2009 Aruba - granada Cruise


WebWhispers & Friends

is sponsoring a 10 night cruise

on the beautiful and new

Ruby Princess

Sailing October 25, 2009

We invite you, your family and friends, to join us for a fabulous
Southern Caribbean Cruise including Aruba, Bonaire, Granada, Dominica, St. Thomas and the Princess Cays.



ship information



Ship Facts

Maiden Voyage: November 8, 2008
Passenger Capacity: 3,070
Nearly 900 Balcony Staterooms
An Entire Deck of Mini-Suites
Gross Tonnage: 113,000
Length: 952'


This ship will be ready for its maiden voyage soon and is a sister ship of the Crown Princess and the Emerald Princess.


Ship Highlights


Look at the ship features on the Ruby Princess website and you will find more details of the ship. They are not all posted yet but will be available soon.

Ruby Princess details


Princess Cruises News


Announced: 10/20/08

Exciting Array of New Features and Special Touches
Aboard Ruby Princess





Southern Caribbean - Roundtrip Fort Lauderdale

This itinerary features a 10-day cruise with 6 ports of call, including visits to Grenada and our exclusive Princess Cays resort. Meals and entertainment are inclusive.





Ft. Lauderdale, FL
5:00 PM
At Sea
At Sea
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles
7:00 AM
2:00 PM
12:00 PM
7:00 PM
7:00 AM
5:00 PM
St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
8:00 AM
6:00 PM
At Sea
Princess Cays, Bahamas
9:00 AM
4:00 PM
Ft Lauderdale, FL
7:00 AM





The Ruby Princess offers both Traditional and Anytime dining. We will plan for Traditional (Botticelli) early dining for our WW cruiser part of the group and all others who want to join us but will keep you informed.

If you wish Anytime dining (Michelangelo and Da Vinci), please let us know when you make your reservations.

Casual dining:

Vines (wine and seafood)

International Cafe

Cafe Caribe

Trident Grill (burgers and hot dogs)

Pizza and Ice Cream bar

24 hours dining in the Horizon Court Buffet

Afternoon Tea

24 hour Room Service

Specialty (Additional cost; need reservations)

Crown Grill


Ultimate Balcony Dining Service



shore excursions



The available shore excursions for this cruise can be viewed at the Princess Website. They may be ordered pre-cruise through your Information Packet.
Princess Shore Excursion Details.


Alternate tours through Port Promotions







Pricing is per person, double occupancy, and includes all taxes so our rates listed below are with all fees included.

[Our original pricing included a Fuel Surcharge of $90 per person, which was removed as Princess suspended all fuel surcharges in Dec 2008.  Those already signed will see the credit reflected in their billing.]

As of 4/22/09 there is a Special for past Princess travelers on certain categories of balcony and mini suites, see prices below.  This will likely be removed by mid-May when they will be reclaiming some of the unsold reserved cabins we have.

AB Mini Suite - $1941.99 pp [SPECIAL for past guest $1691.99]

AC Mini Suite - $1816.99 pp [SPECIAL for past guest $1566.99]
Balcony - $1486.99
pp [SPECIAL for past guest $1266.99]
D Oceanview - $1276.99 pp [No past guest promos at this time]
J Interior $966.99 pp
[No past guest promos at this time]

Single rates available on request.
Pricing for 3rd and/or 4th in a stateroom on request.


Mini Suite w/Balcony
Approx 323 Sq. Ft
$1941.99 (See Special)

$1816.99 (See Special)

231 to 298 Sq. Ft
Inc Balcony
$1486.99 (See Special)
Approx 160 Sq. Ft.


158 to 181 Sq. Ft.



See the ship deck plans at the Ruby Princess Webpage



what's included



What's Included in Your Cruise


(To be added)

The daily newsletter is your daily schedule of ship activities and entertainment events. It's also your guide to shipboard services with hours of operation. It is delivered nightly to your stateroom. Keep it close at hand, so you'll always know what's happening and where.

Your cruise fare includes:

(This section to be added)

Also available on the ship: (additional charges apply) (To be added)

Gratuities per person are approximately $10 per person, per day These are to take care of the tipping for room stewards, waiters and assistants. Bar tabs have tip already included.






Reservations available through our Travel Agent:

Peggy Byron, Cruise Vacations
100 Swan Lake Circle
Birmingham, AL 35242
1-205-995-0036, 1-800-844-5785, FAX 1-205-995-2063
Email: Cruise Vacations <peggybyron@bellsouth.net>
Credit Cards or Checks are welcome




Deposits are by type of cabin, double occupancy.  These are approximately 20% of fare.

Interior $180 pp
Balcony $284 pp
Mini Suite $375 pp
For single occupancy cabin, double the deposit.


Deposits are fully refundable up to these dates:

Cancellation Date: August 12, 2009 - 20 % of Total Charges
Cancellation Date: August 30, 2009 - 50 % of Total Charges
Cancellation Date: Sept 27, 2009 - 75 % of Total Charges
Cancellation Date: October 11, 2009 - 100 %





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