The official naming of the Ruby Princess was followed by the wedding of Kip Hickman and Danielle Vurpillat. The California couple not only had Trista and Ryan as attendants, but the Love Boat captain himself, Gavin MacLeod, gave away the bride. Ten finalist couples from the "Romance on the Ruby" contest also enjoyed the event.
The The 3,080-passenger Ruby Princess is a sister ship to the Emerald Princess. Her first winter season she will sail from Ft. Lauderdale to the Caribbean followed by Mediterranean cruises this summer.