PHOTO TOUR AND
POOLS - - Ruby Princess has four outdoor pool areas, each with a different
The Terrace Pool (above) at the stern offers spectacular views over the ship's
wake. Unlike the other pool areas, there are no hot tubs by this pool. However,
there are hot tubs overlooking a few decks higher on Sports Deck (above right).
The Calypso Reef Pool (left) area is the location for Movies
Under The Stars. Movies and sporting events are shown on a
big LCD screen throughout the day and night. The deck chairs
are arranged for easy viewing of the screen.
The Neptune Reef Pool (left) is a more traditional cruise
ship pool area. It has a stage for live music during
sailaways and during outdoor parties.
The Lotus Spa Pool (below and below left) is an
adults-only area nestled between the Spa and the
SPORTS FACILITIES - - On
the first Grand-class ships, the sports
area was located at the forward end of
the open decks. However, on the more
recent ships, that area is now The
Sanctuary and so the sports facilities
have been moved to the stern.
Above left: Ping pong. Above: Cyber
Golf, the golf simulator. Above right:
Princess Links mini-golf. Left:
Center Court, a combination
basketball, volleyball and deck tennis
court located within the whip's funnel.
Right: The Jogging Track.
PROMENADE - - Guests can
stroll the full circumference of Ruby
Princess. The relatively sheltered
open deck area is accessed from
Promenade Deck. However, to
complete the circuit around the
forward part of the ship, a guest
must take the stairs to Emerald
THE SANCTUARY - - A luxurious adults-only area for serene
relaxation . Guests reserve one of the comfortable chaise lounges. While
they relax waiters bring water, drinks and food as well as MP3 players.
They can also have a massage in one of the tents.
The Lotus Spa is a comprehensive
facility located on the forward parts
of Sun and Lido Decks. It has an
Asian-inspired decor and a quite
The Thermal Suite has an array of
facilities including: heated ceramic
chairs (below left); a variety of steam
rooms and saunas (below) and
showers such as the fog shower
The Spa offers a wide range of
treatments including teeth whitening,
acupuncture, facials, massages, and
detoxifying and moisturizing body
There are rooms for individual
treatments (left) and for couples
Also included in the Spa area is the
Fitness Center, which has exercise
machines (left) and an area for
aerobics and other classes (right)
The Salon (below) offers barbering
services for men as well as hair and
nail services for women..
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