"The Butcher's Block by Dario" Specialty
Bistro will Debut Onboard New Sun Princess
CLARITA, Calif., Oct. 16,
2023 /PRNewswire/ -- A shared passion for tradition,
tastes and a love of celebration underscores a new exclusive
partnership between Princess Cruises and the world's most famous
butcher, Dario Cecchini. This
collaboration introduces a new specialty impromptu bistro, The
Butcher's Block by Dario, onboard the next-generation Sun
Princess, debuting in February 2024.
Passed down eight generations from father to son, and with more
than 48 years of experience, Cecchini is recognized around the
world for his butcher shop and restaurants located in the Tuscan
village of Panzano, Italy.
Featured on Netflix's popular "Chef's Table," Cecchini is known for
taking care and responsibility for the animals and bringing respect
back to butchering by using all the cuts of meat, featuring his
grandmother's recipes that he fell in love with as a boy.
The Butcher's Block by Dario, located on deck 9 of the
new Sun Princess, comes to life as a specialty impromptu experience
featuring a large shared, family-style table serving up a
carnivore's paradise. This specialty dining experience promises to
grill up perfectly prepared beef and steak, including Cecchini's
In addition, the cruise line's signature steakhouse, Crown
Grill, will feature a refined upscale menu designed by
Cecchini. The menu proudly features the highly coveted "Bistecca
Alla Fiorentina," a distinctive Florentine Steak prepared with the
bone, sourced directly from the prestigious Antica Macelleria
Cecchini butcher shop in Panzano.
"Princess' culinary offerings embody a rich Italian heritage,
uniting a shared passion for family recipes, vibrant social dining,
and a love of celebrating each day of life," expressed Cecchini.
"My life as an artesian butcher holds deep significance because I
hold profound respect for the gift of the animal and ensure that
shines through when guests enjoy my new restaurant and delectable
menus sailing the world on the beautiful Sun Princess."
In addition to The Butcher's Block by Dario and Crown
Grill elevating the culinary offerings on Sun Princess,
previously announced specialty restaurants include Kai
Sushi, a modern sushi bar; Sabatini's Italian
Trattoria, a Princess favorite serving up fresh-made
Italian pastas and unique courses; Umai Teppanyaki, another
Sun Princess exclusive offering a fusion of teppan cuisine and
showmanship; and The Catch by Rudi, from renowned Chef
Rudi Sodamin featuring treasures
from the sea.
"Princess is dedicated to creating the finest experiences for
guests spanning all cultures, tastes and preferences," said
John Padgett President Princess,
"from fine dining to casual and from indulgent to healthy, guests
will love what the Sun Princess is bring to the table."
Throughout Sun Princess, guests will be treated to 29 new and
signature dining and lounge options, offering savory journeys,
entertaining eats, sumptuous sips and satisfying snacks. Also new
for Sun Princess is Horizons, the three-story, main dining
room elevating the traditional main dining experience with stunning
wake views, natural light, art sculptures and memorable meals from
Currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in
Italy, the 175,500-ton,
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
With the most balconies and sun decks on any Princess ship,
guests can take in the sunshine and crystal-clear waters of the
Mediterranean and Caribbean from
the comfort of their stateroom. The Dome, a transformational
entertainment venue inspired by the terraces of Santorini, is the
perfect place to relax and the Arena! is an evolution and the most
technologically advanced Princess Theater design.
Sun Princess will also feature the exclusive Princess Medallion
that will extend Princess' leadership position in delivering
exceptional personalized experiences typical of small ships while
enjoying only the best large ship amenities.
Inaugural 2024 Sun Princess cruises to the Mediterranean,
Europe and Caribbean are on sale now. More ship
information and images can be found at
Additional information about Princess Cruises is available
through a professional travel advisor, by calling 1-800-Princess
(1-800-774-6237) or by visiting www.princess.com.
About Princess Cruises
Princess Cruises is The Love Boat, the world's most iconic cruise
brand that delivers dream vacations to millions of guests every
year in the most sought-after destinations on the largest ships
that offer elite service personalization and simplicity customary
of small, yacht-class ships. Well-appointed staterooms, world class
dining, grand performances, award-winning casinos and
entertainment, luxurious spas, imaginative experiences and
boundless activities blend with exclusive Princess MedallionClass
service to create meaningful connections and unforgettable moments
in the most incredible settings in the world - the Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal, Mexican Riviera,
Europe, South America, Australia/New
Zealand, the South Pacific, Hawaii, Asia,
England, Antarctica, and World Cruises. The company is part of
Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE: CCL)
(LSE: CCL) (NYSE: CUK).
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