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Did you know….
Princess Cruises began in 1965, when founder Stanley McDonald chartered Canadian Pacific Limited‘s Alaska cruise ship Princess Patricia for Mexican Riviera cruises from Los Angeles during a time when she would have usually been laid up for the winter. However, Princess Pat, as she was fondly called, had never been designed for tropical cruising, lacking air-conditioning, and Princess ended her charter in favor of a more purpose-built cruise ship Italia.
Princess, who marketed the ship as Princess Italia, but never officially renamed her, used the ship to inaugurate their Mexican Riviera cruises out of Los Angeles and did not receive the Princess logo on her funnel until 1967.
In 1969, the Princess Italia was used on Alaskan cruises from San Francisco, but by 1973, the charter was canceled, and the Italia returned to Europe on charter to Costa Cruise Line.
Princess’s third charter ship was none other than Costa’s Carla C. Originally, Compagnie Générale Transatlantique‘s SS Flandre, the ship had been purchased by Costa in the late 1960s and given a major rebuilding. Almost immediately after completion, the ship was chartered to Princess, and it was on board the ship, which was marketed as, but again not officially renamed, Princess Carla, that Jeraldine Saunders wrote the first chapters of her nonfiction book The Love Boats.(en.wikipedia.org)
Lobster Tail, Tiger Prawns, Rib Eye..Whatever your heart desires!!
Being on the beautiful seas of the Pacific while listening to awesome musical artists and adventurous movies on a huge screen outside in the moonlight on top of a huge Princess Cruise ship is a delightful experience in itself.
Unlimited all you can eat pizza, burgers and fries totally can make your day.
Let me tell you what can make your week while aboard Princess, and that is all you can eat fine dining at the Crown Grill…
Let’s talk about it..
So it’s my 40th birthday and my wife and I are on a 10 day cruise to Alaska from San Francisco.
We have eaten the 1st couple of days at the buffet and outer areas of the ship; but tonight it’s time to go big or go home.
We decided to pay an additional $30 each for our dinner tonight so we can celebrate my birthday with fine dining at your leisure.
We arrive dressed in our finest linens and await to be seated in this decadent environment.
We are seated and are told that we can order as many servings as we want and to look over the menu.
How can this be?
As much Rib Eye I can eat?
As much shrimp as I can eat?
As much lobster as I can eat?
No way!! The food must taste like crap or something.
Let me sample the lobster tails first to make sure I’m not in for a stomach full of pain.
I order 4 orders of lobster tail and wait for the arrival to get a glimpse of this bizarre reality.
To my amazement, they arrive..
They look to have a perfect seare on them, glistening from the pepper butter glazed over them.
I take the fork and so easily extracted one of the tails out of the shell..
I place that buttery seafood delight to my tongue and…
Super succulent buttery lobster flavor!!
This deal is real!! It’s really real!!
Time to order the Tiger Prawns drizzled with a whiskey, chili and garlic marinade and of course, a Rib Eye steak with heavy marbling.
The Tiger Prawns arrive first, dressed in a gorgeous dress of bright colors and fantasy. Oh they look sexy..
I dive right in..
Instant punch of flavor that explodes in every area of my mouth. Wow!
The Rib Eye arrives dripping in sweat and begging for me to attack it.
I dive in immediately..
Super tender..super flavorful..perfectly cooked!!
More Rib Eye..
Nothing but true live action eating! Great job Crown Grill! Great job Princess Cruises!!
If you have not yet experienced a cruise on Princess, then I suggest you do soon. It was truly an awesome experience!
Thanks for joining me on today’s adventure! I look forward to seeing you on the next run! Keep hope alive!
Eating is an enjoyable way of life. Live it..Learn it..Love it!
Trevis Dampier Sr.
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