Princess Cruises welcomed the Ruby Princess, its newest member of the fleet, into Fort Lauderdale, FL on Monday. The ship will launch romantic-themed festivities, including its naming by Trista and Ryan Sutter of "The Bachelorette" in honor of their fifth wedding anniversary. A separate couple will also be married during the naming ceremony, as "Love Boat" captain Gavin MacLeod gives away the bride.
A Ruby Red Tie gala will follow the naming of the new ship, as will a two-night preview cruise for hundreds of VIP guests. Ruby Princess returns to Port Everglades, FL November 8 for its inaugural seven-day sailing to the Western Caribbean.
The 3,080-passenger ship includes a piazza-style atrium that includes small-bite eateries, he signature Sabatini's Italian restaurant and the Crown Grill steak house, a relaxing oasis just for adults called The Sanctuary, and a changing line-up of street performers. The new ship will also feature the Movies Under the Stars poolside movie screen, Personal Choice Dining, several entertainment venues, a relaxing Asian-style Lotus Spa with fitness center, an extensive children and teen's center, and a wedding chapel.