Princess' Next New Ship Follows Gemstone Theme

June 8, 2007
Princess will call its next new ship, which will be unveiled in November 2008, Ruby Princess. The ship, a sister to Crown and Emerald Princess, will debut on November 15 and will spend its maiden season cruising the Western Caribbean roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale. The seven-night voyages will call at Jamaica's Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Princess Cays, Princess' private Bahamian island.

The 113,000-ton, 3,080-passenger Ruby Princess will feature its siblings' signature touches such as a piazza-style atrium that's encircled by a coffee bar/bakery and wine bar; the Crown Grill steak and seafood restaurant; and The Sanctuary, an outdoor, adult-only lounging area. Ruby Princess will also feature Princess' most famous innovations, such as its expansive Lotus Spa, Movies Under the Stars, and Personal Choice Dining.

--by Carolyn Spencer Brown, Editor