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Friday, 4 July 2014

Ruby Princess

Ruby Princess is a Grand-class cruise ship owned and operated by Princess Cruises. She was built in 2008 by Fincantieri in Trieste, Italy. She is a sister ship to Crown Princess and Emerald Princess. Ruby Princess was turned over to Carnival Corporation and Princess Cruises in late October 2008.
She was officially named at Fort Lauderdale, Florida on November 6, 2008,

Photographed from Gourock as she leaves the river and heads out into the Firth.

Class & type: Grand class cruise ship
Tonnage: 113,000 GT
Length: 951 ft (290 m)
Beam: 118 ft (36 m)
Draught: 8 m (26 ft)
Decks: 19 decks
Installed power: Gas turbines (25,000kW each)
Propulsion: Twin propellers
Speed: 23 knots (43 km/h; 26 mph)
Capacity: 3,080 passengers
Crew: 1,200

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