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It’s no secret that food brings people together. If you and your partner have bonded over your shared love of food, then you’re going to want to embrace that on your honeymoon! When it comes to sampling some of the world’s best cuisines, there’s no better way than by cruising. Cruises give you the opportunity to explore and enjoy the cuisine of several destinations all in one trip.
For the self-proclaimed foodies, we’ve gathered four of the top cruise destinations known for their cuisine that you can best experience with Princess.
The Mediterranean invites you to embark on a gourmet tour through iconic cities. Delight your taste buds with Italian classics like pastas, pizzas and gelato. Or fill your plate with gyros, keftedes and baklava on a Greek cruise. From breakfast to dinner and every delectable dessert in between, the Mediterranean provides it all.
Consider yourself a wine connoisseur? The countrysides of Italy and Greece are home to some of the most flavorful wines in the world. Because of all the sun and warm temperatures year-round, the vineyards are flourishing with grapes by the harvest season. Sip on Italy’s red wines, or sample Greece’s white blends. From sweet Lambruscos to earthy Bordeauxs, fill up your glass on a Mediterranean cruise. Want to discover what else is offered on a Mediterranean cruise? Check out the Mediterranean cruises from Princess.
Princess Cruises’ culinary excursions introduce you to the region’s bold flavors. Immerse yourself in local life through cuisine infused with culture and tradition. Taste rare spirits alongside a chef in Puerto Vallarta, and learn how these liquors travel from field to glass, or prepare salsa and margaritas alongside a local in Cabo – an experience you’ll only get on a Mexico cruise from California.
From savory Norwegian meatloaf to sweet Icelandic celebration cake, Northern Europe is bursting with flavor. Head ashore to enjoy Icelandic skyr with porridge for breakfast, and savor a Norwegian seafood dinner. Or embark on an all-encompassing exclusive culinary tour right on board with Chef’s Table Lumiere. On a Norway and Iceland cruise with Princess, indulge your appetite with world-class dining on every itinerary.
California has always been at the forefront of cuisine, with its emphasis on fresh fruits and vegetables, delicate meat and seafood dishes and compelling presentation. Taste flavors and influences from countless cultures, including Europe, Mexico and Asia, in one-of-a-kind dining experiences only enjoyed on the California Coast.
When it comes to cruise dining, every dish has a tale to tell. Princess offers endless onboard dining options at no extra cost. Feeling fancy-ish? Their main dining rooms feature multicourse meals helmed by a waitstaff who makes sure your glasses are full and your taste buds are happy. Prefer a more casual setting? World Fresh Marketplace outshines any cruise buffet – with regional fare, chef specialty stations and familiar favorites.
Princess also boasts a variety of award-winning restaurants (at an extra cost) to make any night a special occasion. Explore them all: next-level surf and turf at Crown Grill and Sterling Steakhouse, comfort food with a twist at The Salty Dog Gastropub, treasured Italian recipes at Sabatini’s, a flavorful Chinese culinary journey at the specialty restaurant Harmony – created in partnership with the former chef of Wing Lei, the first Chinese restaurant in North America awarded a Michelin star, or the Cajun-infused menu of the Bayou Café. Or dine al fresco while sipping a glass of French wine at Bistro Sur La Mer.
Plan Your Foodie Honeymoon
There’s no better way to experience a place than through its food. With Princess, not only can you dive in cuisine in port, you’ll also find regional flavors all around you on board. Think curries from India and homemade pasta from Italy. Seafood in Alaska and street tacos in Mexico. Whatever your taste buds crave, Princess has a cruise destination that will leave you speechless.