Ruby Princess is a good choice for a multigenerational family cruise. She has appealing kids and teen programs, plus plenty of activities for adults to enjoy. During holiday seasons and school breaks, there may be several hundred children onboard Ruby Princess, and for good reason.
Entertainment is an overarching theme — keep your eyes peeled for unexpected Cirque du Soleil-style acrobatics by performers in The Atrium Piazza. Meanwhile, out by the pool, Princess Cruises' signature Movies Under the Stars shows first-run movies, sporting events and concerts on a massive LED screen. Popcorn is included.
The accommodations include typical suites, mini-suites, and balcony, ocean-view and interior staterooms, but keep in mind that some of the ocean-view rooms have obstructed views. The suites are spacious and chock-full of exclusive amenities including breakfast each morning at Sabatini’s and complimentary laundry. That’s how you know you’re really on vacation, no?
Many staterooms accommodate three and four guests, and some will even allow for a rollaway bed. Nearly half of the rooms have balconies and are arranged in sort of a pyramid form, which enables the guests on the balcony above to view the balcony below. If this bothers you, reserve a higher-deck balcony.