The Ruby Princess was launched in Fort Lauderdale last week.  We asked the agents what they thought/


“This is my first time on a Princess ship and it’s better than I expected. More elegant and classy not at all in your face. This will appeal to more discerning customers, adventurous 50-plus year olds who like the choice of two shows and all the entertainment that is going on.”


Ian Gilder, director of cruise, Jetline Cruise, Harlow.


“I’ve never been on a Princess ship before and my first impression is that the crew are warm and friendly and that the ship has character even though it is new. I thought Princess was one of a number of premium lines but this is a market leader. It’s a large ship that feels intimate. We sell small ships to luxury passengers and they would be happy on here.”


Stefan Shillito, managing director, Sovereign Cruise Club, Reading.


“We sell a lot of Princess but this is my first time on a Princess ship and it’s very impressive. Better than I expected. The attention to detail is unsurpassed and the service is better than I’ve known on any other ship. A classic case of “the answer is yes, now what is the question?” This will appeal to all ages.


Geoff Ridgeon, franchise manager, Go Cruise, Ipswich.


“The hardware is superb. This is an American upscale experience, four-star superior, that will appeal to every age group. Princess is targeting a younger audience with the kids’ areas and Movies under the Stars, and the spa area is phenomenal. We get a lot of repeat business for Princess.”


Steve Philippou, managing director, Gill’s Cruise Centre, Cardiff.