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

It is a given fact that the Brits love their wee bit of fresh air. And therefore most ships catering to the UK market have a lot of of open deck space. Saga Ruby is no different. In fact, she has acres of gorgeous teak open decks on several decks, culminating in a lovingly maintained wrap-around Promenade that is lined with lots of inviting cushioned lounge chairs.

Gracefully curved staircase on Saga Ruby's pool deck

But before we explore your place in the sun, we first descend to the bowels of the ship. Deep down on C Deck, reached from the amidships stairwell, is the Spa Aquarius. In addition to the sauna, massage, treatment rooms and hair salon is a delightful indoor swimming pool lined with comfortable lounge chairs. Well maintained, the pool is one of Saga Ruby's gems.

Now, let's go outside. On this warm and sunny spring day many people have ventured out to the huge Pool Deck, which has a modest swimming pool with twin hot tubs. A small pool bar caters to the thirsty crowd, while many guests sit down at teak tables under oversized orange umbrellas for breakfast or lunch. One deck up, there's another wide teak deck with many lounge chairs, tables and lots of ... ah ... space! Carrying only 670 guests, it is here out in the open that Saga Ruby shows off her more than generous amount of elbow room.

Looking out over the Promenade Deck and Amsterdam's Passenger Terminal

The wraparound Promenade Deck is perfect for a brisk walk or a lazy time gazing over the horizon from any of the lounge chairs. All the way aft are two small shady terraces with whicker furniture overlooking the sun deck action. On the top level, you will find shuffleboard, a golf driving range and a small gym with exercise equipment and aerobics room.

Hairdressing salon

Indoor Pool, C Deck
Gorgeous wrap-around Promenade Deck
Pool Deck
Pool
Acres of open deck space

Spa Aquarius

Teak wood galore
Outside seating, Promenade Deck aft
Pool Deck
Promenade Deck aft
View from the top

 

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

First published on July 13, 2007

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