Another Princess Cruises vessel has resumed passenger cruising.
Ruby Princess became the line’s sixth MedallionClass ship to return to service on Sunday, setting sail from the Port of San Francisco in California.
The vessel welcomed guests back onboard with a special ceremony before sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge on its way out to sea. She is currently operating a seven-night California Coast cruise, which will return to the port on November 7.
Other destinations that the vessel will visit from San Francisco include Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska, and the Panama Canal on five to 15-night voyages through 2023.
“Princess is proud to have our sixth MedallionClass ship back to provide sought-after cruise vacations,” said John Padgett, Princess Cruises president. “It’s inspiring to see guests enjoying real vacations again, and to watch our teammates deliver such meaningful and memorable Princess vacations.”
Ruby Princess has nearly 900 balcony cabins, as well as features and amenities including Movies Under the Stars, Sabatini’s specialty Italian restaurant, The Sanctuary retreat for adults, and a spa.
Earlier this month, another Princess ship arrived in San Francisco for an overnight port call — Majestic Princess. It marked the first voyage to bring passengers to the city since the cruise industry shutdown in early 2020.
“The Port of San Francisco is proud to be the home port of Ruby Princess,” said Elaine Forbes, Executive Director of the Port of San Francisco. “For over fifty years Princess Cruises has sailed from the Port of San Francisco connecting our local merchants, Fisherman’s Wharf, PIER 39 and our iconic City to communities all-around the world.”
Currently, Princess Cruises sailings are only available to passengers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks prior to their sailing. All guests must also produce a negative, medically-observed PCR or antigen test taken within two days of embarkation.