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Captivating Cuisine

Step aboard for a wondrous culinary journey

Dining on board a Princess cruise ship is a joyful celebration in the truest sense with every dish "designed for fresh" and crafted to exceed even the most discerning appetites. From hand-tossed pizza to dazzling multi-course gourmet dinners, you'll find enticing food and dining options throughout the day, as lovingly prepared as a home cooked meal.

Read a review from LA Times on our "shockingly good" cruise ship cuisine featuring culinary partnerships with three award-winning chefs!

Learn how “Chef Curtis Stone wants to change the way you look at cruise food” at SHARE, exclusively on Princess, from The Daily Meal.

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Chef Curtis Stone Comes Aboard!

We're thrilled to team up with Chef Curtis Stone, Los Angeles' Chef of the Year in the 2016 Eater Awards. Lauded by TIME, Travel & Leisure and Eater, Chef Stone’s Los Angeles restaurants, Maude & Gwen, are some of the city’s most sought-after reservations. Only Princess brings you the rare opportunity to enjoy the world-class cuisine of this award-winning chef and restaurateur onboard with "Crafted by Curtis" dishes available in the main dining room, plus an exquisite six-course fine dining experience at SHARE, our newest specialty restaurant onboard select ships.

Learn more about culinary options by Curtis Stone

Chef Ernesto Uchimura. A burger and beer.

The Salty Dog Gastropub & Chef Uchimura

Developed in collaboration with Ernesto Uchimura, inaugural chef of the original Umami Burger restaurant and founding chef of Plan Check Kitchen + Bar, The Salty Dog Gastropub offers a gourmet twist on several traditional pub-favorites. Voted "Best Burger at Sea" by Cruise Critic, the menu features The "Ernesto," a savory rib eye burger crafted exclusively for Princess by Chef Uchimura, amongst other inventive small bites. Located inside The Wheelhouse Bar on board select ships, guests can also enjoy a variety of beer, wine and cocktail selections as well as our all new expansive Whiskey Bar Menu, featuring award winning whiskies, bourbons and ryes from around the world.

Learn more about The Salty Dog Gastropub

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new Exclusive Club Class Dining Experience

Greater convenience and more kinds of tempting fare are just two of the attractions you can look forward to when you book a Full Suite or Club Class Mini-Suite with Princess. Indulge in the exclusive benefits of Club Class Dining, including expedited seating, expanded menu options, dedicated wait staff, unique styled décor and tableside preparations.

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Fresh, authentic and inspired, there's always something to tickle your taste buds
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When we say our food is designed for fresh, we truly mean it!  Breads are baked 24-7, sauces made from scratch using the finest ingredients, steaks aged and hand cut on board and homemade ice cream every day. It’s the heart and soul of our cuisine, and you’ll taste it in every bite.
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Discover the unique flavors of the places you visit while dining right on board. From Asian noodle dishes to Alaskan seafood, South American to South Pacific and more, indulge in new and unexpected flavors — and come home all the richer for it!
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Savor multi-course gourmet meals each evening in an elegant dining room – and it’s all included in your cruise fare! From tantalizing appetizers to premium chops, delectable seafood to signature pastas and decadent desserts, the award-winning choices are nearly endless!

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Our superb specialty restaurants make every night a special occasion, filled with culinary magic and sophisticated panache that rival some of the best eateries on land. Don't miss SHARE by Curtis Stone, The Salty Dog Gastropub, Sabatini's, Crown Grill, Sterling Steakhouse or the Cajun-infused Bayou Cafe. Or dine al fresco with our Ultimate Balcony Dining experience for a truly unforgettable meal!

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Additional charges apply; Venues vary by ship and are subject to change.

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Discover ever-changing offerings at the Horizon Court buffet, grab a slice of what USA TODAY calls the "Best Pizza at Sea," or enjoy a breakfast parfait or grilled panini at the 24-hour International Café. There's always something for every age, and every mood.

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Tantalizing Treats

Indulge in treats from our sinfully delicious Chocolate Journeys program, created exclusively by master chocolatier Norman Love. Or satisfy your sweet tooth with freshly baked pastries and cookies, signature soufflés and decadent desserts, handmade gelato and more!

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Explore beverages on board

Craft cocktails, the finest wines from around the world, premium coffee and more await you on your voyage. Discover what Master Mixologist Rob Floyd and Master Sommelier Doug Frost have created with Princess, just for you, and drink in the possibilities with our Premium Beverage Package.

Learn more about beverages & packages