Ruby Princess is often described as the romantic ship of the fleet. Launched in 2008 by couple Trista and Ryan Sutter of USA TV show The Bachelorette, the ship of romance will have you loved up in no time. Whether it is having a cuddle under a warm blanket whilst watching Movies Under the Stars or a romantic Italian meal for two in Sabatini's restaurant, Ruby Princess is sure to warm the full the hearts of all lovers sailing off into the sunset.
Launched in 2008 as the sister ship to Emerald Princess, she has a long standing history of being a passenger favourite. Famed for her fantastic level of service and exquisite cuisine as well as first class entertainment, Ruby Princess is a ship that speaks of quality and sophistication.
Princess Cruises are passionate about the food they serve, and this becomes obvious aboard Ruby Princess. Chefs serving the finest ingredients to create the most inspiring flavours and culinary masterpieces, there will be something different each day to tickle your taste buds. With the option to dine your way, at your time in the restaurant of your choice means total flexibility to enjoy your cruise your way. Dine traditionally at a set time, exceptional service provided by your waiter throughout the cruise, and share your experiences with like similar like minded people on your table. If you prefer something more flexible, Ruby Princess offers you the chance of Anytime Dining allowing you to dine at a time that suits you and meet new friends each day. Speak to your consultant about the best option to suit your needs.
Fancy something a bit different one night? Then why not book yourself into one of the speciality restaurants found on board Ruby Princess. Sabatini's Italian restaurant is a firm favourite on ship, showcasing rustic, authentic cuisine from around the Mediterranean in a casual and relaxed environment. The Crown Grill is the place to be at sea to receive tender succulent steaks cooked just how you like them, being awarded 'Best Cruise Ship Steakhouse' by USA today. Not only does this restaurant cook your favourite steak, try some of the fantastic seafood on offer here, from a wide range of grilled fish, to whole lobster. Take a look and be wowed by the quality.
If you haven't been enticed into one or more of the bars on ship then why not head down to the theatre? Have a seat an enjoy some Broadway style productions with a nice glass of wine, or head up onto top deck with a warm blanket and watch Movies Under The Stars in the outdoor theatre. Or try your luck on the roulette under the bright lights and electric atmosphere of Gatsby's Casino, and then afterwards take in a more intimate performance in Crooners Lounge, showcasing stand up comedy and some of the best singers at sea.
Whether it's a quiet place to relax or a nightclub to party into the early hours you're looking for, you will surely find that special place on Ruby Princess. Take some time and relax over some exquisite wine conversing with new and old friends in one of the many lounge bar areas such as Wheelhouse Bar or Crooners Bar or even relax with a fine brandy in Speakeasy Cigar Lounge. For the young, and young at heart, head up to the top deck where you can find Skywalkers Nightclub, a place where you can let loose and dance the night away.
Day 1: UK to Los Angeles, California
Fly from you chosen UK airport to Los Angeles and be privately transferred to the your four-star hotel for your pre cruise night stay.
Day 2: Los Angeles, California
After check out, be privately transferred to the port to board Ruby Princess for your fifteen-night Hawaiian cruise.
Day 7: Hilo, Hawaii
Hilo, commonly called the Big Island, is a region blessed with waterfalls, vast rainforests and blooming gardens. Hilo is the gateway to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, home to Kilauea Volcano, one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Take a helicopter tour over this spectacular area and look out for lava flowing from the crater. Visit Akaka Falls State Park and feast your eyes upon the lush vegetation and spectacular waterfalls. Hilo is a vibrant town with interesting museums, art galleries, shops and markets to visit. To experience the connections between local culture and astronomy, visit the Imiloa Astronomy Center.
Day 8: Honolulu, Hawaii
Honolulu is Hawaii's state capital and only major city. This bustling city is equally matched by the relaxing atmosphere of a Hawaiian island. Board a boat to the awe-inspiring Pearl Harbor & USS Arizona Memorial. Alternatively, head to the idyllic Hanauma Bay and relax on the horseshoe sands or snorkel in the welcoming turquoise waters. Explore the magical Diamond Head trail and head to the tuff cone volanic crater, where you’ll find the former fort boasting panoramic views. Gaze out to sea from the top of the Aloha Tower and eat your way through the streets of Chinatown. Browse at the world's largest open-air shopping centre at Ala Moana or visit the city's treasure-filled art museums.
Day 9: Kauai, Hawaii
The oldest and most western island in the Hawaiian archipelago, Kauai is also known as 'The Garden Isle' thanks to the lush tropical rainforest that covers most its landscape. The scenic Waimea Canyon offers awe-inspiring views; stroll along one of the several hiking trails or head further into Koke'e State Park where the deepest parts of the canyon are contained. Unwind at Kauai's Wailua River and savour the waterfall views or thrill-seekers can have a go at kayaking. Walk along the beautifully remote mountain-backed beach in Polihale State Park or visit Na Pali Coast State Park where steep mountains offer fascinating natural views.
Day 10: Maui, Hawaii
Famous for its scenic beaches and dramatic scenery, Maui is a paradise for surfers and walkers alike. Haleakala National Park is situated on the inactive Haleakala Volcano; the best time to visit is sunrise to see incredible views. Learn about local marine life at the Maui Ocean Centre which contains turtles, stingrays, and sharks. Visit Lahaina and Kaanapali Beach for sunbathing, dining, and open-air shopping at Whalers Village. Drive through rainforests and past waterfalls along the Hana Highway en-route to the remote village of Hana. Spend time on the unique black lava beach at Paiola Bay in Waianapanapa State Park or relax on the golden sands of Keawakapu Beach in Wailea.
Day 16: Ensenada, Mexico
Ensenada is a picturesque seaside town on the Baja California coast and is surrounded by small mountain ranges. The town is a shopper’s paradise, especially along Paseo Calle Primera and Avenida Lopez Mateos with its locally-made silver jewellery and pottery. The Malecon path down by the harbour is the perfect spot to sample fine seafood from the authentic restaurants. Explore the fascinating exhibits at Museo de Historia de Ensenada in Riviera del Pacifico and also at Museo del Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia. Visit La Bufadora marine geyser at Punta Banda that rises more than 30m above sea level.
Day 17: Los Angeles, California to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. After check out, be privately transferred back to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.