Gross Tonnage: 113,561
Length: 951 feet
Beam: 122 feet
Ships Registry: Bermuda
Alaska Gay Singles & Solos Cruise 2024
7 nights from/to Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada)
July 23 30, 2024
Princess Cruises Ruby Princess
Hooray! This year, our Gay Singles Cruise sets sail for the first time to the America's final frontier, Alaska! This is a cruise specifically for gay singles (well, OK, others can come, too…). While not an "all-gay" cruise, we’ll be a group of (mostly) single gay guys on a "regular" cruise—having a blast together! You won't want to miss out on the fun, the excitement, and most of all, the camaraderie. Even before you board, you'll become part of our welcoming community of like-minded guys just looking to have a great vacation together. At the top of almost everyone's bucket list, Alaska is beyond anything you've experienced—ast, wild, colorful, dazzling, beautiful, exciting…the list is nearly endless.
Our Alaska cruises are your ticket to adventure amidst the Great Land’s glaciers, wildlife and national parks. Feed your hunger for adventure on a roundtrip Alaska cruise from Vancouver, B.C. Wind your way through fjords, by bright-green forests and through quaint Gold Rush-era towns on your way to the wonders of Glacier Bay National Park. Then experience age-old traditions with the locals.
If you’re looking for a cruise vacation that’s a little bit out of the way and a little bit out of the ordinary, make an Alaska cruise your first choice. If your first thought is “Alaska… cool!” you’re on the right track — even in the mild summer season, you should still pack your sweater. Grab it and get up here because Alaska is a natural wonder through and through, and the coastal panhandle region Princess sails to is perhaps the most stunning. How’s Alaska planning on stunning you? Alaska cruise will do it with quaint seaside towns like Ketchikan and Skagway, and with stunning harbor vistas like Juneau’s. Cruising Alaska will also give you a first-row ticket to the best of nature — including fjords, wildlife and mountains galore. “Oh, mother nature… now you’re just showing off.”
Your Ship - Ruby Princess
The Ruby Princess is a dramatic ship - stunning décor, amazing entertainment, the finest amenities and the best personal service you could ask for! The piazza-style atrium has lots of eateries, and it has a European small-town feel with all of the performing street entertainers! There are specialty restaurants, a poolside movie theater, and 900 staterooms with private balconies! Enjoy the scenic views from this amazing vessel, and get ready to explore both the ship and your next destination!
Activities on Ruby Princess
The Ruby Princess is loaded with activities that will stimulate, educate, and entertain you! The Calypso Reef and Pool has two hot tubs, as does the Neptune's Reef and pool. Relax at the Terrace Pool, or at the adults-only pool in the Sanctuary! The Lotus Spa® has a pool as well, which includes two hot tubs!
The spa is full of your favorite amenities - enjoy a hot stone rub, or a massage. Head over to the gym and fitness area and work up a sweat - there's even a swim-against-the-current pool to keep your heart rate pumping! Practice your swing at the virtual golf simulator, and then test it out at the 9-hole Princess Links putting course! There's also a jogging track, a basketball court, and shuffleboard!
Head over to the boutiques and explore all of the duty-free designer gifts that you can bring home! Enrich your mind at the library, or attend a ScholarShip@Sea lecture, where you can learn ballroom dancing, enjoy a cooking class, and more! The ship has a conference center, a 24-hour Internet café with wireless access, and even a wedding chapel!
Dining / Food on Ruby Princess
The Ruby Princess offers so many dining options that your head will spin - and you get to choose what you'd like to do! The traditional dining option serves up your meal the way you like it at the same time each day, in the Main Dining Room.
Anytime dining is available in the Michelangelo Dining Room, or at the Da Vinci Dining Room - any time you like! If you're looking for something a little more special, try out Sabatini's, a delicious Italian restaurant - or, head to the Crown Grill and eat a heart steak meal!
You can even have your meal served on a balcony, accompanied by a breathtaking view! This is just a perk of the Ultimate Balcony Dining program.
For a more casual approach, the ship has lots of small-bite eateries. Head over to the poolside pizzeria and enjoy a slice of pizza by the water. There's a burger and hot dog grill, the Café Caribe, the Horizon and Lido Courts, an Evening Bistro, a wine bar, an ice cream bar, the International Café, and the Vines Wine and Seafood Bar.
You can also get afternoon tea served to you! Don't forget, there's 24-hour room service on this ship, so you can enjoy a meal at your leisure in your stateroom if you don't feel like heading over to the restaurants!
Entertainment on Ruby Princess
The Ruby Princess is full of the best entertainment available! Get ready for some amazing nightlife full of professional performances, Broadway-style shows, musical performances and comedy acts! Head to the Princess Theater to see a different show every night, or check out a first-run, feature-length film at the Movies Under the Stars® poolside theater!
If you want to head out and about on the ship, try Gatsby's casino, where you can play your favorite Vegas-style games like poker and slots!
The Explorers Lounge has nightclub-style acts, while you can dance the night away 15 decks above the ocean at Skywalkers Nightclub! Head over to Club Fusion for a different change of pace, or relax at one of the cozy bars and lounges on this great ship!
