Enchanted Princess has 18 restaurants and food outlets on board, some are complimentary and others can be enjoyed for an additional fee. In this post I take a look at specialty dining on Enchanted Princess including the main specialty restaurants: Crown Grill, Sabatini’s Trattoria, The Salty Dog Gastropub and Bistro Sur La Mer.
What specialty dining restaurants are on Enchanted Princess?
The four main specialty dining restaurants on Enchanted Princess are:
- Crown Grill, Deck 7
- Sabatini’s Trattoria, Deck 5
- The Catch by Rudi, Deck 7
At these restaurants there is a set charge to dine, e.g. Crown Grill $29
There are also other options on Enchanted Princess that offer al a carte menus:
- Ocean Terrace Sushi, Deck 6
- Gelato Shop, Deck 5
- O’Malley’s Irish Pub, Deck 5
How much is specialty dining on Enchanted Princess?
As I mentioned, some restaurants have a set fee and others are al la carte.
|The Catch by Rudi||$39|
Ocean Terrace Sushi offers rolls, sushi and sashimi from $3.25 to $11.50 and a 4-course Chef’s Special for $18.
The Gelato Bar offers sundaes or gelato by the scoop. Three scoops with a topping $3.50 and two scoops with a topping $2.50. Complimentary soft serve ice cream is available at Swirls Ice Cream Bar on the Lido Deck.
The Crown Grill is Princess Cruises’ steakhouse situated on Deck 7. This is a firm favourite with regular Princess cruisers, so I’d recommend making a reservation before the cruise using Dine My Way.
To learn more about Dine My Way and how to use it, take a look at my dedicated guide.
Check out Crown Grill Menu and Review
The cover charge of $35 per person includes an appetizer, salad or soup, one main and dessert. Side dishes are included and additional main courses can be added for $10 each.
Crown Grill’s Surf and Turf is an additional $10 per serving.
The Crown Grill is open 6pm to 11pm and bookings can be made via Dine My Way.
Recommended dishes: scallops (appetiser), black and blue onion soup, filet mignon, lobster
Great Value Specialty Dining on Enchanted Princess: Sabatini’s Trattoria
Sabatini’s Trattoria is an Italian restaurant situated on Deck 5. On Enchanted Princess, the decor is much cosier than Sky Princess (which felt a bit cold).
Take a look at Sabatini’s Trattoria Menu and Review
The cover charge of $35 per person includes 5 courses:
- Soup and salads
- Fresh pasta
- Secondi piatti
Additional pasta and main course dishes can be added for $10 each.
Sabatini’s is open daily 5.30 to 9.30pm and reservations can be made via Dine My Way.
Recommended dishes: calamari, beef pappardelle, linguine carbonara, Mediterranean seafood parcel and the Chocolate Journeys Rocher.
The Catch by Rudi
The Catch by Rudi is Princess Cruises’ newest specialty dining restaurant situated on Deck 7. It offers a plethora of seafood choices as well as surf and turf.
The cover charge of $39 per person includes an appetiser, main course and dessert.
The Catch by Rudi is open every evening and reservations can be made via Dine My Way. As it’s still a relatively new specialty restaurant, it’s not as busy as Crown Grill but a booking is still required.
Recommended dishes: Grilled King Prawns, Sea and Shire, Triple S Platter, and Mussels Provencale.
Affordable Specialty Dining on Enchanted Princess: O’Malley’s Irish Pub
O’Malley’s Irish Pub is a relatively new dining experience on Enchanted Princess (Deck 5).
It offers a more casual dining option and affordable with starters for $5, mains for $10 and desserts for $5.
It appears to be quite a popular choice, probably because it’s casual, affordable and a newer option that passengers are interested to try.
It’s location, just off the Piazza, so you can enjoy the music and entertainment whilst you dine.
Ocean Terrace Sushi Bar
The Ocean Terrace Sushi Bar overlooks the Piazza on Deck 6 and offers an al la carte menu for lunch and dinner.
Starters are complimentary with a drinks purchase and you can order a selection of sushi including:
- Sushi rolls – cut into four pieces from $3.25
- Sushi platters – $7
- Sashimi – $6-8
- Torched sushi – $8.50 – 11.50
This venue also offers a ‘Chef’s Special’ for $18. This allows you to choose up to four items from a special menu.
You can sit up at the sushi bar and watch your plates being created in front of you.
Whilst this isn’t your standard specialty dining choice, The Gelato Shop is certainly worth a mention in this guide as the prices are al la carte.
Princess Cruises is officially the first to offer real gelato outside of Italy! The Gelato Shop can be found onboard Sky Princess, Enchanted Princess and Discovery Princess.
You can order gelato by the scoop or choose one of the many sundaes that can be created in front of you.
The prices of very reasonable and this venue is open 11am to 9pm on sea days (2pm to 9pm on port days).
Here’s everything you need to know about Princess Cruises Gelato Shop.
Other Specialty Dining on Enchanted Princess
There are two additional specialty dining options that you can enjoy on Enchanted Princess: Chef’s Table Lumiere and the Ultimate Balcony Dining experience.
Chef’s Table Lumiere
The Chef’s Table Lumiere is a luxury specialty dining experience held in the Amalfi Dining Room (Deck 6). There is only one table that seats 12 so if you want to have a chance to dine here, you need to put your names down at Guest Services. I’d recommend doing this as soon as you get onboard on embarkation day.
The table is surrounded by a curtain of glass beads that adds a touch of seclusion and exclusivity.
Diners have the opportunity to meet the Head Chef in the galley and see the dishes being prepared, whilst enjoying a selection of hors d’oeuvre.
The meal consists of four courses all with accompanying wine pairings selected by the sommelier. After-dinner coffee is served with petit fours.
I’d recommend taking a look at the Chef’s Table Lumiere experience.
This specialty dining option is the most expensive at $115 on Enchanted Princess but is sure to appeal to cruisers who enjoy good food or who are celebrating a special occasion.
Ultimate Balcony Dining
For those with a balcony of any category on Enchanted Princess, the Ultimate Balcony Dining experience can be enjoyed from the comfort of your cabin.
Breakfast or dinner can be booked before your cruise using Dine My Way or when you get onboard via room service.
Breakfast is a more casual affair but you can still enjoy a little luxury with Champagne, fresh fruit, pastries, smoked salmon and quiche to start your day, whilst enjoying the sea views.
The dinner option includes your balcony table being set with a fresh flowers and a flameless candle to enhance the romantic mood.
A four course meal is served by a dedicated waiter who will leave you during courses to enjoy your food before returning to serve the next. Champagne, cocktails and wine can be served with your meal.
Dinner is $50 per person ($100 per couple) and breakfast is $45 for two people.
Final Thoughts about Specialty Dining on Enchanted Princess
It’s clear that you’ll never go hungry on Enchanted Princess, with 18 different restaurants and food outlets to choose from. You needn’t spend a fortune on specialty dining but it’s nice to book something special for one or two nights of your cruise.
The four main specialty dining restaurants offer a choice of different cuisines with cover charges ranging from $18 to $39 per person.
Sabatini’s Trattoria and the Crown Grill in particular, offer exceptional value for the meals included in their cover charges.
Chef’s Table Lumiere and the Ultimate Balcony Dining experiences both offer more intimate dining and are a popular choice with those looking for luxury service and a personal touch to dining.
If you are interested in learning more about specialty dining on Regal Princess, I’d recommend reading about Cruising For All’s recent experience on Regal Princess.
To learn more about the specialty dining on Sky Princess, take a look at my Sky Princess specialty dining guide.