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.
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.
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.
Day 1 – 3: UK to Seattle, USA
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Seattle where you will enjoy a private transfer to your 3 night pre cruise stay in the 4* Edgewater, Seattle.
Day 4: Private Transfer to Seattle Cruise Port to Embark Ship
Day 6: Juneau, Alaska
Juneau is the state capital of Alaska, and it is not hard for guests to see why people would want to settle here. Juneau is one of the natural beauty hotspots of the world. Take a trip to Mendenhall Glacier, one of the most awe-inspiring in the area, and yet accessible in the area. Being over half a mile wide and 2000 feet deep, this is a sight you will surely not want to miss.
Day 7: Skagway, Alaska
Skagway, commonly known as 'The Gateway to the Klondike' was born out of the Kondike Gold rush of the 1890s. Once home to saloons, dance halls and gambling houses, Skagway now has only about 1,000 residents. Relive the town's 'heyday' with an interesting downtown walking tour and gold panning excursion. Visit Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park to see thousands of historic photos and archaeological artefacts. For the little more adventurous, take a ride on the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad past glistening glaciers and picturesque waterfalls.
Day 8: Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska (Scenic Cruising)
Cruise through the pristine landscapes of the protected national park of Glacier Bay. Keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles, humpback whales, orcas, sea lions, seals, porpoises and sea otters; not forgetting the brown, black and blue glacier bears, moose, blacktail deer, and mountain goats on the shoreline. Gaze in awe at the lofty mountain peaks, ice-sculptured fjords, and over 50 named glaciers.
Day 9: Ketchikan, Alaska
Ketchikan can be described as the first city of Alaska. Situated in the most southern part of the state and surrounded by deep fjords and lush forests, this small fishing town is a popular stop with cruise lines. Take a walk down the waterfront and admire the awe-inspiring views. Enjoy a tour to the 40-acre Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary to view bald eagles and black bears. Visit the totem poles at Totem Bight State Park and Potlatch Totem Park or journey to the glacier-carved wilderness at the Misty Fiords National Monument. You can also ride an off-road vehicle and try zip lining, kayaking and hiking.
Day 10: Victoria, British Columbia
Also known as the 'The Garden City' of Canada, Victoria sits on the southern end of Vancouver Island. The area is a hotspot for whales which can often be seen from the harbour or take a boat trip for a close up view. The city's British Colonial past comes to life in its Victorian buildings, including the stately Craigdarroch Castle mansion. Admire the 55 acres of colourful floral displays and water features at Butchart Gardens and view the butterflies at Victoria Butterfly Gardens. Step back in time at Royal British Columbia Museum or observe worldwide destinations in miniature form at Miniature World.
Day 11: Seattle, Washington
Disembark the ship and be privately transferred to the airport for your return flight home to your chosen UK airport.