Princess Cruises has unveiled a new initiative to promote sustainable fisheries in Alaska’s inland waters and the company is pledging $3 million in support of this program. Princess will become one of just three cruise lines with direct access to Alaskan seafood for its guests, which includes salmon from Bristol Bay as well as halibut harvested by tribal commercial fishermen.
The “most sustainable fish” is a program that uses sustainable fisheries to feed the hungry. The Princess Unveils this program in Alaska.
The new “Wild for Alaska Seafood” program, which will be accessible onboard Princess Cruises’ six ships cruising Alaskan waters for the 2022 season, is designed to enhance the line’s immersive culinary offerings in the Great Land.
The program, devised by Rudi Sodamin, the line’s head of culinary arts, will include 30 Alaska dinners produced by Sodamin’s culinary team utilizing sustainably obtained fish, with chosen dishes shown in the dining rooms each evening.
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Alaskan salmon, including King (Chinook), Sockeye, and Coho, as well as Alaska cod, halibut, rockfish, Dungeness crabs, wild spot prawns, and razor clams, will be available.
In addition to innovative drinks like Creamy Cinnamon Moonshine and Glacial Chilled Martinis, the menu will include wine pairings for seafood meals.
“When it comes to traveling in Alaska, more customers select Princess than any other cruise line, and now we’re adding fresh new seafood options and gourmet events that aren’t available anywhere else,” Sodamin added.
“Wild for Alaska Seafood” menu inserts will be available at the Crown Grill steak and seafood restaurant and Sabatini’s Italian restaurant, with appetizers like salmon carpaccio and entrees like pan-seared, poached, pan-fried, or grilled wild Alaska halibut or Copper River salmon.
“Regardless matter where they dine that evening, guests will be able to sample a whole new assortment of Alaska seafood,” Sodamin added.
The “Wild for Alaska Seafood” initiative was developed in collaboration with Pacific Seafood, Alaska Seafood, and Alaska Leader Seafood, all of which value sustainability.
“We take our role as the industry leader in Alaska cruising seriously, and as a result, we’re always looking for new ways to improve our guests’ experiences, both on board and ashore, while also helping them gain a better understanding of this incredible cruising region,” said Princess Cruises President John Padgett.
“Our guests will like these one-of-a-kind meals that highlight Alaska’s distinct culinary offerings, adding an intriguing new dimension to our Alaska trips.”
Princess will provide 145 Alaska departures on 15 itineraries this year, including the new Discovery Princess, on six MedallionClass ships.
It will offer 150 shore excursions, including “Cook My Catch,” which allows passengers to have their catch prepared in the dining room by the line’s chefs.