| In honor of Crown Princess' imminent arrival (tomorrow) at its new summer home in Red Hook, Princess is introducing a mighty fine lunch idea with the "Brooklyn Balcony Nosh." A room service meal celebrating Brooklyn's fabulous food culture, the nosh consists of a Nathan's hot dog, slice of Junior's Cheesecake and an ice-cold bottle of Brooklyn Brewery's Premium Lager Beer.|
It's priced at $7 -- and that's a bargain (in New York you'd pay almost twice as much) -- plus the view from any balcony is generally incomparable. All three food elements are Brooklyn classics. (For more on Brooklyn, see our article, Don't Fughedabout Brooklyn's Best.)
Princess, which has long been an industry innovator in building ships with a high quota of balconies, is carving out a niche for its verandah-based culinary extravaganzas. The line already offers two options for private dining on cabin verandahs. The "Ultimate Balcony Dinner" consists of a four course meal served by private wait staff, special floral arrangement, bottle of champagne or wine, and a visit by a shipboard photographer to take photo. Cost is $50 per person.
The "Ultimate Balcony Breakfast," priced at $30 per person, features a deluxe repast with quiche, fresh fruit, lox and bagels, pastries and a half-bottle of Champagne, along with juice and coffee.
The Brooklyn Balcony Nosh is so far just available on Crown Princess. On June 14, the ship will be inaugurated with the help of godmother Martha Stewart. Crown Princess makes its actual inaugural departure on June 23, and heads to Bermuda and the Caribbean.