Check out the Wheelhouse Bar, the Adagio Bar, the Crooners Bar, or the Speakeasy Cigar Lounge.
Exclusive extras for our gay singles group only
• Special low pricing for full-size cabins for single/solo guests.
• Option to share cabin with a friend you bring along (and save on costs!)
• Cruise Eve Dinner - meet your fellow travelers face-to-face, get a jump start on your vacation and a taste of your host city, Vancouver, the night before we sail.
• Welcome Aboard Cocktail Hour (with free cocktails!) — come meet your fellow gay single passengers in a warm, welcoming, and casual atmosphere. Play our amusing get-to-know-you activity, and start forging friendships (or ship-board romances?) that will last a lifetime.
• Onboard Host/Cruise Director-As always, We are there to make sure you have a great vacation. Our colleagues will resolve any issues that may arise, answer questions, and help you enjoy your cruise to the utmost. We'll coordinate and host activities and parties each day - all of which are optional (it's your vacation, so you pick and choose what you want to be a part of).
• Free Welcome Aboard Gifts including a lanyard for your sailing card…and then some other surprises!
• Specially-reserved group dining in the main restaurant—you'll always have a seat for dinner, surrounded by a bunch of Gay Singles Cruise friends.
• Exclusive, optional excursions just for our gay group
• Special Gay Singles group activities on board (card games, trivia contests, mingling activities, happy hours, parties, etc.)
• Special discounted rates at our host hotel in Vancouver the nights before and/or after the cruise.
Alaska Gay Single Cruise 2024
| 23 Jul
Vancouver, BC (Canada)
| 24 Jul
|Fun Day at Sea!
| 25 Jul
| 26 Jul
| 27 Jul
|Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier, Alaska
| 28 Jul
| 29 Jul
|Fun Day at Sea!
| 30 Jul
|Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Day 1 - Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada)
The fun begins the moment you board the Ruby Princess — which has been designed from bow to stern for your fun and enjoyment. As we sail out of Vancouver, we’ll gather for a hosted Welcome Aboard Party. Here, you’ll meet your fellow cruisers and start making new friends right away. We’ll then sail past Vancouver’s picturesque downtown which is surrounded by water and mountains. We’ll sail to Alaska using the Inside Passage, with its calmer seas, which help prevent seasickness.
Day 2 - Fun Day at Sea!
Our first full day is at sea. Relax, unwind and get into vacation mode. Lounge on your private balcony or near one of the pools, or maybe even find a quiet nook to settle in with a book. Want to be more active on your day at sea? Play bingo, work out at the gym, watch a movie, dance all night, attend a cooking seminar, soak in a hot tub, watch a sunset (or a sunrise), play trivia games, sing along at the piano bar, do some wine tasting, check your email or surf the internet, grab a snack, watch live entertainment, get lucky in the casino, indulge in a spa treatment, catch the game in the sports bar, and on and on.
Day 3 - Juneau, Alaska
Welcome to the only state capital in the USA that cannot be reached by land: Juneau. You’ll have all day to explore Alaska’s small but vibrant capital. You can literally walk to Mendenhall Glacier and stand before it in awe and wonderment. Dogsledding, glacier flightseeing, and Mount Roberts Tramway are all options in this too-much-to-do-in-just-one-day port.
Day 4 - Skagway, Alaska
Our next stop is in Skagway, the gateway to gold fields over 100 years ago. At one time more than 20,000 people lived here, now less than 1,000. But it retains the flavor of the gold rush era. You can relive those gold rush days at the Red Onion Saloon (Skagways most notorious bordello, now turned restaurant/bar) or ride the White Pass & Yukon Railroad. Or get more active horseback riding, dogsledding, ziplining, or even wild river rafting!
Day 5 - Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier (Scenic Cruising), Alaska
A National Park Service Ranger will join us for the day to give commentary on all the sights and sounds around you. You’ll likely spot bald eagles, seals, bears and whales on our way to see the centerpiece: tidewater glaciers. Here, you’ll see (and hear!) the glaciers expel enormous chunks of ice into the waters below (called “calving”). You’ll sail past floating icebergs (cue a “My Heart Will Go On” sing-along), and rest at different spots for the best views of the glaciers, waterfalls too numerous to be named, and the abundant wildlife all around you. You may view from upper decks, but this is one day you’ll be especially glad if you have your own private balcony!
Day 6 - Ketchikan, Alaska
Our last stop in The Last Frontier is its most quaint and alluring: Ketchikan. Here you’ll be intrigued by its rich Native heritage, which includes the world’s oldest collection of totem poles at the Totem Heritage Center. The town itself has fantastic boutique shops, bars and restaurants; much of it built on stilts over the shore. Nearby is sport fishing, nature galore, cultural shows (including a Lumberjack Show that is sure to amaze), and the freshest salmon you’ll ever taste
Day 7 - Fun Day at Sea!
Another fun filled day at sea. All that stuff you didn't do on Day 2? Today's the day to fit it in!
Day 8 - Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada)
Welcome back--relaxed and rejuvenated, and full of memories that will last a lifetime! Vancouver is a very liberal city in British Columbia. Here you'll find a fairly small but fun gay scene in Davie Village, in the heart of the city.