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Picking the Best Cabins on the Ruby Princess

A deck-by-deck analysis of the Ruby Princess's best and worst cabins.

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Ruby Princess Best & Worst Staterooms: Summary
Best Cabins on board the Ruby Princess are staterooms and suites on Decks 9, 10, 11, and 12.
Cabins to be wary of on board the Ruby Princess are staterooms and suites on Decks 5, 8, and 14.

Deck-by-Deck Breakdown of the Best and Worst Cabins on the Ruby Princess

Deck 5 -- Plaza Deck

***CruiseAdvice.org Warning ***
Several cabins on this deck with potential problems.

Several staterooms on Plaza Deck of the Ruby Princess are beneath the Princess Theater and the casino. Consequently, we do not recommend many of these cabins for light sleepers.

  • Forward on the Plaza Deck of the Ruby Princess, exterior staterooms P202- P234 port side and P201- P233 starboard are under the lower level of the theater. Noise generated from this area could occur during rehearsals and performances, and from staff prep work and tidying up before and after shows. Interior cabins in this area which will be most affected by the theater are P212- P236 and P215- P235.
  • Port side, Ocean View Staterooms P206 and P208 are across the hall from the Self Service Laundry. Noise and heat when the laundry is busy could be issues in these cabins. Interior Stateroom P212 shares  wall with the laundry, and could be especially affected by these issues.
  • In the forward section of Plaza Deck on the Ruby Princess, Ocean View Staterooms P238, P242, P237, and P241 and Interior Staterooms P240, P244, P239, and P243 are in relatively quiet locations.
  • Ocean View Staterooms P302 and P304 port side, and P301 and P303 starboard, are beneath public bathrooms. Noise -such as rushing water through pipes- could be of concern in these cabins.
  • Ocean View Staterooms P306- P336 port side and P305- P333 starboard, and Interior Staterooms P318- P340 and P319- P327 are beneath the casino area. Noise until late into the evening could be a concern in any of these cabins. If you are light sleeper, you may prefer to find a cabin elsewhere on the ship, bring earplugs, or invest in a wave machine (a sound device available at a specialty retailer like Brookstone -- produces pleasant sounds that can wipe out the unpleasant sounds).
  • Interior Stateroom P340 is wheelchair accessible.
  • Several of the worst cabins on board the Ruby Princess are on the Plaza Deck. While we are not suggesting the cabins on this deck should be completely avoided, there are staterooms on other decks which will be more quiet.

Deck 8 -- Emerald Deck

***CruiseAdvice.org Warning ***
Several cabins on this deck with potential problems.

Along this entire deck, you should be aware that the Promenade Deck of the Ruby Princess is right beneath your cabin. Noise could drift up from the theater, and lounges and bars (which include the main lounge). Some of these venues feature live music and have dance floors, so there is a likelihood of after hours noise concerns. Princess does offer good bargains for staterooms with obstructed views, and the windows in these exterior cabins do provide ambient light. However, if you are looking for a clear view of the ocean, you may want to confirm your preference when reserving a cabin on this deck!

