newest ship Ruby Princess
has successfully completed her sea trials, it has been reported.
According to Princess Cruises
, the victorious conclusion to the trials marks a "major milestone" in the ship's journey towards its launch.
As part of her sea trials, Ruby Princess
was made to complete a series of propulsion test manoeuvres as well as assessments of her steering and navigational equipment.
The trials lasted for a total of four days, after which period the cruise liner was returned to her dock where work will continue on exterior and interior finishing.Ruby Princess
is expected to debut on November 8th 2008 following her construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.
Upon her launch Ruby Princess
will make her maiden voyage to the Caribbean calling at Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Princess Cays.
Written by Sarah Blacow