Last week we encouraged you to indulge your sense of wanderlust and ‘Be Inspired’ by the destinations offered by Princess Cruises. This week, we’re looking at life on board…because life is just better on a cruise ship.
BEST FOR FOODIES
The Chef’s Table
A must for any foodie, The Chef’s Table takes you behind the scenes with the creators of Princess Cruises’ culinary offerings. First, the Maître d’ will personally escort you to the galley, where you will observe dinner hour preparations, meet the executive chef and be treated to champagne and hors d’oeuvres. Your chef for the evening will preview his specially selected menu, before you’re shown to your special table in the dining room.
You will enjoy a multi-course, exclusive menu with specially selected wines to match; each course accompanied by a detailed explanation of its special features, preparation methods and tasting suggestions.
Your chef will join the table for desert course, discussing the meal, answering your questions and sharing his culinary secrets. You’ll leave the table feeling indulged and with a personalised, autographed copy of Princess cookbook ‘Courses, A Culinary Journey’ in hand.
Glacier Bay Balcony Breakfast
Princess Cruises has been voted the Best Cruise Line in Alaska for seven years running by readers of Travel Weekly. The line’s Alaska Onboard programme aims to offer an all-round Alaskan experience to guests, and the Glacier Bay Balcony Breakfast is a truly unique way to start the day. You’ll enjoy a menu of Alaskan favourites, including forest berries, salmon and quiche, all while sailing along the scenic ice floes of the dramatic Glacier Bay and from the comfort of your own balcony.
Chocolate Cooking Demonstrations
Chocolate Journey’s is Princess Cruises’ industry-first chocolate experience and the Chocolate Cooking Demonstration is one of our favourite ways to spend time on board. You’ll learn how to make your own chocolate treats at home, with expert tips from the on board pastry chef and recipes created by master chocolatier Norman Love.
BEST FOR FITNESS FREAKS
Core.Balance.Strength. Fitness Program
Casting the diet aside is all part of enjoying your holiday and with the amazing cuisine on board Princess Cruises’ ships you would be crazy not to take full advantage. Redeem yourself and limit the damage on the scales with the exclusive Core.Balance.Strength.Fitness Programme.
Specialized classes, nutritional guidance, and lifestyle counselling is designed to work together perfectly and help you cultivate a more balanced lifestyle. Practice what you learn once back on to dry land to really get your money’s worth!
Features of the programme include:
Core – Focuses on strengthening core muscles.
» Core Strength and Stretch – Includes strengthening and stretching movements for a firmer core
» Fitball Pilates – This effective Pilates class incorporates the Fitball for an enhanced workout and stronger abs
» Pilates Basics – An introduction to classic Pilates moves
Balance – Achieve a deeper mind/body connection.
» Strong, Centred and Stretched – Fusion class incorporating yoga and Pilates to improve posture and strength
» Yoga basics – Ideal for all fitness levels, this series introduces the ancient concepts of yoga
Strength – Increase your vitality and stamina.
» Tour de Cycle – Three course spinning course, themed after the Tour de France, will support Livestrong Foundation in the fight against cancer
BEST FOR STAR SPOTTERS
Discovery Science Channel and Princess Cruises join forces to take you on a cosmic voyage with Stargazing At Sea. This interactive tour will see you head to the top deck, where a stargazing specialist will teach you how to find your bearings and identify the major constellations. Kids and adults alike can join in, as you learn the secrets of the stars and the folklore behind them.
BEST FOR FILM BUFFS
Movies Under the Stars®, Princess Cruises’ 300-square foot, 69,000-watt poolside movie-theatre, offers guests the unique opportunity to enjoy blockbuster Hollywood movies against an ocean backdrop.
Through day and night, you’ll enjoy showings of movies, blockbusters, concerts and live sports, all from the comfort of the pool or your cosy lounger.
Located on the ship’s top deck, the experience is made even more special thanks to comfortable chaise lounges, complimentary popcorn, warm cookies & milk and soft blankets in the evening.
BEST FOR NOSY PARKERS
Princess Cruises Ultimate Ship Tour®
The Princess Cruises Ultimate Ship Tour® offers Princess passengers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of all the action on board a Princess Cruises ship. Offered just once or twice per cruise, the tour takes passengers to the engine control room, medical centre, print shop, laundry room, photo lab, bridge, and other areas usually only accessed by the ship’s crew.
The final stop on the tour is the ship’s command centre, where passengers will meet the Captain, enjoy special refreshments and take in amazing views through the wraparound windows.
Specially-themed mementos will be given to you throughout the route; the perfect way to remember your trip!
BEST FOR KIDS
Kids in the Shockwaves kid’s club (8-12 years) can put their culinary expertise to the test with the [email protected] programme. Heading to the ship’s main galley, they’ll go behind the scenes for fun workshops in cake decorating and fruit pizzas.
Jr. Ranger Program
Kids with a sense of adventure will love the Jr. Ranger Program. National Park Rangers will share exciting tales of life in the wilderness, before kids have a chance to take part in games such as Panning for Gold, the Deadliest Catch Crab Sorting Game, and “What would Survivorman do?”.
Check out our Princess Cruises microsite for more ways to spend ‘Life On Board’.