(9:56 a.m. EDT) – Princess Cruises will debut a regional menu onboard its newest ship, Regal Princess, when it begins sailing from Florida later this year. The menu will showcase regional culinary specialties that reflect the destinations the ships visits throughout the year, and will incorporate local produce, spices and seafood.
"One of the joys of travel is experiencing the culinary specialties for which a destination is known," said Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises. "
While the ship sails in the Caribbean, the menu will feature items such as Arawak's Caribbean-style pork chop prepared with traditional Jamaican jerk spice and curry; red snapper mojito, served with ceviche accented with fresh mint, mango and avocado; and island-spiced jerk chicken in a marinade of rum, molasses, tangy lime juice and thyme. Caribbean-inspired cocktails also will be on the menu.
The regional menu will slowly roll out across the rest of the Princess fleet and will include culinary specialties from the Mediterranean, Alaska and Hawaii.
--By Dori Saltzman, News Editor