  • Forward on Emerald Deck of the Ruby Princess, Ocean View Staterooms E102- E118 port side and E101- E119 starboard have windows that overlook the upper level of Promenade Deck. Curtains will likely need to be drawn for privacy.
  • On the Ruby Princess Deck 8, there are several cabins (E120- E230 port side and E121- E231 starboard) above the upper level of the theater. There could be noise generated from rehearsals and performances, and the before and after show when staff are either preparing for a show or cleaning up after one. 
  • There are few interior staterooms located on Deck 8 of the Ruby Princess, and we suggest that you look for an inside cabin on another, higher deck to avoid noise issues.
  • Cabins E301- E304 are wheelchair accessible.
  • Staterooms that are above the vicinity of the Wheelhouse Bar are Ocean View Staterooms E306- E328 port side and E305- E319 starboard, and Interior Staterooms E310 and E316. Most affected cabins are the port side Ocean View Staterooms and the Interior Staterooms. The starboard Ocean View Staterooms are directly above more quiet venues, and are not as close to the Wheelhouse Bar area, so these staterooms are least affected by the Wheelhouse Bar.
  • Ocean View Staterooms E330 and E402 port side and E321- E425 port side have relatively quiet venues beneath them.
  • Port side, Ocean View Staterooms E404- E422 are above a bar. Noise until late into the evening could be a concern in any of these staterooms.
  • Ocean View Staterooms E502- E602 port side and E501- E601 starboard are above Explorer's Lounge. Noise late into the evening could be issues in these staterooms.
  • Port side, Ocean View Staterooms E604- E632 are above the Crown Grill. This is considered to be a fairly quiet venue, but we cannot totally rule out the possibility of noise.
  • Ocean View Staterooms E618 and E620 port side and E619 and E621 starboard are across the halls from the Self Service Laundry. Noise and heat from this facility when it is busy could be a concern in any of these staterooms.
  • Ocean View Staterooms E710- E734 and Vista Suite E732 port side and Ocean View Staterooms E709- E735 and Vista Suite E733, and Interior Staterooms E712, E716, E715, and E719 are above Club Fusion. Noise until late into the evening could be problematic in any of these accommodations. If you are light sleeper, you may prefer to find a cabin elsewhere on the ship, bring earplugs, or invest in a wave machine (a sound device available at a specialty retailer like Brookstone -- produces pleasant sounds that can wipe out the unpleasant sounds).
  • Starboard, Ocean View Staterooms E603- E633 are above relatively quiet venues.
  • Inside cabin E712 is located by an elevator and could have resulting noise issues.
  • There are several cabins with potentially obstructed views (E120- E708 port side and E121- E707 starboard). Again, if a view of the ocean is important to you we suggest this is clarified when you reserve a stateroom on Deck 8 of the Ruby Princess!
  • E730 and E731 have larger than standard balconies.
  • Aft Vista Suites are E732 and E733. Each will offer up to 495 sq. ft. including the balcony.
  • Several of the worst cabins on board the Ruby Princess are on the Emerald Deck. While we are not suggesting the cabins on this deck should be completely avoided, there are staterooms on other decks which will be more quiet.

Deck 9 -- Dolphin Deck

***CruiseAdvice.org Favorite Deck ***
Highly rated by our cruise experts!

On the Ruby Princess, Dolphin Deck staterooms have the advantage of cabin decks above and beneath, so there's a buffer zone from the noise generated from public areas. These accommodations are likely more quiet than those on the lower decks! All of the exterior cabins on Dolphin Deck have balconies, but we do caution you that these balconies are not covered; you can be seen from decks above. Some of the best cabins are on Dolphin Deck of the Ruby Princess!

  • Forward on Dolphin Deck of the Ruby Princess, Family Balcony Suites are D105 and D106. Each boast up to 606 of total sq. ft. However, given their forward location on Deck 9 of the Ruby Princess , be prepared for a rather windy view (unless there's a tailwind). Family cabins are in short supply and are very popular given their attractive sleeping arrangements. They sell out very quickly, so, it is best to book early to get a family cabin.
  • Balcony Staterooms D118 and D120 port side and D119 and D121 starboard, and Interior Staterooms D116, D117, and D123 are near a crew area. Noise could be a concern in any of these cabins.
  • Cabins D304, D308, D703, and D707 are wheelchair accessible.
  • There are several mini-suites with balconies from which to choose on Deck 9 of the Ruby Princess (D110- D732 port side and D109- D733 starboard). Each has up to 323 total sq. ft.
  • Interior Staterooms D712 and D711 share walls with the elevators. Noise when the lifts are busy could be an issue in these staterooms.
  • Balcony Staterooms D722 and D723 are across the halls from the Self Service Laundry, and Interior Staterooms D720 and D721 share walls with this facility. Noise and heat could be issues in any of these cabins when the laundry is busy..
  • Aft, Vista Suites are D736 and D737. Each has up to 495 total square footage, and that beautiful (and less breezy) aft view of the ocean.
  • Balcony Staterooms D734 and D735 are right next to the Vista Suites on Deck 9 of the Ruby Princess, and each has that same highly sought after view of the ocean.

