posted by admin on May 3
We are again embarking on a wonderful cruise holiday aboard one of the’ ‘Love Boats’. A couple of years ago, we enjoyed a family aboard the Golden Princess which turned out to be a fabulous for all of us – our grown-up kids and our parents as well.
This time, we are going to board the newest gem in the fleet, Ruby Princess in her debut year. We had the pleasure of seeing her sister ship’s maiden voyage from her winter home in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. It was quite interesting to see the fanfare with the fire boats spewing colored water into the air while spinning around and escorting her out of the harbor.
Cruises afford vacation luxury like no other holiday. You can have a beautiful cabin with your own private balcony or even a luxury suite to rest in. You will be pampered with impeccable service. Enjoy fine wines and delectable cuisine. Fantastic shows will entertain you each evening. And on the newer Princess cruises, watch ‘Movies Under The Stars’ on the giant outdoor movie screen.
The Ruby Princess offers all of the main amenities that Princess is noted for, plus some new innovations. These include the dramatic piazza-style atrium featuring small-bite eateries and performing street entertainers.
The beautiful new ship also includes almost 900 staterooms with balconies. We especially enjoy this feature as we can unwind in the afternoon before going to dinner with a glass of fine wine relaxing while we watch the sun go down over the water or behind a passing island.
Waking up in the morning, we can go out on to our private balcony and take in the fresh sea air. Often, I will grab a couple of glasses of juice and cups of coffee so that we can just mellow on our balcony before jumping into the mainstream of daily activities.
One feature of the Princess cruises is the Personal Choice Dining. We have mixed emotion about this. It is very nice to be able to go to the dining room whenever it suits you. However with the fixed dining times, you could be placed at a table with other guests whose company you can enjoy. With fixed dining as well, you have the same wait staff that are always very entertaining.
I will be posting a revue of the Ruby Princess when we get back so take a look at http://www.a1-discount-cruises.com, go to the bottom of the home page and you will find the link to the article. Until then, don’t work too hard!