I'm new to the forums but just read, ( and viewed pics), of your Ruby Princess cruise. Thanks for posting them. There are six of us booked on the Ruby leaving for the Western Caribbean on Feb., 21 and we're all really excited. We took a 15 day cruise to Hawaii on the Diamond last January and thought it was fabulous!! My husband and I were invited by Capt. Yeomans to take a tour of the Bridge and chat with him privately. What a treat!! Hope the Ruby compares to the Diamond in all aspects; balcony room, food, casino, onboard activities, and especially the very friendly and helpful staff everywhere! Less than a month now and we will leave this Illinois snow, ice, and cold weather behind!!!