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Dining on a Princess Cruises ship

Top 5 cruises
for food lovers

Whether it’s an authentic Italian hand-tossed pizza or a fiery Mexican taco, the best part of any holiday is undoubtedly the food. Set sail for these gastro-rich destinations and get ready to embark on a true culinary adventure with Princess Cruises.

1. The Mediterranean

Mediterranean cuisine

There’s a reason why the Mediterranean is hailed as a food lover’s paradise. From the wonderfully aromatic tagines of Morocco to the golden drizzle of freshly-made Greek olive oil, your taste buds will be in heaven, but don’t miss out on an offshore visit to Italy. Head to the sun-dappled shores of Sorrento, where you can cool down with a scoop of zesty gelato made with fresh regional lemons, or further along the coast enjoy a Neapolitan pizza in its birth city of Naples – and if that stirs in you an insatiable desire for pizza, rest assured you can enjoy them made from scratch in the traditional pizzeria back onboard.

2. Scandinavia

Scandinavian pastries

As you marvel at majestic fjords and snow-capped peaks, don’t forget to try the region’s incredible local dishes too. In Norway, a trip to Bergen is a must. In this UNESCO City of Gastronomy, you can meander through the bustling Bergen Fish Market, before toasting your holiday at one of the super cool – quite literally – ice bars. Got a sweet tooth? When in Copenhagen, you’ll want to try a satisfyingly sticky Danish pastry. It’s impossible to pass them by! In Stockholm, meanwhile, make time for ‘fika’ – the Swedish name for a cake and coffee break.

3. Australia

Australian dish

Australia is renowned for its exquisite cuisine and high-quality fresh produce. In Sydney, it’s worth splashing out at a high-end restaurant to try the local seafood, especially the lobster. If you’re a coffee connoisseur, immerse yourself in Adelaide or Melbourne’s cool café cultures, where they pride themselves on making only the finest brews. After a busy day of sight-seeing, back onboard you can end your evening on a high with a beautiful glass of rich Australian Shiraz and watch the sun set over this stunning landscape.

4. South America

South American dish

Home to citrussy ceviche, moon-shaped empanadas and garlicky chimichurri, South America is one big gastro delight. Why not trace your coffee from bean to cup at a Costa Rican plantation? Or, if you’re looking to immerse yourself in the culture, in Buenos Aires you can go on an excursion to dine with a local family and enjoy their delicious home-cooking. Good food and good times are guaranteed.

5. Hawaii

Hawaiin dish

Aloha! Blessed with stunning palm-fringed white-sand beaches, Hawaii is a real-life paradise with equally magical cuisine featuring poke bowls, acai bowls and fresh seafood that you’ll want to tuck right into. And, if you build up an appetite again after a Hulu dance class or lei-making workshop onboard, taste Princess’ exclusive ‘Aloha Spirit’ menu, which includes divine dishes like slow-roasted luau pork, marinated kona shrimp, Hawaiian macadamia-infused desserts and, of course, refreshing Hawaiian-inspired cocktails.

The Princess Difference

Princess Cruises is different from other cruise lines. Here’s how:

Destination leaders

You can go beyond the beaten track with more than 380 destinations worldwide.

Local discoveries

Immerse yourself in the local culture, from traditional ceremonies to skills workshops.

Joyful rejuvenation

Achieve peak bliss onboard at the adult-only retreat The Sanctuary or the serene Lotus Spa.

Welcoming experience

The friendly crew will go the extra mile to help you make the most of your holiday.

Personalised service

Smart OceanMedallion technology will allow you to easily open your stateroom door, order drinks and stay connected with the best Wi-Fi at sea.


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Ready to embark on your own gastronomical adventure?