Ruby Princess offers relaxation and solitude for those who need some downtime.
If the idea of cruising on a ship with 3,000 people seems a bit crowded, you’re not alone. Literally. However, with a little bit of planning and creativity, it’s possible to find your own little corner of the world aboard Princess Cruises’ Ruby Princess.
I recently investigated the entire ship for places where even the most troglodytic passenger could find their bliss. After a bow to stern and top to bottom search, here’s what I found.
Escape to your own private world at The Sanctuary, the adults-only outdoor hideaway. Purchase a half-day pass for $10 or a full-day for $20. Snacks are available with a $3 service charge. Get a salon massage for one or two people in the shaded cabana.
Hidden away in plain sight are two dining tables, each one situated on an extended walkway near the Adagio Bar on deck on deck 16. You can bring your meal up here from the buffet on deck 15 and dine al fresco with almost no one nearby.
High up on the Sports Deck, deck 19, is the Princess Links 9-hole putt putt golf. Don’t want to golf? Talk a leisurely stroll along the path surrounding the golf “course” or simply sit down on one of the few benches on the Sports Deck. There’s rarely anyone up here.
Book a premium balcony stateroom on deck 10 for an amazingly huge balcony. Since Princess Cruises prohibits smoking in staterooms AND on balconies, you can read, daydream or even order a full course, tablecloth dinner on your balcony, without someone’s cigar or cigarette smoke ruining the ambiance.
As you can see, it is possible to find your own special place on the Ruby Princess. Sometimes, you only need a little imagination and determination to find your own little hideaway among the masses.
Sherry is editor and creator of CruiseMaven.com. An expert on ocean and river cruises plus trains in the US and Europe, Sherry’s goal is to share her experiences to entertain, inform and inspire readers to travel the world.