Deck 10 -- Caribe Deck

***CruiseAdvice.org Favorite Deck ***
Highly rated by our cruise experts!

The Caribe Deck of the Ruby Princess is clearly one of the best decks for a stateroom or suite. Its location between two cabin decks provides a sound buffer from public areas, which is always desirable, and the balcony staterooms and suites here are partly covered, which permits more privacy! Also, the each of the balconies for outside cabins on Deck 10 offer up to 81 square feet!  Some of the best cabins are on Caribe Deck of the Ruby Princess!

  • Port side and starboard, C102- C742 and C101- C743 are Balcony Staterooms. This is an excellent deck for a cabin with a balcony!
  • In our opinion, the best situated Balcony Staterooms on Deck 10 of the Ruby Princess are as follows. Port side, we recommend C104- C250, C406- C418, C510- C530, and C714- C752. Starboard, we suggest C103- C251, C405- C419, C509- C531, and C715- C753.
  • Forward on Deck 10 of the Ruby Princess, Balcony Staterooms, C301- C304, are wheelchair accessible.
  • Balcony Staterooms C314 and C311 are across the halls from the Self Service Laundry, and Interior Stateroom C312 shares a wall with this facility. Noise and heat when the laundry is busy could be problems in any of these cabins.
  • Of the inside cabins on Caribe Deck of the Ruby Princess, C312 is wheelchair accessible.
  • Interior cabins C711 and C712 are next to elevators. Noise when the lifts are busy could be a concern in these cabins.
  • Balcony Staterooms C742 and C743 have larger than standard balconies.
  • Balcony Staterooms C752 and C753 each have larger than standard balconies that will provide great aft ocean views. These balconies are covered.
  • Aft, C750 and C751 are Vista Suites. Each provides up to 495 total square footage and wonderful aft ocean views.
  • The aft Penthouse Suites on Caribe Deck of the Ruby Princess are C748 and C749. Each offers up to 531 sq. ft. Please note that a vent located between these suites does emit noise and odors.

Deck 11 -- Baja Deck

***CruiseAdvice.org Favorite Deck ***
Highly rated by our cruise experts!

Staterooms on the Baja Deck on the Ruby Princess also have the benefit of cabins above and beneath which provide a buffer from the noises public areas can generate. All of the exterior cabins on Deck 11 are Balcony Staterooms! This is also a very good deck for an Interior Stateroom.

  • The best situated Balcony Staterooms, in our opinion, are as follows. Port side, we recommend B206- B250, B314- B418, B510- B530, and B714- B742. Starboard, we recommend B205- B251, B315- B419, B509- B531, and B715- B743. 
  • On Deck 11 of the Ruby Princess, Balcony Staterooms B301- B304 are wheelchair accessible.
  • Balcony Staterooms B612 and B611 are across the halls from the Self Service Laundry. Noise and heat could be issues in these cabins when the laundry is busy.
  • Inside cabins B711 and B712 are the only two staterooms not recommended. These are by elevators and could have noise concerns.
  • Of all the balcony staterooms on the Baja Deck of the Ruby Princess, B748- B756 and B757- B749 command that highly prized (least breezy) great aft view!
  • Please note that a vent located between B756 and B757 emits noise and odor, and this could affect the aft cabins (B748- B756 and B757- B749).

Deck 12 -- Aloha Deck

***CruiseAdvice.org Favorite Deck ***
Highly rated by our cruise experts!

On the Ruby Princess, Aloha Deck is the last deck that has cabins above and beneath all of its staterooms and suites. This is important because the cabin decks above and below buffer noise from public venues. Some of the best cabins are on Aloha Deck of the Ruby Princess!

