Image of the Day: Ruby Princess Mushed into Juneau

Ruby Princess Sled Dog Welcome
Have you ever seen dogs pulling a cruise ship? The image of the yesterday’s arrival of Ruby Princess into the port of Juneau shows that is possible.

Four dogs pulled the ship into the port, while the ship’s guests enjoyed the view, marking the Ruby Princess’ maiden voyage in Southeast Alaska.

On April 28th, Ruby Princess opened the Vancouver’s 2015 Alaska cruise season with the arrival at the Canada Place.

Princess’ Alaska cruise season features seven ships offering seven-day itineraries from the ports of Vancouver, Whittier, Seattle and 10-day sailings from San Francisco.

Ruby Princess was built in 2008 by Italy-based Fincantieri shipyard and officially named at Fort Lauderdale, Florida on November 6, 2008, by Trista and Ryan Sutter.

Ruby Princess’ General Characteristics
Class and type Grand class cruise ship
Tonnage 113,000 GT
Length 951 ft (290 m)
Beam 118 ft (36 m)
Draught 8 m (26 ft)
Draft 8.5m
Decks 19 decks
Installed power 4 x V12 Wartsila Common Rail Diesel Generators, 2 x Inline 8 Wartsila Common Rail Diesel Generators.
Propulsion Twin propellers
Speed 23 knots (43 km/h; 26 mph)
Capacity 3,080 passengers
Crew 1,200

World Maritime News Staff; Image: Princess Cruises