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Princess Cruises Unveils Glimpse of Enhanced Culinary Offerings Onboard New ‘Sun Princess’ Ship

Princess Cruises has unveiled the first glimpses of its elevated and expanded culinary offerings to be had onboard its new next-generation Sun Princess ship, which debuts early next year.

The new offerings include a Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant, celebrity chefs and an Irish pub.

Guests aboard Sun Princess will indulge in an array of tempting new dining experiences, ranging from Japanese Teppanyaki at Umai Teppanyaki and O’Malley’s Irish Pub, to a seafood nirvana at The Catch by Rudi from award-winning chef Rudi Sodamin.

Meanwhile, The Promenade introduces a fresh perspective, serving up slices of Promendade Slice pizza, gourmet burgers, flavourful hot dogs, freshly baked bagels, and a selection of ice cream.

The ship’s multiple dining decks offer something for everyone beginning with breakfast and continuing through late-night snack time. Ethnic eats range from Mexican to Mongolian, and cruisers can enjoy coffee concoctions, frozen treats, sushi specials, artisanal pizza, tangy barbecue, deluxe burgers and hot dogs. Vegetarian and plant-based meals give all diners plenty of options.

The Horizons Dining Room elevates the traditional main dining experience with stunning wake views and natural light that highlight a decorative sculpture, stretching from deck 6 to deck 8. Horizons will serve guests multicourse meals from friendly waitstaff with each level having its own personality, offering different dining experiences and ranges in levels of formality. Breakfast options include a Smoked Salmon Omelette and Swedish Pancakes; lunch dishes such as Corn Chowder with a Signature Burger, Cobb Salad, or Quinoa Salmon Poke Bowl; and dinner entrées like Lamb Leg Provençale, Sautéed Redfish Caponata, and Cauliflower Steak with tahini, couscous, and asparagus.

Previously revealed as a first for Princess, the Horizons Dining Room introduces a stunning, three-storey main dining venue with a total capacity of 1,931 guests.

“Outstanding food and drink at exceptional value are a cornerstone of the Princess experience. Sun Princess elevates the entire portfolio of offers and wraps them in restaurants, bars and sundecks that reveal stunning views, ocean vistas and sunshine, ice and wildlife,” said John Padgett, Princess Cruises president.

“Our chefs will serve up vibrant flavours, pour perfectly crafted cocktails and provide personalised service that is second to none.”

Currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, the 175,500-tonne, 4,300-guest Sun Princess will also offer an array of exciting new entertainment and activity offerings, as well as luxurious staterooms and suites across a broad spectrum of categories. 

Inaugural 2024 Sun Princess cruises to the Mediterranean, Europe and Caribbean are on sale now.

No matter where guests are aboard Sun Princess, the options are delicious and boundless. 


  • Bellini’s Cocktail Bar (Deck 7) – Sparkling like a diamond in the centre of the Piazza, Bellini’s Cocktail Bar is inspired by the shimmering beauty of the finest gems and geodes. Step inside and be transported to a world of glamour and elegance, where every detail has been crafted to delight and dazzle. Whether celebrating a special occasion or simply indulging in a night out with friends, sip and savor the finest bubblies while enjoying the Piazza entertainment and dazzling panoramic views from the massive Sphere window.
  • Coffee Currents (Deck 7) – Coffee lovers awaken their senses with a classic espresso or a creamy latte exclusive to Sun Princess. Skilled baristas whip up the perfect drink to suit every taste. Located on the first level of the three-story Piazza, an array of delectable snacks including fresh-from-the-bakery croissants, Danishes, and muffins complement that perfect artisan brew along afternoon tea with scones, sandwiches, and other treats. Guests can grab their caffeine fix to go or linger over a coffee while enjoying Piazza entertainment or the magnificent ocean views from the Sphere window in the comfortable adjacent lounge.
  • Good Spirits At Sea (Deck 7) – Good Spirits takes guests around the globe in search of extraordinary everyday people, sharing stories of spirits and collecting farm-fresh, local ingredients to inspire one-of-a-kind cocktail creations. Immerse yourself in the region as skilled bartenders lead you through an immersive cocktail experience. On Sun Princess this Princess favourite is a distinct venue, and will also offer an immersive Martini experience as well as an immersive royal tea experience.
  • O’Malley’s Irish Pub (Deck 7) – A popular new pub now on Enchanted Princess, O’Malley’s joins Sun Princess as a traditional Irish pub with live music, interactive entertainment and mouthwatering menu items including the freshly-ground ribeye-blend Bushmills Blue Burger and the O’Malley’s Burger patties, dressed with Bushmills Whiskey glaze. Located in heart of the ship adjacent to the Piazza and open for lunch, dinner and late-night fare, O’Malley’s serves up comfort food at its best – pub-style Fish & Chips, Traditional Bangers & Mash, Shepherd’s Pie – along with casual and friendly banter and possibly even a wee bit of blarney.

