How Princess Cruises has ‘Asianised’ its ships


Princess Cruises has ‘Asianised’ the newest ship heading to Singapore – the Diamond Princess. For the first time ever from November 2016 to March 2017, the Diamond Princess will catering for the Asian market – highlighted through the food.

Farriek Tawfik, the Director of Princess Cruises in Southeast Asia said passengers can try amenities like retail stores and spa treatments, as well as the different eateries.

“Princess Cruises is offering unique Japanese-themed facilities for guests to have a taste of Japan’s culture without setting foot off the ship. Kai Sushi is the specialty Asian restaurant on Diamond Princess offering a mouth-watering selection of Japanese delicacies,” he said.

To enhance the wide spread of international food onboard, we also cater to the local palate. The menus at the standard dining rooms offer a variety of Asian food items.”

Food examples include wanton (Dumpling) Soup, Crispy Hand-Rolled Vegetable Spring Rolls, Stir-fried Singapore Bee Hoon, and Bak Kut Teh (pork rib herbal tea soup). Separate in-room dining also includes local food to complement the line’s international cuisine. Guests with a more carnivorous palate might prefer to dine at Sterling Steakhouse (a specialty dining restaurant), where Wagyu beef, Onigara-Yaki Lobster Tails, and Filet Mignon.