From tantalizing sauces and warm breads to pastries baked three times a day, the world-class chefs create exceptional cuisine from scratch using only the freshest ingredients. And whether you’re sailing to Alaska or the Amazon, you’ll find a wonderful array of dining choices to suit any mood, from elegant restaurants to more casual options.
1) Traditional Dining
Traditional Dining is the classic cruise dining experience. Indulge in the freshly-prepared, award-winning cuisine, served at set times in an elegant dining room with the same waitstaff and table mates each evening.
Dining Hours: 1st Seating – 5:45pm 2nd Seating – 8:15pm
* Number of seatings and dining hours are subject to change. Actual times may vary based on itinerary per season.
* Requests for preferences are considered on a first-come, first-served basis.
2) Anytime Dining
Anytime Dining offers a flexible dining experience – just like a restaurant would – and gives you the freedom to dine with whomever you wish, at your convenience between 5:30pm to 10:00pm in elegant, upscale venues.
* Not available while operating in Australia.
3) Specialty Restaurants
Variety is the spice of life, especially when it comes to gourmet fare. That's why Princess offers several Specialty Dining options for you to choose from on every ship. These distinctive restaurants provide intimate dining in an upscale atmosphere. Reservations are suggested at these popular venues. And because these restaurants at sea are truly a special treat, a cover charge of USD 29 will apply per person. 50% discount applied to children aged 3-12 years old. No charge for children under 3 years of age.
- Sabatini's - Serves up an authentic Italian dining experience in a remarkable eight-course meal. The stellar menu features both local seafood specialties and other regional favorites.
- Crown Grill - A refined steakhouse that serves aged and hand cut, cooked-to-order steaks and premium seafood, including grilled shrimp and lobster, with a rich wood décor and a theater-style open kitchen.
4) Casual Dining Venues
When a casual mood calls, you have plenty of choices, even on formal nights.
Horizon Court & Bistro - A tantalizing selection that changes throughout the day, to satisfy the most discriminating palate.
Crab Shack - Seafood lovers will have a full crab shack experience, complete with mallets, bibs and buckets. Diners can enjoy crawfish in a Bayou-style “Mud Bug” boil, spiced peel and eat shrimp, or a mixed steamer pot filled with snow crab, jumbo shrimp, clams, and mussels. Cover charge USD 29 per person.
Ocean Terrace - A seafood bar offers an array of à la carte ocean treasures, including a flight of oyster shooters, fresh sushi and sashimi, ahi tuna poke, king crab cocktail, chili and lime crab margarita, a royal lobster dish, a chilled seafood sampler, and the world-renowned smoked Balik salmon, the salmon of the tsars. Nominal ala carte pricing applies.
The Pastry Shop - It is a full range coffee bar serving a variety of speciality treats from pastries and hot desserts to flambés. Additionally it features action stations where pastry chefs demonstrate their skills from candy making and chocolate work to cake decorating.
Alfredo's Pizzeria - Serves complimentary whole hand made pizza's with a sit down waiter service.
International Café - Serves up a variety of pastries, desserts, coffee, and specialty drinks. Open 24-hours. Nominal charge on select items.
Vines Wine Bar - Offers a selection of vintage wines and gourmet delicacies. Nominal charge applies to select items.
Prego Pizzeria (Poolside) - Wait until you taste this classic treat, 100% homemade, Neapolitan style. You can also choose to have it delivered to your stateroom during regular Pizzeria hours of operation (USD 3 Stateroom delivery charge applies).
Trident Grill (Poolside) - The all-American favorite, Burger & Hot Dog Grill.
- Swirls (Ice Ceam Bar) - Complimentary soft serve ice cream and popcorn. A real hit with “kids” of all ages.
Afternoon Tea - Offers traditional afternoon tea, complete with tea, sandwiches, cookies, scones and the requisite hearty jams and rich, creamy spreads.
* Royal Afternoon Tea also available with nominal charge of USD 20 per person.
English Pub Lunch - A range of British favourites from bangers & mash, fish & chips and Ploughman's Lunch to cottage pie, complement a selection of traditional pub drinks such as Stella Artois, Bass Ale or Guinness.
Princess Live! Café - Serves up barista-style coffee and tea selections, accompanied by daily changing quick-bite food selections. Nominal charge on select items.
Gelato - Offers delicious Italian-style ice cream creations, including designer sundaes, creamy fruit smoothies, and frosty shakes, plus sweet crespelle (Italian crepes) and delightful homemade waffle ice cream cones. Nominal ala carte pricing applies.
5) Room Service
You may call for personal complimentary Room Service at any time of the day or night. To have continental breakfast delivered to the stateroom, fill out the breakfast card included in the stateroom portfolio and hang it out at night on the stateroom door in order to receive delivery the next morning at the time of your choosing. For a full stateroom menu, you may review the stateroom portfolio, call the number listed in the telephone directory or press the "Room Service" button on the phone.
6) Ultimate Balcony Dining
Enjoy an intimate, romantic dining experience with breathtaking views and a special meal served by your own dedicated waitstaff on your stateroom balcony. This special room service option is available for either breakfast (USD 45 per couple) or dinner (USD 100 per couple). Ultimate Balcony Dining features a hosted cocktail party, fresh flowers, champagne and a deluxe four-course meal featuring delicate sweet lobster tail or juicy steak among many available delicacies.
7) Chef’s Table Lumiere
Known for creating the first-ever chef’s table experience at sea, Princess set a new standard for this popular experience with the debut of the Chef’s Table Lumiere on Royal Princess. Chef’s Table Lumiere, located in the Allegro Dining Room offers a spectacular dining experience that takes the chef’s table to a new level, guests 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 USD 115 per person.
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.
8) Wine Maker’s Dinner
Diners in the Symphony and Concerto dining rooms can enjoy a unique dining experience in a private space inspired by a wine cellar. Surrounded by wine bottles, the circular area, which seats up to 12, offers a distinctive atmosphere for private functions and special celebrations. Wine cellar specialty menus developed in conjunction with noted winemakers have been designed to especially to pair with matching wines. Menu items include classic carved meats such as crown of veal rack, lamb Baron and veal rack a l’Orlov. Cover charge USD 40 per person.
* Once onboard and subject to availability, you may attempt to switch preferences with 24 hours notice to the Maitre D’ (you may just call the number listed in the telephone directory). The staff will do their best to accommodate your preference.