Princess Cruises Goes "Wild For Alaska
Seafood" With New Menus and Events Debuting Spring 2022
Alaska Voyagers to Experience Destination Dining While
They Explore All the Wonders of the 'Great Land' Menus
to Feature Seafood Sourced Sustainably from Top Alaska
SANTA CLARITA, Calif., March 30, 2022
Guests on Princess Cruises'
Alaska voyages can now enjoy an immersive
destination-dining experience as Alaska's number one
cruise operator launches its "Wild for Alaska Seafood"
program aboard six vessels sailing The Great Land this
This industry-first, location-based seafood initiative
features an extensive menu rotation of Alaska seafood
dishes, along with destination-inspired cocktail
experiences-including flights of Alaska spirits sourced
from local distilleries-inventive cocktails such as "Creamy Cinnamon Moonshine,"
"Glacial chilled Martinis,"
and hand-picked, premium wine pairings to go with Alaska
seafood dishes. This culinary program is another
enhancement to the award-winning North to Alaska
program, bringing local Alaskans, culture, and fresh
seafood on board and ashore to immerse guests in all
"We take our role as the leader in Alaska cruising
seriously and as such we're always looking for new ways
to enhance our guests' experience, both on board and
ashore, while helping them gain a deeper appreciation of
this incredible cruising region," said John Padgett,
president of Princess Cruises. "Guests are going to love
these one-of-a-kind dishes that showcase the unique
culinary offerings that add an exciting new dimension to
our Alaska vacations."
Building upon Princess Cruises' popular "only in Alaska"
menus, "Wild for Alaska Seafood" program will offer 30
distinctive Alaska seafood dishes with featured items
every night in all main dining rooms. Recipes-created by Sodamin and his talented culinary arts team-will
highlight only the freshest seafood ingredients with
multiple varieties of Alaska salmon, including King
(Chinook), Sockeye and Coho, as well as wild Alaska cod
(caught by hook and line only), halibut, rockfish,
Dungeness crabs, wild spot prawns and razor clams.
"When it comes to cruising in Alaska, more people choose
Princess than any other cruise line, and now we're
making the experience more authentic and memorable with
fresh new seafood choices and culinary events not found
anywhere else," said Rudi Sodamin, head of culinary arts
for Princess who spearheaded the initiative. "We created
our exclusive 'Wild for Alaska Seafood' program to
celebrate its rich fishing heritage and fascinating
local culture, all while enriching our guests' adventure
as they experience and explore The Great Land. Our goal
is to showcase Alaska's deliciously diverse seafood as
well its history allowing guests to truly immerse
themselves in this awe-inspiring natural wonderland."
Additionally, ships' specialty restaurants, including
the Crown Grill steak and seafood restaurant and the
classic Italian trattoria Sabatini's, will offer "Wild
for Alaska Seafood" menu inserts featuring appetizers
like salmon carpaccio and choices of pan-seared,
poached, pan fried or grilled wild Alaska halibut or
Copper River salmon. "Guests will have the opportunity
to enjoy a whole new range of Alaska seafood regardless
of where they're dining that evening," said Sodamin.
Underscoring its role as a steward of the environment,
Princess developed the new "Wild for Alaska Seafood"
program in partnership with Pacific Seafood, Alaska
Seafood, and Alaska Leader Seafood, all of which have an
abiding commitment to environmentally responsible
practices and are among the best-managed, most
sustainable fisheries in the world.
"It is our responsibility to serve our oceans through an
unwavering commitment to sustainability, being stewards
in our local communities, and leaders in sustainable
fishing practices," said Frank Dulcich, president & CEO
of Pacific Seafood. "We are proud to partner with
Princess in a mission that aligns with ours in serving
sustainable, wild Alaska seafood, and the healthiest
protein on the planet."
Meghan Rider, Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute's
domestic marketing director, is equally enthused about
the new program: "We are thrilled that Chef Rudi Sodamin
and Princess Cruises are expanding their offerings of
wild and sustainable seafood from Alaska across their
ships. In choosing Alaska seafood, not only are they
choosing a world-class product for their guests, they
are also supporting the thousands of harvesters and the
diverse coastal communities that make up the
world-leading sustainable fisheries of Alaska."
The 2022 Alaska cruises and cruisetours season features
six MedallionClass ships-including the new Discovery
Princess -offering 145 departures with 14 unique
itineraries from four convenient North American
departure ports. Guests can choose from more than 150
shore excursions, including "Cook My Catch," a signature
Princess Cruises experience in which guests embark on a
fishing excursion and have the chefs prepare what they
catch for dinner that evening.
About Princess Cruises :
One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess
Cruises is the world's leading international premium
cruise line and tour company operating a fleet of 15
modern cruise ships, carrying millions of 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, Antarctica,
and World Cruises. A team of professional destination
experts have curated 170 itineraries, ranging in length
from three to 111 days and Princess Cruises is
continuously recognized as "Best Cruise Line for
Itineraries." In 2017 Princess Cruises, with parent
company Carnival Corporation, introduced MedallionClass
Vacations enabled by the Medallion device, the vacation
industry's most advanced wearable device, provided free
to each guest sailing on a MedallionClass ship. The
award-winning innovation offers the fastest way to an
effortless personalized vacation, giving guests more
time to do the things they love most.
In line with the latest advice from health officials
about COVID-19, Princess Cruises is currently enhancing
health and safety protocols with input from medical
experts and government bodies and assessing how they may
impact future itineraries. Actual offerings may vary
from what is displayed in marketing materials. Visit
princess.com to stay updated on current Cruise Updates
and Health & Safety protocols.
SOURCE Princess Cruises
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Additional information about
Princess Cruises is available through this professional
travel advisor, Alaska Cruise Advisors by calling
800.365.1445 or by visiting the company's website
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