Originally Posted by MercedMike
Carnival Fantasy class ships are about 2100 pax.
RCCL Sovereign class are about 2700 pax.
Ruby Princess is a "modified" Grand class ship and carries almost 3100 passengers. She is definitely a mega-ship. This is good and bad. She has all the amenities and lots of wonderful passenger space. The Grand class are well laid out in general and easy to get around.
The biggest drawback of this class is the small theater. Sadly it is usually necessary to be at the theater a full half hour before show time in order to get a seat. This is a design flaw in the entire class.
We have never cruised on Ruby Princess, but have been on her (almost) twin sister Grand Princess. Check the link in my sig for some reviews and pictures.
I know you will have a GREAT cruise!
Mike, thanks for the helpful information. I really appreciate the tips about the theater, my wife loves the shows, so we will make sure we are there early.
I'm heading over now to check out your reviews, I appreciate your help very much. I can't wait to try Princess for the first time!!