Ruby Princess


It is a crown-class cruise ship in the Princess Cruise Lines fleet. Let’s find out more about her.

Facts

  • Owner
    • Carnival Corporation
  • Operator
    • Princess Cruises
  • Registered
    • Hamilton, Bermuda
  • Ordered
    • 2007
  • Builder
    • Fincantieri, Monfalcone, Trieste
  • Cost
    • $400,000
  • Laid down
    • June 2007
  • Launched
    • February 1, 2008
  • Completed
    • October 23, 2008
  • Christened
    • November 6, 2008
  • Tonnage
    • 113,561
  • Length
    • 951 ft (290 m)
  • Draught
    • 26 ft (8m)
  • Beam
    • 118ft (36 m)
  • Decks
    • 19
  • Power
    • Four standard rail diesel generators
    • Two inline eight wartslla diesel generators
  • Propulsion

Twin propellers

  • Speed
    • 23 knots
      • 43 km/h
      • 26 mph
  • Capacity,
    • Passengers
      • 3,080
    • Crew
      • 1,100

Issues

As with all cruise ships, it has had its issues. 2020 wasn’t good for her, as she was in Australia amid what was happening in the world.

March 8, 2020, it set sail for a 13-night cruise around New Zealand. However, it was cut short and headed back to Sydney. It docked at 3 AM, and they later disembarked 2,700 passengers. That probably wasn’t a good move because many people were tested and had the dreaded C word.

In 2023, Ruby had a run-in with the dock in San Francisco at Pier 27. Leaving a big hole in the hull. The ship was delayed leaving for 36 hours, which cut the 10-day cruise to Alaska down to 7.

Underwent

A month-long dry dock before it headed on its 16-day Panama Canal Cruise on October 22, 2023. This was done in Portland, Oregon, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Thoughts

I went on the Ruby Princes back in 2028 to Alaska from Seattle on a 7-day cruise. She was a nice ship to sail on. You can tell her age, but things only get better with age, right? Or is that just wine? I don’t drink, so that I wouldn’t know.

I sailed on her again on October 22, 2023, from San Francisco to Ft. Ladurdell via the Panama Canal. Just coming out of the dry dock, she had some issues.

However, those are for another post.

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