Speciality Dining

  • Crown Grill (Deck 7) – The iconic Crown Grill experience goes next level with a modern, sleek design and theatre-style kitchen. Featuring premium aged beef and fresh seafood items, this speciality restaurant offers an intimate dining experience in a classically-elegant setting, offering a guests’-eye-view into the show galley buzzing with top chefs on a mission to serve top-quality cuts of beef, chops and seafood. Aboard Sun Princess, guests will find this favourite go-to restaurant adjacent to Princes Live! and the Princess Arena.
  • Kai Sushi (Deck 8) – A modern sushi bar adjacent to the heart of the Piazza, Kai Sushi offers spectacular views from the Sphere window with a vast array of sushi and sashimi specialties, plus signature rolls like Crispy Lobster Tempura, Wagyu Tataki, and Asparagus and Salmon. Guests can enjoy mouthwatering bites from intimate tables or watch sushi crafting at its best from expert chefs at the traditional sushi bar.
  • Sabatini’s (Deck 8) – Watch pasta being made fresh every day in an all-new pasta room with sweeping circular windows. This Princess favourite features an inspired interior design with intimate bistro style nooks and a dramatic circular dining room. Families and friends share stories over unique, handmade pasta courses made with the finest ingredients in a trattoria-style dining experience. Irresistible Sicilian fried mozzarella rice balls scented with black truffle, creamy Burrata Caprese, and Classic Beef Carpaccio are just the beginning. Seafood dishes and primavera pastas round out a menu peppered with savoury meat dishes featuring lamb chops, veal tenderloin, and strip loin steak. Il Dolce caps the experience with an Italian classic, Tiramisu, as well as a selection of pastries, tortes, and a Ricotta Cheesecake.
  • Umai Teppanyaki (Deck 8) – Exclusive to Sun Princess, Umai Teppanyaki is a feast for the senses, offering a fusion of top cuisine and showmanship. Here, highly skilled masters of teppanyaki take centre stage, using their fiery skills and flair to create a dazzling display on a sizzling hot grill. Masters of slicing and dicing, chefs mesmerise guests while juggling meats, poultry, fish, and vegetables on the iron “Teppan” grill that serves as their stage. Guests have front-row seats at the table to witness the fun while sipping signature drinks like the Wasabi Cocktail and Japanese Martini. This three-act show begins with a selection of starters like Pork Belly Yakitori or Spicy Tuna on the Rocks; progresses to entrées like Black Cod in soy reduction and Filet Mignon with Champagne Cognac flambé; then takes a bow with a charming Chocolate Bento Box dessert with green tea ice cream.
  • Adjacent to World Fresh is The Catch by Rudi (Deck 9), a pop-up dinner concept from renowned Chef Rudi Sodamin showcasing treasures from the sea like Oysters on the Half Shell with red-and-pink peppercorn Mignonette; Calamari with seasoned panko coating and lemon aioli; Mussels Provençale with crusty bread for dipping; and a Catch of the Day lineup sure to make pescatarians and omnivores smile.

Casual/Outdoor Dining

  • World Fresh Marketplace (Deck 9) – World Fresh Marketplace has undergone a remarkable transformation, inviting guests on a tantalising journey of flavours and experiences from around the world. Here at this all-day gastronomy experience conveniently located adjacent to the Piazza with expansive windows overlooking the Promenade and designed for enhanced traffic flow, chefs serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner at nine food stations ranging from Mongolian barbeque and Tapas stations to Asian stir fry and Panini stations. There’s something for every guest at stops that feature carving boards of roasted meats, bread and salad selections, fruits, hot dishes, and desserts for every sweet tooth.
  • International Cafe (Deck 9) – This Princess favourite serves up convenient eats around the clock from savoury breakfast sandwiches to focaccia and flatbreads, along with delightful desserts.
  • The Promenade (Deck 9) – Boasting a fresh, beachy California vibe, The Promenade features al fresco dining, adjacent to World Fresh Marketplace, with great views close to the waterline. The Promenade Grill and Bar outdoor food counters serve up quick and tasty favourites. Guests can sit at a mix of covered tables and lounge seating open to the sky or an aft view, covered deck.
  • Lido (Deck 17) – With a laid-back resort vibe and panoply of good eats, the reimagined dining venues on the Lido Deck quite literally have something for everyone, from sizzling burgers and bright salads to spicy tacos, and fresh and fruity colourful cocktails and mocktails. Savour these delectable bites poolside or overlooking the beautiful and breezy ocean views, then head for a treat to Coffee & Cones, where gourmet ice cream sandwiches, free ice cream cones, and specialty coffees and teas delight. To top it all off, hit the lively MIX, a top-deck bar, to enjoy a favourite libation.
Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.

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