Princess Cruises Announces Exclusive Partnership with Famous Butcher Dario Cecchini

Princess Cruises announces an exclusive partnership with famous butcher Dario Cecchini, with new specialty bistro debuting on Sun Princess.

Princess Cruises Partnership with Famous Butcher Dario Cecchini

Princess Cruises Announces Exclusive Partnership with World’s Most Famous Butcher Dario Cecchini

“The Butcher’s Block by Dario” Specialty Bistro will Debut Onboard New Sun Princess

Princess Cruises announces an exclusive partnership with famous butcher Dario Cecchini. A shared passion for tradition, tastes, and a love of celebration underscores this new partnership. This collaboration introduces a new specialty impromptu bistro, The Butcher’s Block by Dario, onboard the next-generation Sun Princess, debuting in February 2024. 

Passed down eight generations from father to son, and with more than 48 years of experience, Cecchini is known for his butcher shop and restaurants in the Tuscan village of Panzano, Italy. Featured on Netflix’s popular “Chef’s Table,” Cecchini takes care and responsibility for the animals and brings respect back to butchering by using all the cuts of meat, featuring his grandmother’s recipes that he fell in love with as a boy.

Princess Cruises Partnership with Famous Butcher Dario Cecchini

The Butcher’s Block by Dario on Sun Princes

The Butcher’s Block by Dario, located on deck 9 of the new Sun Princess, comes to life as a specialty impromptu experience featuring a large shared, family-style table serving up a carnivore’s paradise. This specialty dining experience promises to grill up perfectly prepared beef and steak, including Cecchini’s signature cuts.

In addition, the cruise line’s signature steakhouse, Crown Grill, will feature a refined upscale menu designed by Cecchini. The menu proudly features the highly coveted “Bistecca Alla Fiorentina,” a distinctive Florentine Steak prepared with the bone, sourced directly from the prestigious Antica Macelleria Cecchini butcher shop in Panzano.

“Princess’ culinary offerings embody a rich Italian heritage, uniting a shared passion for family recipes, vibrant social dining, and a love of celebrating each day of life,” expressed Cecchini. “My life as an artesian butcher holds deep significance because I hold profound respect for the gift of the animal and ensure that shines through when guests enjoy my new restaurant and delectable menus sailing the world on the beautiful Sun Princess.”

More on Sun Princess

In addition to The Butcher’s Block by Dario and Crown Grill, previously announced specialty restaurants include Kai Sushi, Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria, Umai Teppanyaki, and The Catch by Rudi.

“Princess is dedicated to creating the finest experiences for guests spanning all cultures, tastes and preferences,” said John Padgett President Princess, “from fine dining to casual and from indulgent to healthy, guests will love what the Sun Princess is bring to the table.”

Throughout Sun Princess, guests can enjoy 29 new and signature dining and lounge options. These venues will offer savory journeys, entertaining eats, sumptuous sips, and satisfying snacks. Also new for Sun Princess is Horizons, the three-story, main dining room elevating the traditional main dining experience. Horizons will feature stunning wake views, natural light, art sculptures, and memorable meals from friendly waitstaff.

Currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, the 175,500-ton, 4,300-guest Sun Princess will also offer an array of exciting new entertainment and activity offerings. Not to mention, luxurious staterooms and suites across a broad spectrum of categories. 

The Dome, a transformational entertainment venue inspired by the terraces of Santorini, is the perfect place to relax. The Arena! is an evolution and the most technologically advanced Princess Theater design. 

Sun Princess will also feature the exclusive Princess Medallion, delivering personalized experiences typical of small ships while enjoying the best large ship amenities.

Inaugural 2024 Sun Princess cruises to the Mediterranean, Europe, and Caribbean are on sale now. More ship information is available at

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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