A few Sunday's ago i was invited to attend a 3 course royal lunch and tour on the Princess Cruise's Royal Princess. I have been on a couple of cruises and couldn't wait to find out what they had to offer on this beautiful ship.
Christened by her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge back in june 2013 this is called one of the most popular ships at sea.
The Princess has 1,780 cabins, the largest top deck pool on the princess ships as well as the new Seawalk with views of 128 feet straight down!
We first were taken to one of the Galley's where they feed for up to 5000 people in one day.
The Galley was absolutely spotless and so organised, The executive Chef David McDonald talked to use about how they keep organised with orders using a simple number board as well as not over estimating on orders to keep waste down.
There are 6 main restaurants for Traditional dining if your someone who likes to book. as well as lots of other casual dining experiences to eat anytime including a Pastry shop, Pizzeria, Gelato & the Ocean terrace seafood bar.
There are a couple of pools on the ship with the added extra of a huge TV above the terrace and bars so you can chill out in the sun with a cocktail in the jucuzzi and watch a film whats not to love!
There is a specific Adult area called The Sanctuary if your wanting to get away from any noise and just rest in a tranquil and peaceful environment at one end of the ship. There are comfy beds to relax on our if your looking to get pampered why not book in to use the private 'Spa' room for treatments.
The Lotus Spa is huge with many treatment rooms, we had a tour round the pool and steam rooms with were beautiful and so relaxing i didn't want to leave!
We had a look at the Kids clubs, they have so much to offer for children aged 3 years and above. Soft plays, TV & computer rooms, there own Dj booths and even hot tub! All rooms have qualified staff to supervise the children.
The Piazza-style Atrium. Now over 50 percent larger, with materials and finishes specifically chosen to give a sophisticated feel. The staircase was absolutely stunning definitely fit for a Princess Cruise!
We were lucky enough to have a special 3 course menu chosen by Chef David McDonald which was severed in Sabatini's a very elegant fine dining restaurant.
For the Appetiser i had the Chilled Seafood Assiette Sampler which was a very delicate and fancy looking dish it consisted of Lobster Medallions, pickled cucumber, sour cream & caviar. Beet, Orange and Dill cured Salmon Gravla and Ali Tuna Poke with Avocado with Dressed baby Shrimps.
I am a huge seafood lover and this was absolutely delicious, definitely wasn't enough on the plate for me!
The main course was Rack of Lamb with a French Mustard crust, Seasonal baby vegetables and garlic potato tart with a red currant reduction.
Again my favourite meat if lamb and it was cooked to perfection, so tender and tasty and the accompaniments were all delicious to.
Saved the best till last we enjoyed the 50th Anniversary Chocolate Dessert which was a gorgeous light chocolate moose that had a creme brûlée layer and covered in dried raspberry. The heart dessert was balanced on a light biscuity shortbread it was all so beautiful presented and was delicious.
Thank you Princess Cruises for having me on board your ship for the day i throughly enjoyed looking round and tasting the amazing food available. I hope to holiday on a cruise ship with my family sometime in the future for sure!