  • Forward, Balcony Staterooms A202 and A201 and Interior Staterooms A204 and A203 are next to a crew area. Noise could be a concern in any of these cabins.
  • In our opinion, the best situated Balcony Staterooms on Aloha Deck of the Ruby Princess are as follows. Port side, we suggest A206- A250, A310- A418, A510- A530, A614- A622, and A714- A746. Starboard, we recommend A205- A251, A317- A419, A509- A531, A615- A623, and A715- A747.
  • Balcony Staterooms A301- A304 are wheelchair accessible on the Ruby Princess.
  • Inside stateroom A312 is wheelchair accessible on Deck 12 of the Ruby Princess.
  • Balcony Staterooms A630 and A631 on Aloha Deck of the Ruby Princess are across the halls from the Self Service Laundry. Noise and heat could be issues in these staterooms when the laundry is busy.
  • Inside cabins A711 and A712 are next to elevators and may have noise issues.
  • Balcony Staterooms A746 and A747 have larger than standard balconies.
  • Aft on Aloha Deck, Owners Suites A752 and A753, each with up to 777 total square footage, are among the largest, most luxurious accommodations on the Ruby Princess! These will also have a great views of the ocean.
  • Also aft and between the Owners Suites, Penthouse Suites A750 and A751 are also quite spacious. Each offers up to 531 total square footage. It should be noted, however, that a vent between these suites is a source of noise and odor.

Deck 14 -- Riviera Deck

***CruiseAdvice.org Warning ***
Several cabins on this deck with potential problems.

Except for staterooms located forward most on this deck, most of the cabins on the Riviera Deck on the Ruby Princess are under the Lido Deck pools, bar, and casual eateries. 

  • The best situated staterooms on Riviera Deck of the Ruby Princess are Balcony Staterooms R202- R310 port side and R201- R309 starboard, and Interior Stateroom R312. These are the only cabins on Riviera Deck that do not have busy public venues above them.
  • There are several staterooms and suites that are located under the pools, the sun deck areas, and the dining venues on Lido Deck. Noise could be an issue in any of these staterooms, and this could be particularly bothersome in Interior Staterooms. This affects Balcony Staterooms and Penthouse Suites R314- R748 port side through aft, and R311- R749 starboard through aft. Interior Staterooms to be wary of are R316- R344, R315- R407, R508, R514, R507, R515, R712- R744, and R711- R745. These accommodations are not recommended for light sleepers.
  • Balcony Staterooms R301- R304, Interior Stateroom R312, and Penthouse Suite R415 are wheelchair accessible on the Riviera Deck of the Ruby Princess.
  • Balcony Staterooms R610 and R609 are across the halls from the Self Service Laundry. Noise and heat could be concerns in these cabins.
  • Interior staterooms R711 and R712 are next to elevators and could have noise issues on Deck 14 of the Ruby Princess.
  • Twelve Penthouse Suites (R402- R412 and R401- R417) are located mid ship on Deck 14 of the Ruby Princess. Each boasts 533 total square footage. 
  • Balcony Staterooms R746 and R747 have larger balconies than standard on the Riviera Deck of the Ruby Princess.
  • Aft, Balcony Staterooms R750, R748, R749, and R751 are nearby the pool and will have a great (less breezy) view of the ocean! It should be noted, though, that the balconies for these staterooms can be seen from decks above.

Deck 15 -- Lido Deck

Lido Deck features cabins in the most forward area of this deck on the Ruby Princess. Most of the accommodations on this deck are under relatively quiet Lotus Spa. However, there are some cabins that are below the fitness center, which can be a noise source. With a bit of careful planning, it is possible to find a nice cabin on Lido Deck.

  • Premium Suites L106 and L107, Balcony Staterooms L101, L102, L103, L104, port side balcony staterooms L201- L223, and Interior Stateroom L105 are under the fitness center and aerobics area. Noise while these areas are open could be an issue.
  • Forward, Premium Suites L106 and L107 are the most spacious accommodations on Deck 15 of the Ruby Princess. Each has a very spacious balcony, but we advise that views from either are probably going to be a bit windy unless there's a tailwind!
  • Between the Premium Suites, Ocean View Staterooms L104, L102, L101, and L103 have a great ocean vistas. Of these, L104 is oddly shaped and larger than standard.
  • Cabins L248 and L252 are wheelchair accessible.
  • Balcony staterooms L311 and L312 are closest to the pool area. Finding a cabin farther forward on Deck 15 of the Ruby Princess might prevent any issues with noise.

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