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Saga Ruby - Saga Cruises - cruise ship review and photos.

Ah, the joys of boarding a classic ocean liner! Saga Ruby welcomes her guests in the spacious Reception Hall on Upper Deck. With a marble floor, colorful carpet, whimsical chandelier, wood paneling and a 24-hour Reception desk, this is the place you will first lay eyes on Saga Ruby's elegant, understated looks and home-like atmosphere. Welcome on board!

Outside cabin

By today's standards, the 24,492 ton Saga Ruby is not a large cruise ship. Still, despite her modest size she offers a whopping 23 stateroom categories, ranging from compact inside single rooms to two lavish two-level duplex suites with private balconies. Finding your way around the cavernous cabin decks can be a challenge. Still, this is what makes this ship a true liner!

All staterooms are done in a restful (some would call it slightly dull) color scheme, with grayish carpeting, lots of wood paneling and green and red accents. No matter what grade you choose, you can always count on having a flat screen TV, a set of bedside books (!) and ample storage space. The bathrooms look neat and tidy and are fully tiled. Many of them have full-sized bath tubs - another reminder of Saga Ruby's heritage. And a classic ship has a sheer, which means the floors in cabins in the forward or aft parts are sloping considerably.

Suite bathroom

Top of the line in shipboard accommodations are the suites on the upper decks. Very nice are the balcony suites on Bridge and Sun Decks, with cabins 1 and 2 being the most sought after. These two duplex grand suites come equipped with a sauna, exercise equipment, a library and two private balconies, one of which has a hot tub. 

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Lobby on Main Deck
Single outside stateroom
Twin outside stateroom, Upper Deck
Standard bathrooms are quite nice
Cabin corridor

Reception Hall, Upper Deck

Suite 11 with balcon, Bridge Deck
Twin outside stateroom, A Deck
C Grade Outside stateroom, Promenade Deck
Outside stateroom 112 with balcony, Sun Deck
Suite 10, Bridge Deck

 

Photos and text: 2007 Bart de Boer - www.ShipParade.com

First published on July 13, 2007

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