that have proven
very popular on sisters
Crown Princess and Emerald Princess such as the
Piazza (
see below), the adults-only Sanctuary retreat, the expanded
Sabatini's Italian restaurant and the Crown Grill steakhouse.   The elegant
decor of the more recent Grands is also echoed on Ruby.


Perhaps the most popular of the new concepts in
itiated on Ruby Princess
is the Ultimate Ship Tour which takes passengers behind the scenes to see
places normally closed to passengers including: backstage in the theater,
the galley, the engine control room, the laundry, the navigation bridge and
even into the ship's funnel.  
The concept has now been repeated
throughout the cruise industry.

Ruby Princess offers passengers a good variety of quality dining options
including the three main dining rooms.  Friendly service is emphasized.

Most passengers are American, however, even on Caribbean cruises
there
are often a substantial number of British pass
engers.  The lifestyle
onboard is relaxed but not unsophisticated.    
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The Piazza at the base of the central atrium is the
crossroads of the ship.  It has an Italian-inspired
decor with marble and pillars.  Surrounding it are
the International Café, Vines, the Internet Café, the
Future Cruise Desk, and the Michelangelo Dining
Room. Overlooking it are the shops, the Reception
Desk, the Captain's Circle Desk and Crooners Bar.
It seems like there is always something happening
in the Piazza including carving demonstrations
(above right) as well as performances by the ship's
singers (right), jugglers (below), pianists (left), and
a string ensemble.     
Above: The Tours Office for shore excursions.
Below:  
Escapes Travel Café for future Princess cruises.
Above: The Reception Desk is also called The Passenger
Services Desk.
Below:  
The Captain's Circle Desk for past passengers.
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