Discovering Princess: Favorite Features From Ruby So Far

Sailing aboard Princess Cruise’s Ruby Princess, I am discovering a number of interesting features, designs, and amenities that have really stood out to me since embarking on Monday.

While these features may seem miniscule to the overall Princess experience, they have really impressed me thus far and have made my sailing with Princess much more interesting.

The Piazza

A major focal point of the Ruby Princess, the Piazza is a truly unique space onboard. Bustling throughout the entire day, guests can find a number of dining and drink options, comfortable seating, and light music throughout the day. Many cruise lines can claim to have a great atrium, but the Piazza is something more than your typical atrium, it’s a gathering place for the Ruby Princess family.

Curves & Arches

For a giant metal ship, Princess has left a number of very unique architectural features throughout the Ruby Princess. The two most notable features are the curve and arch. It’s very hard to walk around the ship and find a 90 degree angle or square doorway. The use of these visually appealing designs has left a very distinctive and aesthetically pleasing look throughout the ship. Being square on Princess is not an option. Curves and arches – welcome aboard.

The Crew

Let me begin by saying that I have yet to sail with anything less than an extraordinary crew, but the crew aboard Ruby Princess are truly something else. The number of crew members I have come across that are truly engaging is incredible. From our fantastic room steward, Robelito, or my bartender from the Tradewinds Bar, each crew member seems to be truly interested in you and strives to bring a smile to your face. I am truly impressed and will continue to be throughout the week.

Look At That Bow

I’m a sucker for a wrap around promenade, but Ruby Princess has taken the promenade to a new level. Guests are able to actually walk all the way to the bow of the ship in a partially enclosed promenade, providing guests with an incredible view of the vast sea ahead. As a cruiser, this is something I wish every cruise ship had and I’m lucky to have found it here aboard the Ruby Princess.

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Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.