Ruby Princess Cruise Tours
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19 Night - Australian Outback - Tour 3A Roundtrip from Sydney, Australia
Land Tour: Sydney, Australia; Cairns, Australia; Ayers Rock, Australia; Sydney, Australia Cruise Ports: Sydney, Australia; Fiordland National Park (Scenic Cruising); Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand; Akaroa, New Zealand; Wellington, New Zealand; Napier, New Zealand; Tauranga, New Zealand; Auckland, New Zealand; Bay of Islands, New Zealand; Sydney, Australia
About Ruby Princess Cruise Tours
The Ship. Built in 2008, the Ruby is a member of Princess' Grand class of ships. She weighs approximately 113,000 tons, and accommodates about 3,000 passengers. Though a large ship, her careful design gives guests her an intimate feel. Glamorous touches including soaring staircases and marble floors set a tone of elegance.
Dining. The ship features a number of dining options. There are three main dining rooms each serving the same high-quality menu and exceptional service that Princess is known for: The Botticelli, the Michelangelo, and The Da Vinci. Passengers may choose between traditional assigned tablemates and dining times, or "personal choice" dining with times and tables assigned on the fly. The Lido Deck restaurants serve buffets, pizza, and other options. Two reservations-only alternative dining options are available for an additional fee. The Crown Grill is an upscale seafood and steakhouse venue, and Sabatini's serves high-end Italian cuisine. (Be sure to reserve these options early, as they fill up very quickly). Complimentary 24 hour room service is also available. For those in high-end cabins, Ultimate Balcony Dining provides the experience of being served an elegant private dinner on your own balcony for a small fee. International Cafe/Patisserie is open 24-hours a day offering some food items for free with a small charge for others. Vines offers sushi and ceviche for a small fee.
Daytime Activities. Water activities aboard the Ruby Princess include six freshwater pools. Two pools are for kids of various ages (the "paddling pool" and the "splash pool"), and there is also a pool in the spa with simulated lap swimming (i.e., an artificial current) and the Terrace Pool in the Sanctuary (both for adults only). A large variety of events including team trivia and high tea are available each day. Duty-free shopping is available onboard, as are other entertaining activities and get-togethers throughout the day. In addition to an Internet cafe, WI-FI is available throughout the ship. The 300-square-foot outdoor LED screens show movies and events about a half dozen times each day. (Guests can even watch movies while in the pools). For a slower pace, adults can escape the rush and relax in the Sanctuary, and an adults-only sun deck.
Spa and Fitness. The full-service onboard Lotus Spa and salon provides a variety of relaxing treatments and therapies. The spa's signature treatment is the Exotic Lime & Ginger Salt Glow with Massage. Warm oil is dripped luxuriously all over your body before Lime and Ginger Salt Glow is applied, followed by Exotic Island Flower Body Lotion, leaving After rinsing away the salts, the treatment concludes with a Deep Tissue Muscle Massage. An outdoor sport court and jogging track are supplemented by a fully-equipped gym that offers weight and cardio equipment as well as fitness classes.
Nighttime Entertainment. Nightlife abounds in the Ruby Princess' bars and dance clubs. Two theaters present Broadway-style revues featuring the ship's talented cast of singers and dancers, and a large casino offers a variety of games when the ship is at sea. Poker games and tournaments are also staged throughout each voyage.
Kids. The Ruby Princess has dedicated Youth Centers and Teen Lounges. In "Princess Pelicans" (ages 3-7), kids are entertained with a variety of activities including Kindermusik® at Sea, kids-only dance parties, movies and cartoons, ice Cream and pizza parties, t-shirt coloring, pajama parties, and art projects. Kids 8-12 will enjoy "Shockwaves", which include kids-only dinners, dance parties, movies, video games, scavenger hunts, karaoke and talent shows, sports tournaments, California Science Center workshops, Jr.CHEF@Sea, and Klutz® projects. The teens-only exclusive Lounges are for passengers ages 13-17 include PS2/PS3 and Wii games, the latest movies, music, and foosball tables. Events include teens-only dance parties. late-night movies, sports tournaments, Casino Night, talent shows, formal dinners, mocktail competitions, DJ workshops, teen makeovers and hip hop dance classes.