The line introduced the options after asking UK guests to name some of their home food favourites, all of which will come at no extra charge and will just exist alongside Princess‘ current international menu choices.
The new choices will include a curry night once per week with a selection of authentic dishes; fish and chips available every lunchtime; a traditiional roast and all the trimmings every Sunday; a pub lunch on sea days, serving favourites including Lancashire hotspot, Cornish pasties and cottage pie; extended breakfast options such as English bangers, back bacnon, kedgeree, crumpets and black pudding.
It continues with afternoon tea, including scones, jam and cake on sea days; a cup of tea at hand 24/7 via the restaurants or room service with a choice of British tea brands; condiments and spreads including chutneys, Branston pickle, HP sauce and Marmite; juices and smoothies with a wider variety of British bees and ales available to purchase.
Additionally, food and drink will be served to mark special occasions and compliment screenings of sports events, for instance: champagne, Pimms and strawberries will be available during Wimbledon fortnight.
Princess Cruises’ vice president UK and Europe, Tony Roberts: ‘We’re pleased to introduce these little touches so guests can enjoy some of their usual home comforts onboard whilst still making the most of their getaway at sea.
‘We’re renowned for our high standard of dining and will continue to offer extensive international menu selections, aswell as our British favourites, so there’s something to suit all tastes and preferences!’
The new food and drink options will launch on Crown Princess, one of the line’s Southampton-based ships for this spring and summer. The vessel will sail to the Mediterranean and Northern Europe from April to September 2017 on seven and 14-night cruises.
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