For me, one of the true highlights of a princess cruise has to be the food glorious food – there is so much on offer and it’s all truly delicious. Enchanted Princess actually features 25 bars and restaurants, with a mix of included and for-fee options.
Bars and lounges
In terms of bars on board, there’s something for everyone – including Princess staples such as Crooner’s, The Crown Grill Bar and Bellini’s, as well as the lounges on board.
Dining on board
As part of Ocean Medallion, Princess has launched Dine My Way, where guests can seek to customise every aspect of dining on board – this includes making reservations at the various restaurants on board at your preferred time of day. You can also order food/drinks right to your location using OceanNow on the Medallion Class App.
And it’s no joke, you really are spoilt for choice on board. In terms of the main dining rooms, you have a choice of three on board (Santorini, Capri and Amalfi), which offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. Or if you fancy something a little more casual you can also opt to visit World Fresh Marketplace, the on board buffet restaurant which features a variety of international and regionally inspired dishes, as well as old favourites.
For me, there was a little touch in the marketplace that really made a difference to my cruise. Right in the centre of the space you’ll find an area with pre-made tapas-style dishes to grab and go. This was perfect for getting a light bite or a snack and such a great idea.
Then there is of course Gigi’s Pizzeria. It has to be said that if you come on a Princess Cruise, you must try the pizza – consistently voted the best pizza at sea. And Gigi’s is a charming, included venue to enjoy freshly prepared pizzas, and why not wash it down with a nice glass of beer and wine
On top of this there is a variety of other casual outlets around the ship including International Café to grab a quick bite to eat and a variety of other offerings around the pool including Slice Pizzeria and the Salty Dog Grill.
There are a number of speciality restaurants on board and they are worth trying if you get a moment.
Firstly, there is the Princess favourite, Sabatini’s. This is the signature italian restaurant found across Princess’ fleet featuring handmade pasta and freshly prepared dishes. It’s honestly one of the top reasons I enjoy coming back to Princess.
Then you have another Princess staple, Crown Grill – this is the on board steakhouse featuring premium aged beef, cuts of chops and seafood. It’s truly delightful and has been named among the best cruise ship steakhouse restaurants over the years, and you can see why when you visit
One of the new restaurants on board Enchanted Princess is Bistro sur la mer – this is casual bistro, created by renowned Chef Emmanual Renaut, showcasing authentic french dishes. This is located just off the hustle and bustle of the Piazza, helping to give it a true Parisian feel. And the food was exceptional as well, showcasing a variety of seafood and land-based items.
There’s also Chefs Table Lumiere, featuring a multi-course dinner created and hosted by the ship/s executive chef
You can also opt for something a little more casual at the Salty Dog Gastropub – with pub favourite’s and gourmet creations, set within a contemporary pub setting with live music and a unique variety of beer, whiskey and cocktail selections.
So, the question is, where do you start? Let me know in the comments and on social media.
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