Princess Becomes the Latest Cruise Line to Offer Vegan Menus
The demand for plant-based food offerings at grocery stores, restaurants, resorts, schools, and…on cruise ships has continued to rise. So, while a welcome announcement for vegan cruisers (or those who prefer to eat mostly plant-based for health reasons), it comes as no surprise that Princess is the latest cruise line to announce it is rolling out new vegan menus (you can see the new vegan menus on Carnival here). The new 100% plant-based menus will be available in the main dining rooms and are currently rolling out across the line’s fleet of 15 ships, although no specific rollout dates by ship have been released.
It isn’t completely clear if the new vegan menus will be available to everyone each night in addition to the regular menu, or if those wishing to order from them will need to make special arrangements in advance. A press release from Princess on October 2nd stated: With nightly menus served in the main dining rooms, guests can request the vegan options prior to their cruise—via the Cruise Personalizer, through their travel agent or by calling Princess—or once onboard. This seems to suggest that special arrangements will still need to be made in advance (which has always been the case for vegan cruisers). We’ll see (please share your experience to the comments if you’ve sailed with the new menus)!
In the meantime, my favorite vegan cruising joke followed by some of the items to be featured on the new vegan menus…
Q: What vegetable does the vegan captain never allow on her boat?
New Vegan Items Coming to Princess Cruises
Some of the new vegan menu items will include:
- Black Beans on Toast with Tomato and Avocado
- Roasted Pears with Dried Apricots and Pistachios
- Baja-Style Cauliflower Tacos
- French Potato Salad with Dijon Mustard and Fine Herbs
- Green Goddess Salad with Tofu
- Endive, Beet and Pear Slaw
- Creamy White Bean
- Chickpea Noodle
- Roasted Eggplant and Tomato
- Fettuccine with Walnut Sauce
- Penne with Red Pepper Pesto
- Farfalle and Summer Squash with Tomatoes, Basil and Pine Nuts
- Stir-Fried Portobellos with Soy-Maple Sauce
- Plant-Based Shepherd’s Pie
- Walkaway Ratatouille
And sure enough, no leeks! With that…
Homework (10 points): What do you think of the new vegan menu offerings on Princess? Share your thoughts or experiences to the comments!
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