Couple at dreamy sunset on ship


How to enjoy the cruise experience at home

Dreaming you were on cruise? Recreate your favourite holiday moments while you’re on lockdown

May 2020

By Liz Darke

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

Wake view on Princess Cruise Ship

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

Rob Floyd Princess Cruises mixologist

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

Darren MacLean Princess guest chef

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

Princess special guest entertainer, Kate Heneghan

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.

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About the Author

Liz Darke

Liz Darke

Liz is a journalist who specialises in travel, food and lifestyle. Always on the hunt for a hit of sunshine and fantastic regional cuisine, she's heading to Hong Kong, Provence and the Dalmatian Coast next. Oh, and bring on the local wine, too!