Judy Koutsky
Cruise Critic Contributor
4.0 / 5.0
Cruise Critic Editor Rating: Cabins

The basic cabins on Ruby Princess are comfortable but not overly spacious. One of the standout highlights are the beds, which Princess is known for. These "Luxury Beds," as they are called, really are comfortable, whether it's a twin (which is a bit on the small side) or queen. My kids are not great sleepers and yet they slept beautifully each night (and it was hard to wake them up).

Basic cabins have two twin beds that can be pushed together to form a larger bed, a desk, two closets, flat-screen TV, mini-fridge and hair dryer. There's plenty of drawers and closet space for two to three people.

Rooms have just one or two electric outlets, which is tough for anyone traveling with a slew of electronics. If that's you, bring a plug with multiple USB outlets (just make sure it's not a surge protector because those are not permitted on cruise ships).

Cabin Categories

Interior: There are 436 interior cabins sized approximately 158 to 162 square feet.

Oceanview: There are 218 ocean-view cabins ranging from 146 to 206 square feet. They have a picture window or porthole, which allows for natural light and views.

Balcony cabins: There are 682 balcony cabins, ranging from 214 to 222 square feet. Each includes a private outdoor balcony with a table and two chairs. There are floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors between the room and balcony.

Mini-Suites: There are 178 mini-suites, each about 324 square feet including a separate sitting area with sofa bed and coffee table, and a balcony with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. The balcony (about 50 square feet) has two to four chairs, a table and an ottoman. Cabins also have a bathroom tub, massage shower head and upgraded amenities. Those staying in this room category get a complimentary welcome glass of Champagne on embarkation day, luxury mattress topper and pillows, and two flat-panel televisions.

Suites: There are 28 suites onboard Ruby Princess, ranging in size from 460 to 932 square feet including oversized balconies. The balcony (which has sliding glass floor-to-ceiling doors) includes two loungers, four chairs, a table and ottoman.

Each standard suite also has a separate sitting area with a flat-screen TV, a sofa bed, a chair and two tables, and there's another flat-screen TV in the bedroom area. The bathroom has a tub and a separate shower.

The two-bedroom family suite has two bathrooms, a living room and a large balcony with two to four chairs, a table and an ottoman. One of the bathrooms has a tub -- perfect for families with small kids -- and the other has just the shower. The living room has a sofa bed and a coffee table.

Passengers in suites get one complimentary mini-bar setup and free daily bottled water, complimentary Lotus Spa Thermal Suite access, complimentary laundry and professional cleaning services, complimentary dinner in a specialty restaurant on embarkation day, priority specialty dining and shore excursion reservations, and priority disembarkation at tender ports. Passengers staying in suites may also partake in an exclusive breakfast served every morning in the Crown Grill restaurant.

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