Princess ships also debuted features such as Movies Under the Stars poolside theaters, a hit for the entire family and something our clients ask about regularly to be sure it will be on their cruise vacation.
The Sanctuary, an adult-only oasis. Having personally experienced this on several occasions, we can attest to the serenity and beauty you will experience in this area. If you seek solitude and pampering, look no further. Food and drink can be delivered to your cabana, massages can be performed and, just as the name implies, it is a true sanctuary. It’s hard to imagine, you really need to experience this area on a Princess cruise.
The Chef’s Table dining experience. The Chef’s Table is designed as a special treat for dining enthusiasts and offers the rare opportunity to be welcomed into the inner sanctum of the ship’s galley. Here you will enjoy a full evening of memorable sights, tastes and conversation hosted by the executive chef. This experience takes interested diners behind the scenes during the height of dinner preparation where they’ll also enjoy Champagne and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a special multi-course tasting dinner paired with selected wines in the dining room.
The Chef’s Table begins when the maitre d’ personally escorts the passengers to the galley where they can observe the hustle and bustle of dinner-hour preparations and meet the executive chef, all while enjoying Champagne and appetizers. The chef previews the details of the menu created for that evening and the group is welcomed to their special table in the dining room.
The multi-course menu is specially created by the chef and is not offered anywhere else on the ship. The fare might include anything from a focus on regional cuisine to a showcase of indigenous ingredients from a recent port. Each course is accompanied by a detailed explanation of special features, preparation methods and tasting suggestions. Specially selected wines complement the meal. During the dessert course, the chef rejoins the group at their private table to participate in a discussion about the evening’s meal, answer questions and share culinary secrets perfected during many years of experience at sea and on land.
The Chef’s Table experience can be reserved by up to 10 passengers per night, at an additional cost. Reservations are made onboard through the ship’s DINE telephone line or in person at the dining reservations table set up on the first day of the cruise. (Not available on Sun Princess, Dawn Princess and Sea Princess while in Australia.)
Chef’s Table Lumiere. This popular experience is called the Chef’s Table Lumiere, located in the Allegro Dining Room. Offering a spectacular dining experience that takes the chef’s table to a new level, passengers sit at a custom-made glass table and are magically surrounded by a curtain of light, providing a soft wall of privacy that envelopes them as they enjoy the chef’s specially prepared meal. Cover charge: $115
To find out more about Princess Cruises and some of our favorite innovations from Princess Cruises, please contact Cruises-N-More and please let us know of your interest. Call for more information and to talk about booking. Our phone numbers are toll-free 1-800-839-9384 USA/Canada or direct-dial +1-407-771-4454; international toll-free UK dial 0-808-189-1292; Australia dial 800-076-002.