How to enjoy the cruise experience at home
Dreaming you were on cruise? Recreate your favourite holiday moments while you’re on lockdown
While setting sail on an incredible cruise holiday isn't an option at the moment, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a taste of cruise life during these uncertain times. From soaking up the sounds of the sea to sipping exotic cocktails at sailaway, let us help you recreate some of the best onboard experiences in your own home right now.
Set the scene
Firstly, get your sea legs by immersing yourself in the sounds and sights of the ocean. Press play on the mesmerising view of the ship’s wake in the video above and you’ll be transported to the top deck, watching waves roll while the fresh sea breeze blows in your hair.
Cheers to the sailaway
And you’re off! As the ship glides through the open seas, it’s time for a sailaway cocktail. Kick things off with a fiery Mayan Heat, which is made with Patrón tequila, agave syrup, triple sec, lime and a peppering of jalapeños. Follow our master mixologist Rob Floyd’s simple recipe in the video above and enjoy a delicious taste of Mexico wherever you are in the world.
Feast like you're on holiday
Nothing compares to the dining experience on offer when cruising. If it's not the vast choice of restaurants or the diverse selection of cuisine available, it's the quality of both the cooking and ingredients that's hard to beat. Although none of our talented chefs will be preparing your meal tonight, sadly, you can still whip up an indulgent dinner in your own kitchen. Watch Princess guest chef Darren MacLean (above) demonstrate how to cook a sumptuous tagliatelle carbonara – an ideal dish for anyone with limited ingredients – and you'll be transported straight to a table in Sabatini’s, our onboard Italian trattoria.
Lose yourself in music
After dinner, it's time for some music and a nightcap in the bustling Piazza – well, in your living room for the time being. But it doesn't matter where you are when you're lost in the sound of your favourite songs or an accomplished musician. Sit back and be soothed by Kate Heneghan, one of Princess' guest entertainers, as she performs a beautiful harp and violin piece.