Norman Love, internationally-acclaimed chocolatier and pastry designer entered into a partnership with the Princess Cruises to create “Chocolate Journeys.” This new travel experience combines the romance of the sea with the desire for chocolate. This most delectable chocolate experience at sea will entice guests with an impressive array of onboard chocolate offerings among which are custom-crafted desserts, chocolate and wine pairings, and exquisite chocolate bites created by one of the top names in artisan chocolate.
Love has created 15 chocolate dessert designs for Princess Cruises that will be offered on a rotational basis in the ships’ main dining rooms, specialty restaurants (Sabatini’s and Crown Grill) and Chef’s Table experience. Examples of the desserts include a Chocolate Tart with Vanilla Mousse and Flourless Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Pistachio Dome with Almond and Pistachio Nougatine, and a signature Chocolate Tiramisu with Mascarpone Cream and Espresso Gelato.
In Princess’ wine bar, Vines, guests can sample Norman Love’s Black Single Origin Dark chocolates paired with specific wine varietals designed to enhance the tasting experience, all selected by Love.
Guests can toast the start of their cruise with a glass of bubbly along with “Chocolate Love Pop” truffles created by Love, at the traditional welcome reception hosted by the Captain.
In the ships’ lounges and bars, guests can sample a number of chocolate drinks including a Chocolate Salted Caramel Hard Shake, Chocolate Bacon Bourbon Bliss or a Chocolate Chile Margarita.
Princess pastry chefs will offer demonstrations to teach guests how to make chocolate treats back home.
Guests will receive chocolate petit fours when the dessert menu is presented at the formal night dinner. And Norman Love Renowned Boxed Chocolates will be a available for purchase in onboard shops.
The ship’s Lotus Spa will also take part in the chocolate experience. A Chocolate Indulgence Body Treatment includes a chocolate renewal scrub, whipped chocolate body mask and chocolate massage oil.
Chocolate Journeys debut this fall aboard the new Regal Princess’ inaugural Caribbean season. The program rolls out to the rest of the fleet in 2015.