Ruby Princess is a beautiful ship and the Sail Away from Venice was magic. We had a balcony cabin r626 on deck 14. No noise either late at night, early morning or during the day from the public deck above - Horizon. Our cabin steward was a gem, kept the stateroom immaculate, responded to any of our requests with a smile.
Embarkation was a breeze and our luggage was in the cabin promptly.
We had 18 ports and only 3 sea days so it was a full-on cruise. We would have enjoyed a couple more sea days but wouldn't have liked to miss out on any or the ports, even those we had previously visited. We noticed on the sea days the ship seemed a lot more crowded.
Balcony cabin on deck 14. No noise from above, handy to Horizon for breakfast and the aft pool. Bit far from the theatre!! But that wasn't a problem because we only went there for the port lectures and a couple of shows.
The balcony was covered so private. We looked down on the balcony cabins below. We didn't want this exposure which is why we chose this deck.