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

Nowhere is Saga Ruby's heritage more apparent than on Veranda Deck. With its high ceilings, large dance floors, curved grand staircases and walls of glass, the design team that revamped Saga Ruby in 2005 has managed to retain the vessel's original ocean liner features and add a  modern' boutique hotel' feeling to it. The result is downright stunning, making Saga Ruby a beautiful 'modern classic' cruise ship.

Forward stairwell

All the way forward is the semi-circular Britannia Lounge. Done in a gorgeous burgundy and gray color scheme, the designers have made the most of the natural light that streams into this room. The Britannia Lounge is arguably one of the most elegant on board, closely followed by the adjacent South Cape Bar on  port side; the ultimate before and after dinner watering hole.

On starboard side is the wonderful Library and card room. Colorful carpets in burgundy and purple, comfortable seating areas and fine sea views make this a very popular place. Sandwiched between the South Cape Bar and Library is the wood-paneled amidships stairwell and large Theatre, an old-fashioned cinema with gently sloping floor.  

Amidship grand staircase connecting Veranda and Promenade Deck

Further aft, heavy draperies give way to the largest public room on board, the aptly named Ballroom. With its huge rectangular wooden dance floor and high ceiling, this is where 'Dancing with the stars'  goes to sea. The decor is a bit dull though and could do with some more color and variation in furniture. But one good thing: most of Saga Ruby's guests can be accommodated here. 

Britannia Lounge

Britannia Lounge
Britannia Lounge
South Cape Bar
Library
Library
Library

Britannia Lounge

Britannia Lounge
South Cape Bar
Theatre
Ballroom
Ballroom
Ballroom

 

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

First published on July 13, 2007

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