Scene on the Sound: first cruise ship of 2018 season departs Seattle for Juneau

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Ruby Princess passes Richmond Beach heading for Juneau
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Text and photo by Marc Weinberg

Saturday, May 5, 2018 .... On a hazy late afternoon she was spotted passing Richmond Beach on a beautiful opening day to 'boating season'.

Ruby Princess is a Grand-class cruise ship owned and operated by Princess Cruises. She was built in 2008 by Fincantieri in Trieste, Italy at a cost of $400 million.

She is a sister ship to Crown Princess and Emerald Princess. She accommodates 3600 passengers plus 1,200 crew. She is 951 feet in length and cruises at 20kn with a top speed of 23kn.


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