SANTA CLARITA, Calif.
(Dec. 21, 2018) – Princess Cruises is setting a new standard for the best wine
list in the cruise industry with a newly reimagined wine menu, offering nearly
50 percent more selections for a total of 142 wines, the most extensive in the
cruise line's history, carefully selected in partnership with Master of Wine
and Master Sommelier Doug Frost.
Frost is one of four
individuals in the world to hold simultaneously the Master of Wine (MW) and
Master Sommelier (MS) titles, achieving his MS in 1991 and MW in 1993. He was
the second person in history to complete both exams and 25 years later his is
still one of only four people in the world to have achieved both of these
The Princess Cruises
beverage team, along with Frost, established a new wine philosophy that centers
on exploration, discovery and enrichment. With quality and global diversity in
mind, the new wine menu, available in the main dining rooms fleet wide, is also
approachable, with 30 percent of the list priced at $39 and under and 66
percent at $49 or less. Descriptions on the list also make it easy for
occasional wine drinkers to select. For example, white wines are designated as
"refreshing," "light and mild," "fruity and vibrant" and "rich and textured."
"Princess guests have a
passion for culinary travel so our goal in creating this new wine menu was to
find fascinating wines from some of the memorable destinations Princess
visits," said Frost. "This way guests can return from shore and still
experience local tastes with exciting wines at all price points. Plus, what
better way to celebrate any occasion than with a special bottle of wine that
can be shared with friends and loved ones on a cruise."
The new wine list has
expanded regional representations from around the world by a staggering 56
percent and adding 42 percent more grape varietals than existed previously.
Emerging gems, such as Ao Yun Cabernet Sauvignon from China, along with elites
such as Lafite, Petrus, Grange, Masseto and others round out the offerings.
Selections like Cloudy
Bay Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand and an opportunity to explore varietals
that are noteworthy – like Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon from South
Australia and often the exceptional – a Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet
Sauvignon from Napa, offer guests an unrivaled value. The complete wine list
can be found here.
Guests who purchase the
Premier Beverage Package benefit from a 25 percent discount off bottles of wine
in the main dining room. More information can be found here.
In addition to the new
wine menu, Princess Cruises is rolling out six new beverage menus at The
Sanctuary, Pool Deck, Wheelhouse Bar, Crooners, Explorer's Lounge and a general
menu offering 13 drinks created by Master Mixologist Floyd. And, guests can
enjoy 20 new high-end and exotic spirits, some of which reflect the cruise
line's exotic destinations, and 17 new international and craft beers, as well
as 39 new wines by the glass, also inspired by the cruise line's itineraries.
information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel
advisor, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS (1-800-774-6237), or by visiting the company's website at princess.com.
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About Princess Cruises
One of the best-known names in cruising,
Princess Cruises is a global premium cruise line and tour company operating a
fleet of 17 modern cruise ships, carrying two million guests each year to 380
destinations around the globe, including the Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal,
Mexican Riviera, Europe, South America, Australia/New Zealand, the South
Pacific, Hawaii, Asia, Canada/New England and World Cruises. A team of
professional destination experts has created more than 150 award-winning
itineraries, ranging in length from three to 111 days and Princess Cruises has
been continuously recognized as "Best Cruise Line for Itineraries."
Princess Cruises continues its multi-year,
"Come Back New Promise" – a $450 million-dollar product innovation
and cruise ship renovation campaign that will continue to enhance the line's
onboard guest experience. These enhancements result in more moments of awe,
lifetime memories and meaningful stories for guests to share from their cruise
vacation. The product innovations include partnerships with award-winning Chef Curtis
Stone; engaging entertainment inspired shows with Broadway-legend Stephen
Schwartz; immersive activities for the whole family from Discovery and Animal
Planet that include exclusive shore excursions to onboard activities; the
ultimate sleep at sea with the award-winning Princess Luxury Bed and much more.
Three new Royal-class ships are currently on
order with the next new ship, Sky Princess, under construction scheduled for
delivery in October 2019 and Enchanted Princess in 2020. Princess recently announced
that two new (LNG) ships which will be the largest ships in the Princess fleet,
accommodating approximately 4,300 guests with expected delivery in 2023 and
2025. Princess now has five ships arriving over the next six years
between 2019 & 2025. The company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc
(NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE:CUK).
media information is available at princess.com/news.
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