Princess Cruises partners with world’s most famous butcher, Dario Cecchini

Princess Cruises has announced an exclusive partnership with Dario Cecchini, the world’s most famous butcher. As part of the new partnership, The Butcher’s Block by Dario speciality bistro will debut onboard the new Sun Princess.

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 speciality 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 recognised 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.

“Princess is dedicated to creating the finest experiences for guests spanning all cultures, tastes and preferences,” said Princess Cruises president John Padgett, “from fine dining to casual and from indulgent to healthy, guests will love what Sun Princess brings to the table.”

The Butcher’s Block by Dario, located on deck 9 of Sun Princess, comes to life as a speciality impromptu experience featuring a large shared, family-style table serving up a carnivore’s paradise. This speciality dining experience promises to grill up perfectly prepared beef and steak, including Cecchini’s signature cuts.

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.

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In addition to The Butcher’s Block by Dario and Crown Grill elevating the culinary offerings on Sun Princess, previously announced speciality restaurants include Kai Sushi, a modern sushi bar; Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria, a Princess favourite 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.

Throughout Sun Princess, guests will be treated to no less than 29 new and signature dining and lounge options, offering savoury journeys, entertaining eats, sumptuous sips and satisfying snacks. Also new for Sun Princess is Horizons, the three-storey main dining room, elevating the traditional main dining experience with stunning wake views, natural light, art sculptures and memorable meals from friendly waitstaff.

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 categories. 

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 Princess Arena is an evolution and the most technologically advanced Princess Theatre design. 

Sun Princess will also feature the exclusive Princess Medallion that will extend Princess’ leadership position in delivering exceptional personalised experiences typical of small ships while enjoying only the best large ship amenities.

Contact us for additional information and to book your voyage with Princess Cruises.

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