Friday, November 7, 2008

Ruby Princess: At Sea Aboard The Inaugural Sailing

Ruby Princess is full of delightful surprises. While passing through the Piazza to get fresh brewed coffee at the International Café we’ve enjoyed such diverse entertainers as Spank, an acapella do wop group (pictured here), a unicyclist, and a performance of classical standards. There’s something going on all the time—and something to please everyone’s taste.

And speaking of taste, one tasty addition to Ruby Princess is the complimentary Pub Lunch in the Wheelhouse Bar. I highly recommend the fish and chips. I washed mine down with the best Bloody Mary I’ve ever been served at sea. Ruby Princess has a galley adjacent to the Wheelhouse Bar, as do Emerald Princess and Crown Princess, which will be adding the Pub Lunch as well.

There’s been a lot going on today, although the highlight is definitely a Tribute to Gavin McLeod. Best known as Merrill Stubing, the captain of television’s Love Boat (pictured here on the Movies Under The Stars screen aboard Ruby Princess), his impressive career also includes movies and the theater. Princess Cruises has honored the life and career of McLeod, their 20-year spokesman, with a must-see video and lively question-and-answer session.

Our brief cruise aboard Ruby Princess is drawing to a close, but we’ve packed some terrific experiences into our short time on board, including dinner last night in Sabatini’s and virtually non-stop entertainment.

After a taste of life aboard Ruby Princess, it will be difficult to disembark in the morning.

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