The Ruby Princess is a wonderful ship. Staff were very attentive and friendly. The common areas were very clean and well maintained. Food was wonderful. Don't miss the Crown Grill, well worth the $25 extra for a great meal. Those who get a balcony room and you want an unforgettable, romantic, "lifestyles of the rich and famous" meal, reserve a balcony dining experience. They only offer four per night, so reserve early. For a quiet after dinner drink find Adagio on the 16th deck aft! Try their variety of olives!
Unfortunately, wind prevented us from getting to Rome. But the extra day at sea was a nice break. This is a "marathon cruise", not for the "just relax" crowd.
We visit more than 6 ports, but he pull down did not allow for more. Athens and Ephesus were the two not reviewed below. Visit the ruins at Ephesus and see the Acropolis, they are not to be missed. Both days exceeded 100 degrees so bring an umbrella to creat your own shade!