New Dining Experiences Unveiled for Sun Princess

New dining experiences have been unveiled for Sun Princess, including sushi, wine tastings, new main dining room menus, and more.

New Dining Experiences Unveiled for Sun Princess

New Experiences Added to Unprecedented Collection of Celebrity Collaborators Aboard Sun Princess

Kai Sushi with James Beard Foundation Honoree Makoto Okuwa; Afternoon Tea with Royal Chef; Wine Tasting with Renowned Master Winemaker Among New Offerings Aboard Greatest Foodie Destination at Sea

New dining experiences have been unveiled for Sun Princess. This newest ship from Princess Cruises is poised to raise the big ship culinary landscape by offering an unrivaled collection of culinary options from celebrated chefs and celebrity collaborators, as well as ingredients sourced from high-end purveyors and a lineup of exciting and new experiences.

Spellbound by Magic Castle – the Next “Extraordinary Experience” from Princess

Spellbound by Magic Castle will be the latest in Princess Cruises’ new category of “Extraordinary Experiences,” following the wildly successful 360: An Extraordinary Experience, the multi-sensory culinary journey that debuted last year aboard Discovery Princess and Enchanted Princess.

Spellbound by Magic Castle blends the world of magic with the art of culinary and mixology to create an innovative and immersive dining experience.

The evening begins in an exclusive area of the Horizons Dining Room for a delectable, shared dinner. Guests are then escorted to the secluded Spellbound Bar, nestled behind a non-descript door where magic and mixology awaits. Talented Magic Castle-sponsored magicians perform incredible feats of illusion in themed rooms, with theatrical cocktails.

There are three nightly offerings at 5 pm, 7 pm, and 9 pm. Guests will need to make advanced bookings, and there’s a $149 per person cover charge.

New Dining Experiences Unveiled for Sun Princess

Sushi Master Makoto Okuwa Comes Aboard for Kai Sushi

Sun Princess guests eager to try something new will savor Kai Sushi by Makoto Okuwa – reshaping traditional sushi with a creative approach. Through this exclusive partnership, the Master of Edomae-style sushi, Chef Makoto Okuwa, brings his 25 years of experience to Sun Princess with a new concept crafting playful, exquisitely presented dishes paying tribute to Japanese traditions.

Edomae-style sushi is a rather modern Japanese cuisine initially created by the Edo (old name for Tokyo) fast food businesses during the 1820’s, combining fresh raw fish and cooked rice which is seasoned with vinegar.

Cover charge is $39/person.

In addition to Kai Sushi by Makoto, guests can enjoy “The Butcher’s Block by Dario,” where the world’s most famous butcher, Dario Cecchini, grills up perfectly prepared beef and steak. “The Catch by Rudi” is a culinary odyssey curated by renowned chef Rudi Sodamin that showcases the ocean’s treasures in an exceptional dinner concept. Further, “Love by Britto” will offer exquisite cuisine against a backdrop of breathtaking views curated by world-renowned artist Romero Britto.

There’s also destination-inspired cocktails at Good Spirits at Sea from celebrity mixologist Rob Floyd.

Royal Afternoon Tea with Royal Chef Darren McGrady

Chef Darren McGrady, personal chef to Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, Prince William and Harry, plus serving five U.S. presidents – leads a sophisticated Royal Afternoon Tea with Sun Princess guests in the Good Spirits at Sea Lounge.

Chef McGrady shares his experiences and stories via visual media. Guests can enjoy a spot of tea and the traditional fixings of scones with clotted cream and jam, tea sandwiches, cookies and pastries. Tea pairings include Earl Grey and English Breakfast, along with more exotic varieties like Lapsang Souchong, Assam, and Matcha. Guests may request a glass of bubbly for an added charge as well.

At $30 per person, Royal Afternoon Tea is available on select sea days. Guests can reserve in advance.

Sip Wine with Master Winemaker of the Year, Gérard Bertrand

French winemaker Gérard Bertrand, known around the world for his Cote des Rosés, award-winning rosé, and several top-selling French wines, hosts a special wine tasting designed especially for Sun Princess wine enthusiasts.

At this special event hosted in the Good Spirits at Sea Lounge, Sun Princess guests can immerse themselves in the flavors of these bio-diverse wines, the landscape, and stories of the region as Gérard and his team interact with them through visual media.

Guests can reserve this special event, priced at $40 per person.

New Dining Experiences Unveiled for Sun Princess

Inaugural Menus Created in Collaboration with the Culinary Institute of America

Princess Head of Culinary Arts and Master Chef Rudi Sodamin has teamed up with the esteemed Culinary Institute of America (CIA) to craft all-new, delectable Horizons Dining Room menus for the inaugural Mediterranean season for Sun Princess. Under Chef Rudi’s supervision, a team of CIA master chefs will be onboard Sun Princess training the 252 galley team members to serve up memorable dinner menu items.

In addition to these new collaborations, beginning March 1 Princess will be serving some of the best beef steaks from Four Sixes® Ranch Brand Beef.

The addition of Four Sixes Ranch Brand Beef takes place exactly one year after the world-renowned coffee brand, Lavazza, became the line’s official coffee partner.

More on Sun Princess Dining

Sun Princess guests sailing on the first three cruises can now book dining reservations in Horizons Dining Room, Sabatini’s, Crown Grill, Kai Sushi by Makoto, The Butcher’s Block by Dario, The Catch by Rudi, Umai Teppanyaki, and Umai Hot Pot.

In the coming weeks, all guests sailing on upcoming Sun Princess voyages will be able to book additional dining experiences.

“With its unrivaled blend of creativity, quality, choice, and expertise, Sun Princess will set a new standard for food and beverage excellence,” said John Padgett, president of Princess Cruises. “Food and drink excellence is synonymous with experience excellence aboard Princess ships.”

An astonishing selection of 30 new and signature dining and lounge options offer everything from savory journeys and entertaining eats to sumptuous sips and satisfying snacks.

Additionally, Sun Princess elevates the main dining room experience with a three-story Horizons restaurant. This venue boasts stunning aft views that serve as the perfect backdrop for unforgettable dining moments. The restaurant gives guests the ultimate flexibility when it comes to their dining preferences by offering three dining options – traditional seating with two dedicated dining times nightly (Deck 6), reservations and open seating (Deck 7) or anytime dining/no reservations (deck 8).

SOURCE Princess Cruises


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Heidi is a physical therapist by profession, cruise enthusiast at heart, and Princess all the time! She is a self-confessed thrill seeker, obsessive planner, and over-packer. She is always looking for the latest and greatest adventures onboard and ashore, enjoys researching top things to do in ports of call, and loves dressing up for formal nights.
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  1. This is very interesting, unfortunately I did not manage to go on this cruise, but I read about it on Google News. I wonder if something from the women’s online store was presented at this celebration? As far as I know, there were representatives from this store on this cruise.

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